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The Wall

Right off the bat, I want to apologize for being MIA.  My work/life schedule has been filling up at an alarming rate, and I am still learning discipline.  Anyway, I am still alive, still crafting.  So here’s a quick photo roundup of what I’ve been up to:

ImageI got this frame from my Grandma.  Wasn’t sure how to put anything in it anyway, since the back doesn’t open, so I tried my hand at a old-school style silhouette.  Image

Monster eye magnets!  God knows I have the bottlecaps to spare.  Considering making a monster on my front door out of construction paper, and holding it up with a gazillion eyes. 

 

I also scored this from G-unit:

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I’m pumped about this thing!  Especially considering our regular coffee maker only makes 4 cups, which is fine for just me and Husband, but when a party is winding down and people need to perk up a bit… THIS fantastic 32 cup wonder will prevent me from spending the last hour making pot after pot of coffee in the kitchen.  I couldn’t help thinking it just so happens to be the perfect color for a construction paper Frankenstein face!  My goal is for everything functional to also be decor.  Anyway, turns out the color was a main selling point back in the day… check out the box:

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So, yeah.  It’s trendy, too.  Good to know.  🙂

Also got started on another piece like the Ouija board… in the sense that I didn’t have or couldn’t get what I originally wanted, and what I made turned out to be cooler.  This one is going to stay up year-round I think:

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The ribbon got added because I screwed up the lettering for the next line royally.  This ought to teach me to stop free-handing everything, but…eh.  The text yet to be painted will say “Let him read your PAST * PRESENT and FUTURE in his crystal”.  Everyone I’ve shown it to so far hasn’t recognized it, so here’s a pic to jog your memory:

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Like I said, its not finished, but its a good start.  The Ouija board and Professor Marvel will be part of a wall display, along with a bunch of creepy photos that I found, like this,

 

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and this.

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I got the frames up today, just to give myself an idea of what goes where and what size it will all need to be, once I find someone willing to let me use their printer.  I’ve gotta get one of those someday.  Here’s the wall. 

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Pay no attention to that green bag up top!  The Great Oz has spoken!  *BOOMPOWPOW* 

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Wouldja Ouija?

Every time I think of something I’ll need for the Halloween party, I add it to an Amazon wish list. I don’t always necessarily end up purchasing everything online, but it helps me keep track of what I need. Recently I went searching for a ouija board. I wanted one for decoration, was planning on mounting it on a wall so that no one would be tempted to use it (even though I am fully aware that it is stupid and superstitious to believe that a board game invented by Hasbro that is recommended for 10 to 15 year olds has any kind of supernatural power), because ever since seeing the Paranormal Activity movies, I refuse to take any chances. Don’t get me wrong- I looooove ghost stories. I don’t mind going to supposedly haunted places, and honestly crave a real paranormal experience. But I do not want any crazy ghostly shit going down where I live. I hate moving. As much as Husband and I rail against the people on those sort of “true ghost story” shows (not the hunters. Your magnetic field detector or whatever proves nothing. And I know that’s an intern slamming doors while you pretend to piss your pants and whisper-scream ‘Shh! Did you hear that?? Ohmygod’), the ones that won’t leave the house even though all their pets are dead, and they hear screaming in the attic all the time, and every morning the fridge is on the ceiling etc, and THEY WON’T LEAVE, we’re always yelling at the TV, like “Oh we’d be so f***ing out there, like ages ago! Stupid!”. We probably would live in denial for a ridiculously long time, because this condo is awesome and moving is terrible.
Back to the point (finally), I went looking around Amazon for a ouija board. I couldn’t find one for under $20, and that’s ridiculous. So I decided to make one instead. Behold my Thursday afternoon project:

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I am 100% aware that the lines aren’t straight and that the numbers especially double in size from left to right. I guess that’s what happens when you freehand.

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