Monday, November 30, 2009

Bee Girl Sums up My Last 2 weeks

My step-father passed suddenly on Friday the 13th. The same day my father in law was admitted to OHSU to remove an intestinal blockage. They discovered he had cancer in several places. He passed away on Wednesday. We were at the funeral home making arrangements the day before Thanksgiving for a funeral 3 days away on Saturday. This may lead to some life changes for us including a move. Good news is that means I am selling more of my vintage Halloween image collection including Bee Girl on ebay.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Vintage Photos for Sale on ebay












There are only so many vintage photographs I can keep moving around in boxes to clean! To make room vintage images will be listed on ebay. Holiday images including Halloween! Most of these images are not in perfect shape so this is your chance for some great buys. Happy Bidding!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Alternate Tree Decor


BlackBird Tree
Originally uploaded by dragonflydesignstudio

I would love to dress my crows in Santa hats and put name tags around their little necks. Each crow would have the name of one of Santa's reindeer.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween Christmas Ideas


Martha By Mail Fall 2002
Originally uploaded by dragonflydesignstudio

For some of us Halloween is our Christmas. Over the next 2 months I'm going to post some ideas on how to Halloween-ify that other holiday. The bat treat cone kit was an item offered in the old Martha by Mail catalog. The idea however is simple to replicate. String, construction paper, and glue.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

1928 Kirchhof Halloween Noisemakers


1928 Kirchhof Halloween Noisemakers
Originally uploaded by dragonflydesignstudio

The advertisement from my collection was in the trade magazine Playthings. The Crickets are my favorites.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Raggedy Ann with Small Witch


Raggedy Ann with Small Witch
Originally uploaded by dragonflydesignstudio

A little blast from the past. We still dress up every Halloween. :0 )

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Costume 2009


Steampunk Seamstress
Originally uploaded by dragonflydesignstudio

I'll try to get photo's up before the end of the week of my night at the haunted attraction. It was so much fun watching people go through the haunt Saturday night. My bandolier slipped a bit in this shot. It had rusty safety pins, thimble, pinking shears, thread, measuring tape, and a tiny brass spyglass on it. My hat has buttons sewn on rick rack trim.