Halloween Countdown: Frankenstein’s Monster Cross Stitch

Posted in craft, halloween, monsters with tags , , on October 16, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Danielle Sayer Design sells two versions of this terrific Frankenstein’s monster cross stitch.

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Isn’t this a great Halloween (or anytime) addition to a cozy, monster loving household?

Danielle Sayer Design

Halloween Countdown: Roger’s Gardens

Posted in decoration, halloween, home with tags , , on October 15, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Those located near Orange Country might want to check out the unique Halloween display at Roger’s Gardens.

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It almost feels as it one is exploring the craft supply shelves of a witch (who has mild OCD and arranges everything neatly), somewhere in an old mansion.
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Classy, indeed.
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I adore the antique style decor…
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The trailer (yes, the display has a trailer!) is even more impressive!

Roger’s Gardens

Halloween Countdown: The Creepshow- Sleep Tight

Posted in halloween, macabre, music with tags , , on October 14, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I was going to make a pre-Halloween mix of murderous songs to post, but I’m not sure I’ll get to it. So here is a wonderful “rockabilly doo wop” ballad, by a gal who met an untimely end at the hand of her ex lover…and haunts him as her body lies hidden under his floorboards.

Halloween Countdown: Williams-Sonoma Skellie Toile

Posted in anatomy, decoration, halloween, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , , on October 13, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

The Williams-Sonoma Skellie Toile collection is reminiscent of vintage anatomical textbook illustrations.

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Given my predilection for anything that makes me feel as if I’m either in a museum or studying something that belongs in a museum…I’d give these items a spot in my home all year long.
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Now this is an apron I could cook in.
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Skellie Toile

Halloween Countdown: Ruth & Sira Garcia’s Chocolate Skulls

Posted in food, halloween, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on October 12, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

These creative confections have been featured on at least 15 sites I follow, but they are too pretty not to share. The inclusion of the gummy brains (with corresponding colors) is genius. Walnuts, as it turns out, also serve this purpose quite well.

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Ah, now where are my chocolate molds so I can try my hand at this?

See the individual pieces of the collection here.

Halloween Countdown: Hilary Wallace

Posted in art, halloween, monsters, undead with tags , , , on October 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Hilary Wallace suggested her portfolio for my Halloween countdown, and I feel it fits.

This was done in colored pencil:
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I adore this vampire’s hands.
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Well, miss…your hair looks lovely.
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The perfect zombie mouth:
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Hilary Wallace

Halloween Countdown: Krisztianna

Posted in craft, day of the dead, halloween, sculpture, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , , on October 10, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Krisztianna has a series of Day of the Dead inspired sculptures she calls “Muertitas.” There is one representing each season (and a few others).

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They are all gorgeously blossoming with life, drawing elements from their respective times of the year. The color coordination is lovely.
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She crafts these beauties with styrofoam, paper maché, wire, clay, wood, acrylic, synthetic flowers, twine, pins, glue, sealant, screws, “and lots of love.”
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Krisztianna

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