Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Last Day of Creepmas


My Readers - I have enjoyed a wonderful wacky sleigh ride of Creepmas fun with you.  Alas, it is over.  

Along the way, I have heard from many friends whom I would like to acknowledge here.  Thanks to Deborah She Who Seeks, Donut, Sarah the Geordie Goth, MK, The Insomniac, Dr. Theda, Mason, Haunted Eve, Old Fashioned Halloween, Spooky Vegan, Beth, and Neale for their supportive comments. I have also made a few new pals whose blogs I am now reading. Diana at Diana's Creation and Holly at Holly's Horrorland.

For my final post, I share my new fire grate.  We had it fashioned down at the Metal Mama's by Jason.  I gave him a very crappy design I made on photoshop and from that he created an awesome fire screen.
As a friend said, just channeling my inner Tim Burton. That's Grissom's voice you hear in the background of the video.

 And with that, I wish you adieu.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Stockings and Other Creepmas Decor

I have a few other craft ideas for your Creepmas decor.  Above is our spider sculpture that we surrounded with lights.

I finally modified a stocking I purchased some time ago after Christmas at Michaels. I added the ribbon and the bow.  Michaels sells a nice 12x12 black paper that is easy to cut but looks like velvet. I used that for the letters and bats. However, when I went back this year to match a stocking for his Lordship, I had no luck.  Everything is in burlap and white - no burgundy velvet in sight.  Guess I am the only one getting my stocking stuffed this year.

 I also printed some dancing skeletons wearing Santa hats and holding lights onto vellum.  I put these around some holders salvaged from old candles.  These pictures were taken with a votive inside.  I since changed to a tealight and now the skeles feet are visible.

Hope you are enjoying Creepmas.  Only two days to go!




Monday, December 11, 2017

Creepmas Dinner Party


On Sat. last, as you may know, His Lordship and I hosted our first Creepmas Dinner Party.  As the guests were all Creepmas Virgins, you can imagine the level of suspicion and anxiety the invitation aroused.  They were probably thinking "what is this Creepmas and will it involve a blood sacrifice?"  Well lucky for them we kept it tame,  a meal and some drinks.  We'll introduce the gruesome stuff  next year! Below are some pictures of the table and preparations.  Unfortunately,  I did not take any pictures of the actual affair.  I get too busy and it slips my addled mind.


The Haunted Mansion view of the table.
The meal was a success. Plenty of mirth and Creepmas cheer was exchanged.  The guests ate the maggots and boar carcass without a gripe.  I even made a salad dressing slightly reminiscent of vomit and they ate that.  Thinking of ways to torture them for next year.  Toodles and hope your Creepmas dreams are coming to fruition.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ornaments

I promised some ornament crafts and I will share today.  I got the inspirations from this video a friend shared on my face book page at Halloween.  I decided to modify it for Creepmas.  However, I could not find the video and hence had to wing it. Sigh!

So I photo shopped a skull wearing a Santa hat, printed them on vellum and stuffed them into the clear plastic ornaments.  Then I dripped some red paint down the outside as per Debra She We Seeks request.  So here they are on the little Creepmas Tree.




I like this tree.  Looks like aspens - very Colorado.



Saturday, December 9, 2017

Pumpkin projects


I do love pumpkin projects for Creepmas.  Only problem is that pumpkins disappear from stores at Thanksgiving.  But you know who still has them? Your neighbors.  Especially your neighbors who don't believe in carving them at Halloween.  His Lordship asks our next door group for uncarved pumpkins and presto, like magic the neighbors provide.  Just look at this haul
So I get this great idea from the great deceiver, that's right - pinterest, on what to do with this haul.   Laurenconrad.com's 5 hacks for carving pumpkins looked good and gave me an idea to use cookies cutters to make pumpkin luminaries.  Only problem?  It is damn hard to put a cookie cutter through a pumpkin.  I ruined two cookie cutters in the process and cracked the pumpkins to boot. Not so enamored of this project and will definitely not be doing it again. It is Creepmas Dinner party tonight and I was counting on these decorations.  Pinterest be damned.  These things suck.




I think they will either be banished here to the basement or pitched in the trash.  What's your vote? Dungeon or Dump em?

Friday, December 8, 2017

Cookies


 2017 cookies have been made and frosted for tomorrow nights meal.  I limited myself to a few designs - Teddy scares, Creepmas Owls and Franken Santas.  I used a new high altitude sugar cookie recipe with good results.
I put some red hots on the Teddy Scares that I found at the Dollar Tree (vs. paying the big bucks for the kind in the tiny jar with the other sprinkles and cookie decorations).  My Teddy Scares could be angry or perhaps constipated.  I am not sure which.
On the Franken Santas, I combined a Frankenstein head with a witch hat.  I attached the two and modified the hat to have a smaller brim and a bauble on top hence they are all a little different.  I not to smitten with the faces.  They look like slightly bored, green football players.