It may be 89 degrees here today but I can't wait. I gave my blog an autumn facelift- isn't that header fall-a-rific? Tiffany Jane made it for me. Her website has links to her etsy shop and flickr gallery
where you'll find lots and lots of eye candy for every season.
I couldn't resist this workshop called Romantic Gothic Ghosts. If you enjoy Halloween (or even if you don't!) this is worth checking out. It's not your traditional Halloween. No orange and black, no frightening images. Romance, intrigue and hauntingly beautiful sepia and black & white images are used to create a multitude of Halloween and/or non-Halloween projects. Karla and Beth are hosting and it's their first online workshop endeavor.
It's also time for Spooky Mondays! Wendy at Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland is hosting this weekly spooky event. I'm linked! You can link too or just enjoy the party.
How could the creative spirit not move me surrounded by all of this? I pulled out some Halloween supplies and ended up with.... my skeletons out of the closet. Ma Skelly is wearing a black tulle skirt with beaded fringe and a vintage black seam binding sash. Her eyes are orange Swarovski crystals and she's sporting a little black rose on her skull. Pa Skelly is styling in his black tophat and fiber scarf. He has jet black Swarovski crystal eyes and is holding a fabric bat banner. Winged Grandma Skelly is hovering overhead. She just loves that tinsel bat wand! I plan on listing each individually in my etsy shop but can't devote any more time to computer today. Email me if you're interested. $5 each plus $2s/h.
Candlelight goes without saying for All Hallow's Eve festivities. I repurposed this metal candle holder, complete with wax drippings and imperfections (adds to the creepiness) with an altered skelly, Halloween webbing and plastic spider. Everything is securely wedged in place but I didn't permanently adhere it allowing for repositioning. This piece is $8 plus $3s/h.I am a major tag addict with a million ideas whirling in my head; have been able to produce one so far. $3 includes shipping and handling.
Vintage bingo board from an old Milton Bradley game. Would be great as a cover for an altered Halloween book or use as a wall hanging. $4 includes shipping and handling.
Whew! Did I mention a giveaway? Here's how to play:
Leave a comment and say which you'd like to win-skelly, tags or bingo board. You're entered once.
Become or let me know you're already a follower, in addition to your comment and you're entered twice.
Grab my button or (hopefully coming soon), my Halloween Giveaway button linking back to me, in addition to all the above and you're entered three times.
No need to leave me multiple comments. I'll be happy to breakdown your entries from one comment.
I will randomly choose ONE winner on October 1st and that person will receive either one, two or all three goodies. I'll even custom make the skelly to your specifications. Please, no requests for diamond stud eyes-LOL.
Back to work, lots more to come......
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