Monday, August 27, 2012

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Good Monday Morning!  This weekend was one of those rare weekends that bring me immense joy!  The ones where you have nowhere you have to go and no commitments.  I had done most of my housecleaning during the week so that meant a weekend of crafting at leisure!

I pulled out ALL my Halloween crafting bits and bobs!  There was scrapbook paper, fabric, paint, chipboard, pipe cleaners, ribbons, you name it, if it was orange, black, green or purple, I drug it out of the closet and just piled it up on a table!  What a sight to see!  I wish I had taken a photo of the whole mess.

I got my Witches Hat for Vivian's swap totally finished and  I love the way it turned out and I will share it with you once it's on it's way to my partner.  But it was so much fun that a trip to Michael's is planned this week to pick up another form.

I am loving making peg dolls and decided to do some witches!

Middle witch needs some work on her hair!  I was trying to make it look scraggly but only succeeded in making it look messy.  She will have an appointment with the hair stylist tonight! 

  Those cute little decorations on their dresses came off some wine glass charms I found at the Goodwill for .50 for 6!  They are the perfect touch!

Speaking of witches, this sultry little witch had glitter all over my room and snips of paper flying everywhere, but I love how she turned out!
She sit in an old metal jello mold that I glittered with some beautiful orange, red and gold glitter I found on sale at Michael's that is made by Recollections.  I love how fine it is and it goes on so nicely..
Wonder who she turned into that frog?

I have 3 more of these molds, I think she needs company!

More paper ornaments for my Halloween tree!  i just love making these!

I can't wait to get that tree up!

Trick or Treat!

Then there is a PURPLE glittered skeleton that is still in progress!  Oh my, how much fun he has been!  Hopefully I will get him finished his glittering process and into some Halloween finery this week. 

Long weekend next week may find me pulling out my Fall and Halloween decorations! I am getting antsy!

Happy Monday!



craftyles said...

Such cuteness! I love the little witch dolls you created. The jello mold baskets are something I must try. I have a few of those in my stash and didn't know what to do with them. Great idea. It sounds like a perfect weekend!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Now I want to take out all my Halloween decorations! THese are all SO CUTE!!!But, I'm determined to wait til Sept!
Thanks so much for keeping up with my blog, although I haven't been able to check out others' blogs much this summer. The KIDS!! (here's an example, as I try to type this, Nic's putting a huge magnifying glass in front of me and Mary's telling me one of her many stories) Is it too early to drop them off at the school busstop?!

Nan said...

Yeah I need to think Halloween myself! I adore that little cute vintage witch you used!

✿Carol✿ said...

Oh Linda, I am crazy about your sultry witch! She's the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. Wow, you sure took advantage of your free weekend and created lots of Halloween magic!

Kim K. said...

Aren't you having fun!!! Simply adorable. I can't wait to spend time this weekend working on my Halloween swaps for Viv.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh, I just love it! You are so creative, I love the ideas you came up with! Sounds like a fun swap.

vivian said...

HI Linda! Im getting antsy too.. I love all my halloween decorations! but it is overwhelming to get it all out! I'm going to try to hold off another week.... or two.. but no more then that!
have fun!


Very sweet Halloween creations! I'm just starting to put up my fall.
Thank you for your kind comment about ME!

vintage grey said...

Oh, how sweet are these!! I can't wait to start Halloween crafts! xo Heather

Tammy's in Love said...

Your peg dolls are super cute! Bad hair on a witch? Really? Take a look at Creative Breathing blog for ideas on peg doll hair; scare doos to choose from!

Perfectly Printed said...

This long weekend is my time to get the fall out at our place!! And to work on Viv's swap too!!


Celestial Charms said...

Hi Linda,
Love your group of witches, so cute. Peg dolls are always adorable. Your homemade halloween decorations will look fabulous on your tree, I'm sure.