Monday, October 25, 2010

x-ray vision

Usually Halloween is one big fiesta around here chock full of crafting and planning and decorating and gearing up for our annual party we like to throw for all of the little ghosts and goblins in our life.

Not this year. With the Miss Naia showing up so late and me with the gimpy ankle and just plain newborn brain fog, we're barely able to carve out one pumpkin. No party. No boat covered in lights and decorations. And the guilt sets in.

The good news is, Naia is an Olympic gold medal sleeper, so I am trying to sneak in a few last minute crafts and surprises for Zach while she snoozes.
(Hey Lily, recognize that pillow?)

Behold, daddy's brain. It's an old scan from a long ago appointment and for some reason we had it stuffed away in the trunk of our car.
I traced out the rough triangle shape from another banner we had and cut the film with pinking shears.
If you don't have a brain scan laying around... ask at your local vet or your doctor's office for old x-ray films. I hand stitched some orange ribbon along the top, but those who don't fear the sewing machine like I do can probably whip this up much faster on the machine.

And here it is... one creepy looking brain banner for Halloween!
Here are some linke to other Halloween projects we've had fun with in the past:
Mummy Gnomes
Mummified Potato

11 comments:

Joy said...

Ha! That's so cool. I'll be Doug loves seeing his brain hanging around. :) You're doing good to even get that up with a newborn around. I'm sure Zach will have a perfectly lovely Halloween. You're a great mama. :)

Red Charlotte said...

Amazing! What a great way to re-purpose those old x-rays. So glad to hear that Naia is a good sleeper. Nice!

The Beneficial Bee said...

Love the brain scan flag idea! A big congrats on the birth of your sweet little girl! Jess

Lily Boot said...

awesome cindy! it looks delightfully ghoulish and it won't even matter if it gets rained on. Halloween always seems to creep up on me and then before I know it, I've done nothing again and Abby stands there tut-tutting at me. If you can pull off bunting with a gimpy ankle, new born baby (champion sleeper and all - how cool is that) and your own birth healing to do, now I have no choice. Hmmmm ...

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

<3 your new header!

Also, you should totally submit this craft to One Pretty Thing!

gardenmama said...

you never cease to amaze me cindy!
you certainly will have the most original decoration! it looks great, nice brain doug! i bet he never would have thought it would be used in crafting!

momma rae said...

hysterical! glad you are still getting your craft on. ;)

Obaitori Spiritual Mothering said...

Wow, it's fabulous. If I was a nasty pirate - I would go straight past your boat on Halloween. & yes, love both of the banners, the weblog one is lovely & congrats on managing the creation of the brain banner. Katie x

Diane, Evan and Maia said...

You're oe dedicated mama. I'm usually happy to have a pumpkin. Btw--Ev thinks Doug's brain problem may be caused by the glowing red spot in the last photo. That doesn't look at all right.

Anonymous said...

the is an amazing story.when i saw the pictures.i didnt think you were talking halloween!!.one of the pictures looked like somebodys feet were red yuk!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love it!Its awesome!I especialy love the brain and the skeleton bandanas!Because I love bandanas!Bandanas are awesome!But what happened to the baby, it looks pink?the other baby looks cute too and i love both of they're clothes!
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