Saturday, February 28, 2009

Vintage Crepe Paper

Vintage Crepe Paper
Originally uploaded by dragonflydesignstudio

One of those great finds. 5 feet of crepe streamer inside a box of more contemporary Halloween decorations.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Portland Hallowe'en Bazaar Blog

Portland Halloween Bazaar 2009

Our Booth 2008 Bazaar
Originally uploaded by dragonflydesignstudio

A sad tale's best for winter...

It has been one year since the son of a good friend passed. He was incredibly talented and well loved by many in the Haunt industry. I had the privilege to walk through FrightTown last fall to see the last haunted house Cody designed with his parents, brother, his son Ian, and Ian's mother. It was a wonderful haunt but it reminded me yet again how loved ones can pass on in an instant. Making sure people around me know how they make my life better was how I honored his passing this past year.
We are still hosting the donation page for the trust established for Cody's son Ian. Please follow the link below to make a donation.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Bethany Lowe's Folk Art Halloween

Bethany Lowe's Folk Art Halloween
Originally uploaded by dragonflydesignstudio

Paperback: 132 pages
Publisher: Lark Books (August 5, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1600592538

We carry several of the items by Bethany Lowe including the fabric used for the tablecloth in this photo. Nice clip art and easy to use patterns for making a variety of old fashion decorations. The felt bat ornaments are my favorite craft project.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Halloween: A Grown-up's Guide to Creative Costumes, Devilish Decor & Fabulous Festivities

Halloween: A Grown-up's Guide to Creative Costumes, Devilish Decor & Fabulous Festivities
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By Joanne O'Sullivan
Edition: illustrated
Published by Lark Books, 2003
ISBN 1579903460, 9781579903466
176 pages

One of my favorites with adult party themes. Unique costumes, masks, and decorating ideas. The party section includes a New Orleans Voodoo cocktail party, Day of the Dead Dinner Party, and a Masked Ball Dessert Party.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Big Book of Halloween: Creative & Creepy Projects for Revellers of All Ages

by Laura Dover Doran

The witchy lampshade is one of many easy to make projects. Bought this book originally on impulse for the 5 page vintage Halloween section. Costumes, recipes, and ghost stories. Used copies are cheap so its worth adding to your Halloween craft book collection.

Plans and Radio Show

Taking photos of the faux pumpkins that haven't been carved. Picking them up at post Halloween sales, Goodwill, and garage sales. Ge...