Well, Kathy got back to me this morning that she'd finished opening her box (but not the e-mail I sent her telling her what things were, so it was kinda fun to read about her impressions of things without a description on some of them) so now I can show you more goodies.
I made a black scarf for her. It's really hard to take a photo of an all black scarf at night (because of course I waited until the lat minute to photograph everything) and not just get..... BLACK. This was the best I could do but it shows you a bit of the shiny, crinkly texture of the fabric which is what I liked. I also liked, although you can't see it, that the selvage had the prettiest soft "fringe" and I couldn't think of any nicer edge so I left it. The white rose with it's creepy passenger is a pin for the scarf or a hat or wherever she thinks it will look best.
Again the photo is too dark. Let's pretend it's mood lighting and let's pretend I did it on purpose, shall we? A black rose tied with different laces and ribbons. The little striped fabric box holds white chocolate pumpkins and a white chocolate Hedwig and dark chocolate leaves and a dark chocolate Norbert the dragon I made with some candy molds. The little black spot on the top of the package is a bat charm. White pumpkin. Two old postcards of Vegas show girls in Halloween colors.
This is called a Witch's Ball. Originally made out of glass, this is a crafter's version. It's filled with long strips of black and white fabrics. It's meant to capture "bad vibes" and keep them trapped and tangled inside. Sort of like a psychic air purifier. Hang it by the telephone or computer or anywhere you might have to deal with annoying people. Hehe.
This looks gray, or perhaps a little green from the reflection off the wall, but it's actually bright white. It was originally all white but I painted the ivy black with glossy craft paint. Inside there are buttons, sequins, charms, and other tiny creatures. Mwahahaha.
I sent three more items, but you'll have to come back for tomorrow's post to see them. I saved my favorite crafts for last. It's pretty amazing to have photos of THINGS I MADE to show you. It's been awhile. I mean, I consider my photos art that I've made, and my words too for that matter. But why have a studio if I don't make things in it. Although, come to think of it, I didn't actually make any of this stuff in the studo. I made it in the living room and in the dining room and.... no, wait! Not true! I made the scarf in the studio. There, see! I do TO need to hog an entire room of the house all for ME!