Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Hallowe'en!

I'll give you an update real soon (it's been a bit too busy for my liking!), but just for today, I'll be watching corny horror flicks, drinking orange- flavoured beer and enjoying my spooky- ish house, until I fall asleep on the couch, surrounded by 3 to 5 cats.

Love y'all, guys, have a dreadful time :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Let me show you what happened to my toothache:

after the pain... erm, rain :)

The picture was taken yesterday outside my shop- to the right of the main rainbow, not captured, are TWO faint echoes- it's rare that I get to see something like that around here. Cool moment, one of those where you drop everything and just enjoy the show. 

I was given two lots of antibiotics which seem to make me drowsy and sluggish, so the big- ish plans I had for todays project went "the way of all flesh". But I couldn't just leave well enough alone and had to do SOMETHING.
The original plan was an almost life (erm.. undead)- sized ghost from a huge sheet and chicken wire, but I didn't feel up to the task. Probably just as well because it's supposed to instill the fear of Cthulhu into the nippers on Hallowe'en, and it would have been a pain in the neck to hide that thing until then.
So I downscaled a little bit.

Chicken wire, a white shirt Abi has outgrown ages ago and an electronic tealight. 

The wee baby ghosts are shirt and Kinder surprise egg containers, attached to Big Mamas' frame with almost invisible jewellery thread. Looks kinda daft when the lamps are lit, but behold:

I actually get childlike enjoyment out of the little ensemble, even though it took me no more than 30 minutes (including cutting up the chicken wire, finding the Kinder eggs and stringing it all together) to whip up. Certainly no project I'd proudly link up to high- end parties, but those guys really make my night for some obscure reason! Maybe because they are so simple and archaic- hands up if you ever drove your parents or grandparents crazy by ripping the sheet off your bed to haunt the joint.
So, if you have 30 minutes spare, go cut up some white fabric and see if you get the same kick out of some good old- fashioned ghosties- you might surprise yourself!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ruffled feathers...

Ever felt like you stepped into a Hitchcock film?
Looming gloom, lingering doom, nothing seems to be quite right?
Yeah, THAT kind of feeling.
The birds are after me.

I've been battling one HECK of a toothache recently, and England being England, i just couldn't find a flipping dentist.
This morning, I gave in and got myself an emergency appointment for the early afternoon, and if you don't hear from me again, they just went the short route and chopped my marble right off ;)

But I won't leave without at least making sure my bereaved beloved will celebrate Hallowe'en in style, so while I was high on painkillers yesterday, I made a little something out of very cheap acrylic felt and a few pieces of table confetti.

The pictures don't show the real colours- the blue felt is actually a nice shade of purple and goes perfectly with the other purple accents on the mantel.
One of my precious little feline darlings managed to chew through my treasured spider fairy light chain (I invented a few new words I cannot repeat here), so all that's left of it are the plastic spiders- no more sparkle :(
 But that's ok, because my fake spooky candles are now complete with their battery- operated tea lights. When it's dark and they flicker away, the effect actually looks pretty realistic, so I m well pleased with them. Take THAT, kitty! Hrmph.
There are still things to do, and I'm hoping that once my tooth is sorted out, my crafty juices will flow a bit more freely. Whoever says people on drugs are more creative must rely on false info!
Soon it will be time to put up the cobwebs to round off the whole thing, and I can't wait to be all done!
The plan for the actual Fright Night is that the Mister takes the nippers Trick- or- Treating while their Mum and I put on a few scary flicks, help ourselves to a few bevvies and enjoy the absence of all thee of them. I mean... prepare for their return.. I mean... ach, you get the picture, right?
Hopefully we speak again soon.
To say it with Sunny:
If not back, avenge death!!