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1  Hallowe'en Mini Folio in Halloween Decor and Parties by pottermouth on: October 29, 2019 08:16:13 PM
I've been making books and folios for a few months and found that I really enjoy the process. Especially if it is going to be a Hallowe'en or cat book. Instead of putting this on the Papercraft board, I thought it ought to go here because inside the folio is a fun decoration.

The folio opens out and on the bottom is a removable card with a spinning dial on the side so the cat's message can be changed. (See how I snuck a cat in there?)

On the top of the folio is the fun part; an accordion folded string of spooky silhouettes!

Looks kinda cool with a tea light illuminating the images. To make the silhouettes, I used a pre-made accordion strip of black card stock from Alpha Stamps and drew images on the back with a white pencil. I cut out all of the negative space, just like you would when carving pumpkins.

After the images were cut, I adhered orange vellum on the backs, and that's about it.

It is nice the entire thing is 4" x 4 3/4" and pretty flat, so it could easily be mailed. Fun stuff!
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2  Bitty Bat Pincushion in Halloween Decor and Parties by pottermouth on: October 19, 2019 07:58:56 PM
I revamped Baby Bat to fit atop a kooky pumpkin pincushion that was made for the Stitching Queen, kittykill.

Bitty Bat is much smaller than Baby Bat,

and is quite shy!

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3  Re: Weekend Trick or Treat Swap 2019 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by pottermouth on: October 17, 2019 10:58:36 AM
Hang on to your brooms, witches! kittykill's box arrived today and it is spooktacular!!! Behold!

Giant goody pile:

Most awesomest trick-or-treat bag ever and (eeeeek!) a Halloween tea towel!

A sweet, sweet witchy kitty kerchief, retro tv needle minder and bespectacled ghost dish (hyperventilating here):

Super rad moth hoopla that's already on the mantel:

Toys! Yay! I'm really excited about the Grow-a-Monster. The ghost has a changeable face, but I left it looking shocked, as that's how my face was while spreading out my amazing haul:

And because I mentioned being a tea drinker and not so much a candy eater, kittykill sent along a mountain of flavored teas! One of the Toasted Coconut with Almond Bark ones is missing because I had to calm myself after opening the box. I plan on drinking the tea during the week and only using my Boos cup on the weekend Wink

Thank you from the bottom of my Halloween-loving heart, kittykill! I love it all!!!!  Kiss
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4  Re: Weekend Trick or Treat Swap 2019 SU: 9/27-10/9 Send out 10/15 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by pottermouth on: October 15, 2019 04:37:32 PM
Turns out they are DotD gummies, not zombies. Just as fun though!

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5  Happy Halloween Shrine in Halloween Decor and Parties by pottermouth on: October 05, 2019 08:14:36 PM
This latest Hallowe'en project was a quickie craft mostly because I have been too busy all week to do anything creative. How sad. So today I told all of my smallish people to pretend I was invisible. Someone decided Boo Berry was a suitable lunch. This happens in October, and I am okay with it.

I basically just covered the entire shrine with paper from the Happy Halloween 6x6 Paper Pad and painted the inside. There's a chipboard creepy tree in there, and a tiny tombstone, Hubert the articulated skeleton, of course, as well as a snippet of gothic fence! Hubert is holding a Halloween flag made from a toothpick and some text from a collage sheet. And since I live in a spooky southern city, I had to add creepy moss to the tree. Some miniature foliage was used to cover the bottom. This shrine is about 1/2" deep and held all of that with room to spare. Pretty impressive!

The paper from the Happy Halloween pad was so cute that I added it to the back as well. It is only needing a picture hanger to be complete.

I love Hallowe'en!
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6  Hallowe'en Party Shrine in Halloween Decor and Parties by pottermouth on: October 02, 2019 08:40:23 PM
I have been making Hallowe'en things since August...well, maybe July...and thought I'd share this fun little party shrine.

The shrine is 6 1/2" x 4" and deep enough for a dollhouse table (psst, it's just a rectangle of basswood with dollhouse legs glued on!).

I used polymer clay for all of the cookies, cakes, lollipops, candy corn, and the ghost on the tiered display. The round cookies and checkerboard treats were cut from pre-made polymer clay canes. The cookie tin is covered with a collage sheet image and washi tape.

And under the table are some masks and pumpkin party favors.

Happy October (finally)!

Oh, and a reference pic:

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7  Miniature Creepy Crib in Halloween Decor and Parties by pottermouth on: September 27, 2019 08:02:20 PM
'Tis the season for all things spooky! It is nearly impossible to wait until October (or September even!) to begin crafting anything Hallowe'en, whether it be a seasonal wreath for the door or a weird, creepy crib for a dollhouse.


I used a few different items from Alpha Stamps to cobble together a 1:12 scale baby bed fit for Pubert Addams. The crib rails are actually gothic fencing and the headboard is a miniature reliquary. The claws on the crib legs are made from polymer clay and I swear they are nearly invisible. I had to make twenty or so of them because I knew I'd drop them on the floor while attaching them and once that happens, there's no way I'm going to be looking for them!

The mobile is a few rubber bats attached to some filigree and bent wire, which is glued to the headboard. I really do love those bats.

Now all I need is a dollhouse.  Cheesy
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8  Little Witch's Shelf in Halloween Decor and Parties by pottermouth on: September 27, 2019 06:31:48 PM
The title works both ways. It is a little shelf, and it would be suitable for a little witch! I painted a dollhouse scale wall shelf and then stuffed it with tiny bottles, jars, and whatnot.

There are some teensy tiny plastic skulls that were used as bottle stoppers on a few. They are so small!

The candle is molded from beeswax and the holder is a bronze earring back that's been glued to another metal bit I had laying about. The super cool skull and crossbones is actually a water slide decal that was used on a miniature mason jar that I dirtied with watered down acrylic paint. There's even a teensy tiny frog in the pot!

YAY for Halloween crafting!

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9  Small Bag. Good Tute in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by pottermouth on: April 01, 2019 05:33:27 PM
Me share how to make small bag.

Gather needs.

skin of animal
game piece

cut skin in round with game piece. poke skin.

vine goes in hole.

put precious things inside.

pull vine to close.

so easy even caveman can do it
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10  CaveCat Mrow in Crochet: Completed Projects by pottermouth on: April 01, 2019 04:30:42 PM
Me need cave woman to comb furs. Much mess.

Me also need cave woman bring me foods.

Then me nap in cave.

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