Where have I been? School has started which means these months are the craziest of the school year, this and the last month. Ive been sick this last week, yuck. I am a sick person that cannot just sit around or sleep all day. Which means Ive had some time to make some Halloween Art. Ive also been inspired by Pintrest.. I Love, love love Pintrest! Its almost like flickr, which had me so inspired back in 2006. Wow, that seems so long ago. I know have that inspiration back.. Here is what Ive been creating!
These are 99 Cent Store matchboxes. I usually make these boxes to hold gift cards for friends Birthdays, but I thought I cold think of something else for them. I deconstructed them and put them back together so they flap open insted of slide out. I think Im going to put some Trick or treat candy inside and tuck in a note. So fun! Here is something else Ive been meaning to make for a while now..
Halloween spools! Ive been seeing so many variations for a while. I had a bag a vintage spools sitting in my studio.. with my creative juices flowing... and going crazy in my house from being sick.. I made these whimsical Halloween spools. I added fabric, words, Family Halloween pictures, trinkets, lace, millinery leaves. My crazy mind was thinking of all the possibilities these spools have.. maybe make a little loop with twine and hang them on a Halloween Tree ? For Christmas I can make them as Christmas toppers? Make mini scrapbooks or as cards for friends. I love it when I get inspired! It makes me feel like I am alive.
I also have been making lots of handmade journals for my friends..
So cute! Thats pretty much what Ive been up to. I finally made it to Halloween Party at Disneyland. It was so fun and inspiring, put me in such a Halloween mood! I want to share a photo of Me with my Brother and cousin circa 1980.. I am not sure what we are dressed as (Adams family??) .. we probably just raided someones closet from the 70's... I know my brother probably raided Barry Manilows closet...