Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Matilda "Gussies Up"

Matilda (that's what I named the wooden figurine on my mantle...doesn't she look like a Matilda?), likes to change her look with the seasons, just as the rest of us do. But being on a limited budget, she tries to use what she has and change up the accessories. I think she has been reading the fashion blogs.

So when she saw me pulling out all of the Halloween goodies, she got to work on herself!

Luckily, her wardrobe color scheme is right in line with the season. She just highlighted her waistband with a couple of rows of purple ribbon, strung a new fall, beaded necklace, and donned a sparkly witch's hat (borrowed from one of my dollar store floral picks). Her broom is a twig from the backyard and a bit of yarn, and at her feet is a tiny felt pumpkin (which she saw me making for next week's tutorial!).

I think she looks rather snappy! Hmmmm, I guess I'd better get to work on myself!          

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  1. Just stopping by from Mid Week Mingle and following you.

  2. I have to tell you, I really like this blog - it has a great look to it!

    Here from Wandering Wednesday - am your newest follower! I really like your blog. I'd love to see you at Dropped Stitches!

    xo Erin

  3. I'm a new follower, will you follow me?

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  5. Hey there Kathleen! Great blog I love it!

    Following from the blog hop!


  6. Darling!! I'm a new follower!!

    Stop by Mom-a-Logues

  7. I just found you through the Thursday blog hop--Matilda is great! I love her!

  8. Hi... I'm your newest follower.

  9. I love those kind of decorations that you can dress up for the different holidays! My mom has a beagle statue that you dress up.

    I just found your blog on one of the Thursday blog hops! Have a great night!

    Amanda @

  10. Very cute blog.

    I am a new follower from Buzz on By Thursday. I would appreciate it if you could stop over and return the favor.

    I am giving a Halloween Apron away to one of my followers 10/5. All you need to do is follow. Thanks Terry

  11. Hello Kathleen, thanks for stopping by and your interesting comments. I'm afraid you did not thoroughly read my recent post about "Blondes", though.
    As I've said in my post, I don't believe in stereotypes and I do dislike "blonde jokes".
    And I took a STAND!

    Thanks so much and have a great Friday!