Friday, October 17, 2014

From my girl

My favorite things list includes Halloween and my kids.
 (not necessarily in that order?)

When the UPS truck dropped off this from my oldest daughter, Alyssa,
My day was made!

I love getting homemade gifts from my kids.
I am so glad that they value craftsmanship and the work that goes into making.

My kids are happy,
they are creative...


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Spellbound Matchbox

My witchy creation for Vintage Dragonfly's Halloween Matchbox Swap

A spellbound burial box complete with spells, skulls, eyeballs, potion bottles, a broom and a witch's hat.
The leather hat was made using this tutorial

I was a witch
and again I shall be.
I shall lie silent
'til once again, the moon
does beckon me.

 (I really should consider becoming a poet--hahahahaha!)

And, of course, the requisite goodies included in the package.
 Isn't Halloween the best?
I'll have my others ready to give away later this week!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Halloween/Steampunk Prep Supply

Matchbox Swap prep for has begun ...

 I've decided to make three.
One I will send to my partner and the other two I will fill and giveaway in October.

The two craft supplies I couldn't live without for Halloween and steampunk design:

I've found that the chalkboard paint "accepts" metallic rubs and other finishes better than  regular spray paint, although I have had some problems with it adhering well to plastic.
 Where would I be without my spray paint trigger?
I think I paid $1.99 for it--worth every penny and more!
You spray more evenly, no sore fingers and you won't get spray paint all over your hand.
Now for the fun part...

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Halloween Swap!

My first matchbox swap too!

Halloween is absolutely, hands-down my FAVORITE holiday.
Halloween is my favorite colors, it's creepy, it's vintage, it's a little steampunky, it's just a little bit for the not-right-in-the-head group...Halloween is the bomb!
I've got my work cut out for me
There are many gorgeous examples for inspiration (or a breakdown of self-confidence) on Pinterest.

I've got several ideas in my head and I love making Halloween stuff so much that I'm going to make more than one and then give the extra(s) away, complete with goodies inside.
Look for the giveaway in October.
How does that sound?!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Punk for the Teacher

 A bonus challenge, school is about to start and I spied a styrofoam apple at Dollar Tree
...I couldn't resist

A present for your favorite teacher.

A little spray paint, gold rub n' buff, some embossing, a few gears, a latch made from an earring and you've got yourself the a punked apple.

The inside generates electricity and can be programmed to do many things. 

School projector not working?
Let the apple run it.

 Entering this lovely in:

Don't miss it:


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