Category Archives: A Month of Spookdays

A Month of Spookdays: Entryway Display

  The awesome gryphon is there year-round. As are the vases in the background you shouldn’t be looking at. So, here we have the countdown calendar I got at the craft fair, the famous Blingkin, and some other sparkly odds and ends. I wanted this to be a glittery table. Only one link today. I was cruising through the other… (more…)

A Month of Spookdays: Charming

I’ve collected a lot of gorgeous Halloween and Dia de los Muertos beads and charms this year. What to do, what to do…oh wait, I’ve had this charm bracelet kit sitting around for years! I think these beads are from my awestruck trip to Shipwreck Beads. If you are within, say, six hours of this place, it’s worth the trip.… (more…)

A Month of Spookdays: Wenzel Farms and Davis Graveyard

You can’t see it, but there’s a fearsome witch behind us. That’s me in the back, our friend Anna in front, and Bill (The Spousal Unit) over on the right. We are at the witch house at the Wenzel Farms Fantasy Trail. Every Halloween and Christmas, Wenzel Farms transforms over 1000 feet of trail into a holiday funhouse. The trail… (more…)

A Month of Spookdays: Craft Fair Loot

Dropped by the Kerri Foland Scholarship Craft Fair at MHCC today and spent way too much. Not sorry. The Halloween countdown calendar is by Kimzey Kreations. The front is a changeable plate, and I will definitely want a new plate for Christmas. Sadly, she doesn’t yet have an online presence, but if you’re desperate to have one of these gorgeous… (more…)

A Month of Spookdays: The I-Can’t-Be-Arsed Moment

Something I’ve noticed about most scary movies I’ve watched: there’s always at least one moment of sheer stupidity. I’m not talking about the coed exploring the basement at night, when the electricity is out, and she’s just heard a strange noise, and most of her friends have been killed. I’m talking about lazy writing so dumb it almost seems deliberate.… (more…)

A Month of Spookdays: The Peculiarium

Yesterday, I discovered the existence of The Peculiarium. Naturally, I had to get there as quickly as possible. The door says “Est 1972”, but who really knows. What I do know is it’s a delightful little shop. There you can get a hot dog and some ice cream, as well as big foot candy and all sorts of other oddities.… (more…)

A Month of Spookdays: Links and Jerry

Just a few things today: Brown-Eyed Baker has Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple-Cream Cheese Filling, and wow does that look good. The Idea Room has Frankenstein (dangit, it’s Frankenstein’s monster!) Oreo pops.  Cute. I think I have to try making this adorable Halloween chandelier from eighteen25. Babble has 10 spooky mirror projects. Want some great spooky stories? Tales from Beyond… (more…)

A Month of Spookdays: Video Filler Post

Well my lovelies, I was working on some Halloweeny paper, but nothing really turned out satisfactorily. Win some, lose some. So, no project tonight, just this very silly video.

A Month of Spookdays: Felted Pumpkins

Him: It’s a little pumpkin family! Me: I prefer to think of it as an evil pumpkin overlord and its minions. Him: Of course you do. So I’m a little late posting. Forgive? I think these adorable little pumpykins are worth it. I had this beautiful wool/alpaca mix from a sheep farm in Nehalem that was just begging to be… (more…)

A Month of Spookdays: Paper Ghost Garland

  For my birthday, my wonderful Spousal Unit bought me one of these: I managed to wait a few days, but soon, I couldn’t help but play. So here is my first piece of handmade paper! So how to make that spooky… How about a little dry-brushing with off-white paint, then cut out as many large (4″) hearts as I… (more…)