Wednesday night I had an unexpected encounter with a bat. Chris was on shift at the fire station, the kids were asleep and I was readying to put Amelia in her swing (currently her favorite sleeping spot), when all of a sudden I was ambushed.
I'll spare you all the details of how I freaked out and could hardly sleep, but Mr. Bat has yet to reappear. So in an attempt to conquer my fears, I'm dedicating this Friday's Favorites to my nighttime visitor--and just in time for Halloween!
1. Felt Bat Mask
: Susan from Living With Punks
guest posts over at Whip Up with this simple tutorial including a free pattern download--perfect for trick-or-treating or the dress-up box!
2. Bat Placemats
: Anneliese at the Aesthetic Nest
offers an easy way to dress up your table for Halloween with these vinyl bat placemats.
3. Toilet Roll Bats
: Stop by Filth Wizardry
for a step-by-step photo how-to on turning your discarded tp tubes into creatures of the night--and check out how her husband added flashing LEDs
for greeting trick-or-treaters!
4. Batman Cookie Cutter
: Bento-queen Wendy shares how she transformed an angel into a fantabulous new batman cookie cutter using simple household tools--and shows you how you can use it for more than just cookies
I love seeing so many creative diy-ers out there! Support the handmade movement and make one less trip to the store--craft up some of your own Halloween goodness!
Labels: blogs to see, costumes, eco-friendly, fall, friday favorites, halloween, sewing, upcycle