Saturday, October 31, 2009

***** Purrrfect Halloween Haunts *****

Happy Halloween

We will begin our haunting here in my home......For the past few weeks pumpkins were following me everywhere I went and when I came upon the Booutiful glass mosaic one at Homesense...about the size of my footstool all I thought about was how lovely it would be to have one, place it on four old rusty wheels and turn it into a pumpkin carriage but then this week I came across the actual Cinderella Pumpkins nurseries grow and after googling how to craft this particular kind of pumpkin the “Hallmark Carriage” came up.So here is my version .....

***** Cinderella's Haunted Ride *****

*** Cinderella's Haunted Ride ***

I cheated a bit for the pumpkin turned out to be a tad too heavy for the dowel axles they said to use so I improvised and used a wooden salad bowl to prop the pumpkin on and then just set the Turkish caps on the dowels and arranged them to look as if they are attached. As for the windows I was clean out of buckles and door pulls so I used antique frames I bought in Merrickville. For the top of the pumpkin I used a curtain finial and covered it loosely with Ferrero Rocher chocolate gold wrappers; who doesn't collect the wrappers for crafting. A chocolate I adore and a wrapper for sooo many crafting uses … an essential in my crafting cabinet!!!

Here you will find the instructions for Cinderella's Carriage.


***** A Witch's Study ***** A place where I spend quite a bit of time in

*** A Witch's Study 1313 ***
My hat...a Witch's hat I bought at Walmart and eventually covered it with an old black velvet dress I wore to my husband's Century party for Domtar before the plant closed. I was going to donate it or cut it up but I changed my mind and it now remains intact...a purrrfect fit for a Witch's Hat lampshade.

***** Boo *****

*** BOO ***

An inspiration devired from the movie "Black Christmas"...where Billy is hiding in the closet, Halloween and the book and movie "To Kill a Mockingbird".."Boo Radley"..my favorite novel.I bought this frame this past Spring at a church sale and when I went to add a picture inside I noticed the hole in the wood backing and thought it was better left uncovered and used for something creative...surprisenly I'm not spooked by it! It rests above my desk in my study.

***** Little Hoot *****

*** Little Hoot ***
*** The Haunted Tree ***

A small little salt shaker I bought a very long time ago. She looks quite cute in her Witch's hat.

*** Vintage Owl Light ***
Not in my favorite color but the novelty of the light and being an owl I couldn't pass this little magical fellow up. I adore Owls! Thinking of altering....just don't know what element I'll use.

*** Spooky NIght ***

My daughter Em decorated the fireplace this year and decided to use black tulle, orange lights and my vintage owl lamp.I like him more in the dark since I'm not too fond of his exterior finish. Still debating how to alter him.

And now ....are you ready for a Haunting????
Then step thru this door and come see what I have found....

p.s. working on creating an actual door for next time.....Hehehe!Later...

*** Spiderweb Library ***

The World of Tony Diterlizzi ... one magical artist I discovered some time ago.You probably already know of him but do step into his world and be enchanted.


Or the Mysteriously Strange and Beautiful art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith ~ Strangeling

http://www.strangeling.com/ Artist dark side

.....Or if you wish to travel to past Haunts of your childhood films there is no better place than Obscure Hollow....A HAUNTING IN BLACK AND WHITE


If you and your family adore furry kids...creatures great and small then this site is simply indulgent to two wonderful, intuitive and positively adoring kitties who share their abode with two very polite humans.....The true ongoing escapades of Olivia and Cliff….Don’t miss it! (A Wonderful site for the kids)


Cliff pretty boy

Olivia in the Library

Visit Johnny at http://lovemanor.com/blog/

...And this is certainly one of the most Loveliest of Hauntings I have come across... A must see!

I may drop in later and add a few more Haunts but for now I better go see if anyone has answered my six secret questions to winning the HALLOWEEN banner.

HAPPY Haunts and a Very HAPPY Halloween....>^..^<

A Witch called Annabelle >^..^<


penny patten said...

Great Halloween post!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Annabelle...Purrrfect...love the black velvet...glad you kept that!!! And that fireplace is just lovely!!! Great Haunt...Dzintra♥x

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*** Gremlins ***

*** Gremlins ***
Does your father usually give you vicious little monsters for a present?

*** Halloween Moon ***


Happy Sweet Sixteen Birthday Emma

Happy 16th Halloween Birthday Emma by Annabellelee Have a very Happy 16th Birthday this Halloween Emma Luv Mom, Dad, Ty, Another digital graphic done on Polyvore Annabelle

*** Nine Little Spooky Goblins ***

Nudge Ogle Wink,Nudge, Nudge, Wink WinkNine little spooky goblins stared behind the bubble glassso carefully they watched my every step upon the grassTis alarming when a stranger comes thru hereFor no one ever dare comes nearTheir home, once sat upon a witches head so steepBut now has found a secret box to keep…~ Annabelle

A Little Spooky Treasure Box I made last Halloween

* ~ Spirit of the Night ~

* ~ Spirit of the Night ~
Soon it will be Hallows Eve...Time to create Art from the Dark Side ***Annabelle

" Halloween Flight "

"Halloween Flight" by Annabellelee Made this collage on Polyvore. I should really start using my Dreamweaver and make some on that....In time.Too many things on the go at the moment. ~Annabelle

~ Turn of the Screw ~

~ Turn of the Screw ~
A Flickr mosaic I made some time ago ~ Annabelle


~ "Magic of the Night"...A study in Blue...Color of my Desires. My first painting{the moon}incorporated into a flickr mosaic. ~ Annabelle

*** Magic in the Woods ***

Starry, originally uploaded by Zsaj.

"For in an instance I did think I’d seen a zillion stars ablaze" When I had discovered the magical grove of fossilized crystals I thought I had seen stars. This is what it looked like only on the ground amongst the moss. Thanks to Zsaj for helping me interpret the scene I had discovered a few summers past.

~ Dreaming by a Moonlit Sea ~

~ Enchantments ~

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We live in a World of Enchantment We Only Have to Believe ~Annabelle

~ Peter Rabbit ~

Needed a break from woodburning and painting so I tried this lovely little toy{ Polyvore Digital Workshop } and created this collage. This is a great way for creating a virtual one before attempting a real mixed media collage, although this is art in itself. Thanks Cindy from "My Romantic Home "http://www.romantichome.blogspot.com/, for introducing this great little gadget. I think I'm hooked!

* ~ Once Upon a Butterfly Dream ~


~ Annabelle

* ~ Twilight at Sea ~

Another collage I created inspired by the poem "Twilight at Sea" I used dragonflies instead of birds...I luv them both but I adore how their gossamer wings catch the light. ~Annabelle

Twilight at Sea

The Twilight Hours like birds flew by,
As lightly and as free;
Ten thousand stars were in the sky,
Ten Thousand on the sea;
For every wave with dimpled face,
That leaped upon the air,
Had caught a star in its embrace,
And held it trembling there.

Amelia Coppuck Welby

* ~ Until We Meet Again ~

This collage is part of a poem I am presently writing for a very good friend who just recently lost his spouse. ~ Annabelle

~ Somewhere in England On Christmas Night ~

~ Somewhere in England On Christmas Night ~
I have always Luved the Old English leaded glass windows

~ Winter Dreams ~

~ Winter Dreams ~
Sunflowers in the Snow...Dreaming ~ Christmas in Canada ~ Annabelle

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