Monday, August 31, 2015


Are you ready to start going full speed into (witch) crafting? This is when we really start to kick in into gear, so let's start this week off with a nifty project to light the way....
I love Halloween projects and the people who love to share their creative ideas..... and this is one of my favorites! This idea comes from a crafty lady whose site is FULL of amazing projects!

These lanterns are pretty easy to make and look way better than any you could buy at the store! Here's what you need to light the way for this project:

•Flameless candles (they run off a LED battery, and cost under $6 for 6 at Wal-Mart, batteries included).
•Paper bags (with or without window).
•Hot glue gun
•Felt cut-outs (bought or home-made —these came from the dollar store, 6 for $1.00).
I’m sure you can guess the rest from here, but take a few minutes with that glue gun, attach your spooky felt critters to the front of the bag, and add a flameless candle. Safe, cheap, and adds a lot of drama…
For more great ideas from the Fresh Crush site, click here and enjoy!

Thursday, August 20, 2015


With the Halloween season getting closer, you really need to think of creative ways to haunt your house for the big day! How fun are these wispy ghosts?

So how about a crafty project today? This is one of my favorites, and I've gotten a few requests asking how to make the best ghosts. Well, let me tell you....

All you need is some white mesh fabric, white balloons, black acrylic paint, rubber bands, craft needles, white thread and clear fishing line.

Blow up the balloons and paint spooky faces on them with the acrylic paint, let dry. Then wrap 4 long pieces of the mesh (several different lengths to make wispy effect) around the balloon to form ghosts. Tie rubber bands at the base of the neck, cover and secure with white yarn or thread. (secure it so it doesn't show too much)

Using the fishing line, make a knot and push through the mesh at the top (the "head" of your ghost) and hang from branch. Then on the underside make another knot in another long piece of fish line, and push up to form the "arms" of the ghost. Repeat on the other side. Hang from tree branches.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015


BREAKING NEWS! Can this be true? It seems that everyone is keeping pretty tight-lipped about this one.... but look what leaked out earlier this week.
More details to follow!

Monday, August 3, 2015


Hello Halloweenies!

I hope you all are enjoying your summer! The Count and I have been busy traveling and working in the gardens around The Manor. And as much as I love the fall season, I really am loving what's been going on in my garden, this summer!

We've planted lots of new things this year, and things are really popping in the garden.

My plumeria are in bloom, and they really smell magnificent! But I love how freaky and gnarly their shoots get, before they open up. The look almost like a claw, then in a few days, these beautiful little blossoms emerge. 

In case you're not familiar with these little beauties, you may be interested to know that in several Pacific islands, such as Tahiti, Fiji, and Hawaii, the plumeria blossoms are used for making flower leis. So, if you've ever been to Hawaii, chances are that you've worn these around your neck.

In modern Polynesian culture, the flower is often worn by women to indicate their relationship status - over the right ear if seeking a relationship, and over the left if taken.

I think today would be a good day to go get dirty in the garden. Happy Monday, enjoy!