It is exactly three months until The Big Day. I have been in the mood to make spooky stuff for several weeks already, but made my first official project of The Season today.
I have been obsessed with fabric lately, wanting to make art quilts and pillows and things. Problem is, I’m not a great tailor. In fact, I’m a pretty terrible one. I stick with either very simple things, or artsy things where my ineptitude is a feature.
So here is a lovely Halloween pillow. Mistakes were made. I neglected to look up how to prevent lumps before I sewed it shut. And that sewing shut looks a bit like a drunken surgeon performed an appendectomy. Still, I think it’s pretty, and it’s a good size to test shams on. Because shams cannot be lumpen, and need not be sewed shut by hand.
Happy beginning of Halloween, everyone!
Because who doesn’t need a Swarovski-encrusted javelina skull? No one, that’s who.
Swarovski Crystal Encrusted Javelina Skull
Hot Pink and Black Swarovski Crystal encrusted Coyote
Bonus, here’s a bobcat skull from Dreamerhill:
Jeweled Bobcat Skull
It’s that time of year again. Time to look at Pottery Barn’s Halloween collection, ooh and ahh over the pretty things, and realize there’s no freakin’ way we’d pay that kind of cash for them.
A lot of the stuff is pretty nice, but this one killed me:
$24.50. I can’t even.
If you pay $25 for something you can make with an empty salsa jar in 5 minutes, we can’t be friends any more.
Total aside: I noticed Grandin Road had “gost dress” sculptures. Here’s the thing. Those chicken-wire dresses are everywhere as “ghost dresses,” but that wasn’t the original intention.
My memory has as many holes as these dresses
This is from a sculpture installation that had nothing to do with Halloween. I sourced it early on, but sadly, I didn’t keep the link. I should have, because the image has been shared, and the idea copied without attribution so much that the original artist has been lost. These are similar, but came later:
So does anyone remember the original artist? Reverse image search is zero help on this.
Haven’t been keeping up with my links lately, so you get more archived goodies to buy. I’m sure you’re heartbroken. Hope your credit card is still in the freezer.
Withered Corpse wall hanging by Macabre Creations
Tiny Zombie Hand by Macabre Genius
Pink and White Rib Necklace by Dance Macabre (I’m sensing a theme in these shop names)
Dr. Hatchet’s Sanatorium Miniature Coffin Shadow Box by Ah The Macabre
I Can See You Clearly Now brooch by Unique and Macabre
Funeral Parlor Ghost-Shaped Bath Bombs by Majick and Macabre.
Jack-O-Lantern Wall Sconce by Tres Macabre
Lapis Horn Hair Clips by Under the Slab Macabre
Before we get started, I recommend you take your credit card, put it in a container full of water, place it in the freezer, and come back in a few hours.
Good? Good. Now, let’s clear some of my shopping backlog.
Mr. Skull Pillow by The Bat in The hat
Horror shirts by Hello Johnny
Happy Owl Glassworks
Halloween papercrafts by Claudine Hellmuth
One Degree East
Dragon’s Lair. You know that one import shop in the mall that has all the cheap, cool skeleton stuff? Here ya go.
Christine Altmann. Via Halloween Shopaholic