Upcycled Halloween Lanterns


As much as I love Halloween, I’m not crazy about it being such a one-and-done holiday, you know? So much time and money spent on things that are gone in no time… Costumes – worn once. 
Trick-or-Treat candy – gone by November. 
Pumpkins – half-rotten before the big night is over. Wouldn’t it be nifty […]

Frida Portrait Costume


I had been wanting a legit excuse to make a flower crown ever since Michael’s had a flower crown making bar at their Makers Summit even last summer (<<yup, I said flower crown bar). I’m not quite boho-hipster enough to wear one to the gas station, but when Michael’s asked me to make a costume […]

Silk Scarf Pumpkins

pattern pumpkin craft

It’s the first day of September. You know what that means? It’s pumpkin season. Heyo! Michael’s asked me to decorate one of their foam pumpkins as part of their Michael’s Makers program and I was like, No problemo. Bring on the fall! If you have followed the blog lately you know I got rid of […]

Sparkle Tooth Alert: Collage Clay Crystal Skull


Two things I can never get enough of: frosting and rhinestone skulls. I needed something to coordinate with my Liberace gourds, naturally, and since sugar skulls are all the rage, this needed to happen. He’s out on the bookshelf now but I’m thinking he may need to stay out year round. Nothing says Christmas like […]

No-Sew Flying Spaghetti Monster


Know what’s cuter than a cute dog? A cute dog dressed like spaghetti. Yup. It’s happening! Kiki’s dog Abraham is one of those dogs that never stops moving. I think it’s a terrier thing. Jumping, dancing, hugging, wiggling, kissing the mailman, barking orders at the squirrels. Weird thing – he likes wearing clothes. He doesn’t even like […]

Patchwork Pumpkins with Oil Pastels


Reasons I don’t carve pumpkins: 1. Smell.  2. Slime.  3. Smell. 4. Ewww. Did I mention I don’t carve pumpkins? Yeah. No. It’s not happening. As much as I admire those who brave the pumpkin slaughter in a decorative fashion, I’m not doing it. That said, I still wanted some pumpkins to put out on […]

Sugar Skull Necklace


As much as I admire those adults who dress up in elaborate Halloween costumes, I don’t have too many occasions to wear one (shout out to the chicken costume in my basement!). Just the same, I like a little festive touch to my outfit. You know. To match the candy cauldron.  Sugar skulls are my […]

Yay, November.

Has anyone out there on the interweb heard of this thing called leftover Halloween candy? It is a new phenomenon.  A no-good something akin to global warming or decorative hair feathers, I suspect. When I was but a wee tatertot, no adult ever had to worry about leftover candy because there never was such a […]

Creepy Skeleton Necklace

I’ve got a couple of Halloween parties this weekend, neither one of which calls for a costume. This either means I am getting old, or I need more festive friends. This also means I need a way to infuse some Halloween fun without being the only one in the room drinking wine in a Teenage […]