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Halloween...where?

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Me as a tattooed lady one year for Halloween

Here in France Halloween is not really celebrated. Too many people here view it as a commercial holiday and have no interest in it. If you are lucky you might see a few children wondering to and fro, hoping to find someone with some candy. Occasionally you will find a store that actually has a selection of costumes and decorations, but for the most part it just isn't happening. I miss it, a lot. When I lived in Seattle it was all out craziness. Everyone I knew dressed up. There were costume parties on every block. Decorations galore! It has always been my favorite holiday and my friends and I would sometimes plan months in advance for our costumes. My favorite one was the dark fairy costume I made with the mini skirt made from iridescent taffeta leaves, black fish nets and combat boots. It was a blast!
So today I guess I am feeling a little bit homesick. I am wondering what everyone will be up to, what they dressed up as and anticipating great photos on facebook later this week. I am finding comfort though in my studio. I come in here and find myself surrounded by the things I love. I have been so hard at work and I see it in evidence everywhere I look:


The scarves hanging on the door patiently waiting their turn at the sewing machine,
which is patiently waiting for...


My new walking foot! It finally arrived :)


Piles of velvet squares sorted into packs, waiting for their photography session.


And pretty little pieces waiting to be made into tarot card bags.


I finally have these two finished and mounted on velvet, all they need is a session with the sewing machine, ties and tassels.

So I may not have Halloween this year..again, but I have this wonderful studio full of beautiful materials to play with to my hearts content. I let a little spookiness shine through with my last few pieces and that was fun!


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Abdelghafour

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  1. Oh wow! Diane on a Halloween party! Adult content!

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  2. LOL Eva! It was a very silly evening, as most halloween evenings are in Seattle.

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  3. The scarves are gorgeous. Saw the Jude Hill video on which she applies your velvets, did you see that?

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  4. No I didn't. She told me she would be doing that but I haven't had a chance to drop by there recently

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  5. You've been BUSY, Diane...looks really good over here, all these little piles of temptations! Looking forward to your velvet packs but know I will be very challenged in the choosing.

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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