Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Random Acts of Halloween!

 Random Acts...New Creepy Crafties!

One of my all-time favorite postcards!

I have been so lax at blogging, I am embarrassed to say.  More and more it seems like Facebook and Instagram are taking the place of posting for many of my blogging friends. I like the immediacy of sharing a new craft on Instagram...but nothing beats the magazine-style format of a good blog post.  I enjoy writing about my life and odd-ball things I find on Vintage Vacations.  The world is full of things that make you scratch your head and say "Huh?"  I just love finding those things.  So I will continue on.  

This time of year, blog posts are mainly holiday craft oriented.  The long winter days of January are a good time for story telling.  This isn't the fanciest blog, with professionally designed elements...but it's mine and I love it!  I hope you will hang in there when I am lazy and don't blog as often...I will try to do better.

 New Creepy Crafties...

Shadow Box Jack.
He was an Art-Group project.

Boxes from Trina, Kim, Margo...and Me!

"Cat Scratch Fever"
Made from an old scratch remover container and a vintage British tart tin.

Side View.  I just love his scraggly tail!

This little kitty is "Ditt-mark."
He's from a typewriting ribbon box.

"Tin Man Jack"
His tin is an oil can for a fuel-powered iron.
Of course he needs this little funnel for a hat.

Grim Grinning Gourds...come out to socialize!
I saw Kim K's wreath on Instagram and had to make one too!
This was so cheap to make...$10 worth of Walmart pumpkins
and an old wreath I already had.

Fun Fall Arrangement.
We made the mushrooms at Art Group from tart tins and old chair spindles.

I still love making "Fairy Gardens!"
This one was for my friend Kathy's Birthday!
I love using small porcelain figures and salts and peppers.

And Finally...
My DIL Lori painted this Halloween chair for me.
She is so talented!
This will be a Halloween heirloom for years to come.

This creepy clown needed a place to sit!

Thanks for letting me share my "Ghoulish Delights!"


Tammy's in Love said...

A fine arrangem ntbin the Blackbird Tea tin! Love all the paprrclay people too!

Lynn said...

You are so talented. Love all of your Halloween creations!


I also think you are so creative and make cool treasures! The chair is very cool!
Time to think about Christmas crafting!

Laura Adams said...

Tin man Jack is so sweet!!! And where in the world did you find such a tiny funnel? I also love that wreath, I didn't see Kim's yet ...she always comes up with some clever ideas!

Margaret said...

I agree it gets hard to blog but if you keep posting, I will keep visiting! Everything you made is just so inspirational and amazing.

Laura Adams said...

Shirley I would love to see those pumpkins your husband cut out! I love seeing others projects.

Jann Olson said...

Love all of your creepy cofactors! Everything you create is fabulous!! Can't wait to try my hand at a cat head!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm so behind on blog reading and glad to still see all your festive Halloween ideas and crafts! PS. I'm overwhelmed with still trying to pack up all my chaos, but I'm nearly done. I can't wait to start playing in my craft room with Christmas projects!