Nov 29, 2011
My single pumpkin sprout was joined by two new babies, that's rather wonder-full! So cute!
We did bake 3 kinds of cookies on the weekend, they turned out pretty great, but I think I need snow. Lots.
In more exciting and happy news, I just sent in my submission to Teddy Bear Review, as Stephanie Finnegan requested material for an article about "What are you doing in 2012?" It just so happened that I was discussing a collaboration with Tammi Beaulieu and so I was able to send Stephanie our plans to create something together! I really do need to re-focus and get back to making things, I've gone stale and need to find my passion again... Working with Tammi is definitely going to help as my lady bear will need to be awesome enough to be paired with one of her dragons!!!
And by the way: 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, and, according to the Chinese Calendar, rats play nicely with dragons...
Nov 26, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
But only after a hearty breakfast!
Nov 16, 2011
Here they are on their big night, pretty cute I think!
Also, visiting Elora during "Monster Month" was a highlight. At the Twilight Zoo during Scare Fair (love these names!), we met Tim Murton and Julie and I very much want to be part of this amazing Hallowe'en event in 2012. There are lots of possibilities, from helping set up to having a booth to perhaps supplying treats for an opening or closing party?? They need volunteers, so if you can help, scream it out! Visit http://www.twilightzoo.ca/ to see some of the amazingly beautiful and spooky paper and fiber mache creatures.
Look at the joy in these dancing demons! Who would not want to join in?!
Nov 14, 2011
I really wanted to use these for a meal for Hallowe'en... very cool veggie pasta.
And I really wanted to make something like this for the Online Hallowe'en Studio Tour.
So now the green grass pasta will become something Solstice-y and the ghost... well, it's a long winter.
I think I have to come to a full stop, enough running around with 1/2 a chicken head and decide what I really want. Especially for next Hallowe'en.
Nov 12, 2011
and please email me if you have any questions...
Nov 11, 2011
Anyway, can't stop a train wreck, can you? So, what do I like about Christmas? I like baking, and last year we made Krampus cookies!!! Yesterday I hunted for a cookie cutter, but the only one I could find isn't very good, but I did find instructions on how to make your own cutters, and amazon.ca sells a cookie cutter making kit, or even just the metal refills for the kit. Hmmm... I'm thinking maybe to create some Christmas joy I need to Hallowe'en it, with a little devilish mirth!
Here's a close-up of last year's creations, chocolate cookies with red sugar glitter horns, yellow mini-Smartie eyes and dried cranberry tongues. I used two shapes, a crescent moon and a heart, but it was slow going.
How magical! We planted these sweetlings and one survived the shock, and here he is, being unimpressed today with another shock: snow!!!
So, what am I going to do with this baby? Can I keep him alive all winter, until I can plant him outside? How do you slow down a pumpkin's growth?
Nov 9, 2011
I've been rather depressed (where have all the ghosties gone?) and then I got this lovely package in the mail!
When you receive something this creative, you know you're blessed. Real leaves are taped onto the box, so simple yet so elegant! I received this from Sally J. Smith of Green Spirit Arts, one of my Online Hallowe'en Artists' Studio Trick or Treat artists, and inside I found the 2012 calendar and greeting cards I purchased, along with many special thank you treats. These are some of the cards:
To see more of Sally's amazing work, please visit