So, I have got a bit behind with my blog. Lots of layouts, and a few great things to tell you about.
First a wonderful challenge at The Meadow, the great new blog from the Weeds and Wildflowers CT. If you would love to receive a fantastic brag book, just complete the FIRST 3 THINGS challenge by Saturday – everyone who enters will received the brag book. Here is what I created – I wonder if I am eligible for the brag book too!
Secondly, are you feeling autumnal? There have been some beautiful crisp mornings here in Northern Ireland recently. The trees are turning beautiful shades of red and gold, and as there have not been strong winds yet, most of the leaves are still attached. I must get out and take some photos before they disappear. So I made an autumn layout using a beautiful new kit called Swirling Leaves, by Heidi Williams of Weeds and Wildflower Designs and Saxon Holt of Sophia Sarducci.
Finally for now, another layout for another challenge last week on The Meadow blog.
Credits for all these layouts can be found at my gallery at DST.
So, I would love you to tell me of any Halloween traditions, and how this has changed from when you were a child. I read on Spider Girl’s Blog a new tradition in their family, and called Boo!
As a child here in Northern Ireland we celebrated with a few traditions – but other than a few toffee apples and apple tarts containing coins, a ring and a button, there was not much in the shops. We could not get pumkins here, so made do with a turnip (!) which is too thin, and near impossible to scoop out – so we always had wonky lanterns and usually some bent spoons too! We played traditional games like bobbing for apples. Fireworks were banned due to the ‘troubles’ so we just had a few sparklers. We did go trick or treating, but just to the houses in our street. Now it is very ‘americanised’ – the supermarkets are full of treats, costumes and pumkins – our kids love it! As a christian, I do not like many aspects of Halloween, but I hope we manage to get the balance right.
Here is one of my first layouts – of Halloween last year.
Please share what happens where you live, or your memories of Halloween as a child.