I'm sure you don't want to hear this but: there's only 86 days or so before Hallowe'en! Last weekend Mom and I got our regular stuff done and then took a day to work on our cemetery props. We're both very excited to have been invited to put our graveyard up in Elora, Ontario, for the Scare Fair weekend, October 19-21. Thank you Julie and Tim for including us in your spooky fun, we're so looking forward to Monster Month!
Here I am painting tombstones. The rat (and other images) were "burned" into the styrofoam using black spray paint. And I was THRILLED later on when Mom pulled down the welding torch and we discovered that it does indeed melt the foam so I can do all the lettering with this tool! Awesome!!!
And here's Mom resurrecting our Corpse Bride. This Bride was on our lawn a few years ago but vandals forced us to take her in and we didn't use her again... until now! Mom created a very sturdy neck and shoulders while still having access to the on/off switch at the base of the skull (which lights up). The gown is indeed a real one, her spine is a stem from a Christmas tree, the base is an umbrella stand. She still needs a veil and flowers, and white gloves, but we're well on our way!