Sunday, October 31, 2010
This year's decorating is suspiciously reminiscent of a pile of not-quite-finished needlework artfully deposited amongst the resident coffee table knick-nacks. ;)
This WONDERFUL Homespun Elegance goodie that Myra sent me is really lending an air of decorated respectability to the gathering. :D I completely love it!
Yay! I even got one of her gorgeous birds! The box arrived last week (I think...) and was full of wonderful Halloween goodies including socks for me and a spider fob and candy for Marc! :D You know, I didn't do a Halloween exchange this year, even though it's my favorite holiday (well, I AM thinking yearningly of the Christmas tree already!), but between having the fun of planning that present for Myra and being surprised by an overflowing box I sure feel like I did! I loved it all and you sure spoiled me, Myra!
The other side of the table...including the wonderful Homespun-ish fabric Karen V. passed on through her sale blog. Oh yesh, those cats are thready and woven. :3 I don't think I'll use it with WWGR as I want a simpler design that won't "compete" but they sure look good side-by-side, eh? ;)
Here's the When Witches Go Riding pin pillow I've been concocting. I love the linen I picked as it looks purple in some lights and brown in others. <3 I still need to fill it with crushed walnut shells...and close it up, but for now I'll admire it with my decorative pumpkin and the plastic charger I bought from Walmart. In August. For 1.99. I KNOW-that-I-know that I Should Not buy mass-produced decorative goods of plastic from WM...the spirit is willing but the flesh is so weak. But doesn't it look good?
I promise the bowl next to it holding the pommander balls is SO an authentically beaten-up from a garage sale piece of coppery goodness. (Have I ever told you how much I love copper and verdigris?)
And here on the bed is the reason I actually plotted up this pillow--a doorknob coathook from pier 1 that needed something Halloween-y perched atop it before hanging. ;P
Isn't that orange glass so appealing?
Good thing I'm not a surgeon.
And just-because-I-love-it. This is a jacket illustration from a wonderful work about cute little witch girls by Moyocco Anno, whose Jack I talked about last time. :)
This was a joke label I made for some holiday tea--the original I bought was called "Halloween Nights" and so...my rendition was called "Hallowe'en Tights". (Marc just LOOOOVES puns, and it's rubbing off on me.) I added the font and the "seal" (of Chocola shushing) you from another illustration also by Anno Sensei, so only the graphic design arrangement is my work. Technically, this is used without permission, but it was for personal use and no profit to me. If you want to taste it, it's available here. :) Just be sure to buy some plain Chamomile while you're at it and understand that while I "planned" this tea, designed and uploaded the label, and wrote the descriptive copy I do not own, am not the one who will send it to you, own no rights, and will not profit from the sale if you do try it. :D
(Oh, it looks like it's out of stock until mid-November as Adagio is waiting on one of the components to arrive.)
I'm off to pull out a strand of purple and orange lights and plug 'em in. :D
Have a great evening, all. :D