Hello everyone! I hope Halloween was good to you. Mine was low key but lovely. I made sure to do some extra magic on the day, after all the veil between the two worlds is the thinnest then and magic is at its most potent! I managed to snap a few shots of my mischief to share :)
As you can see there were apples involved :). This new year I want to draw love into my life. I have love from family and friends but I must be honest, Prince Charming is extremely evasive. So this was my goal this Halloween, a little love magic!
If you are interested I was using the book Halloween by Silver Ravenwolf as reference. I find Ravenwolf a little controversial, however, this book is extremely innocent fun.
After Halloween I am ready to jump in to Christmas full force! This is a pattern every year... Sometimes it makes me angry how the Halloween decorations seem to be completely overwhelmed by the Christmas decorations in the stores by mid October. Can't I enjoy them both separately! By the time Halloween actually arrives, you'd think it was half way through December by walking into Wal-Mart!
Nonetheless, I have taken it upon myself to decorate for Christmas this past week. Most people start after Thanksgiving, but since Thanksgiving is in early October in Canada, November is a pretty boring month. Not going to lie... being the obsessive furniture re-arranger that I am, after the Halloween party I turned my study into a dressing room... I don't know what provoked me. It was evil and it took 5 days to finish. I am happy with it now but I really need to STOP MOVING THINGS AROUND! I'll share pictures soon but for now here are some of my twinkly trees and lights :)
And last but not least, one of the things I look forward to all year in this little town is the ridiculous amount of craft sales around Christmas! I went to one last weekend that was more of an artisan/high end sale where all I bought was a container of garlic dip. But today I had much more luck :)
I LOVE handmade knitted goodies. I feel like I am in Harry Potter when I have knitted things. If you're a fan of Harry Potter you KNOW the amount of amazing, cozy knitted things in the books and movies! I can't knit other than a straight line so I take advantage of this sale to get gorgeous home made creations. The multi colored socks were from a mother and daughter duo and let me tell you, these things are like an inch thick. I love them! The striped mittens were made by them as well. The white socks and green mittens were made by a LOVELY older lady, she must have been in her 80's. The mittens were only 2 dollars and the socks only 7, which sort of broke my heart a little because they are so precious I personally believe they were worth more.
I also got some warm and festive candles from a lady I visit each year at the show, they're called Mistletoe Whisper and Victorian Christmas. Ouuuu the Victorian Christmas one, I just love the name! It smells like cinnamon and coziness!
Oh well, I am off, I am cooking a chicken stew for my wee family (which I just burnt my tongue on, OUCH!)