It seems like Autumn is officially with us here in Shreveport, I feel as though it was summer one day and then BOOM overcast and Fall the next. I've been loving the weather lately, though it could be colder for my liking but I'm sure we'll get there.

I got this adorable pot of succulents a few weeks ago and I forgot how much I like succulents. I think I'll grow a bunch of cuttings from these in odd containers when I get back from vacation. I have this grand idea of starting a giant pot full of succulents to be a mini doll garden, I mean I'll never do it, we move too much, but it would be so cute to make a doll sized garden.

Okay I know it's still a while away but the thing I'm already excited for Halloween. The hubby and I are going to Atlanta for the Walker Stalker horror convention and I can't wait! Anyway, I wanted to do something cute but a tad spooky so I made Willow watch a horror movie.

I shot it during the day for lighting and then edited it for a nighttime feel. Here's the original shot and a screenshot of the layering in photoshop.

And now for something completely different; here's a book box I decorated. This is one of those storage book boxes you get at the craft store that usually has PARIS or FAMILY written on it surrounded with a bunch of butterflies and flowers.

This one had a Buddha on it and  a nice leather faux finish. When I started this project it didn't occur to me take any progress pictures which I'm now realising might have been interesting.

Anyway, the cover is a combination of stickers, paper, embossing, apoxie sculpt, wood embellishes, some polymer clay roses I made years ago, and other misc odds and ends. Oh yeah, and some left over chain from a  necklace that was way too long.

I wish I'd put more thought into it as I feel it just looks weird in the centre with the empty frame. but I did this in front of the TV with no real idea where it was going or what I was doing. Hilariously at one point this was all white too. Like I spent literally ages getting it all white only to paint it black lol. I really like how it turned out though. Great place to keep Halloween candy! I'm thinking I might make more because you can never have too many places to chuck random crap.

There's nothing like an early morning stroll through the woods to wake you up and make you feel alive, but for most us that's not an option so here's my Chloe living the dream instead.

Of course it really is a dream, you can see the very un-romantic reality in the last shot!

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