Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Late Summer Crafting....Howlets and Ghouliwogs!
I Heart Howlets!
You may ask...What is a Howlet? It's an old Scottish word for owls or owlets that I discovered during my "I Heart All Things Scottish" phase...lol! I think I first saw it in the lyrics in the liner notes of a Dougie MacLean CD...either that or it was in a Robbie Burns poem...I forget. But I really, really like it! I thought I would make some "Howlets" for my front porch.
I usually turn to my old stand-by crows and sunflowers for late summer. When I dug out my "remarkably realistic crows wearing plaid scarves" I noticed that their feathers had faded even more than I remembered. It was time to send them to the Old Crows Home in the Sky. Or I could give their feathers a dye job with some black paint and give them another year...we'll see.
Kitchen Junk Windchime
Used a four-sided cheese grater for the base.
The large holes look like feathers.
Rusty wire and odd bits make a face.
Jar Lid Howlets
I got the idea for these from Pinterest...of course.
Super easy...the hardest part was finding the old lids.
The red and yellow things were from my pal Paula's booth at Treasures.
Late Summer Door Décor!
Sunflowers and Howlets.
Wreath with Ghouliwog.
"Gouliwog" is my new made-up name for whatever that is.
Old rusty cheese grater and assorted junk.
I love the toothy mouth.
I am making a few more for Halloween.
I was a little late to the "Toadstools in the Garden" party.
But they look really cute under the lilac bush.
Tallest is about 24".
Found wooden bowl at thrift store and red pots at Hobby Lobby
for 80% off. Too lazy to paint spots...they're vinyl.
The kids in the neighborhood went back to school yesterday. I don't know why that makes me happy, but I'm already feeling my "Fall into Halloween" good crafting mood. Of course it's rained for two days...but the acorns are starting to fall off some of the scrub oaks in the Highland Glen park. I will be picking up pocketsful on my walks around the "wee loch" in the glen. Maybe I'll see some Howlets with insomnia...it's been known to happen.
Happy Fall Crafting!
A Few Interesting "Howlets." For Whoooo?