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spider bling and other projects

Even though getting the outside front show ready has been consuming the majority of my time until now, I’ve been able to crank through several small projects to add to my Victorian Halloween atmosphere, including elegant silver and black cat … Continue reading

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Castle Brittahytta 4.0

Castle Brittahytta began as a secret project for Halloween 2011, reprised for the first Verdigris Saga year for Halloween 2012 and again for Halloween 1914 in 2014, so this year is our fourth version of the castle, with improvements added … Continue reading

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the Halloween fun begins!

Well, really there has been Halloween fun all year, with our Spanish castle road trip in June, and a couple new party projects already finished, but for me, the Halloween season officially kicks off with Annual Halloween Shopping Weekend with … Continue reading

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Enhanced Library Laboratory Lighted Test Tube Racks

Here we go with Halloween 2016! Usually there are many Halloween projects in motion all year with nothing ready to display until October, but I’m so happy that this year I have a COMPLETED new project already finished, even before … Continue reading

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“Castle Modern” Bedroom Decor

You might have noticed by now that I love castles, and my dream is to live in one someday, hopefully one I can build myself. Halloween is the perfect excuse to display all my castle decor and even turn the … Continue reading

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New Kitchen Undercabinet Lights

My mom has been avoiding the Stitches West conference the past couple years because she already owns too much yarn, so my dad & I haven’t had any annual Project Weekends since 2013. They were a fun way to tackle … Continue reading

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Giant Gravestones!

My artistic vision for this Dia de los Muertos inspired Halloween has a secret plan that requires truly giant gravestones, larger than I have ever made before! Even though I recycled as much of the Spirit Materializer and other foam … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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