Halloween is right around the corner! So it’s time to start with props. I started with a prop of Book from Hocus Pocus. I used the following blog post from 102 Wicked Things to Do as a launching point to create my book. I found it on Pinterest.
I keep seeing these crochet stitch markers everywhere with alphabet blocks, so you know what hook you used on the project. What an ingenuous idea! I don’t always put projects down for long, but if you are the type that has multiple WIPS, these could be a life saver for you.
I was at Walmart this morning, and I saw these cute little ghosts. I said to my husband, “Wouldn’t they be cute hanging from our tree?” And he said, “You could make that.” The original ghost was $3.98 each. I went back to the craft section and picked up some plain white cotton fabric, some Styrofoam balls, and some pipe cleaners. Total cost = $7.00 and enough materials to make 6 ghosts, but I could have bought one less pack of cloth ($6.00 total).
For me, the Handmade Arcade is like Christmas. I get giddy with excitement and this was only my second one! I had already purchased my Early Birdie tickets and my husband came with me again to keep my company (and drive me). There are 170+ vendors! We arrived way too early, 9:30 and hung out until Early Birdie shopping started.