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Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween is my favourite holiday.  It's been a while since I've dressed up and actually done anything, but I just love all the creepy decorations, the scary movies, the treats, and that spooky eerie feeling.  I'm really excited about Halloween this year because we should actually get Trick or Treaters to our house! Since I've lived on my own, I have always lived in apartment buildings with few/no kids, so I've never had the fun of dressing up and handing out candy.

In August, Dan and I started Brainstorming ideas for costumes.  I love period costumes, so we had this great idea to make Late Victorian / Early Edwardian era costumes entirely out of ghostly muslin and cheesecloth, powder up our hair and faces and go as old-timey ghosts.  Halloween seems to be approaching a little too fast this year to pull that off... but maybe next year.  Any excuse to make a corset and a bustle!

I have to admit, I've spent a lot of my spare time lately browsing Etsy and Pinterest for Halloween goodies. I've got a good little wishlist going on...  
Sweet Petula La Nuit Soap
I think Sweet Petula has the most beautiful packaging.  I love the simplicity of it.  And, they have Earl Grey Tea Soap.  My favourite Tea in a soap! I normally am a Lush junkie, but I think the next time I stock up on soap, it's going to be from here.

Ginger Melon Halloween Plushies PDF Pattern
 I am obsessed with Ginger Melon's patterns.  I haven't tried one yet, but they look so incredibly cute.  I don't think I'll have time this year to sew any, but she has some Christmas-y ones that would make great gifts!

My favourite Pumpkins, via Martha Stewart
I've bought 3 pumpkins already, but have not carved a pumpkin in years! I can't wait... roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin soup.... I've seen so many adorable pumpkin carving ideas lately (like the mini-pumpkins with the vampire teeth).

In time for Halloween, we seem to be having some 'ghostly' phenomenon going on at the house, with our kitchen light being 'mysteriously' on when we wake up.  Most likely, my dear husband is forgetting to turn the darn thing out before he goes up to bed... but I love nothing more than creeping myself out, so I've let my imagination run wild in the spirit of the season!  In truth, I am the biggest skeptic, but there is a part of me that wants to believe in aliens (yeah, the grey kind), bigfoot, and ghost stories.

And, with that, it's time for me to go! It's freezing outside and I'm trying to put off my walk to work... which I can't do much longer.

Have a great weekend everyone! I'm finishing up a big custom order this weekend and I can't wait to show pictures.


  1. Oh my, those plushies are so adorable! A quick browse around her shop and I'm in love with most of the others too.

  2. Ooh my fave way to do roasted pumpkin seeds I must share! You clean the seeds, then boil them in salt water for 5 mins. Then strain, toss with oil, and roast until appropriately crunchy. This allows the seeds to be nice and salty without having chunks of salt all over.


    (Also I love LUSH too -- I used to work there! You could smell me on the train a mile away... :-P)

  3. Halloween is my absolute favourite too!! it's been a few years since I've dressed up but I always carve a pumpkin, roast the seeds, and watch old kitchy horror flicks ^_^ I think we're gonna check out some haunted houses this year - I'm pretty excited! ^_^

    Love the Martha Stewart pumpkins, but I think I prefer scary-cute ^_^ Can't wait to see what you make! :)


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