Showing posts with label decorations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label decorations. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Skull"Flake crocheted snowflake pattern

Well this is a combination Halloween/ Christmas project for our home. I came across this pattern
on raverly http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/erishkigal-skully-snowflake and because my husband loves anything with skulls on it, I decided to give it a try.
I would rate this as an intermediate pattern as it did get a little confusing in places, but defiantly worth a try. I am still trying to figure out what blocking method to use. On a few flakes I tried the Modge Podge and water method but it filled in the stiches to much, any suggestions?
 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween Haunt - Zombie baby

Warning some viewers may find this disturbing. I find it to be the perfect addition to my Halloween Haunt.
Just be warned that if you are found taking these babies by the princess of the house full size Mandrake screams pale in comparison to howling you will hear, so best be weary.




Step 1. Sneak baby doll into an area that cant be seen by the princess.
Step 2. Grab some black, white and grey paint and start dry brushing the colors on.
Step 3. Dirty up some baby clothes and dress zombie.
Step 4. Place in yard. I used the princess's old doll cradle with a tray of bloody fingers for baby zombie to snack on.

Getting ready for the Christmas season with these little crocheted Snowflakes

I love the look of decorated Christmas trees from the past. They are not your typical cookie cutter, commercial trees. They were all decorated from items that family or friends have made and these items were passed from generation to generation. One of these decorations that I remember being on some of those trees of yesteryear were crocheted lacy snowflakes. Here are a few that I have made for our tree and for sale.
These have been made from a variety of free patterns from the web but have all been modified in some way. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Halloween Haunt 2014

Its that time of year again and I thought I would stop in to share some of our new hauntingly awesome projects.
 Super excited about our static guillotine. This project was made using scrap lumber we had laying around. The blade is from a scrap piece of wall panel that was given a quick burst of silver paint, added a couple eye hooks and some rope and of course evidence of its use.
The Haunter: The armature is just 2 inch chicken wire that we wrapped around a tomato cage, added a bamboo stake to attach the skull to, the white cloth is a cheap dollar store sheet and the black cheese cloth comes from there as well. He does look a little shiny right now but we are expecting rain and fall weather, so that will cure that before Halloween night.
Easy with Maximum impact:
I hope you can find some inspiration from these. Happy Haunting!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

DIY wood snowflakes

A quick project to dress up an empty wall. These are aprox. 15 inches each and were done with 2 different sizes of craft sticks, my handy glue gun and a little paint. Enjoy.