Halloween, Houseware Crafts, Tips and Resources, Tutorials

Happy Halloween!

I, the Great Pumpkin And my glum Victorian Pals Would like to wish you all  I peaked a bit early on Halloween this year what with getting ready for Midsummer Scream all the way back in August so I thought I'd post all the Halloween projects from this year as well as a few favorites… Continue reading Happy Halloween!

Vintage Halloween Decor Idea
Halloween, Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, Tutorials

Thrift Store Frame Halloween Decoration

Alternate titles for this post that were considered: Bat’s Incredible (too conceited) Bat’s Not All Folks! Bat-tle of ideas! Bat’l Do Pig My Belfry is Empty Bat-tastrophe (in case things went sideways) OK, it’s crazy hot in Los Angeles again and it’s messing with my inner rhythms which are clearly telling me I want to… Continue reading Thrift Store Frame Halloween Decoration

Halloween Bat Hanger by Cheltenham Road
Halloween, Houseware Crafts, Tutorials, Uncategorized

Reclaimed Wood Halloween Bat

Hello. This post was going to be titled: "Surrounded by Craft Supplies and Out of Ideas" which is the state I've been in for the past week or so. But then, as is often the case, just as I sat down to admit defeat, I had in inconveniently timed, sort of iffy, idea! Welcome to… Continue reading Reclaimed Wood Halloween Bat

vintage wood signs
Craft and Handmade Shows, Craft Show Display, Halloween

A Creativity Burst! And a Long Nap

Hi! OK, so next time I ask you: ”Can I do two, large, back-to-back shows that will require two, totally different inventories?” Your answer should be “no, David, you cannot.” Or perhaps, “yes David you can but it, and you, won’t be pretty.” And it wasn’t (my workroom was a mess)! And I wasn't! (a… Continue reading A Creativity Burst! And a Long Nap

Halloween, New Products, Tips and Resources

Evolution of a Design

It’s still crazy-hot here (and probably where you are too) which disinclined me to go outside and saw, sand and paint. But that has given me time to focus on new designs for Halloween and Midsummer Scream. My funny (ok, I think they're funny - your mileage may vary) Halloween coasters have, apparently, acquired a… Continue reading Evolution of a Design

Halloween, Houseware Crafts, Tutorials

The Upside of Crafting in Hell!

Date: Saturday July 7. Time: 8AM Temp: 94 degrees headed to 112 Personal Status: Do not have project for blog even started.  Am hot. Date: Saturday July 7 Time: 4PM Temp: 114 Personal Status: Still hot. Project totally done! How did I do it?!! Crafting in hell means that everything dries super fast!!!! So, there… Continue reading The Upside of Crafting in Hell!

Halloween, Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, Tutorials

Spooky Halloween Lantern

I really shouldn't be allowed to go to Michaels with a great coupon but no plan. So, having said that, let's all agree to pretend that this project is EXACTLY the project I had in mind when I started and that everything went swimmingly. Are we all on board? Great! Welcome to a tutorial about… Continue reading Spooky Halloween Lantern