Thursday, August 27, 2009

Handmade Halloween Mini Book

Spotted this beauty over on Craftster, made by user Melissaurus.
She made a fanastic mini book on her favorite theme, crows! Just goes to show you it doesn't have to be all classic pumpkins and the like to invoke the spooky spirit of Hallow's eve. Of course, black and orange help a bit...

Stunning. I would love to add something like this to my Halloween collection. Check out more details and photos over on her post.

Halloween Houskeeping

Good Housekeeping has a pretty nice gallery of Halloween decor ideas over on their site. Simple, classic and always in style. There's some pretty good stuff over there. Check out some of their great ideas...

See the full gallery of Halloween Magic over at Good Housekeeping.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Martha Stewart Halloween Edition

I may try my darndest to resist the mindless sheep following, but I admit I am a total sucker for Martha Stewart Halloween stuff. I spend ages at the Halloween section on their page, and get all googly eyed at the special Halloween editions. My supervisor, also a Halloween nut, was awesome enough to pick me up a copy of this when he saw it in stores...

Lookit! New shiny edition of Halloweeny-ness!

Among Halloweeny craftiness, there are also a number of large full page ads for grandin road, the carrier of this years Martha Stewart's halloween line. If you've ever flipped through previous Martha Halloween editions, there is a disappointingly high number of familiar projects, but they're still pretty and there's enough new stuff sprinkled about to make it worth while. I particularly love the victorian-esque nature of a lot of this years costume ideas. You'll have to get the mag to see all the pretty pics, but here's a peek at some of the goodies featured over at grandin road...

there are other Halloween goodies over there, you'll just have to head on over to check it out.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pottery Barn - FREE SHIPPING!

EEEEEee!! The Halloween season has started over at Pottery Barn, with FREE shipping on their Halloween items!!

Get a move on while it lasts!

Halloween Weddings - The Cake

It's the crowning glory, or just that piece of yummy sugar you shove into each other's faces in the most romantic way possible... the wedding cake. If it's for a Halloween wedding, well then, you can't just have your usual three tiers of white then can you? You've got to have something spooky and special... check out some of these examples, and click on each cake to find out more about it.

These of course, are some of the finer examples of cake making, but if you're looking for a good laugh and some more enlightenment on the professional cake world gone horribly wrong, you absolutely have to check the blog Cake Wrecks. No, it's not Halloween themed (all though those are on there) but it is damn funny...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Creepy Cupcakes

I recently came across a really great blog all about Halloween goodness (the blogger in question is preparing for her Halloween wedding... I love Halloween weddings!!) that's called Creepy Cupcakes.
I have to admit though, when I clicked the link to the site, I was really hoping for some creepy cupcakes. So, lucky for you, you get a special two for one - a fantastic new blog to add to your Hallow's eve reading list, and a roundup of spooktacular creepy cupcakes from around the web! Click on each pic to find out more about the cupcakes...

Cupcakes are becoming so hip, even the undead will give up a few brains to get a bite. Cook yourself up some yummy fall goodness!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Etsy Halloween Preview

It's starting to be that time of year.... Etsy has a Halloween Preview Gift guide up this week. Take a peek at some of the spooky goods you can snatch up this year, and keep your eye on the gift guide, as it updates with more creepy crafts as Hallow's Eve draws nearer.