No, you have not fallen into the pages of a children's book. I was just captivated by this image from Karen at The Graphics Fairy and had to use her.
I took Miss Bat Lady over to Pic Monkey and added "Come fly with me" and some color. Then printed the images out six to a page and distressed with a brown ink pad.
Yes, of course, she became a tag!
Baskets bought at a yard sale (Read Two Blocks of Bargains here!) became the treat baskets. I started with twelve, broke the handle off one, and lost one. So I am down to ten. A nice even number.
I did find the eleventh one. Willie, the dog, had absconded with it and put it in his bed. He is not one to miss out on treats.
Originally I was painting the outside black and the inside purple and wrapping the handles with torn cotton ribbons.
I was just too lazy and ended up painting all black. Though I did do the slap and dash distressed look on the baskets.
I cut apart two idiot bushes from the Dollar Tree and wired the purple flowers up the handles.
Here are the Miss Bat Lady images before cutting them out, distressing them and making them into tags.
I used bags of the kraft brown shredded paper for the inside to carefully hold the treats.
HINT: The brown kraft paper shred is $1 a bag at the dollar store, but only $7 for a huge bag of it at Staples in the mailing section!
Here they are all gathered ready for me to put treats into them for a photo shoot, but I forgot to buy treats to put into them.
Use your imagination.
Your rich, dark chocolate imagination!
Miss Bat Lady is proud of her treat basket and is ready to fly away with some special person.
Yes, I am slightly batty today!
I have a truckload of items to clean and paint.
But no, I sit here in front of the computer writing a post.
Avoiding the hard work.
Do not claim you have not done this!
You will have to visit Inspiration Cafe on Tuesday where my post will be kicking off the Junkin' Jewels series.
Inspiration Cafe's Junkin' Jewels