Hobby Lobby arts and crafts stores have gotten an early start with the fall merchandise this year. Of special interest may be the Funkin brand foam pumpkins. They do seem to carry a higher price tag – $39.99 for a large pumpkin (ouch)! The Michael’s store brand was cheaper last year by 10 dollars, but I haven’t seen them yet this year.
Here are a few pictures from the Hobby Lobby seasonal aisles
Death has a hard job. Can you imagine wearing that long black cloak all the time, even in the summer? And try getting into elevators and taxicabs with that scythe! Not to mention the trouble when things go horribly, hilariously, wrong…
The question I’m most asked is “How do you make your tombstones?”
Actually, I’m most asked “Where do you store all this stuff?” (in the attic above the garage), and “Why does your wife put up with you?” (She loves me, as challenging as that may be). But a close third-place is people asking about the tombstones.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been pulling decorations out of the attic and trying to find time to put everything up before the big night. One of the first things to go up were the window decorations. Nothing particularly spooky about these, I just think they look cool. Black and orange are the traditional colors of Halloween, and I like having the entryway in these colors.
After several days of empty Halloween shelves, Target finally started stocking Halloween merchandise. I wanted to take pictures of everything. But the employees were falling over me as I got down onthe floor to get close-ups of the Cat Skeleton. So I decided to split these pictures into 2 parts. I’ll post more after the shelves are fully stocked (and I’m not tripping Target employees). So here we go….