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Oct 15 mosaic: Going Batty
Wednesday night I had an unexpected encounter with a bat. Chris was on shift at the fire station, the kids were asleep and I was readying to put Amelia in her swing (currently her favorite sleeping spot), when all of a sudden I was ambushed. 
I’ll spare you all the details of how I freaked out and could hardly sleep, but Mr. Bat has yet to reappear. So in an attempt to conquer my fears, I’m dedicating this Friday’s Favorites to my nighttime visitor–and just in time for Halloween!
1. Felt Bat Mask: Susan from Living With Punks guest posts over at Whip Up with this simple tutorial including a free pattern download–perfect for trick-or-treating or the dress-up box!
2. Bat Placemats: Anneliese at the Aesthetic Nest offers an easy way to dress up your table for Halloween with these vinyl bat placemats.
3. Toilet Roll Bats: Stop by Filth Wizardry for a step-by-step photo how-to on turning your discarded tp tubes into creatures of the night–and check out how her husband added flashing LEDs for greeting trick-or-treaters!

4. Batman Cookie Cutter: Bento-queen Wendy shares how she transformed an angel into a fantabulous new batman cookie cutter using simple household tools–and shows you how you can use it for more than just cookies!

I love seeing so many creative diy-ers out there! Support the handmade movement and make one less trip to the store–craft up some of your own Halloween goodness!