Friday, October 30, 2015

Back in my Studio for Halloween!

After a handful of attempts at working at my table in my studio, I finally succeeded. I got a little tired out the first day that I spent a few hours in there. Picking up the tools and materials needed for the simplest projects were surprisingly challenging! I enlisted my husband for backup. He punched paper shapes and reached heavy paper stacks and boxes of supplies for me. This is in addition to his constant care giving, cooking, grocery shopping, laundry . . . and running our real estate business!

Since I don't have new projects to post, I pulled a couple favorites off the shelf. I made these a couple years ago and planned to make several more this past year to sell...but that plan had to take a back seat to two major surgeries and recovery. I am happy to have the chance to make more for next year and will have them available by next August. Yay!

Below are some photos of two 6" x 6" handmade mini albums. These are custom created from plain chipboard and designer papers and embellishments. There is space for various sizes of photographs and tags to use for journaling. Each album comes in a matching box.

And here is the second album . . . 

That was a lot of photographs for you to wade through. If you made it this far, congratulations! LOL.

We are prepared for beggars' night here in our little village. Kids can go trick or treating from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Halloween night. We usually have 250 to 300 little goblins and ghosts come to our door. They come from all of the neighboring farms and rural homes that are spread out too far apart to go house to house for candy. I missed out on the fun last year because I was sick. I hope to help my husband pass candy out this year. It is remarkable how organized and safe the whole event always turns out. At 8 p.m., the street gets quiet. Only a few stragglers who got a late start ring our doorbell after 8. There is no vandalism, there are no tricks, ... just treats! Any candy that is left over gets bagged up and taken to our real estate office.

Thank you for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my blog. As always, your questions and comments are welcome. 

And until we meet again, may the Lord hold you in the hollow if His hand.