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I’m Getting Crazy

It’s the second week of October and I’m still not finished with my Halloween decorations.  Okay, so I’m preoccupied with school and stuff, but that’s no excuse.  I did manage to put out a few more things today but the weather really hindered me for the past 5 days.

I managed to get a few more things out today, a few more tombstones, but I’ll be removing the spotlights and replacing them with my LED’s this weekend.  They are less conspicuous.  I NEED MORE TIME!  Yikes, I can’t stand it!

My dirty rat is finished…not too bad for the first try after his surgery! 

I have boxes and boxes full of deocrations downstairs and none of my creatures are out yet!  This is the first year I’m so late and it’s killing me!  Part of the reason is that my “help” has gone off to college; the other being I don’t want to put out my animated things with the weather being so bad.  What a conundrum!

Setting my alarm for extra early tomorrow.  I think it’s supposed to be partly sunny.  Hope so cause I have lots to accomplish!

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Madmomma’s Rockin’ Granny Bates

  Meet my Rockin’ Granny.  Actually she’s my Rockin’ Mrs. Bates.  Once I put her skull and wig on, she resembles Norman’s mom.  At least that’s my intention.

  I used a wiper motor for the rocking mechanism in the back.  When connected to a power pack, the chair rocks back and forth with an eerie sound.  The motion is a little too fast right now, it rocked her shoulders off last year so I’m tweaking it.

  Once I get her all fired up I’ll post a finished photo and one of the mechanism as well.  By making this prop myself, I’m saving quite a bundle.  Plus it looks more authentic than the ones you can buy at the store.

I have heavier, old fashioned “nun” shoes (no disrespect) for her which will give added weight to the chair.  I need to add a little more bulk around the shoulders, get her head and hair back on and she’ll be ready to rock and roll!  I may exchange skeleton hands for the gloved ones, although I like the look of the old-fashioned lace gloves.  I also may replace the sweater with a shawl; not sure yet.  

I love to see the look on the kids’ faces when they watch granny rock…with horror music playing in the background, fog on the ground and other assorted props going on and off…it gives them quite a nice little scare!   Cool!  Till next time…

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