Halloween Countdown 2017: Koorven der Poompkin!

Sorry, had an attack of Swedish Chef-itis, there…. Woohoo, folks, I picked out a wee pumpkin from a “patch” I went to on Friday, and at last I had a chance to carve it today!

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Halloween Countdown 2017: Little One-Eyed Dolly from Smeddley!

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My pal Smeddley and I exchange small gifts on occasion; I send her rubber ducky items, she knits adorable little toys for my Collection of One-Eyed Monsters. I think she simply knits in her spare time and needs a project to complete on occasion and asks me what I would like. This one was a total surprise until she asked me if I liked the ears. I said “sure”, and the next thing I knew, an adorable cyclops dolly arrived in the mail! Thanks, Smedd!!

 

Halloween Countdown 2017: The Haunted Archery Tournament!

Our dear pal Kenny used to be an archery instructor at a school. He was kind enough to send me some photos(and permission to use them) of the time he turned an indoor archery tournament into something  delightfully macabre with some building and crafting knowhow.

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I think that wall waaaay down at the far end is the area with the targets that the kids would shoot. I love these adorable little wood cutout ghosts!
They kinda look like they have beards.

 

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This is so awesome…Kenny enthusiastically described this guillotine he made in a doorway, complete with robed executioner and bloody heads rolling out of a basket!!

 

Kenny & Kent

Kenny and his son Kent(also our friend) in their costumes for the event.
Says Kenny:  “I did a basic Steampunk costume and  Kent was Red Arrow. The shoot took place in Conyers at the county annex building.”

What Day is it? Pet Rock Day!

 

With Sunday being Pet Rock Day,I have something really special to show y’all.😃

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I may have shown a pic of this earlier, when I got some boxes of stuff from my Mother’s house.

This is Scooter, one of a bunch of pet rocks I painted one summer at my grandparents’ house, probably in the late 70s or early 80s. He is the only one remaining; I have no idea what happened to the others,but I had a matched couple named Harold and Maude, an orange one called Orang Julius, and a violet-colored one named Rumplestilkin, among many others. All of them followed this general design of having a cute face at one end, and a body covered with flowers, leaves or a geometric design.

Scooter became a constant companion and traveled in my purse to school in a miniature aqua-colored  backpack a friend  gave me that fit him perfectly. I even took him out at night and put him in a doll bed on my bookshelf❤. When my parents got divorced, he got hastily packed up in my stuff.

Today, Scooter sits in a place of honor on my desk, holding down important small notes. He is very much worn from years of love, but I know he will outlive me, and whomever takes custody of him next. Who knows how old the rock is from which he is made?

 

 

Slimy Saturday: Making Basic Baking Soda/Saline Slime!

I love making slime. So much that I decided to make it a feature on this site. Today we will go through the most basic, and, in my opinion, the most successful of the slime recipes I’ve tried.

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You will need:

  • 12 oz of Elmer’s white or clear glue (I am using clear in this version)
  • 2 tablespoons of saline solution for contact lens
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Baking Soda
  • food coloring
  • mixing bowl or other container to mix your slime

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