So here we are at September 2nd! I can't believe summer is almost completely behind us. School starts in just 3 days. I was lucky enough to grab a few vacation days so I could enjoy the holiday weekend. You all know we are lovers of Halloween in this house. Well . . . I should say I am a lover of all things Halloween. I don't do scary as a rule. No blood, guts and gore for me. No sir, I like more mellow side of Halloween. The colors, the pumpkins and maybe a cute little ghost or two. It is true I like to get an early start with crafting and I do try to get decorating as early as I can. We get the costume action going in August as soon as the catalogs start to come. This year the little girl picked another awesome costume. This year she will be sporting the "Strangling Raven" based on artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith's artwork. The 3 of us (the girl, the Mom, & the Nonna) loved it the minute we saw it in the catalog. So the order was placed. Here is a picture from the catalog:
If you really look at the picture you will see that the wings have 2 courses of feathers. No, they only have one. Even worse yet, they only have feathers on one side. The back has only black felt. Here are the pics:
Really, I think I just may have hit the crafting wall! So I got up at like 5 a.m. this morning and started to plot how I was going to bump up these wings. The feathers don't match the front, I just barely have enough long ones to cover the felt. With that said I am off to give it a go. I will post part 2 at some point after I finish the wings and vacuum up all this feather stuff that is all over the floor and floating in the air. Thanks for stopping by and here's hoping your laughing with me and not at me.