Monday, October 31, 2011

The aftermath .. lost and found!

With the halloween party over and the floors scrubbed, I find myself sitting down missing the bin-liner decor and the 'having something to organize' feeling. I especially miss the paper bats. The photo above is testament to how ideal my hair is for halloween, or is it the other way round?! It just acts all scary, throughout the year and no hiding under hats will fix its temperamental nature. Must do something about making halloween an all-year-round look.

A party over, a friend gained.. by Gustav that is. (see below)

Cheeky spiders.

But clearing up yields treasures that help one move on.. here's a 100 or so old travel postcards, most of which written in swirly fountain-pen ink by my Nannu (below.. in the snow) for my Nanna in Malta. I especially like the totally pointless one depicting an empty bus station in Tangiers.

.. and here's a dubious Smirnoff coaster. Think before you drink and think before you send an advertising campaign to print.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I can feel it in the air ... *evil grin

roll on tomorrow! this decoration business is fun.. pity I have to do it alone..

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


The bats are up, the pumpkin bought (and we made sure we selected the prettiest of the lot from the farmers' market) and the coloured lights rewired and in place (we earthed the copper lamps, even though the feast calls for it, we didn't want burnt flesh on our hands, we hope you understand!)

To Do List:
clear all surfaces of precious mementos and ceramic objects
cover in black bin liners
clear the sewing station :.(
double check on the dry ice
establish lp/laptop/soundsystem station
buy mozzarella balls for the eyes
make some tea and think black thoughts.. then proceed to desecrate the plump pumpkin!

see you in three days brethren

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Item the 5th..SPCA*PATCHES

So here it is at last.. the 5th item in the series.. a comfy dogtooth cushion cover in mustard and purple with vintage braid trimming and felt silhouettes of DOGGIES!

Just so that you know.. It comes with handmade cushion stuffing stuffed by yours truly with foam scraps from cushions that had seen better days. Did someone say 'recycle'?

.. oh and there's so much left of the material.. I think I'll be making a cape!

And if you need anymore reminding.. please tune into our facebook pages, blogs and tumblrs for mre info about this initiative.

Sarah Micallef: blog and facebook page

Denise Scicluna: blog and facebook page

Carla Said: tumblr

and myself : blog and facebook page