Here there be Ravens!

Raven Ink

I’ve done it again! I had a little bat named Batty on my left scapula, that I had done 15 years ago. It was my very first tattoo, but it was looking very faded and awful, so I decided to get him covered over on November 1. The artist, Rick, who did the cover-up, came up with the concept above. I love it! His name is Poe, and I will eventually get the word “Nevermore” added between my shoulder blades, but I think I’ll wait until the New Year for that…

Samhain 2013 Pics

We had an awesome Samhain this year! My Elflings and I designed and carved the pumpkin, and made 40 wicked treat bags for the kids. Sadly, we only had 33 beggars at our door, but I guess that’s up from the 10-15 this area had last year. Woot!

My middle Elfling, Metatron, set her alarm for 04:00 to start her make-up for… the Terminator! She totally rocked this, and I’m thinking she has a definite future in FX! :0)

Another, closer view of Metatron’s incredible Terminator make-up art.

My youngest, Bean, loves the Khaleesi from Game of Thrones, so she decided that’s what her costume would be. She’s lucky I can sew! We hit Value Village,  where I found an old, tweed blazer and some brown, faux suede curtains. Voilà! She is the Mother of Dragons!

My next little Elfling, Momo, wanted to be Skelita Calaveras from Monster High, and although it was easy to find the costume, the wig was a greater challenge, In the end we did find it, which made her day, as well as mine. I’m not super-skilled in the make-up department, but we pulled off the sugar skull look reasonably well. ;0)

My Khaleesi and Skelita cuties posing in the light of our bathroom.

Here they are in a nearby mall, where we went to trick or treat.

Samhain Sewing

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Photo via Google

These last few weeks have been so exciting, as my Elflings buzz with anticipation for Samhain (Halloween) fun. They’ve had their costume ideas settled and planned out for sure since mid-September, and I’ve been busy lately either hunting for accessories, or cutting and sewing bits together. My middle Elfling, Metatron, has a top secret costume planned, so I’m bound by my promise to her that I will not post any spoilers before the great reveal. I can’t even tell you all how excited I am to share photos of the three of them. I can’t wait!