Sunday, 23 October 2011

Cutting Up Paper

Well, I just couldn't do it... it's 2:30am and I just had to put the scissors down.  Do you ever get to the point where you feel as though you are just cutting up all of your good paper? - Well, if you do, than you understand where I am coming from.  If not, consider yourself lucky.  As most of you know, my plan was to post my completed Altered Window Sash, but that will not be happening today. 
Instead, I had been planning on doing EIGHT days of Halloween, but I am
going to up it to NINE days of Halloween-starting right now.
'Sleepless Beauty'
{Halloween Countdown, Altered Box}
{Title Close-Up}
Ok, this is the product of a really good buy AND absolutely NO SLEEP
- hence the name, 'Sleepless Beauty'.  {For those that don't know, I don't sleep well, I am not a light sleeper, I just DON'T sleep, on a good night I might get about four hours.}  On a recent trip to Winners, I noticed the Halloween items were on sale {of course I was curious and had to LOOK}. And there, hanging on the wall was a complete pack of My Mind's Eye - Haunted Collection for $5...with a half off sticker on it, so I paid $2.50...imagine my excitement!  When I got home, I was still flying from my fantastic purchase, so I decided to start to 'create' immediately.  I had bought two wooden boxes at a summer yard sale for $2 {for both} and decided it was time to put one to use... after that, I don't know, it just kind of came together.  The small trinkets, like the metal spiders, dangly embellishment and skeleton key were all items I had stashed away...just in case.  I don't know where the thought of adding the skull came into play, but I do remember taking a trip out to the garage around 3am and thinking 'you need a bow' {which is why she is a her}.  I formed the skeleton hands out of galvanized wire and then wrapped them in old {not used} gauze. {These are a lot of fun to make, my niece and I made a full-sized skeleton last year
...he is fantastic, his name is Bob.}
 The countdown starts at {unlucky} number 13 and works it's way down to October 31.  Each number has a magnet behind it and you simply stick a {little}, decorative magnet on the correct 
number until you get to Halloween.

Happy Halloween
{in 9 days}
Hope you'll stop back in and see what haunting project we have tomorrow

(Updated October 23, 2011 at 8:59pm)


  1. WoW-ZeR!!!! Great project! Very creative!

  2. Oooh...I love it! It is fabulous! Love the skeleton hands! Super cute project!

  3. Wowee, stellar creation, I LOVE THAT!

  4. Don't you want to come and decorate my house?

  5. I love this! Your skeleton looks cute!:-) Really, I love how your made her hands holding the frame. Great idea!

  6. Wow, I love it! Thanks for clarifying the gauze was unused :) ha ha. Now, go to bed!

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