October is in full swing at Chez Zielske, and you know what that means: the bee costume has come down from the attic.
My daughter asked me the other day, "So when are you going to start wearing it?"
I should state for the record, I only wear it on Halloween. I wake up. I shower. I put it on.
And once its on, I feel ridiculously happy all day long. I invent errands to run because I like the idea of a bee grocery shopping. I like the idea of a bee filling up her gas tank. I like the idea of someone glancing over in traffic and seeing my antennae.
I also like that no matter what size my stomach is, it just doesn't matter. The bee costume always fits. Therein lies the real allure.
Oh for cute spooky!
And although I have a lot to learn about this amazing new tool, if you'd like to make your own bat wall, by all means, please download my cut file:
Although I had success with my bats, I decided to take one Facebook friend's advice and sign up for one of Kerri Bradford's Silhouette classes, specificially this one: Getting to Know You. I am loving it! I've known and admired Kerri and her work for years, but she's a really gifted teacher. I told her it feels like she's the Wizard of Silhouette and she's letting me see behind the curtain.
Plus, I really want to know what I can do with this thing. If you have one and want to expand your horizons, seriously check out Kerri Bradford Studio. I'm soaking up all that I can.
In other news… many of you have signed up for my Picas + Points newsletter (thank you!) and I'm working on the next issue which is slated to blast out at the end of the week. These spooky little 3 x 4 printables will be an exclusive newsletter freebie, downloadable only for newsletter subscribers. Also included? 8.5 x 11 matching prints, which might look just dandy as part of your Halloween decor.
If you haven't done so, please sign up today by clicking here. My newsletter motto is "100% Crap Free" and so far, with one newsletter already under my belt, I feel it's safe to say that I've kept that promise.
I'm using the newsletter to share upcoming event news, favorite font shares, freebies such as the ones pictured above and anything else design or scrapbook-related that I feel compelled to send to your in box.
I'd love to have you as a subscriber.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to figure out a few more holiday touches, like this one:
Special thanks to my family, who although they will admit I'm getting a little out of hand, seem to love me all the same.