Friday, November 13, 2009

Halloween 2009

On our Halloween mantel, in a Nightmare before Christmas theme...'jack-o-lantern' eggs, saved from the year when I had enough time and energy to craft a Martha Stewart featured item...when would that have been...2003?

(My 3 oldest kids as Lock Shock and Barrel from the Nightmare Before Christmas.)
Back then, I probably would have made their costumes 'from scratch'. These days, a purple dress and 2 colored sweatsuits with added bits are as close to 'from scratch' as I get, and you know, it's OK. Maybe even better! Because take the tail off Shock's costume, and Constantine has a gym outfit he can wear all school year, and Aurora has a new fun purple dress (from Target, $7.99). Russell, on the other hand, wants to wear his 'skelly' suit regularly, so I'm leaving it as is, and he's happy. (Okay, sure, the papier mache masks were from 'scratch', but not toooo time consuming or complicated...)

The Lock Shock and Barrell dolls are from years ago, when the movie first came out, they are still my favorite Halloween decoration, beautifully made...I remember I used what should have been my rent money to buy them, back then...the bathtub is new, from Jun Planning...the vampires are also Jun Planning, the metal trees are from Urban Outfitters.

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Mamazakka is Mommy blogger Autumn Sousanis; also-known-as Autumn Dunbar; and also-known-as "Mama" to six little ones, ages 9, 7.5, 5, 3.5 2 and a 3 month old! :) Busy,yes. A graduate of C.C.S. (Center for Creative Studies, School of Art and Design in Detroit) with my bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, I have finally found my calling as 'Mamazakka', maker of everything and anything that might improve your home, life and outlook. :) It's my goal to create things that truly meet Wikipedia's definition for 'zakka'; (here's an excerpt)..."cute, corny, kitschy is not enough. To qualify, a product must be attractive, sensitive and laden with subtext." Oh yeah! You betcha! Well, that's my goal, anyhow! I'm also known as an over-user of exclamation marks(!) and parentheses (can't help it) though I do try to keep my smileys to a minimum :)