Thursday, October 31, 2013

Here's the final look... the makeup had to be changed. Her skin around her eyes reacted violently   when  her Mother did the trial run!  Its cold and wet so a sweater had to go on top....
Tomorrow night she has her first middle school mixer complete with dj and a costume contest... so on goes the makeup and costume!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

I have a table top of new bears, ornaments and bear friends that I cannot show anybody... yet. "All will be revealed" at the Christmas Treasures online bear and gift show on November 15th. I'll be posting the link then!!

Aside from that...I've been working on the skirt for Lili's Halloween costume.  Part of her "Day of the Dead" outfit which will go with face painting I showed in my last posting.

So I feel a little schizophrenic ..Halloween on one side and Christmas on the other!!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Which do you prefer??

My daughter sent pictures of her trial makeup runs on Lili ( my grand daughter). Which do you prefer?

Guess I should get going on my part of the costume, right!?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Last Halloween creation???

I think... note I said THINK... Fraidy will be my last Halloween creation for 2013.  He's a 5.5 inch mohair black cat with etched black glass eyes with white wool underlinings. I have clear green glass cats' eyes but they disappear even more than black ones... so I chose the black etched glass eyes with white underlinings in the hope that they would be a little more visible. Fraidy is 5.5 inches tall and has a wired tail!!

He also has real horsetail whiskers.  I've posted him in my etsy shop...

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Soup Day!!

Today is Soup Day! What is soup day ?... well my son decided to invite his siblings ( and his parents) over to his house each bringing a soup to serve. He's making a version of French onion soup and a split pea. One sister is bringing beef stew. The other is bringing a potato bacon ( her husband's favorite) and I made what my Mother-in-law called zucchini soup which is a vegetable soup using Italian sausage. Guess we'll all eat well.
My grand daughter told me I couldn't eat her Dad's potato soup...she knows ,thanks to little pitchers having big ears ,that I am on a low salt regime! Told her I could and would TASTE it!!
Thanks to a trip to the local apple orchard I have loads of apples... should I make a pie to take along? When I was making some applesauce I discovered the black Arkansas apple doesn't go readily to mush when cooking... It is not as tart as a Granny Smith but should be a good pie apple!  I have been thinking about making the pie in a 13 x 9 pan with crust only on the top...

It WAS a fun get together! Tried all the soups and made the "apple pie". A two crust recipe for pie crust just fit the 13 x 9 pan. Next time though... MORE apples!! But everyone enjoyed it!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013


The Kansas City Jubilee was fun... saw artists and collectors that I haven't seen since the last Jubilee! That's always fun!!  There was a competition.... and my little Marco won a second place ribbon!!
On Monday I received an email from one of my collectors and Marco is now heading off to Vienna, Austria!!

Tonight my Pumpkin face with bat made it into an etsy treasury ...

And I won two blog giveaways... me ,who never wins! I  will be watching the mail for them!!