Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Autumn Shopping Begins!

Autumn and Halloween merchandise is starting to show up in the stores.  I'm not seeing many bat motifs, but there is a lot of owl and raven stuff, similar to last year.

Of course, I bought some Halloween cottons.
from fabric.com

And I found the most bat-tastic salt and pepper shakers:
from Jo-Ann

Unfortunately, the "tree" is not very sturdy.  When you take one bat off, the tree falls over, taking the other bat with it.  :P  If I want to actually use the shakers, I'll need to anchor the tree to something heavier.

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  1. Where did you get those salt and pepper shakers?

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    1. Oops, meant to put that in! I bought them at a Jo-Ann store.

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  2. Baaaats... WAAAANNNNT...

    ::Staggers out door heading toward Jo-Ann's with coupons in hand::

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    1. they are cute, hope you got some :)

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    2. I love that Jo-Ann coupons are so readily available. I rarely buy anything without one. :)

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  3. Those bat salt and pepper shakers are really lovely! Sometimes (every year around Halloween) I wish I lived in the states. *sigh*

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    1. Halloween is the one time of year I'm thankful for the commercial behemoth that is U.S. retail.

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  4. Oooh nice fabrics! Good colours too! Purple!

    The bat shakers are great. It's not usual to see bat merchandise made hanging upsidedown so it is very original looking!

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    1. Yay, purple! :)

      Indeed. I thought it was a clever design, having the bats hanging upside down. Too bad the accompanying tree is flimsy!

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  5. I have the fabric in the upper left in several different colors. I think i am going to make a tiered skirt.

    I am srsly coveting those salt and pepper shakers.

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    1. Ooh, good idea, a tiered skirt! :D

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    1. And a lucky one, as they were hidden way on the back of a bottom shelf.

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  7. Oooooooh I GOTTA get my butt to JoAnne's post-haste!

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    1. :) I think the shakers are available on their website also.

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  8. I saw the shakers yesterday, and had to talk myself down. The cat would only break them.

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