Monday, August 31, 2009

Martha Stewart Halloween Magazine

Cute idea for pumpkins with the old fashioned style paper inserts!

I've gone through my Halloween Martha Stewart issue and it's a nice mix of some previous magazine ideas and new items! There are some great crafty ideas for favors and the costumes are great. Very nice clip art as well. Very inspiring for haunting your spooksters as always!


Sunday, August 30, 2009

BH&G Halloween Issue Preview

This weekend, while out shopping, I picked up several Halloween/October theme magazines. Better Homes & Gardens Special Halloween issue is out and full of festive things. There's a nice but short piece on vintage Halloween with information and tips from Mark Ledenbach. Shown below are pages from the article.

Other things of note include some carving tips for pumpkin carvers, and some gothic haunted Halloween ideas. All the candy and goodies make me hungry :)


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Martha Stewart Halloween issue

Soon to be on newsstands--and in some areas already out--is the new Martha Stewart Living Halloween issue. Check out Martha's costume on the cover. I'm not sure if the material inside is all new or some new and reprints of magazine ideas. Looking forward to it!


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Matthew Mead's Monster Book of Halloween

If you didn't pick up Matthew Mead's Halloween book from last season, he's got a new one out this year: Matthew Mead's Monster Book of Halloween. It features a lot of the previous book's frightfully fun tricks and treats, but also some new material that's worth picking up. It's available now in stores. I picked mine up at Barnes & Noble.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Halloween and Vine

The 14th annual Halloween and Vine show will be held in Petaluma, CA - Sept. 26. Visit their website for more details! There will be lots of artisans and experts on hand. I've always wanted to attend, hopefully next year in 2010 we'll be there.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Martha Stewart Crafts Added to the Shop! & $5.00 Ship Special

$5.00 standard shipping special through 9-15 at the store!

We've just added Martha Stewart Crafts to our store!
Lots of new goodies this year with a vintage style witch/icon theme and a Mad Scientist theme. Plus all the usual suspects! Great favor bags and boxes, punches, and scrap papers. Decorations and picks. A nice mix. Here's some samples:

Haunted House Wine Labels

Witch Favor Bags

Festive Scrap Paper Pad

Mad Scientist Favor Bags


Monday, August 17, 2009

New Charm Bracelet Styles Added to Store

Just added new styles of charm bracelets to the store! More coming in the next couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Trick or Treat & Grinning Jols


Taste of Home Halloween Magazine

Taste of Home magazine's Halloween issue is now available. It features lots of recipes and projects. One project I enjoyed was the paper lanterns--which you could design in so many different ways with the instructions they provide--shown below:


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Vintage Halloween Noisemakers at eBay #3

Cute witch. Bad witch! This noisemaker has it all. Found recently at eBay.

Clickers are fun. They came with a nice variety of images and even varied in shape and size.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Fall/Halloween Magazines To Look Out For

Halloween & Harvest are about upon us! Start checking your stores for magazines coming out. Country Sampler's current issue has a few Halloween items picutured including some neat items from Johanna Parker's Halloween lines.

Now at our website most of the Halloween/Holiday magazines (like the one pictured below - Country Home Oct. 2008) are now $1.00!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Martha Stewart Pumpkin Clock

Ronda at Old Fashion Halloween mentioned the neat items for GrandinRoad from Martha Stewart Living. These are really neat. Especially the witch yard decorations. I like the pumpkin clock as well, featured on last year's October issue. A real pumpkin clock will rot, this one will last spooktacularly!


Yankee Candle Witch Tea Light Holder & Martha Stewart Candle Creatures

This cute little tea light holder from Yankee Candle is a delightful item for your Halloween decorating!

Here's a cute little project from Martha Stewart Living: Candle Creatures:


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Vintage Halloween Noisemakers at eBay #2

Highlighting several fun noisemakers seen at eBay!

Noisemakers with wooden handles are more vintage than those with plastic ones.