Saturday, November 14, 2015

It's That Time of Year...

when my mind turns to
holiday crafting.
My first ornament of the season..
a Victorian themed
ribbon doll.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

How About a Holiday Swap?

I am thrilled to be hosting
a holiday swap!
I've missed swapping with all of you and hope you'll join me
and breathe some life
back into our

(photos courtesy of Pinterest)

All the details are posted in the group.
Please spread the word
by grabbing the badge to share
 on your blog.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Glimpses of Halloween

I love to decorate
for Halloween.
 My feather tree is
all decked out for the season..
With some sweet autumnal touches
 under the tree.
 I like to add simple little touches
to the existing decor..
 and create vignettes
 and whimsical displays..
and tuck a bit of
in unexpected places.

Happy Halloween Wishes
from my home to yours!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Spirits of Halloween Past

 From my "paper doll era"...




All of these friends went to other homes.
Now that I've revisited them,
I want to make some more!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Spooky Exchange

Have you heard of 
Pocket Letters?
That term kept popping up
all over the internet..
and I was intrigued.

It turns out that it is a letter of sorts
that you create for a partner
using one of those
9 to-a-page
trading card protector sheets.

You fill each space with
craft gifties, your own artwork
and wishes for whatever theme
is being celebrated.

A Spooky Halloween Pocket Letter Swap?
I'm in!

Difficult to photograph but lots of fun stuff...
a tag, a mini domino book kit, atc's

a chenille pumpkinhead ornie, altered clothespins..

a packet of feathers, assorted embellishments 
a witch's broom.
This was the perfect swap
to get me in the
Halloween spirit!

Anyone interested in a Christmas/winter
themed pocket page swap?
I just might be persuaded to bring
our flickr swap group back to life....

Saturday, October 10, 2015

It Isn't Always Black & White...

I so enjoy my files
of vintage images. 
Around this time of year I'm particularly
drawn to the old black & whites.
Many are perfect as they are
and some naturally lend themselves
to altering spooky style...
don't you think?


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Must Be the Season of the Witch

When I returned to my long neglected blog
this past July it was with the intention
of picking up where I left off.
Now here it is, the beginning of my favorite season
and finally, another post.

First I must express my gratitude to all my blogging and swapping
friends who took the time to wish me well.
I can't begin to express how appreciative I am for your 
kind words and well wishes.

I am happy to report that I do not have any life threatening
illness or condition.
I do have a life changing condition..
one that I am slowly adapting to.
Chronic pain has kept me from so much of what 
I enjoy.
My time has been spent in physical therapy,
receiving epidural injections
and wandering through the world of pain management.

So bear with me while I slowly return.
I can't wait to catch up with all of you and eventually 
I would love to resurrect the swap group
if there is still an interest.

For now I'll share a couple of witchy tags
I've made for a swap.

I am back!
Must be the season of the witch!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Been Gone So Long...

Many things have kept me from blogging though mostly health reasons. Hope to return soon sharing and visiting on a regular basis.
Lately have been enjoying working in
and lounging in my yard.
Hello summer!