Happy New Year Marie! I have now posted my 2011 pics. I was disappointed that I didn't remember to take night shots, so there are only daytime shots. I have also started an album of wrought iron and graveyards. I started this when I was searching for wrought iron designs for my Gothic Garden, so a new little hobby was born! I will post my garden sometime too. All the best for 2012.
Hi Marie, I hope your halloween went well. I have blogged my walkthru, no pictures yet, working on that. It went well, we made our Creepy Carnival interactive for the kiddies. You have to play games at a carnival. Big kids asked...."Is there clowns inside?" insert evil laugh here!
Love all your cemetary pics. My kids tease me about all of the cemetaries they were drug through on family vacations. As a result they have threatend to burry me in one of the newer genneric cemetaries. You know the ones with flush ground momuments, topped with bunches plastic flowers. I told them I would haunt them forever if they did that!!!
Hi Marie! Just an update on the anniversary stays. So far, no haunted hotel nights. Haven't booked any - out of our budget right now. Something to save for though. Thanks for the suggestions, have written them in my Halloween Idea book!
Thanks so much Marie for the kind words and the friending. Our display has a long way to go but it gets a little bit better each year. The skeletons are the one big yard project my wife has each year. She sets 'em up and decides what they'll be doing. (I think she said they'll be playing The Game of Life this year!)
Shoppers used to be great for Halloween. I picked up some really nice univerrsal monster masks there on clearance. They had the skeletons for 3 or 4 years and then switched them out for another big impressive item (Giant skulls, I think?) Not much there last year though.
I'd live to see a night shot of the ghosts in action. I'm sure they look amazing. And as for the riser, he is perfect. I guess old Halloween props never die (because they're already dead?)
Hi Marie! Thanks for the nice comments on our photos. We still have a long way to go, but it's getting closer. I can't take any credit for the skeletons. They popped out of the box just like that. They are a foam/plastic combination. I picked them up at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada a couple years back. I think they were $50 on sale. Only bad thing about them is non-poseable head and flat non-poseable hands. But they work.
Thanks Marie! I completely forgot about the "treats" section. That should have been my first stop, but will check it out. It adds a nice touch to the day! We do make most of our stuff and I had gotten ideas on how to motorize different props on HF. Trying to add a few things each year. My girls enjoy working on the projects with me and of course really enjoy when it is all set up. Thanks again for the idea!
Thanks for the comments! I will have to try a Blue Hokkaido, I have never baked with one of those....and a stew! Sounds awesome! I have made the cheesecake with my nieces and they loved it...so much fun but very messy!
I enjoy baking & cooking & all things Halloween. I sent you an invite for my friends list, let's stay in touch.
Thank you for checking out my art! I have not the prop making or photography talents of y'all around here, so I gotta find some worth somewhere else. Have fallen way behind on my HC watching lately-we just took a family camping trip that was such a great time. Hope you're having a good week!
Hi Marie they are amazing vaults, your a long time dead so they say, and these are the ultimate places to spend that time. And Im really glad that my JoL's have inspired you to carve your own, when your ready just go to Zombie Pumpkins, the patterns are easy to follow in the main and $10 gets you over 240 patterns to choose from. If you require any help when you start please do not hesitate to ask me anything.
Well, our weekend turned out pretty darn busy, so I haven't gotten a chance to stop by in a few days...gotta jump back down there and see what I've missed in the HC thread...
Heh! ALL THREE, my friend...all three. Those movies *never* get old to me, and I was so excited when one of my sons wanted to be Ash last year for Halloween! I had the best time helping him get costumed for the the TOT walk up and down our Broad St. A couple of people even recognized who he was! I didn't know there were folks that cool in our town. WOW, your daughter is the best!! I can't think of a better gift! I've haven't had the chance to read it yet, but for you to have an autographed copy is very special! I'm sure it has a safe place in your house.
Hi Marie, I'm loving the forum, really glad that I found a place with so many fantastic people who love Halloween. Thanks again for the JoL comments. They take about 45mins to an hour to carve from scratch so it's not so bad, I try to do a couple a night.
I'm really looking forward to making my first props now though, found so many great ideas I keep changing my mind on what to do lol, I will decide soon and post my progress as I go along.