Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, even as a kid. (Sorry, Christmas.)
Dressing up in crazy costumes.
Here’s me dressed as an awkward ballerina.
Carving jackolanterns (and getting to scoop out the cold pumpkin guts with your bare hands).
Organizing your pillowcase full of candy.
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I love carving jackolanterns for Halloween, but I hate watching them rot and then throwing them away. So now I always carve artificial pumpkins, and then I get to keep them forever *echo* ever-ever-ever!
Here’s my tutorial for carving your own foam pumpkins:
Disclaimer: I can’t be held accountable if you end up with an entire room full of pumpkins…
The more the merrier, I say!
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This tutorial was filmed using a Creative Labs Vado HD Digital Video Camera, a Canon Rebel (for still shots), and edited in Sony Vegas Movie Studio.
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The winner of the Violet Vixen giveaway is Melissa C!
Thank you to everyone who entered. I have another Halloweeny giveaway in the works, so keep those peepers peeled!
UPDATE: This giveaway has ended.
I’ve got a bone to pick with you… okay, not really. I just wanted an excuse to use a punny cliche to announce the spooktacular giveaway I’ve got for you guys.
It’s almost September, and that means Halloween is right around the corner. You’d be a bonehead (hehe) NOT to enter for a chance to win this corset from the Violet Vixen.
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Let’s take a moment to talk about MacGyvering. If you’re a child of the 80’s like me, then this term probably requires little explanation.
For everyone else, allow me to elaborate.
Have you ever been in a pickle (and I don’t mean literally inside of a pickle, that would just be weird. And briny.), and your solution involved toothpicks, duct tape, and clothes pins?
Then you, my friend, have MacGyvered.
And I think you’ll agree with me when I say that there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction that comes from really MacGyvering the crap out of a problem. I’ve got a drinking straw on the thread holder of my sewing machine- it keeps the taller spools from toppling off the holder. Every time that bright pink plastic tube catches my eye, a tidal wave of pride washes over me. A drinking straw! On a sewing machine!
Hot damn, I’m one clever S.O.B.!
So I’d like to share with you what I consider to be a solid gold act of MacGyvering: a weaving loom made of nothing but cardboard and bamboo, and which requires a single construction tool: a pair of scissors.
Head on over to susaweaving to see the full instructions for MacGuyvering your own loom!