I will plant my spooky flag in this spot!
My monstrous pile of Halloween goodies from Happylittleclam!!
The cat heartily approves of the black and white color scheme! DAY 1
my partner is trying to put me into a sugar coma!! a delightful, delicious sugar coma!!
Homebaked brownies!! (started eating one of these right away as you can see!) Coconut M&M bars!! a little cauldron filled with pumpkin kisses!! a bag of Snickers!! Yummy, yummy, yummy!!
The sweetest earrings with my user name! Thank you, Happylittleclam! I love them!
Plus these skull and spiderweb cutouts as extras!!DAY 2
I unwrapped a Xmas tin. Christmas in October, huh? Inside was an awesome graveyard scene!
It's going to look great on my mantle! DAY 3
This is my intriguingly shaped day 3 package. Love the Reaper character!
And underneath the tissue paper...
A fabulous Trick or Treat sign for the lawn! Very cool!
And today I shared my delicious chocolate coconut M&M bars with my co-workers and student workers. They were so good and much appreciated by all. This is what the tray looked like once they were devoured.DAY 4
Today I received a skull and bones ice tray (so cute!!) and a mysterious coffin.
Inside the coffin, 2 wonderful skull dishcloths!! Yay! I needed dishcloths and I LOVE these!!DAY 5
A box full of treats!
2 awesome picture frames (love the monster claw one, especially!!), a cute boxing vampire pen, neat magnetic skull page markers, a yummy pumpkin candle and some skeletons to decorate with!
But the best part of the box was the lid!
this adorable cat skelly artwork! made up of dots! I really love it!! I must find a proper display setting for it but for now it's sitting by the couch so that I can smile at it!DAY 6
happylittleclam made me some amazing little felted bowls!!
I love felted things! I hope you can make out the embroidered "Boo" and "Eek" on them (they were hard to photograph properly). One is now by the front door to hold my keys and the other is reserved for my rings! Thank you, happylittleclam!!
Also included was another tiny cauldron; this one filled with mini Reese's cups (Yum!) and a ghost keychain that emits an eerie electronic squeal. The noise really freaks the cat out and isn't that what Halloween is all about!
I was feeling under the weather yesterday so 2 days at once now!DAY 7
to spookify my kitchen!
Halloween kitchen towels and potholders! Cool!DAY 8
I unwrapped an elegant black and white bouquet!
It looks perfect in the corner of my living room that I redecorated with the skull and spiderweb cutouts happylittleclam gave me!DAY 9
Today I opened a box full of goodies!
First off some Peanuts chocolate bars (I love the Peanuts!) and awesome Day of the Dead face tattoos (temporary, of course
). These will be fun to wear for Halloween. Now I just need to find the perfect Day of the Dead dress!
But the primary occupant of the box was the cutest felted black cat!
Look at that face!
He's simply darling!DAY 10
Today I opened a pretty green mug and 2 sweet leaf plates!
I can't wait to enjoy my morning Chai and croissant with these!!DAY 11
On this rainy, dreary day, I have discovered that it's spiderweb day!!!
I opened 3 adorable cobweb ornaments!!
I think I'm going to hang them in the kitchen!
a spiderweb with a creepy, extra large spider on it!!
And the most amazing felted slippers!!!
I love these so much!!! Happylittleclam had asked me my shoe size eons ago but I never expected such coolness! I believe I've already mentioned how much I love felted stuff!! Thank you so much, happylittleclam!!DAY 12
My very own Poe jewelry day!!!
(Boston recently put up a Poe statue near the spot where he was born in the city. Even though Poe was always quite vehement about how he hated this city.
fabulous Edgar earrings!!!!!!!
and a wonderful, long poetry necklace!!!!!!!
necklace is comprised of the entire poem which reads:
Thy soul shall find itself alone
'Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone --
Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
Into thine hour of secrecy:
Be silent in that solitude
Which is not loneliness -- for then
The spirits of the dead who stood
In life before thee are again
In death around thee -- and their will
Shall then overshadow thee: be still.
For the night -- tho' clear -- shall frown --
And the stars shall look not down,
From their high thrones in the Heaven,
With light like Hope to mortals given --
But their red orbs, without beam,
To thy weariness shall seem
As a burning and a fever
Which would cling to thee for ever :
Now are thoughts thou shalt not banish --
Now are visions ne'er to vanish --
From thy spirit shall they pass
No more -- like dew-drop from the grass:
The breeze -- the breath of God -- is still --
And the mist upon the hill
Shadowy -- shadowy -- yet unbroken,
Is a symbol and a token --
How it hangs upon the trees,
A mystery of mysteries! --
Perfect Halloween jewelry!! and for work in a library year round (which luckily, I do)!!!DAY 13
Day 13 was well worth the little extra wait! Look at this beautiful cross stitched Headless Horseman!!!
I had recently been looking at some Halloween stuff on Pinterest and thinking about how little you see Headless Horseman stuff and ...Voila!! It fits perfectly in a cheap frame that I had so that I can hang it right away! (I'll be looking for a nicer frame for it tho') I absolutely love it!!!
Thank you so much, happylittleclam!!! You have been a wonderful Halloween swap partner! I had so much fun making Halloween goodies for you and I love all of the fantastic goodies that you crafted for me!