Halloween Apron Dress

Throughout the year, whenever I find discount Halloween fabric, I can’t help but stock up a bit. It is so much cheaper buying things like that out of season, after all. I bought the fabrics I am using for this project in August, right before this years Halloween fabric came out, so I only paid half price. This one is […]

Zombie Photoshoot

Ok, so here we have another photoshoot for this year. All of the kids shoots have been really different from one another which I love. They all had very different editing requirements meaning I got a lot of practice with different aspects of photo manipulation. So far I have learned a lot and taking fun pictures of the kids is […]

Zombie Makeup

I don’t have much practice with face painting yet but it’s another really fun medium. Doing special effects makeup takes a whole new kit of things I just don’t have. Even the paint from the face painting booths at festivals is a pretty big expense to start. It’s really nice to use but not always easy to get your hands […]

Jack-o-lantern Sweetrolls

I love this recipe, it’s one of my favorites. Making these and having to wait to decorate them before eating was so hard. My mouth was watering while doing the dishes as they cooled. It’s a good thing the recipe doesn’t make too many; I can’t resist them when they are around. I am not sure what else to call […]

Pumpkin Earrings

This project is a quick one, it’s pretty simple. Sometimes simple is good. In this post I am making some polymer clay pumpkin earrings. Usually when I use polymer clay I make it one colour and paint it afterwards. I am by nature a painter and find it easier to get things to look the way I want that way. […]

Blood Red Root Soup

Here is something I don’t make often. We don’t eat a lot of soup around here and I’m the only one who likes beets. Sad but true. I love beets, their sweet earthy smell and blood red appearance; I love it all. Any food that looks like there has been a minor massacre in the kitchen makes me happy. My […]

Baby Baba Yaga Photoshoot

Ever wanted to set up silly photoshoots just for fun? Here is my daughter dressed as baby Baba Yaga and killing it. Photos are all shot on my phone and edited with GIMP free software. All props are made by myself. Baba Yaga Baba Yaga is an old woman from Slavic folklore, a witch that lives deep in the woods […]

Prop Building

In my previous post I mentioned putting together everything I needed for a photo shoot. Over the past week or so I have slowly been making everything I need. Most of it was quick projects that don’t warrant their own post, so they are all here. Here is a list of everything I wanted for this photoshoot. Skull Lantern Bone […]

Sculpted Skulls

I have been working on putting together some props for another photo shoot. This one has a lot more pieces than I originally intended but some of them will have additional uses and others were pretty simple, so it’s really just a matter of getting it all together. Among the list of things needed for this setup I need a […]