I have a passion for the holidays. My favourite one of all is pretty obvious if you take a quick peek at my blog.
Since February of this year I have been playing with my graphics program and designing various things. My printed designs can be purchased at Spoonflower (as fabric, wallpaper, gift wrap and as decals.) My papier mache can be found on Etsy under the ID: RetroRudolphs.
I don't think many people could claim to have a baker's rack hanging from their dining room chandelier... but I do! It's certainly not glamourous by any stretch of the imagination, but it is extremely functional.
So with that said... here's a sneak peek at what I've been up to this week.
The first pic is of the six new candy containers/lanterns I am currently working on. Below that is a sneak peek at my EHAG challenge piece (still a work in progress.) It's supposed to be listed on October 3rd, but since I'll be away in Michigan to ooh and ahh at a plethora of Ghoultide Gathering goodies... it won't be listed until sometime after that.
With very little time to decorate this year and last, I decided to quickly decorate on the cheap!
My display is on my buffet. The only "clean" spot in my current work space, my dining room.
I know what you're saying, why are you working in your dining room? Well, it's mainly due to three reasons: 1.) I am surrounded (daily) by all things Halloween, but I wanted something fun to look at... other than my own work in progress ;) 2.) I have three dogs, and my dining room is close to the back door. 3.) My basement work space looks like a bomb went off... it's become a drop zone for supplies and what not.
SO... what does decorating on the cheap mean to me?
It's taking pieces of your own art, grabbing the new Bethany Lowe Halloween book and making a few hat/mask combos. Next, I adorned my sad looking feather tree with some Bethany Lowe garland and then proceeded to cut out images of old Halloween diecuts to use as ornaments. There are only two "real" treasures on the tree itself; the skull topper (not pictured), made by Willam Bezek and the smoking skelly with vices ornament, made by Kristen Beason of Kristen Beason Designs. Also surrounding the tree are a couple of repro pieces by Johanna Parker and Scott Smith.
I do have a fantastic, but small collection of Halloween folk art in my living room. Most of those pieces were made by fellow EHAG members Scott Smith, Kristen Beason, Pennie Griff and Chris Klingler. Oh and I also have a few cool pieces from my friend Stacy French of American Whimsies.
So, if you don't have the money to decorate this Halloween, maybe you'll try making some art for yourself. ~ Lori