Do you ever wonder if scary things are afraid of other scary things?
Halloween is all about creepy things creeping…but what if those creeping creepy things are creeped out by other creeping creepy things? (try saying that three times fast!)
Even though we all have one, set one out on its own and most of us would agree that skulls are pretty creepy. Gaping eye sockets with a blank stare are sure to give anyone the heebie jeebies!
And while I love spiders because they eat the bane of my existence, mosquitoes, even I’ll admit spiders may be at the top of the list of creepy creeping things!
So, what happens when the two creeping creepy things meet? Is it love at first sight or do they flee in terror?
Does the spider give the skull a gift of its spinning, a silvery necklace of its finest gossamer silk? If its lost its body, a skull would have no use for it unless maybe it uses it as a headscarf on those chilly Autumn nights. Perhaps the spider could offer it earring baubles made of dangling flies and could use its sticky webbing to attach it to the skull? Would the skull shudder in delight or just shudder, period?
And what about the spider? Would he eye those gorgeous gaping eye sockets as the perfect spot for its new web? Play peekaboo at passersby from the safety of a gaping maw? Do a clickety tap dance with all eight legs on those ivory teeth? Or would he use those eight tootsies to scramble as fast as he can out of there? The world may never know; but under the light of the Halloween moon, I do know that I’m staying as far away as possible from the creeping creepy things, so I don’t become one myself!
Tips & Tricks
Finish your project by cutting off the excess weavers cloth, leaving about a half inch border all the way around. Make small cuts, about a half-inch apart, from the outer edge almost to the loops. Fold each flap down towards the back, slightly overlapping, and steam iron flat.
For a neat finish for your centerpiece, lay the design on a piece of gray wool felt and trace around it. Cut out the felt then blanket stitch the wool with navy thread to the back of the design.