I was up to my ears in layouts for the upcoming guild sale when I got an email that inquired if I could make a door display for Halloween as I had for Christmas last year. Hummm…. Yes, I could probably figure out something. OK, add that to the to-do list!
For Christmas you might remember, I had made a landscape for the guild studio door with card stalk and wrapping paper. I populated it with 3 sheep representing the spinners, weavers and felters. I should again try to represent the guild in the decoration. I was considering spiders and ghosts, now I just need an appropriate background.
Off to Dallarama! Sure enough, I found a black commercial lace table runner and a tablecloth of the same cheap commercial lace.
1-2) Black Lace Table cloth draped over the front of the guild door, with the Black Lace table drape as a swage above the door.
I bought a bit more candy and found three googly-eyed “cute” spiders in black and black and silver. Perfect! They will cover the spinners and weavers. Ann Brought a large purple spider and a couple more of the smaller ones. (you will see those a bit further down).
3-4) One black and one black and silver googly-eyed spider sitting on top of a shopping box and teal plastic bag and wicker basket. Close-up of the googly-eyed spider with plastic legs.
I started 2 little people who would be holding up a larger ghost. To save wool I had Glenn buy a Styrofoam ball as the core of the ghost.
5 starting one of the little figures, starting to warp wool over the head of the armature.
My original idea was to make a ghost and have the little figures holding it up, sort of like the ghost girl I made in…. was it 2018. This time I was aiming for a larger ghost and smaller figures, I am not sure I got the scale quite what I wanted but it sort of worked. I will show you our door and then show you some of the other doors also decorated in Heartwood house.
6-7 OVWSG Studio Door, Black lace showing spider webs, 6 small spiders, 1 big purple spider and felted ghost and 2 figures underneath running the ghost. Close-up of Ghost and trick-or-treaters (Could it be the ghost is running away with them.)
8 ALSO black background, ghostly castle and pumpkins with bags of candy stuck to the door.
9 Heartwood house office door has paper ghosts
10 the Laundry Co-op has bats and had wrapped their door in white garbage bags leaving large yellow eyes peeking out between them.
11 ALSO Children’s room (it’s a daycare) has a black background, spider webs, a witch with purple hair and a bag of candy
12 World Accord had a creepy tombstone scene and bats with googly eyes
13 PWC ( People, words & Change) door with crows spider web and pumpkin lights
14 Multifaith Housing Initiative card with ghosts, cats, tombstones, trees bats cats on a card
15-17 Options Bytown has several doors on the second floor (Ghosts, bats, cats and lots of fake spider webs)
18 the Unitarian Sanctuary Door, 3 Ghosts and black candles
19 ELTOC (English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community) their door had a purple background, a scary figure, bats cabbages(?) and a fire. They had a spooky soundtrack playing and were giving out candy
When I returned to the guild studio I found that again one of our swag spiders had made a break for it!!
20 I am not sure where the spiders are trying to get to but it is odd these two keep making a break for it. Even stranger, they always land on their little legs.
21 All the groups were now ready for the kids from the daycare to drop by.
22 one of the black and silver spiders was set to guarding our Swiss milk chocolates in a white wire basket
23 there is a small Werewolf next door!!
24 Yes! It was a werewolf!!! I gave him Some of our Chocolates so the looms would not be chew toys!!
The rest of the day was spent prepping for the Guilds Sale and Exhibition with an early social. I think we are almost ready for next weekend!
25 grids, quilt wrack, boxes of things to go to the sale and one of the signs (we are not sure where the others disappeared too but we have 4 days to find them!!)
I hope you are having fun, have leftover Halloween candy to enjoy and not quite so busy!