“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Halloween fairybat

There's 71 days until Halloween!!!Let's get busy making some creepy fun decorations!!
Here's a fast, easy project.

This is what you need:
unfinished cupie doll head from Lisa Kettell's artfire shop
an old Christmas bulb
Black, purple, green ultra fine point markers
glittery black fibers/yarn
orange pipe cleaner
black acylic paint
ultra fine pastel glitter
small plastic bat
hot glue gun

add facial details with markers,
paint cupie doll hair black, while it's still wet, add glitter, set aside.
wrap fibers around base of bulb, secure with hot glue
cut two 1 1/2 inch pieces of pipe cleaner, attach to base
cut wings off plastic bat, glue to back of bulb, behind the arms
add a bit of glue to tip of bulb, hold cupie head on glue until it sets.

I think most of us have a few burnt out night light bulbs or Christmas light bulbs.
Or you can find some at thrift stores or yard sales, I found a huge container of them for 75 cents.

cut faces out of magazines or print some out.
Plastic bats should be readily availible right now at party supply stores or dollars stores.
You can find more ideas by visiting Lisa's blog

Friday, August 10, 2012

House Guests

I hope everyone has had a great week.

Ever since the announcement was made about Le Mysterieux Carnival blog party, all kinds of weird things have been happening around here.
I hear odd music in the distance...candles light up of their own accord,
strange sparkles float around....

And last night just after the witching hour, a knock at the door!!
House guests!!!

A little early, but they were so excited for the party!
They're going to be staying in my gypsy wagon for now, but you can be sure they will be performing at the carnival...
I'll introduce a couple of them to you right now...

Connie and Stanzie..The Bat sisters...all dressed up in their best dancing costume.

And Francois the Fabulous!The absolute strongest strong man ever....created:)

There are a lot more of them waiting to meet you, and after the carnival you may have a house guest of your own.
Well it's time for me to go make some snacks for them all....at least it's just hot dogs and candy apples!

see you soon.