It was, all in all, a pretty good Hallowe'en. We got maybe around fifty ToTs or so, many of them seven and under. Spider Rider was telling me he popped by to look at the haunt and admire Mr. Chicken's projection tombstone. Here's his direct quote from Facebook:
I dropped by last night and admired your yard and Mr.Chicken projection. I was rushing to buy more candy so I didn't brave your zombie grabber and come say hi. Looked great and I watched a little girl cry and plead with her father to not make her go to that scary house. Awesome.Awesome, indeed!
We were lucky the predicted rain held out until around 9:00 PM, which sent me scurrying around to pull in the fog machines and projector effects, and get Stewie covered up. He's getting to be an old man, in paper mache terms, so I baby him as I can. (He is really going to need some repairs next year, that's for sure. His blue shop towels are starting to show, and he needs re-sealing from the elements, too!)
Big dream for next year (which I know will take a major miracle to make happen) is to get some three-axis skull action going on. I really like what Bob Robertson did with the guys below, and would love to have something like that out in the front yard next year. Click on the pic to watch them in action.
Maybe I can tempt Mr. Chicken out to Folsom for a weekend with promises of exotic things not found out in the Bay Area... (Not likely, but maybe I can drive out there...)
Meanwhile, I'm going to take a little time off from blogging. I have a new show in less than two weeks for which to prepare, called GETty Crafty Holiday Bazaar, being held at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in Sacramento, and my stock is looking thin. Fortunately, I've already made some inroads into making some Holiday ornaments, and if all turns out well, there will be some Krampus ornaments available for purchase! I'm also going to whip out some hair fascinators and whatever else I can manage, so if you're in the area, please do stop by. There will be live music, a raffle and all manner of fun things and other crafters with whom to shop for your Christmas gifts, so it should be a great time. Plus the library itself is gorgeous, with many opportunities to take cool photos of architectural details for your haunts, so it's win-win, right?
It's also my last weekend at Abel's Apple Acres this weekend, though if it rains Friday and Saturday, I'm staying home to work. It is supposed to clear up Sunday, so we'll play it by ear...
I will be posting new things in the shop, however, so stick around. I have a few jacks left from the season that I never got around to posting on Etsy, so keep an eye out! They'll make great gifts for those who missed out, and if you're a Hauntcast Minion, you can still get your discount!
See you soon, kids!