Hi folks! I'm late because we've been on vacation and just had our mail delivered yesterday. The first thing I opened were my last four chunky houses.
Spookygrrly sent this 'curiosity' house with a cool moth on the roof.
SonjaBoo sent one with fun elements on the front (pattern and crepe paper) and a lenticular image on the back.
Goatgoddess's house features a witch holding a mushroom. Getting ready to make a potion, I suppose!
Thisbirdsabsurd's house featured the coolest ghostly image with a mica overlay. I had to photograph it outdoors to capture the translucence.
Since we were away over Halloween, these are staying on display at our house until after Thanksgiving. Thanks so much to all of my awesome partners for adding to my haunted neighborhood and to our organizer for getting us together! Hope to see everyone in this swap again next year.
Ludi requested two placemats in the Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap, and I was inspired to make them to represent a section of a Witch's bookshelf. I used my embroidery machine for the book lettering "Advanced Potions" and "Herbology". I included a sparkly crystal ball on a skull stand, a container of cobweb powder and a jar of red licorice. Even witches like red licorice!
This witch apparently has the same taste in literature as Ludi. She's reading "Titus Groan", one of Ludi's favorite books. She currently has a spooky textbook open on an eyeball bookstand.
These were tons of fun to make. I've been toying with the idea of a witch's bookshelf quilt for a while. This was a great starter project!
I made this altoid tin for Ludi in the Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap. She likes miniature things and I figure this might look good in her cabinet of curiosities. The giant worm lurking under the work table glows in the dark.
There's a portrait of her favorite needlework artist Ernest Thesiger on the wall.