Thursday, October 30, 2014

Paper Plate Decorations

Beistle Paper plates from The Vintage Halloween Store. A roll of crepe paper from my stash, also from Beistle.

Gather edge of crepe using needle and thread. You can glue and gather on to the plate at the same time. Even coverage is easier if you pre-gather the crepe paper.

Plates can be glued back to back to make a hanging room decoration.

50% off sales before Halloween

Halloween at World Market is %50 off. New trend this year of marking Halloween 50% off up to a week before Halloween. Two brick and mortar stores in town marked Halloween half off a week ago and merchandise was moving fast. Christmas had moved in to the seasonal section so all the Halloween was moved to a clearance area. Its nice to be able to pick some things up before the big day on sale. The selection left over the day after Halloween though is going to be slim.


My husband, Mr. Old Fashion Halloween, carving the big pumpkin. Seeds saved for roasting.


Miss Ivy inspects and gives her approval. More photos on flckr.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Tonight we carve pumpkins. That was the plan until we both got a stomach bug! Scaling back plans to get at least one done tonight!

My prized carving tool set from the old Martha By Mail company. It came with wax paper in different colors to back the carved areas and a carving booklet.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dreamy Porch

The wispy black spider web caught my attention. The black matte pumpkins in between their orange siblings is great. Found here.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Airlie Hills Farm and Pumpkin Patch

Saturday we drove out to Airlie Hills Pumpkin Patch. My husband needed a big pumpkin for a mini Segaki or feeding of the Hungry Ghosts festival. All those who have passed in the last year will have their names written on paper. Paper goes in the pumpkin to be burned.

Met a pumpkin carver, Roger Pope, who was showing me how to carve a Hubbard squash. Going to try this since the squash holds up much longer than a pumpkin. Very hard surface after its carved. It reminded me of the scarred surface of a pumpkin if you carve in to it while it is still growing.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Teal Pumpkin Project

To learn more click here. I have been a type 1 Diabetic since the age of 9. Trick or treated with my sister every year but she always got the candy. Neighbors made up for it with little toys and mom made sugar free cheese cake some years for me.

My first home we made up treat bags with a little candy bar and other non food treats. Gives the food allergy and Diabetic kids the option to toss the candy and still have a treat. Got a huge thank you from a family at my last house. Their little goblin had a food allergy so the bag of toys made her night! Halloween theme stickers, pencils, plastic rings, and tattoos all make a nice addition to the candy bowl.