Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pinned Goodies

Just because I haven't been around much, doesn't mean that Halloween is far from my mind!  I go on Pinterest all the time and I follow lots of people with similar interests (duh - that's the point of following them!!) I have recently found some neat stuff there. 

This coffin is pretty sweet.  The link below gives very detailed instructions.  I'm not sure when that article was written, but those fence slats are sure not $1 anymore!  OK, they were $1.64 at both Home Depot and Lowe's, so it would still be pretty cheap to make. 

My current plywood one is holding up pretty well, even after last year's deluge during ToT. But when I'm ready to replace it, here's what I'm making! 

These clay skeletons are awesome!  The link looks like someone took pics of them in a market in Mexico.  I bet they rattle in the wind. I have a couple similar ones in but mine don't have a fraction of the character these do. 

Flickr - damn it anyway

I really, really like this!  A cemetery sign made out of a bed's headboard.  I totally need a new sign since my old one keeps losing legs when the wind blows it over - every year!!!  I bet these are pretty cheap at the Salvation Army. I just have to keep my eyes open!

Have you found any inspiration lately?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Is it almost over yet??

Ugh, despite having a last name like "love" - Valentine's is NOT my favorite holiday of the year.  

Go HERE if you really want the nitty-gritty.  

Anyhoooo, I wish I could find the damn ad I saw earlier today that gave me an apothecary jar idea.   I'll borrow this lovely shot from WeHeartIt, which appears to be similar to etsy (forgive me peeps if it isn't!)

The name of the jewelry was Key to Your Heart or something like that.  {{insert light bulb here}}  So I was thinking of something like a jar with a dollar store heart in it, with some twine wrapped around the neck, with an old skeleton key hanging off of it.......
Yeah!  I never liked those body parts from the dollar store, but I would make an exception for this!

That's all for now!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Getting my crafty on!

I occasionally skim thru last year's A-Z Challenge sign up list and look for new blogs to read.  I was doing that tonight & came across a blog called This and That... and she is apparently a hard-core needle point wizard.  I happen to dabble in cross-stitch myself, so I was interested to see one of her current projects....

I have never seen material in that color before!  Beautiful!  
And you just use solid black thread?  


I really like the haunted house / tree topper, but I didn't order that.  I think I'll just frame mine. 

Oh yeah.  I was given the dubious honor of taking the teenage girl to the mall last week.  I guess I should be honored that she is OK with being seen with her mom on a Friday night at the mall (I tell her if anyone comments to tell them that Mom is the one with $$$)  I took her on her 16th birthday back in September to get her belly button pierced and she was on a quest to get some new bling.  While at Hot Topic, I saw these...  

On the left is "Sweet Lies" perfume with a rollerball that actually smells pretty good and doesn't give me a headache.  On the right is nailpolish in "Nice Peacock" - a very glittery green.  Both are by Blackheart Beauty.  I like that the bottles are slightly different from each other and contain things that I will actually wear!  And for buy one, get one half off?  Sold!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bucket list item.....

I have been over to Grand Rapids twice and while returning on I-96, I couldn't help but notice a fantastic cemetery arch in a clearing in the woods.  
A Veteran's cemetery???

Hmmmmm.....at the beginning of May, little Miss Angela has dance regionals in......Grand Rapids!  And the school she will be dancing at is a mere 10 miles from.....

The Grand Rapids Veteran's Home Cemetery
(aka the Solider's Home Cemetery)

I will be going, oh yes I will! 

I will have my camera....and some tissue.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Sending wishes to all my readers for a happy, healthy, prosperous 2014!