Monday, September 1, 2014

Halloweenies...First of the Season!

September at Last!
Today may be Labor Day on your calendar, but to me, September 1st is the opening kick-off to my fall crafting season.   This past week has simply dragged by!  Now I can annoy my neighbors by putting up the autumn leaves around my door and gradually...very gradually...adding my Halloweenies.   I got one of my sporadic hyper-creativity episodes last week and have been waiting a decent interval to post.  Hello, September!

Spoolies!
"Boo" Spoolies.
In my spool stash I found a dozen or so already painted black and/or orange.
The cat and owls were free Halloween graphics from Johanna Parker.

Tammy's Spoolies!
Our swap challenge was to spell "Halloween."
I will post Tammy's creations when I get them.

New Howlet!
I call him "Owl TV" for the little box on his tummy.
This was made with a rather large cheese grater.


Kitty's favorite episode of "The Owl and the Pussycat."

Spice Tin Ghoulies...
 This is "Punky"...spice tin and crafting odds and ends.  
Paper clay leaves for feet.

Punky and his pal "Walter."
Walter has paper clay body parts.
The tin is still full of tobacco...lol!  Great colors.

The masks were from last year's Martha Stewart crafts.
I have a few more ghoulies in the idea hopper.
A visit to Flea-ology on Saturday added to my stash of tins.

Vintage Framed Luhrs Characters
I have had these original Luhrs decorations for years.
I decided to frame a few in 8 x 10 frames from Walmart.

I used foam dots to mount them and give a little dimension.
This will help preserve them.
I was taping them to my office French door windows...not a good idea for such old treasures.

I hope you are enjoying your holiday!


14 comments:

Sandy McClay said...

Shirley,
I am so glad you are in the mood! I am also for a change, even though I still have 4-6 weeks of heat....I cannot wait to get busy with autumn stuff! LOVE the Halloween blocks Tammy sent you....I just love those graphics! Great idea for your vintage die cuts! I have a brand new set I could do something similar....
I am so ready for the holidays!!!!

sugarglider mom said...

Very cute.

Geoffrey Hatfield said...

I have always liked the crafts you make.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Yippee for the orange and black. So many wonderful inspirations in this post. I can't wait to dig out my Halloween crafting supplies. I will be visiting this post over and over.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your creations are so AWESOME! Have you thought about having an etsy shop?!!!!Great fun and creations.
warmly,
deb

Lynn said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!You are so talented!! I am in love with each and every item you made! The cute items made with the vintage tins are just too cute!!! Have a great week!
Hugs,
Lynn

Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage said...

I love the ghoulies from the spice tins! Can't wait to see what else you make with the new tins.

Great idea for the die cuts--I have some neat old ones from an estate sale and I ought to do this with them so I can display them easier.

vintage grey said...

Wow, I just love all your sweet Halloween cuties!! So creative!! I love the spice tins! Thanks for sharing! xo Heather

BurningRubber said...

I am so happy to see your Halloweenies! I am so tired of people posting Christmas in July stuff.

vivian said...

YOu have been busy! Love all your halloween creations! I have so many bears to make, I cant get too crazed with halloween yet.. but its coming!!
I have some old tins that Ive been saving for halloween and christmas elves... hopefully I'll get to them, but Ive had the tins for a few years and havent done it yet!
maybe this will finally be the year.
have a great week
xoxo
vivian

Jann Olson said...

Wow girl, you were on a roll! So many fun and creative things Shirley!
hugs,
Jann

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Everything is so darling Shirley!

Happy Halloweenie!

Susan Clayton said...

Fabulous stuff. Love how each piece is imbibed with it's own personality. So nice to catch up with your blog. Angels to you.

Sandy McClay said...

2 years later and I still love my spoolies! I so wish we were still doing swaps....I guess we could if we could get a small group together, huh?????

SO glad it is the beginning of fall....