HALLOWEEN! I made a lot of costume projects this year. So many that I was ready for Christmas by the time Halloween finally hit. You pro crafters know what I mean. Working on those Christmas projects in October, while ignoring those "It's not even (insert Fall holiday) yet!" whiners. They don't know our life! I made SIX costume pieces for Fairfield World, using OlyFun, from August through October. You'll see more of this fabric for Christmas projects. If you've been stalking my Instagram, you've seen me painting patterns on it for a week...which was really just a few hours, but I took my sweet time. It wasn't a happy week. I'm going to have a happy weekend though! Determined to put up our tree and start decorating!!!
On ClearSnap and Walnut Hollow, I cranked out Day of the Dead and Halloween projects. While online I seem heavy into Halloween, I'm really more into Day of the Dead, which is how I decorated my house and the colors will carry into Christmas decor. You all know I love a sugar skull, so the more I make, the merrier I am. If you haven't, you should check out all the skully goodness I made for Skull-A-Day, back in the days when I 1st started writing tutorials. Eternally grateful for my best guy friend, Noah Scalin, for giving me the go ahead and motivation to do this. Now if I could only get some real motivation for other things I want to do, but that's not for here now.
Which reminds me to pair up with DecoArt again for more Winter projects. I'm now part of their Blogger Outreach Program, which is awesome! Do you know how much paint I go through? Probably not, but if you look around this blog at any point this year, it's paint heavy. They liked the Walnut Hollow projects I've been cranking out. While I was visiting my grandma for her birthday, they asked me to work with them. Insert happy wiggle dance while sitting on my hotel bed, which made my dad laugh. My grandmother has cancer for the 4th time, on top of having advanced Parkinson's, dementia, and early Alzheimer's. A quadruple doozy
Almost forgot, here's my dollbaby. That big bow is this Oversized Bow Headband. I created her 1st winged eyeliner! Also, the round cheeks and doll lips. This was the day before Halloween, when she went to school. She had on a bloody handprints apron I'd made for my own crazy doll costume, a few years back. For Halloween, she added eyebrows and dummy mouth lines.