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Halloween spooktacular - the haunted house edition

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We finally had our house warming bash on Saturday night.  It was Halloween themed as Halloween hit after a busy work time, just after my 33 and 3/3s birthday (need to share the lovely swag I got for that!) and fulfilled our need to have a builder free house before the party!

I had a lot of fun decorating.  Our hall was invaded by bats (black paper, clear thread and masking tape to hold them to the ceiling - I free handed the cutting out and have a tonne of these left over - I seriously over estimated the number we'd need).  I was also sent over a few Halloween decorations for my birthday and they made their presence felt around the house.

A few bats even roosted on the lamp.


The bathroom was a cobwebby affair.


As was the dining room - we used this as the buffet room and moved over the dining table.


BM's large spider came in handy :)

The living room had a skull chandelier and crepe streamers as well as more cobwebby goodness.

BM had some halloween decorations from when he live…

random card creations

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A few more cards finished.  Just a playful way to pass an hour or so, combining different elements.

the blanket that wasn't

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I've been making this blanket cushion for ages (already started here and from yarn that didn't make it into here).  Started as a blanket but rapidly realised I wouldn't have enough to finish using up the yarn I had (four full 200g balls) due to the stitch (single crochet) and the hook size (3.5mm).  Ah well.  Makes a nice cushion.  I originally started it for the cats but a friend of mine was horrified that I'd make it for them and asked (very nicely) for it instead.  Still hasn't been delivered, mind!


Due to its unusual shape, I sewed an inner in some stash fabric and added buttons to hold it closed.

geometric retro

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A few more card makes!  This weekend was spent preparing for and then hosting a dinner party for a colleague of BM.  I realised this morning as I was tidying away that it was a veggie evening.  I'm quite enjoying the realisation that while I like meat, it isn't always necessary.  Hosting the next vegetarian dinner party will definitely be less of a big deal for me!

I really like the retro designs on these stickers.  The cards were part of a slightly manic card making spree a few weeks ago and I've just gotten around to posting them.

a quick trip to Dunedin

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Down in Dunedin for work. I really like this city. I need to actually visit the inside of the church above at some point!

playing with my ipad

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Bored one spring evening I played with the camera settings on my iPad. I think it makes my house look like a cathedral!

meet T Rex

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The mighty and fierce Dragon! (I had a thing about T. rex recently)

Keen on adventure, his friendliness is often mistaken due to his size and tendency to breathe fire when excited.

(Produce from a mid winter Christmas present kit)