Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Witches Ball Slippers and Gifts
Looking for sweet little girl shoes is one of my favorite pastimes when I scavenge the Salvation Army on Wednesdays. Finding these adorable shoes became a pair of "Marie Antoinette and Her Masquerade Witches Ball" slippers as one of my first gifts to Kathy during the Sweet and Sinister Swap.
Then I created this "inchie" art journal from a composition book using these beautiful images purchased from Kirsi. I really adore her style! Next, I proceeded to embellish the inside covers. By using a wide band of black lace, it became a pocket for some of my "Day of the Dead" tags.
And to continue with something sweet, I filled a vintage canning jar with gummy worms and placed a very sinister label from "Love Manor" to identify it's contents.
My sweet sister, Peg, painted and designed this adorable black "Cat Rock." She lives in northern Michigan on Lake Superior, and she and my mom have a quaint gift shop during the summer. They only stay open during the warmer months, ending their season the day after "Starry Starry Night", which is the day after Thanksgiving. I am helping her create her own blog, but the distance between us presents a challenge. You may discover some things for your holiday gift-giving by visiting their online store by clicking on The Crystal Pinecone Gift Shoppe.
Of course, I had to package up a few of my "signature" dishcloths. The pattern was featured in a past issue of Somerset "Life." It is also available online by visiting Homespun Living. Deb does a fabulous job knitting, sewing, and is clearly another Martha. I enjoy reading her blog very much.