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1  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Hallowe'en Mini Folio 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!
2  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Bitty Bat Pincushion 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!

3  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Happy Halloween Shrine 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!
4  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Hallowe'en Party Shrine 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:

5  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Miniature Creepy Crib 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
6  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Little Witch's Shelf 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!

7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Small Bag. Good Tute 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
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / CaveCat Mrow 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.

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Tooth for Neck Pretty on: April 01, 2019 03:15:05 PM
George tooth look good on neck

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Baby Shark on: April 01, 2019 01:56:16 PM
What a cute little baby megalodon. I will name him George and hug him and pet him and squeeze him.

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