Today’s post for the Halloween Giveaway over at the SITS Girls blog is to post about a Halloween craft you have created. Ok, honestly, there are a number of things that are wrong with this for me. Number one – we don’t really “celebrate” Halloween – not because we are on the Halloween-is-the-devil’s-holiday bandwagon because that is just ridiculous in my head.
That brings us to number two – the reason we don’t “celebrate” Halloween is because we are just too lazy to decorate for it. There I’ve said it. I suspect there are a lot of people out there who are just like me. If we do ever DECORATE it will consist of buying a pumpkin and sitting it (uncarved of course) on the front porch. Oooooooooo – spooky, huh?
Finally reason number three is quite simple and especially sad actually. I am the least creative person God ever created. If you put every necessary item on a table in front of me to create an amazing magazine worthy decorated house all I would see is a table full of junk. Some people would look at it and see all these amazing finished projects and all I see is stuff. I don’t have a trained eye for beautifully decorated homes or creatively designed Halloween costumes. I spent years wishing and trying to fake it. But it just doesn’t work. I have embraced my pitiful ability to decorate and create.
So, imagine my anxiety when I read what today’s entry was supposed to be about. At this point in time – the actual DAY of Halloween – there is not a single pumpkin, piece of hay or set of vampire teeth anywhere on my property. And any spooky looking spider web was made by an actual spider. Shoot – even spiders are more creative than I am.
So, how do I complete the challenge for today’s entry? I looked through my pictures and found one of a pumpkin that we carved. Sadly I had to go all the way back to 1994. I’m sure that that pumpkin was created because our children were babies and totally a result of guilt. And here is the pumpkin that guilt created.
And there you have it. Just to prove my point on how uncreative I am please look closely at the RED taper candle inside. SIGH!!!!!!!
But at any rate it was enough to get my entry posted for the contest today. I better win that camera after exposing my pathetic crafting talents to the world. Interestingly enough taking pictures is a creative talent that I’m actually not too bad at – shared picture excluded. Surely I can get credit for my transparency and courage at exposing my laziness and lack of creativity. I think that should earn me more than one entry. From my fingertips to the SITS Girls ears.