September 12, 2010

Grandmother's Parlor Halloween Kit

THE KITS ARE NOW SOLD OUT. THANKS SO MUCH AND ENJOY YOUR HALLOWEEN GOODIES!

Edit: The kits are now up in my Etsy shop. Enjoy! I have had lots of questions about sources and how to's for products in my Etsy shop and here on the blog......please read the new Sources and How To Questions page on the left side of my blog.


Hi friends. Today I have a kit going up in the shop that was inspired by these two photos. Jordan and I found them at the thrift shop. These lovely ladies were surely someone's grandmothers.....the poses so stiff and stoic....but lovely in their own simple way...with their formal black attire.....it makes me wonder who they were, where they lived.....and did they lead a secret life perhaps? I can picture these ladies living in Victorian houses way up on the hill. Perhaps they lived alone. Maybe children were scared to visit them. Maybe they sat in their parlor all day scheming of wicked ways. Maybe....just maybe.....they were witches. Or maybe not.....but it's fun to make up stories about these old photos. Which leads me to my Etsy kit for today. It's called Grandmother's Parlor and is full of items that might have been found in Grandmother's secret room. The kits are all ready to go and wrapped up with a fun tag for you to reuse.
Lots and lots of Halloween goodness in each little parcel....
A pile full of Halloween embellishments and trims.....
The aged looking paper accents could have easily been hiding in Grandmother's desk. Each cubby hole full of tags and writing papers......now faded and distressed with age.
Tickets to a carnival....aged orange tags.....and paper sacks.
Grandmother surely had a sewing kit full of buttons and baubles......and a clothesline to hang her witchy wares......
Spools of string and ribbon.....perhaps to adorn her Hallow's Eve costume........
Sitting in curlers, awaiting that frightfully fun night......where goblins appear and witches delight.
The kits are tucked full of Grandmother's goodies. Visit my Etsy shop to see a full listing of the kit contents.
And of course I was inspired to make a project with some of the kit contents. Using Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers and the coordinating dies, I made a frightfully fun witchy themed card. Using my Copic markers, I colored the witch's feet using vintage looking colors. By using the jar die as a topper, I was able to use only a portion of this stamped image by enclosing it the jar.
Here's a closeup of lots of little accents that I gathered from the kit. A carnival ticket makes the perfect background for the little tag die cut and coordinating stamps from the Friendship Jar collection. Martha Stewart glitter finishes off the card perfectly. The bat punches are from Martha Stewart. Oh, and see the little goodies in the background photo above? I've been preparing my Halloween Inspiration Station.....coming soon to the blogaroonie.
And as I was sewing the little bats on the carnival tickets, I thought it would be fun to show you a little garland that could be made by stitching together embellishments. I might have to try this with more goodies from my Halloween Inspiration Station. Can't wait to play more!
Thanks for joining me today on my little trip to Grandmother's Parlor. The kits will be up in my shop this afternoon.....just wanted to give everyone a little advanced notice. The kits will be one of kind items and will not be offered again in the shop. :) Be back soon, time for lunch.

12 comments:

♥Wendi said...

OMG! You are so funny. I can't believe how clever and creative you are! The story about the two women was great! I love Halloween and I always enjoy your Halloween work. Please keep it coming!

Shelley said...

Michelle, I can't find Grandma's Parlor Halloween kit in the Etsy shop. How do I find it? I have to have it, it is so-o-o-o cute!

Sally said...

i was wondering where you get the spools to wrap your ribbon around. please share. thank you so much!

JeanFB said...

So, so happy to see you giving us wonderful Friendship Jar inspiration!! I have all of the sets - the whole shebang - and I've been hoping for more of your fabulous cards! Thanks Mish!

Anne said...

Totally FABULOUS!!!

Julie Campbell said...

Ha! I was kind of getting a little scared just reading about these two scary women dressed in black. So cute & clever!

Anonymous said...

Oh that was fun! You are so creative. Those curlers sure do bring back memories...what a fun and clever use for them.
Can't wait to see more of your Halloween creations!

Lorri W.

Kim H. said...

Love it! As always! Just love it!

Lynn said...

Oh my...you have quite the imagination! I love how you can make anything look so cute...clothespins and perm rollers!tfs

Patti J said...

As grama would have said, "Well, I never..." Michelle, you are amazing! I would never, ever, have thought about a curler! You are so creative - thanks for always making me smile!

Cindy B. said...

I can't believe I missed out on this :( They are great !!! Any tricks on how to be notified when your stuff goes on etsy??? I'm new to this blogging thing and don't know all the ins and outs. Thanks so much.
Cindy B.
camogirl59@yahoo.com

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I LOVE all your projects! I love your commentary and those rollers are a hoot! What a fun idea! I remember having pink ones and my mom would put Dippity Doo in my hair with the curlers and then take them out the next morning.

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