Sunday, August 24, 2008

Accessorize daahling!!!

You know how in my previous blog I talk about making my severed fingers?
And how they go from this...
... to this?
Well, I had this thunderbolts-and-lightning-brainstorm-idea today and got out the clay again and started to make these...


My severed finger Halloween party invitations have been so popular, and I've had them on the brain so much, that this idea came forth! I'm all about accessorizing, especially at Halloween! I mean really - you get great invitations, plan a fabulous party [with a fabulous theme], come up with the best costume idea ever, go to the ends of the earth to find the perfect clothes for the perfect costume, and then what??? NO ACCESSORIES???!!! AAHHH!!! Halloween costumes are all about the accessories! That's the most, best-est, fun-est part!

I plan for weeks, for my own Halloween party. My hubby thinks I'm crazy, but that's some of the fun for me. I'm a planner and list-maker, so I sit down and create my lists; my guest list, my food list, my to-do-clean-the-house-fix-the-whatever-that's-been-needing-fixed-and-now-company's-coming-list, and my costume list. Sometimes I'll sketch out my costume too if it's something I need to sew or create [maybe my hubby's right, maybe I am crazy! :)].

Last year was my pirate themed party and I was - you guessed it - a pirate! Too fun!

You saw my husband's costume here. I was snapping photos of our friends and their awesome costumes, but don't have a photo of me and my hubby together. :( Oh well, there's always this year's party. Here's a shot of our entry room going into the house... thinkin' what I'm thinkin? Nevermore!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Tofu anyone?

No it's not tofu, or cheese for that matter. This is really just some of the clay I use to make my severed fingers out of. I've been like a mad scientist in her lab wildly working away making fingers! They're quite fun to make actually. As you can see here, I've got a stock-pile ready for paint. All piled up in this wooden bowl, they look like some sort of wicked potpourri!
Finding this as potpourri in someones home would throw you off guard wouldn't it? [Your home smells lovely, is that cinnamon? Oh my! Are those severed fingers?!]

Up next will be a funny [I hope others find it humorous] kind of Halloween/Party invitation. I'll be listing those on eBay soon along with some fabulous Pirate-themed invitations.
As with my others, these too will be personalized, so I guess you could use them all for other things like birthdays, weddings [small ones - I'm not ready to do hundreds of invites per order yet thank you], themed dinner parties, etc, etc, etc.

Well, back to the lab!

Monday, August 11, 2008

you're invited...

I've been busy making Halloween party invitations. Most popular right now?
These Skull & Crossbones invites.
I've also put up some of my Toetag invites - too creepy!

This week I'm going to be creating some new invitations [for Halloween, of course].
Be on the lookout for those.

I'm also getting ready to create some of my photo-greeting cards. Have to experiment with my new printer first! [doncha just love getting new toys!?]