Monday, October 29, 2007

Costumes, Candy, and Cute Kids!

Ah Halloween, the very start of the holiday season. *Well if you don't count when the stores start putting out Christmas stuff in Sept!* I love Halloween. It's wild, kooky and even spooky.

I've always been a big Halloween fan. Once I had kids I knew I was going to be making their costumes as often as I could. About three months ago I came up with the idea that I wanted the boys to be Thing One and Thing Two. Unfortunatly the shops didn't come through for me. No luck on red footed pjs. Oh well.

Recently we started watching a different channel in the afternoons for cartoons. My oldest *Madd* has become a big Superman fan. So Superman he would be. The costume ended up pretty cute and I'm almost positive I'll be leaving that little emblem on the front of his new sweatshirt. Shoot I spent three hours making two of them! I know the cape will be around for a while.

The little guy *Kai* is going to be a dragon. With all the mess, I decided to go with something we already had in the costume box. A friend a while back had given us a dragon costume to play with and it fits Kai nicely.

As for me I try to dress up too, I'll most likely be a pirate. Since its easy and warm. If not that a cat of some sort.

I've been making sets of cat and dog ears. Not sure if I'm going to put them on headbands or put them on clips so you can just clip them in. Either way they are going to be sturdy and fun. I made my first pair hoping for cat ears and got German shepherd instead! he he.

Hope you all have a fun Halloween! I know were going to, but first we have to finish our Jack-o-lanterns!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New pics

Manged to get all the pictures I'd taken of the pieces in my shop off the camera. Been busy working on halloween costumes for my kiddos so I kept forgetting. Now the pics have a common theme, though I haven't finished all the pictures.

I finished a new necklace that I have to photograph now as well as put up my entry for the costume contest. ^-^

I love Halloween. Such fun.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Question to any of you out there.

I have cards for sale, and cards I plan on doing that will be up for sale. I want to make sure they all get where they are going safe and sound and in the condition I put them in the package in.

Anyone have any tricks they use? I have thought of trying to find those clear packages that they sell single cards in so that I know each card is safe and isn't bothering any of the others. In case of weather accidents. I know that mailmen try to keep things safe, but sometimes things are out of a persons control. Like humidity!

Of course I'm not asking for you to slip me trade secrets ^-^ I'm kinda just hoping for a pointer in the right direction as I'm new to this game.

On another note, what sealant do you card makers use for things drawn on...I'm thinking of doing a set of flowers drawn and shaded in ebony pencils, and would hate to have them smudge because I didn't use the right sealant!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Mmmm fall and procrastination.

Honestly I love fall. It brings out the warm sweaters and all those vibrant colors. Deep but vibrant. The breeze starts blowing again and life is good.

Then comes the procrastination. Yep I promise I'm the Queen of it. I have a camera that has shots on the mem card that I haven't taken off to edit yet. Well I take that back, I haven't nagged my husband to take them off the camera yet. *laughs* its really his camera. Mine is dying. And getting him to take them off is like pulling teeth.

I have a table all set up with scraps of cool fabric, piles of buttons, beads and wire.....and yet........I haven't touched them in a week. I've thought about it, and shrugged it off. Story of my life. The funny thing is I hate rushing, so right before a show I rush myself to paint a few new pieces and grab all the supplies I can take so while I'm there I can work.

Anywho, just blowing off some steam. Perhaps a good kick in the butt will get me going again.......anyone want to deliver said kick? *laughs*