Oct 26, 2009


This summer we had a load of wood brought over to the house.  One day I noticed a little black widow spider in the yard. We’ve never had them before so I called an exterminator. I thought he had done a really good job until….


I found this lady just inside my bathroom window. SCREAM!!!!!


You can believe I didn’t bother to take the time to find my camera and take a picture of her on the wall.


She is huge! At least and inch and a half across. GROSS!!!

I called the exterminator again and he came out and said it was one of the biggest he’s seen. This time I had the house fumigated and sprayed and I am setting up spider traps everywhere. YUK!!!!!

Oct 25, 2009


I’m a slacker this year. Normally I do Halloween really big but this year I got involved it a home remodeling project and lost my interest.  But here are some pictures of my decorations.

Back in September we got everything down from the attic.


This hangs in the garage year round and I love walking past it. It reminds me who I really am.


This guy actually made it into the house.


The buckets made it around to the front deck. Very scary?


I hung up my favorite witch! I’m moving now!


Actually, the inside of my house does look a little scary.


Oh yes, my bat also got hung up.


See my branches? I was going to hand lots of spiders from them. Do ideas count?


Yup! I did Halloween up big this year.

Check out lasts year’s October posts if you want to see what I usually do.

Oct 24, 2009


I have two friends named Sue. I call them, “My Sues” to my family and I love to play with them.  Mime Sue I met through blogging.  My other Sue, I have known for 16 years. We love to get together and often give each other little presents.

We got together last Wednesday and this is what they gave me.


The cutest towel and a leaf candy dish. I am so lucky.


Look at the fun way the little candy bars were done.


I made them a present as well.  I saw this on someone’s blog but can’t for the life of remember where so if it was your idea, let me know and I will gladly give you credit.


I went to the dollar store and found these plates and I cut out the witch with my Silhouette vinyl cutter. Very simple.


I didn’t have anything to wrap  things up with so I grabbed some cheese cloth and did this… Ahhhh, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” That is one of my favorite sayings.

Oct 22, 2009


Yes I have been MIA for a long time but it’s time I got back into things.

I’ve made these little guys several times over the years and I thought I would share.

First you go on a nice adventure just driving down the road and slam on the brakes when you see these guys growing on the side of the road.


Just ignore the mean old man in the big fancy pickup truck behind you who honks his horn and waves at you in that funny way with one finger sticking up. He just doesn’t understand. You can wave back the same way if you want but for some reason that just makes him meaner.

Make sure you always have leather gloves and a Leatherman in your car because these babies have sharp little spines.


Get lots of them in all sizes and just ignore the teenagers who drive by in their jeep and honk and whistle at you because they think you are sexy.

Then take them home and forget about them and let them sit in your trunk for a few weeks.

Then open your trunk to put your decoration on….


And you find that your little darlings have “pooped” all over the place…


Next cut their stems off, grab a can of black spray paint and spray away.

When they are all nice and black, cut and bend some pipe cleaners and use your glue gun to glue them on. Grab some googley eyes and glue them on and ….TA DA


You have a nice little family of spiders.

You can glue a loop of fish line on their backs so you can hang them up.

Tips…. Use your blow dryer to get rid of all the little hot and glue strings , and spray paint the globs of glue so you can’t see them.