“When someone told me I live in a fantasy land, I nearly fell off my unicorn.” Anonymous Just acknowledging the fact that I’m a bit weird, but I’ve learned to embrace it and now I just go with the flow when I see a bird cage at a second hand store and think ‘I could… Continue reading Banana Hanger + Bird Cage + Skeletons = Halloween Decor (?) Part 1 of 2
This is MY TIME OF YEAR – I love Fall, all the colors, the cooler temps and HALLOWEEN. It’s also the start of the ‘Holiday Season’ which has many folks groaning as they check the available balance on their credit cards (Christmas) uggh. I say forget Christmas – Halloween is the best holiday of the… Continue reading Halloween Humor – Lighten Up People!
I’ve spent the last two days in my craft room making spiders. Seriously. My Black Widow Spiders are, item for item, my top seller in my Etsy shop Old Raven. They sell sporadically all year round, and I’ve mailed these little beauties off all over the world, too, wondering (with a little chuckle) if some… Continue reading Halloween and Remembering Mom
So in Part 2 I left off with ‘decorating the dungeon’, sounds kind of Martha Stewart, doesn’t it? The final areas are the ‘book shelves’ and the ‘counter tops’. We’ll take it from the top down. Remember my box (or two) of Halloween goodies, well, I just started digging through until I came across… Continue reading Halloween Apothecary Cabinet – Bats – Part 3
Progress is being made – I’ve got the “bat” paper all the way around now. I’m glad I decided to do the back on this piece, which I don’t normally do, but this paper is just too wonderful. I love the color of it, just looking at it makes me feel like I’m outside in… Continue reading Halloween Apothecary Cabinet – Bats – Part 2
Yep, this is the time of year I really get rolling on making Halloween items for my shop (Old Raven on Etsy). This project is an Apothecary Cabinet. Actually, it starts life as an unfinished, un-assembled product by Kaisercraft – this is how it looks when you buy it: This “kit” has pre-cut MDF for… Continue reading Halloween Apothecary Cabinet – Bats – Part 1
I am having SO MUCH FUN with these paper mache coffins! This is my latest (check out my post featuring the BONE COLLECTOR if you missed my first coffin) and this one’s a candy dish. Or, if you prefer the “trick” side instead of the “treat” side of Halloween, then fill this baby up with… Continue reading Halloween Coffin Candy Dish