Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! We donโ€™t usually celebrate it here in Finland, but I guess more people start to celebrate it, especially younger generations. Kids love to dress up and have a plastic skeleton hanging somewhere, or eat spooky food. But so far, no trick or treat (at least I have never heard of that here).

Iโ€™m having trouble with the picture when writing on the phone, so I will put it last.

A few years ago I had a Jack-o-lantern pumpkin carved out. But not since then. Tonight I did want to do a little Halloween craft.

I made a pumpkin corner bookmark and a little origami ghost. ๐Ÿ™‚ Instructions on the YouTube channel Red Ted Art. Search for the playlist about Halloween crafts.

I love watching R.T.A. videos, but I have never actually tried making any crafts until today.

It was quite easy making the corner bookmark, except for drawing a mouth and eyes! I am not a good drawer at all! But I got it okay.

The ghost was quite easy as well. The crafts on R.T.A. are designed so kids can try making most of them (maybe with the help of an adult).

You really should check out Red Ted Art on YouTube!

I will for sure make more of Maggieโ€™s crafts in the future. ๐Ÿ˜€

So, again, if you celebrate, Happy Halloween!



My first Jack-O-Lantern! :D

Today I carved my first pumpkin! ๐Ÿ˜€ It was difficult! Click on the images to make them larger.

The Jack-O-Lantern first had two teeth, but one was accidentally lost when I carved some more… Oh, well, at least he has one tooth. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s just a small pumpkin on a little plate. I now have a little candle inside it. It looks nice where it burns. I have taken off the lid.

And here are some bookmarks I made today:


I don’t know how well you can see some of the bookmarks. The stickers, which mum got from Sweden, shimmers. There’s ghosts and pumpkins, a few bats and a few candy corns and stars.

I like to make photo copies of different small templates and use them for bookmarks etc. For the horizontal bookmark I used such templates (in orange). I put a piece of yellow paper behind to make it look like they are burning. The eyes I just cut out free hand.

I always cover the bookmarks with book plastic so they will last longer.

I have lots of bookmarks. Last time I counted them they were 1178 bookmarks, but that was quite some time ago. I think now it is probably 1250, or more, or less… I will count them later this week.


Matchbox crafts

Sorry for the absence… I have now decided what my next bigger project will be.

I really like tiny things. The smaller the better. Miniatures.

There is this thing on Pinterest called matchbox crafts. I would like to do that over the next weeks.

I have these matchboxes:


50 empty white boxes. The idea is to decorate the outside of the box and then make a little thing to put in the box. It might be a little mouse, a cute baby of some sort, a snowman etc. Anything small that fits in there.

On Pinterest they have a lot of these matchbox crafts. Usually it is a little creature sleeping in the box, with a little pillow and a little blanket. We’ll see what I come up with.

Apart from that I am putting together a crazy jigsaw puzzle with 1000 pieces. I have got the frame and a little more. It’s a picture of Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawing “The Vitruvian Man”. You can google the Vitruvian Man to see how the jigsaw puzzle looks like. It’s like a sheet of paper with the drawing of the man and above and below written text.

It is very difficult. I might put book plastic on it when I have finished it and put it on the wall. I don’t want to rebuild it…

Well, over the next few days I also want to make some simple Halloween crafts. We don’t celebrate Halloween so much. But I want to make some bookmarks or similar. I’ll show you when it’s done.

A while ago I wrote that I’d show you the socks I have been knitting. I’ll do that tomorrow.

Keep checking this blog! I’ll keep you updated what I do. ๐Ÿ™‚