Tag Archives: crafts

modifying skeletons to move!

One of our major projects for Halloween 2015 is the Mariachis de Muerte, our skeleton mariachi band! We had already hacked one 3-axis skull kit to make Jack Skellington’s head for Halloween 2013, so we felt pretty confident we could … Continue reading

Posted in Halloween, Parties | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

so many skulls!

Brightly-decorated sugar skulls, or calaveras, are icons of Dia de los Muertos, so of course I needed a lot for my decor! I’m sure it doesn’t surprise anyone that one of my Halloween storage boxes has been full of cheap … Continue reading

Posted in Halloween, Parties | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Halloween 2015 is well underway!

I had decided my Halloween 2015 theme last summer, as soon as I saw the first trailer for the movie The Book of Life about the Mexican traditional celebrations of Dia de los Muertos. I really wanted to make the … Continue reading

Posted in Halloween, Parties | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dragon Faucet

I enjoy hands-on creativity much more than digital projects, so I needed a break from being stuck in video-editing mode trying to document all of Halloween 2014! I found this cool dragon faucet on Amazon, so I waited until I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

a decade of ivy is done

The reveal isn’t quite ready yet for the new kitchen decor, but I’ve done the major switching out of the ivy kitchen theme I’ve had for 10 years(?!?), washed & cleaned everything, and it’s still a good quality set, so … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

spring cleaning

After two whole days of marathon cleaning two weeks ago, I can walk through my garage & even walk to the shelves! It’s nowhere near perfect, but once the city cleanup campaign lets me take the two bathroom sinks and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Harry Potter Crafts on The Leaky Cauldron

It seems The Leaky Cauldron has a new section for Harry Potter Crafts, and several of my PotterParties.com entries are used in the Food and Potter Parties sections. Josee actually asked for my YM several months ago, but no one … Continue reading

Posted in Parties, Wizards | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Making a Gnome Door

I was in Roseville this past weekend because it was my mom’s birthday. My mom has always loved gnomes, so a friend had shown me a bunch for sale on eBay, but I waited too long to get one in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

how to make $200 on a Saturday night… ;)

A local Harry Potter fan has commissioned me to make him a Sorting Hat for $200! Woohoo!

Posted in Parties, Wizards | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy day

Anyway, here is the bright spot – the notorious lamp is now functional! I acquired this lamp out of the dumpster for the Rebuilding Together project my company worked on last April. I figured it would be cool just to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 3 Comments