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Banana Hanger + Bird Cage + Skeletons = Halloween Decor (?) Part 1 of 2

“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

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Halloween Humor – Lighten Up People!

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!

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Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 3 of 3

(UPDATE:  These blank paper mache dinosaurs are now available in my shop Old Raven on Etsy.  Just click on the Etsy button above and go to my “Supplies & Neat Stuff” section to view the listing.) We’re down to the final part on this project and isn’t that triceratops looking fine all shiny and bright?… Continue reading Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 3 of 3

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Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 2 of 3

  (UPDATE:  These blank paper mache dinosaurs are now available in my shop Old Raven on Etsy.  Just click on the Etsy button above and go to my “Supplies & Neat Stuff” section to view the listing.) Forewarned – this technique/project is not for the faint of heart.  If you like to wrap up your… Continue reading Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 2 of 3

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Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 1 of 3

I recently was in Target and as I was cutting back through the stationary isle I found paper mache dinosaurs.  What?  In Target?  I had no idea!  I LOVE dinosaurs.  I’ve watched hours of documentaries (while I craft), I collect fossils and even have a couple of synthetic ‘skeletons’ but I have never seen paper… Continue reading Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 1 of 3

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Halloween Apothecary Cabinet – Bats – Part 3

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

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Halloween Apothecary Cabinet – Bats – Part 2

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