20 posts categorized "Halloween"

a very, very good day

I made some flowers in the morning to finish up the house....my mom came over, we played with dollhouse decorations for a bit, then went yarn shopping, she's going to knit me a sweater...I love spending time with my mom...I treated myself to a mani-pedi when I was out running errands...had lunch with my daughter...then in the early afternoon the mailman brought me my Halloween present from Susan.

There were a bunch of cool Halloween goodies in the box, a big jar of the best hand lotion in the world, which is made locally where she lives...and she made me a quilt!  Hot damn!

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Look at that, it's like she had the measurements of my sofa!  It's warm, and snuggly, and perfectly me!  I love it!  I have the bestest best friend in the world!

I spent my afternoon snuggled up under my quilt watching movies...my hubby graciously waited on me hand and foot because I claimed I couldn't get up as I was too snuggly warm under my new quilt.  Ha! 

This morning I need to finish the house...I want to get it done before I leave for St. Louis, which is before the sun comes up Tuesday morning.  Then I'm headed back to my sofa and my quilt for more snuggly movie time.

Susans' gratuitous cat picture...

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My Halloween present

My gift from Susan arrived today...she outdid herself this year.  I love absolutely everything about it.  It's so perfectly me!

As usual we had the "your's is better", "no your's is better", "no, your's is better" argument.  (The one she made is better!)

Sorry some of the pictures are a bit blurry...I can't find my tripod.

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Susan's Halloween present

Susan got her present in the mail today...she loves it :)

I was having a miserable, awful, stressful day at work...then I got Susan's emails about how wonderful and brilliant I am...now I feel great!  I love our annual Halloween swap. 

I hope my present gets here tomorrow.

Work in progess pictures...

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The finished piece...

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What's inside the drawers...

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my present is here, my present is here, my present is here!

WOW!  I saw Susan's picture, but it's so much better in person.  I'm in awe...

Keli's Hallo box

The face Susan sculpted is incredible...the textures of white feathers, vintage lace and toile...oh my!  I love her eyes...no matter where I go she's always staring at me....very cool creepiness.

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The details are incredible...I thought it was chipboard from looking at the picture, but the BEWARE is metal...the lining inside the casket is tufted or something where a pillow would go.  The clock case is really cool...and it's bigger than I expected...it just fit in the spot I had picked out for it's permanent home in my studio, overlooking my desk.

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Kate laughed at me while was opening it...newpaper and bubble wrap were flying all over...it was packed so well the mailman could have dragged it behind his truck and it would have got here in one piece.  I kept pulling off layers of packing...she was teasing me that it was a trick, that there was going to be a piece of cardboard at the center of it all.

I have to go pick up my living room now, Wakefield is freaked out because Kate was popping the bubble wrap so he won't go in there, the poor scared kitty...he's sitting in the corner glaring...

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more tomb pictures

Susan got her present today...she loves it.

I thought I'd show a few more pictures...

The ghost is really hard to see, she didn't turn out like I wanted her to...I painted her with glow in the dark paint and was going to make the roof of her tomb let the light through to charge the paint, but after an evening of testing different materials I discovered that even with no roof on her tomb she was too shadowed by the tomb walls for the light to charge the paint.  I left her in there anyway...

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The owl who sits in one of the trees in the cemetery started out as a green colored ceramic bead...I'm pleased with how my paint job turned out...

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A before and after shot of a cheap Christmas village topiary I altered to put in the cemetery in place of a tomb that didn't work out...

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A work in progress picture...

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