Monday, July 29, 2013

Mid Summers Halloween projects

We find ourselves in a state of flux. We are under contract to move to a MUCH bigger house with the perfect yard to haunt, but...the closing date could be anywhere from Sept 30th to Dec 30th. So we run the constant stress of "should we decorate?" We have decided to go on as usual and just anticipate the moving to come after Halloween. 

My office is a constant mash of Halloween items that I use for both inspiration and for sentimentality. This is the view over my shoulder from my computer desk.

M had been planning some projects this year all on her own. She is going to be mass producing PVC candles to start with.

Her inspirational urges strike even late into the night.

Here is the first batch of small candles.

Here they are in action!

I am working on a few projects myself trying to keep in mind that a move could happen at any given moment. So far I have one creature I am building around a toy motor. My biggest fear is the motor will give out before Halloween and it is at the heart of the build and cannot be replaced. Here is a sneak peek at what I am working on...any guesses? 

Hope that we can find time for many more projects in the days to come!


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    1. Thanks! We hope to make a ludicrous amount of them!

  2. This is positively AWESOME! Great job with those candles!

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    1. Thanks Grimm! I will check it out right now!

  3. Oh my gosh that has to be just completely nerve-wracking. Could a move come at a possibly worse time for a HUGE Halloween enthusiast? Especially not when you aren't even SURE when the move will happen exactly!

    Having moved just under a year ago, I know the stresses and joys of moving in and of themselves are enough of an emotional roller coaster! Then you start messing with Halloween in there too and it all just goes to heck.

    1. It's like you read my mind and put it into words. Ultimately it will be the greatest place to haunt and throw Halloween parties but MAN timing sucks. I have been after this particular house for going on 11 years and this is my 4th attempt at it. Luck has both smiled on me and put a knife in my ribs over this one. We came home to find loan pre approval docs waiting so it may well happen right in the middle of the high holiday!

  4. Those candles turned out killer! Man, a tentative move date like that is horrible! Good luck- lets hope it comes after the holiday!

  5. The candles look awesome! Intrigued to find out what you're creating! :)


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