Halloween In May?


Are you guys as busy as we are? School activities really ramp up for us as the school year nears its end, and I never see this coming until its looking me square in the face, surprises me every year. This was a little respite we had after school yesterday. Playing our own casual version of Scrabble/Bananagrams/How Many Words Can you Spell?? is an easy easy game for us, no real winners or losers makes it okay for everyone. (The etsy seller I bought these from seems to not have any for sale at the moment, sadly. These letter tiles have a zillion uses!)
I have resisted thrifting for several months now, we just don’t need more stuff. But Peter and I are actually doing a project involving thrifting and I needed to go (imagine!). Sometimes, I strike gold, like this pure woolen blanket, which I will clean up and store till next winter. (Maybe for my one day tiny cabin by the sea??) All the other things I found are being cleaned and introduced to my little friend, black spray paint, for-
No kidding! Its the Halloween show around here for the next week or so as we get ready for this client project. At least I can do it outside. Its funny how I feel more inspired by Halloween right now than I usually do in October. I don’t know, I feel a Halloween party in 2009.
In the meantime, I am going to eek out some time to make some drawstring bags for the shop, and some other things. I’ve got some ideas inspired by the Treehouse Appreciation Society. When I pop in, I promise not to tell scary stories and yell trick or treat.

  • Vintage Chica

    May 17, 2009 at 5:36 am

    LOve those old camp blankets! I have been keeping an eye out for tiled letters, but in the meantime we’ve been playing our own version of bananagrams with our magnetic refigerator letters…they work too! But somehow our version requires yelling BINGO when you make a word???

  • blair/wisecraft

    May 17, 2009 at 7:31 am

    That’s cute! E & I haven’t caught on to yelling anything when they get a
    word, but I feel that’s only a matter of time.

  • Gina

    May 17, 2009 at 8:53 am

    We love scrabble/word games too. We’re always making up words hoping they really are a real one. You’d be surprised how many are in the dictionary.
    (A few were not good either..Yikes) But we didn’t know and never heard of them.
    Halloween in May, you never know it might be the next big thing. Like Christmas in July. 🙂

  • neece clark

    May 17, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I can’t wait to see your Halloween project…keep us posted please:)
    I have always fantasized about making giant scrabble tiles for the yard. One of these days…

  • blair/wisecraft

    May 17, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Giant scrabble tiles??!! How cool would that be!

  • blair/wisecraft

    May 17, 2009 at 10:05 am

    The kids always manage to slip in a couple unsavory words, which luckily is
    still words like “stupid” and “dumb”.

  • neece clark

    May 17, 2009 at 10:35 am

    you MAY see them on etsy sometime this summer….

  • Jenna

    May 17, 2009 at 11:40 am

    That blanket is a *fantastic* find!

  • Stephanie

    May 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    What a good idea, black spray painting that stuff… So much cuter than they probably started out as.

  • Melissa

    May 18, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Great way to think ahead five months! I should do that more and start planning for Christmas now!

  • mommycoddle

    May 19, 2009 at 8:53 am

    blair, you never cease to inspire me or get me excited about some crafting whenever i stop by your blog.
    those tiles are actually from a local friend of mine. i have a huge bag of them too. they are fantastic. i’ll have to ask her if she has anymore for her shop!

  • tiffany

    May 19, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Hi blair. I am the etsy seller you are referring to. Molly (above) emailed me and told me you linked me on your blog. How fabulous! I didn’t even know you ordered them!
    These tiles are fantastic and there ARE a zillion uses for them. Good news, friends! I have more! I have a whole box full actually. The trick has always been sitting down and making the fabric bags to put them in. So I am thinking that if there was enough people interested I would definitely make time to sit and do that. Those of you who sell on etsy know how many steps there are to selling. There is making the product, photographing, listing, packaging, shipping etc. So, if you are interested in them send me a message on etsy and as soon as I have a handful of you I will get them up!
    Believe me, you won’t be disappointed.

  • blair/wisecraft

    May 19, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Tiffany, I’m so glad you chimed in! We *love* those tiles, there really are
    endless uses for them. I am so glad you are thinking of making more!

  • kat

    May 23, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    we’re addicted to bananagrams here!
    happy fake hallowe’en to you 🙂

  • lucia

    May 27, 2009 at 2:34 am

    happy halloween – love that owl – what a hoot!

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