Monday, August 24, 2009

Skull Book Giveaway

The Giveaway is for one of his Skull Book Lights: What arcane tome is this? Perfect for a cluttered spell crafter’s desk or witches bookshelf, this ancient tome with a aged skull and battery operated flickering tea light candle is nice for anytime or your Halloween display. Each one is OOAK and may look slightly different than the pictures shown here. Each one is crafted with great attention to detail.
So of course I will throw my name in the hat as it were and try to win this. If you want a chance to win, pop on over to here...
Contest Ends: Sept 13th 2009, 12 Midnight PST
Good luck to all who enter! :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy 119th Birthday Mr. Lovecraft

Lovecraft was been born August 20th 1890 in Providence, Rhode Islands and died March 15th 1937. He liked the atmosphere of 18th century and thought that 19th century was kind of barbaric. Lovecraft has written 67 stories between 1905-1935. Lovecraft was an American sci-fi, horror, and fantasy author most famous for giving us Cthulhu. Cthulhu is a cosmic entity who first appeared in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu." He/She/It/Whatever is represented with an octopus head, dragon-like body and wings, and a human caricature.
Lovecraft has had a huge impact in our modern culture. Arkham Asylum in the Batman series is based off of a sanitorium in one of Lovecraft's stories. Not to mention, that 3 of Metallica's songs (The Call of Cthulhu, The Thing That Should Not Be, and All Nightmare Long) are based off of Lovecraft's literature.

"That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die"
- H. P. Lovecraft

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Decided on a Costume

As you see in the picture here...this will be the costume I'm going to try and put together. (Instead of buying online.) So between now and Halloween I'll be scouring the thrift stores, dollar stores to find the bits I need to complete this costume. I already have the stocking but they are purple and black stripes. The makeup is easy, thankfully. I don't like using masks because it is too hot and I find a little hard to breathe in and I also don't like slathering alot of makeup on my face. (Especially when I have little ones who like to give me hugs and kisses alot. LOL!)
During this time I will also be on the lookout for things I need to put together costumes for my older 2 kids. Haven't decided on the youngest yet.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Give-away at...

Here she has a lovely little box to give away (pictured here). Just comment on what makes you smile. You can get an extra two entries...just follow her directions and you can get a total of three. You still have time to put your name in the hat as it were before the draw! Good luck all!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

DAG Treasure Hunt

I'm usually not lucky enough to win anything and when I do it is very rare. Well this is one of those times! I entered the DAG Treasure Hunt. Many blogs were in on it with each one giving away a great prize of their own creation. The pic you see here is the one I won! Yay! So because I won I'm going to give a little plug for her blog. is her blog. You can also view her artwork at
Thanks so much Wendy and I look forward to receiving the prize! It will be a great addition to my Halloween collection. :D

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Appropriate for Halloween is the fact that there are monsters of all kinds and we often see them on the faces of kids on Halloween. But the kind of monsters I am talking about are those found in lakes and such. One such famous one is the Lochness Monster. But here in Canada, we too apparently have our own.
* In British Columbia in Lake Okanagan is one such monster called N'ha-a-itk, also called Naitaka. It was said to be a long loop-backed lake serpent with a horse-shaped head, bright eyes and, according to some, pointy horns and fins. The First Nations people had feared Naitaka and wouldn't fish near it's home without first offering it a living sacrifice. Often it was a dog, chicken or duck. By WWI, Naitaka had come to be known as Ogopogo.
* Grate Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories they say holds a fast-moving, quick-diving dragon-like creature that has been recently been dubbed Ol' Slavey.
* Lake Champlain that runs south from Quebec into the U.S.A. has a resident monster named after Samuel de Champlain nicknamed Champ.
* In Manitoba's interconnected waters of Lake Manitoba, Lake Winnipeg and Lake Winnipegosis is a greenish-black beast named Manipogo.
* In Ontario, a creature in Lake Simcoe's Kempenfelt Bay have one named Igopogo, named after it's British Columbia "cousin" but many think it might just be a really big freshwater seal.
* Then there is one in Quebec's Lake Memphremegog named Memphre has been sighted more than 200 times since the early 1800's.

*pic is of Champ in Lake Champlain