Monday, October 15, 2012


The Guild party on Saturday turned out to be so much fun! There were quite a few gals who wore hats so that made for a very festive atmosphere - plus the decorations were over the top too!

The day started by working on a make & take project - there were kits to make wool lapel pins in the shape of a cat or a pumpkin and these were some of the finished items.

We also made luminarias using canning jars and printed pictures that were then embellished with cut outs, glitter, stickers and whatever else people could think of to use.

Tonia won the best hat contest with this top hat embellished with tulle netting and a pumpkin guy sitting on top.

These were party favors that each attendee took home - The cats were hand sculpted from clay and attached to the top of a decorated paper mache box that was filled with candy.

This was my favorite of the rugs that were displayed.

And here is a picture to show you some of the decorations.

The most excitement of the day was caused by these three gals who regaled us with the story of their trip to the event. They drove 1-1/2 hours to get there and on the way they had to stop for gas. One of them noticed a rock in the road so they went to move it and realized that it wasn't a rock - it was a huge frog. Now all three of these ladies were dressed as witches so they knew they just HAD to bring this frog to the Hookoween. They picked up the frog and went into the convenience store/gas station to see if they could find something to transport him in - I guess people were just rolling on the floor seeing these witches with a frog. And they had our group rolling on the floor as the recounted their adventure - too funny!

The frog was really big and strong and slippery so that's why they were holding him with the help of a paper towel.
More pictures of the Hookoween event will be added to the Guild's blog later today, so if you'd like to see more you can stop for a visit here.


Janet O. said...

Wow, Gayle--this group goes all out for a party! Looks like they know how to do things up right!
I was laughing about the three witches with the frog. Too funny!

Charlotte said...

You guys look awesome! And I really love the frog. Did you touch it?

Lori said...

Such cute crafts! Oh my gosh, the party looks like so much fun!! The frog and witches?! What a hoot!

Cammie said...

It looks like a great Hookoween was had by all!! The frog was the icing on cake!! ~Cammie~

merumo said...

What a fun party you had with your group! Your hat looks awsome!!

Julia said...

This looks like a fun party and the frog really adds some pizzas to the Hookoween athmosphere. Everyone looks great.

Love that fall rug with the pumpkin and the crow. I bet that it will become an annual event.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
WHAT FUN!!! The frog is just a hoot :)
Those party favors are to die for. Very creative.
Hugs :)

Nedra said...

What a great frog story. You just can't make stuff like that up! your guild really has grown. It looks like everyone had a fun time.

jody said...

gosh i love how us women can have so much fun! looks and sounds like a great time with lots of fun things to make and go home with! i have never seen such a big frog! too funny! enjoy your evening!

annie said...

must have been some party!
even the frog prince made his appearance! good for you!

Beckyjean said...

Looks like a great time was had by all.

Enjoy your day~Becky

Kyle said...

With witches and hats and a frog prince the party looked like a blast.

whitey said...

Love the hooked pumpkin with the crow.