With mere minutes to spare, we managed to transform Miss Lizzie into a rabbit popping out of a magic hat for Halloween. I'm absolutely serious. It's not that I've been procrastinating...not really...
Miss Lizzie will be accompanied by an Olympic Athlete & a Ninja. I have no concerns about her safety. Both girls are trained in Tai Kwan Do.
Okay, maybe there was a bit of procrastinating going on this afternoon. When I should have been home preparing Lizzie's top hat, I was out taking pictures of some of the decorated homes in our neighbourhood. One of the homes is a Haunted House. The owners completely decorate the outside AND inside of the house and allow people through the house. Local acting students & other volunteers provide additional excitement throughout. I guess it takes about 6 weeks to set up and all proceeds from donations are given to a local cancer clinic. I was 'dying' to go inside, but they weren't quite ready for visitors yet.
I'm a week late in posting photos but here are the jars from the Saucy's Zombie Swap.
My swap partner was my new friend Sweet Sassy, and I adore what she came up with. On the inside is a skull, spiders and some wonderful silvery skull beads. She glued more skulls and pearl and clean bead to the outside. A very scary spider sits on top.
The piece de resistance is that she went onto my blog & printed out photos from some of my posts, added scary labels and pasted them to these silver doo-dads. They hang from the
And if that isn't enough she also put in two of her special toggle bracelets for Lizzie and me. And some candy...
This is the jar I sent Sassy. She is a newlywed and I used this as the theme for my jar. I attached a bit of 'bling' to the ribbons around the neck of the jar. I put skeleton parts, fall leaves, and jack o'lanterns on the bottom. I filled the jar with black tulle, and nestled a skeleton bride & groom inside.
true love never dies
The 'dreadful' couple just prior to being entombed in the jar. Aren't they adorable! I included some embroidered tea towels (Halloween-themed of course) and I packaged everything in dried leaves. We have lots of those around so it was a pretty cost-effective & I guess environmentally friendly way to ensure nothing got broken. I wish I'd taken a picture. I made sure to print a warning for the outside so she didn't open the box inside and get leaves all over her beautiful house.
This was a great swap. Thanks so much to Saucy for organizing it.
Hope everyone's Halloween was deliciously scary.