Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October! Halloween! Spoolie Dolls!

Hello Friends!

OMG, It's October!
Where does the time go?
Well, at least I can say, in part,
some of it really did go into my Halloween crafting.

This is my sample for a spoolie doll swap I'm hosting in MAMA:

Made from a large wooden spool on the bottom, festooning,
tinsel trim, a rosette, a skewer to support my little bat girl,
assorted embellishments and a cocktail umbrella!
After looking through my partner's beautiful blog,
I challenged myself to make her spoolie doll in whites, creams, and black:

I think the ripped netting behind the girl contributes a sinister look, don't you?
Hope she likes it!

In another swap I am in,
we are trading altered, embellished paper mache coffins:

Of course we are stuffing crafty goodies inside!  :)

This is a matchbox I made for my partner, JoAnne,
who is hosting a swap in her Vintage Dragonfly Matchbox group:
Again, crafty goodies inside!
One of the four handmade goodies we were to create
in addition to the matchbox is this little top hat box:
They are so fun to make, and, confidentially ;)
they are made from toilet paper rolls!! :D
I'm so behind on posting freebies
so here are some fun ones for you:
Don't these children look like they've just seen a ghost?  :D

Click to enlarge, right click and save!

I will be back with another post next week!
More Friday fun to be had at Fabulously Creative Friday!  
Lots of links to lovely pinks at Pink Saturday.
Be inspired at Inspired Sunday.
For links to lovely, shabby, chippy whites, stop by Blissful Whites Wednesday!
♥♥♥Thank you so much for visiting and for all your lovely comments!! ♥♥♥
Have a great weekend!


Ann said...

the spoolie doll is fabulous!! you exceeded your created a beautiful piece with these colors!! love it!
paper mache coffin for the swap...TO DIE FOR!!
the ripped netting you have used in your art really does add that something special!!! love it it's the perfect touch!!
JoAnne is lucky to be your partner..ooooohhhh,she's going to love that matchbox!! the top hats are fabulous!
love the images..thanks so very much for sharing them with us!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love all your swap items, Lorraine! Especially your sample spoolie. Such great ideas here. Thanks for sharing!

Ornate Splendor said...

Hi Lorraine! Your spoolie dolls are just so very FUN!! They made me smile today! Love them! Catherine (newest follower of your blogging adventures!) : )

Jeanie said...

These are spectacular, Lorraine. I've missed seeing your blog, but now I know why -- you are on a creative roll and it is to die for. Your partner Joanne is one lucky person!

Love this month's images. They're terrific!

Jeanne said...

Hi Lorraine, You did a wonderful job on Spoolie Girl and everything else you created. I know you had fun with this swap. I did a Halloween swap once and had so much fun doing it. Good job.

Michele said...

your spoolie dolls and coffins are truly brilliant! the people who receive these will just be bowled over! your work is stunning. thanks also for the freebies! happy pink saturday. xo

Birgit said...


I found my way to your lovely blog (sure thing I bookmarked it for future visits) through Pink Saturday. YEAH! I really love your Halloween artwork -- very elegant and just my style.

Happy creating,

Susan Clayton said...

Love all the spoolies. Excellent! Great graphics too. Always a pleasure to visit you. Happy Pink Saturday.

Connie said...

Dear Lorraine, these are so amazing. I love all the many little details ... you have an incredible talent. Thanks for visiting and for your sweet comment.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Jeannie Marie said...

The spoolies are wonderful!! Each one as adorable as the last. My favorite picture was the cat sitting on the moon, but they were all so terrific. Thank you for your visit!

Jennelise said...

These are just beautiful! Spooky and pretty at the same time :) Happy October!

Laura Turner said...

I love all these wonderful creations! I would love to participate in some of the swaps. I live in Thousand Oaks. Just wondering if we are neighbors? Would you please let me know about any swaps that I might also be able to participate in? I am currently in a collaborative blog: Tag Tuesday. You would be a wonderful creative addition to our group if there's any room.
Have a wonderful autumn weekend, and thanks for linking up with Sunday View.


Laura Turner said...

I featured your spoolie post today at Inspired Sunday. I have a button you can post on your blog. I am a new follower and would love for you to follow me!

Happy Sunday!


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