Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pocket MOnsters give away

October is tomorrow & I just can't wait. My favorite month of the year because I love the Fall weather, I love pumpkins, and I love Halloween! When I was growing up in Los Angeles, we'd spend weeks trying to figure out what we were going to wear to go trick or treating. Now this was back in the days when kids went out and night (yes! when it was DARK!) without parental supervision with pillow cases crawling the neighborhoods begging for candy. In LA, begger's night was always on Halloween the 31st. It was shocking when we moved to Ohio & found out it was Oct. 30th & you could only be out for 4 hours. How could you get enough candy to last until Christmas? I remember one year so vividly as Halloween was on a Sunday, so our town let kids go out BOTH the 30th & the 31st! We made out like bandits. My Mom let us cross the 4 lane road separating our neighborhood with the other & there was virgin candy beggin' ground. I think we had candy until Easter that year. And I'm not talking about tiny little pieces of hard candy...I'm talking about bars of chocolate and bags of popcorn balls! We were so bloated. I remember coming home with our loot (what we didn't eat on the run) & pouring it all out on sheets my Mom had in the front room. There's she's sort through it all taking her cut (Heath bars, and Pay Days) as she did help us with out costumes. So I do have fun memories of Halloween. What's yours?



To celebrate the day before October, I'm showing you a new treat I've been working on. My bead Muse has been in a slump lately, but I've been practicing sewing away. I call these Pocket Monsters. It all started when I ripped the pocket off a shirt & looked at it & decided it would be perfect for something. Then a glance at my scrap bag & and ideas! Delivery of Pocket MOnsters! I've got a big basket of a dozen so far. They are so fun to make that I can't help myself. Would you like one???? Leave me a comment with your e-mail by October 15th. & I'll pick out one lucky follower to get one of these scary scary monsters by Halloween.



Chris is busy working on our vacation pictures still. He is almost done. Here's another picture of the coast of Kauaii. I want to go back! I can see that my tan is slowly going away. Boy don't I miss the Sun.

21 comments:

Mary-Frances said...

Oh how fabulous! Love them - and yes, I'd love to have one! Grin!

Marty52 said...

Oh, boy, those are SOOO cute... pick me please!!! ;0)

Plays with Needles said...

TOO Fun!!!

Pick me! Pick me!

abeadlady said...

Hey Dot! You can put me on your monster list. This is a really cute idea.
Arline

AJ said...

I want to win a Pocket Monster! Beady Cthulhu needs a friend! :)

Love the Hawaii pictures, too... I have got to get there someday. You're the second friend I know who went there within the past month... actually, I think you two may have been on the same island at the same time ;)

As for Halloween, I grew up in a religious family and my parents would go through stages of thinking that Halloween was OK or that it was an awful pagan holiday. So I don't have a bunch of great memories of it. Now that I'm an adult, I've decided that I will enjoy it as much as I want! This year I'm going to a belly dance party dressed as Euterpe (a muse of joy and music and stuff), and then on Halloween itself, Rings and Things trunk show! Beads are better'n candy ;D

nightbeaderatlarge said...

My favorite Halloween memory was the time we spent the 31st up at my parents cabin. The area neighbors put on an "old fashioned" party which included dunking for apples, pushing a peanut with your nose and other fun activities. The cabin was in an area where deer hunters stayed and we trick or treated them, they gave us pocket change and we were thrilled! Thanks for triggering this memory

Cody Goodin said...

Cute idea Dot, I could use a pocket monster

Cyn ~ The Wingedneedle said...

I'm following you!! best boo day...there's so many but my fav costume that my Mama made me was a sunflower...all green on the body with 3d leaves and a headpiece that the flower sat on top of my head...complete with sunflower seeds hand sewn in the center and a fuzzy bumblebee too! yes I was adorable!!

Cyndy Sieving- blog hostess said...

What a great idea! you are so clever, how lucky am I to be able to get to see them in person....I will get to see them? Cyndy

klmb.mz said...

you come up with the best ideas, love them.
Karol

DianneSahakian Dolls, Minidolls, Crafts said...

These pocket monsters are so adorable and I Love Them. They are a really cute idea and i would like to have one. Love and Hugs Dianne

Christie said...

How cute! I would love to win one of your pocket monsters!

ruthanne said...

Hi Dot, yours pocket monsters are great. I met you at EDAC several years ago. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I am having my wine guild for a party on the 30th. My memories are many for myself and my kids growing up. As a older child I remember going to a school party and falling into the casket on top of the mummy. I don't know who was more scare. Of course, I remember those wonderful hugh bags of candy.

Mimi said...

Ever sweet!! I love 'em and want to sqweeze 'em. Thanks for the chance! micheletimms at gmail dot com

CAT said...

Dot, you always come up with the cutest ideas. I would love to have one of your Pocket Monsters. My email address is crystalwolfsings@yahoo.com.
CAT

dollgal said...

Dear Dot,
I have been following your SpeedieBeadie blog for a few years now and truly enjoy seeing all your creations & accomplishments. You're so inspiring! I make beaded jewelry & am self-taught, however, my dolls are what I really love to work on. They are not beaded ones as yours are, but each & every one of them has a little story behind it. I would be honored to own a little pocket monster to set beside one of my dolls on a shelf. Who knows... maybe "love" with blossom, and I'll have another story to tell. lol

meeyeehere said...

I love them,Yes please!! I like the dark red one with pointy ears,I would name him folly!!!
Thanks and hope to win.
Have a nice week
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Diana said...

Me me me! My grandson would love one. NOT saying I'd give it to him, just that he'd love it. You know how to reach me.

DodieH said...

Dot, the pocket monsters are so cute. I have always loved Halloween - my mother said it was terrible her parents got married on Halloween. I thought it was a cool idea and what did they know it was in the 1890's. Now that I am a snowbird I still love it, except I treat instead of tricking. I buy a bushel or oranges and pass them out to everybody in our park! I have even been known to dress up and do it! Sooo much fun.

Ash said...

These are wonderful! What a great way to use up scraps! Did you just cut out pieces freehand, or were you using a pattern??

Cat said...

Adorable!