Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More Halloween Jewelry

I've listed sme more Halloween jewelry in my Etsy shop.

Garnet and Sterling Silver Skull Earrings

Gemstone Dangle Earrings in Halloween Colors

Wishbone Earrings in Halloween Colors

Smiling Halloween Skull Necklace

© 2009 Haunted Yard

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween Shoes

I apologize for the lack of updates lately. After the slowest summer on record at my job, we've finally started to see a dramatic increase in work, enough that I don't feel like turning on the computer when I get home. Mix that in with a trip to Denver for a gem and mineral show, making jewelry, and doing end-of-season yard work to get ready for Halloween decorating, and I'm not motivated to do much but kick my feet up and hang with my husband and the cats.
In what little spare time I've had, I've managed to make a few Halloween crafts including some really cute greeting cards (I'll be posting them soon), a felt cell phone and sunglasses holder to go along with a new coffin purse (I'll be posting a how-to as soon as I'm done with it) and some Halloween shoes.
I found some cute little black shoes on clearance ($4 each!) and went to town with acrylic paint pens. I'm excited to wear them this season to add a touch of the holiday to my everyday work outfits.
Spider Web Shoes

Halloween Swirls

© 2009 Haunted Yard

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ghoulish Goodies - A Halloween Cookbook Review

Those that know me know that I love to cook.  Throw Halloween themed recipes in the mix, and I'm one happy witch!  That's why I was so pleased to get my copy of Ghoulish Goodies by Sharon Bowers.  With an eye catching cover, I was eager to find some yummy and spooky treats to make for and with my nieces and nephews. 
The book has a nice collection of recipes and one recipe I was glad to see omitted was the kitty litter cake.  I can't tell you how un-Halloween I think it is.  In fact, the author shares my dislike in the introduction.  I like that this book has a wide range of recipes including some nice fall-themed recipes mixed in with the creepy and spooky.  I'm eager to try out the pumpkin seed brittle and the orange rice with bacon (pumpkin risotto).  My nephew was impressed with the cup of worms recipe with chocolate pudding, crushed chocolate cookies and gummy worms.  What is is with 7 year old boys and worms?  The book also has great pictures and fun illustrations that make just flipping through the book fun.
Overall, I think this book is a great value and and fun for young and old alike.  I can't wait to get cooking!

Happy Haunting!
© 2009 Haunted Yard

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Halloween Jewelry

I just posted some Halloween jewelry in my Etsy shop. I'll be listing more in the coming days and weeks.

Black Skull and Rutilated Quartz Necklace

Spider Web Necklace - Agate, pewter and sterling silver

Vampire Bite Sterling Silver and Glass Necklace

Blood Drop Earrings

Orange and Black - Onyx and Amber Earrings

© 2009 Haunted Yard