Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Witches and Black Cats and Pumpkinheads, OH MY!

My family and I have been working our little fingers to the bone making things for Glitterfest!
It is really fun to do it together, hubby is making awesome little witches brooms to display with your dolls (pictures to come) Mom has been busy yo-yo ing and after 3 over 7 foot garlands, she is very yo-yo'd out! I am making banners and tags and doing a crown tutorial for the Year of Color Blog, I will show you those soon too.... It really helps to have all the support and definitely makes it more fun!
Here are some pics:

Yo-yo-yo-yo........ cute and whimsical! I love layering them around the house or hanging things from them. $30 ea.

A "Haunted" banner....sorry, I loaded the pics wrong but you will get the idea...

This banner is for sale here for $35 If you are interested, just leave me a comment and I will email you.

Doing all this creating has put a damper in my thrifting but I did walk into Goodwill last week on my lunch 1/2 hr. and found this little felt treasure...I left with a smile on my face!

Well, I hope your week has started off nicely.... I am off to cut out more banners!

Ghoulishly yours....karen....

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wicked and Boo banners

I have been working hard on banners and such for the Glitterfest show and here are two of the banners which are complete. Unfortunately I only own a point and shoot camera and the photos are not as good as I would like...in person they are really charming and have lots of texture.
This first one is the BOO banner. It is sewn onto a gold tassel fringe and is made using illustrations from a vintage children's halloween book. There are felt flowers, glitter, vintage cupcake toppers and more used to embellish it.

I love this image of the child wearing big gloves and a pumpkin head!

You gotta have a tiger costume....
Here's the whole gang:
And some homemade masks are important!

Trick or Treat!

This banner is selling for $25 and each of it's penants is an individual collage.
Next is my WICKED garland. This baby is a witch themed garland using fun vintage images of witches. This garland is sewn onto a black opal bead fringe and decorated with lace, buttons, glitter and more:

Here is a baby witch holding the number #31

And a haunted tree.....

An evil old witch!

A bewitching young witch:

A mezmorizing leather -wearing enchantress:

And some darling little witches creating some Hocus Pocus:

Of course you need a haunted house!

And to finish it all off, a spider priestess:

This banner is selling for $35.
I have had a wickedly fun time creating these....I hope you enjoy them too!
If anyone is interested in buying one, just leave me a comment and I will get right back to you! Have a happy start to your week! karen....

Monday, September 14, 2009

Feeling Fallish.....

I am really excited to announce that I will be showing at Glitterfest in October... It is an art and craft show that several big mixed media artists also show in and it is Halloween themed.... I am making collaged banners for it , paper crowns and some other goodies and my mom is making some whimsical yo-yo swags for it... I saw one of these in Mary Englebreit's last Christmas magazine (sob, I miss her mags!) and loved it so my mom made me one in red and white and I use it at Christmas and in Feb. Anyway...here is our halloween version!
These are darling on a mantel too and added to other garlands...here is a close-up of the yo-yo's....
Yummy fleur de lis fabric, pumpkins and ghosts, gingham, spots and swiss dots....I just love black white and a little orange for the season.... If anyone is interested in purchasing this one, it is up for grabs...it is 7' 9in. and is $30
My last picture for tonite is of Mila.... right in the middle of folding clothes yesterday morning...she plopped her rascally little butt!
Pure chaos she is....and I love her whole furry devilish self! I will be posting soon with pictures of my banners, I have 2 done and 2 on their way to being done and want to share them here....I also am doing a tutorial on the Year of Color Blog so I will share more about that also!
Have a hauntingly good week...okay, maybe a little too soon for the halloween stuff but I am hooked...........karen.....