arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Etsy · Steampunk

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

arts and crafts · Etsy · Halloween

Halloween and Remembering Mom

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

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Halloween · Uncategorized

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

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Halloween

Halloween Apothecary Cabinet – Bats – Part 1

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

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · DIY · Halloween · Paper Crafts

Halloween Coffin Candy Dish

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