But first we had to complete our teeny tiny pumpkin house art projects. The kids really got into this, jumpstarted by the little pumpkin house I carved with windows of different shapes. I thought I'd found the perfect carving pumpkin, as it had so very little slimy goo inside.
|Stilt house with white bird|
|A toad was invited to the pumpkin house party.|
|A Dilbert-esque spider|
I carved the pumpkin Sunday afternoon, taught the class Tuesday morning, and by Wednesday noon the pumpkin was full of white filaments of mold. The kids thought they were lace curtains in the windows. By Thursday morning it had disintegrated into a blob. Shortest lifespan I've ever encountered for a jack-o-lantern, but at least it didn't ooze into my kitchen cabinets!
|A 4 1/2 year old drew hinges on a door!|
|We came in peace for all mousekind.|
|Creaky squeaky staircase|
|Mid-Century Mouse Modern|
|Fiendish 24 Hour fitness center|
|Do squirrels work out?|
I'd really wanted to be the Pale Green Pants for Halloween. That would have justified my misguided twelve dollar purchase of scary clearance expanding Amanda jeans. I struggle to zip them in the early morning, but by lunchtime they are riding below my hips. And me without my sagger boxers!
|RIT on a probably priceless vintage petticoat|
|Raccoon plus tacky|
|Fall fairy leaf bling|
The felt leaves are glued on the golden RIT petticoat. So are the pine cones, tacky berries, parachute cut-outs, ribbons, beads, and a few critters--raccoon, squirrel, hedgehog, ducks, monarch butterfly, turtle, spider. I'm set to be a fall flower fairy. I'll wear my mother's gold acorn earrings since I'm clearly nuts, and Ms. Janie's ginkgo pin for luck.
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© 2013 Nancy L. Ruder