Monday, October 29, 2007

Got Goth?

I had hoped to have more Goth for this, but alas, I haven't had the time to make anything I had in mind. So here is my sparse entry for Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I had grand plans. I was going to make a Maggie Jackson style Halloween scarf. I was going to use my spiff new GPP stamps to make an insert for my travel mug. I was going to decorate my room. I did, however, get the spiff single volume of Poe's complete works at Barnes & Noble. I also got a beautiful book of gothic paintings. I've been listening to my Mannheim Steamroller Halloween CD. And, the week of Stitches, I made this scarf, here modeled by the lovely dressform Abigail:
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Here's an uber-closeup of the crosses I found for it:
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I'm pleased with the way it turned out. Very simple, but it's just what I wanted. And this particular one is a bit goth, it being black and bearing crosses. But subtle goth.

Not as subtle goth? I've been painting my nails black.
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The rest of my contribution is actually shared with my Mom. Mom is an awesome decorator. And she loves Halloween as much as I do. Particularly cute or elegant Halloween stuff, not so much the gory and horrifying stuff. So here's a brief tour of our house, with Mom's decorations, and a few of my own.
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(That black blob is my feathered hat from the RenFest. Doesn't photograph well AT ALL.)

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(Bottles from Victorian Trading Co. I love them!)

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And even the yarn room:
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I know this post is already long, so I won't give you a tour of my Halloween sock collection (though you did get a glimpse up there of my pyjama pants). I do want to leave you with a video treat, though. This song is second only to the Monster Mash as my favorite Halloweeny song. It's by a German punk band called Die Arzte, And the video does a great job of showing what the lyrics are telling you. Trust me, it's funny. For those of you who, like me, do not speak German, here is a translation of the lyrics: Monsterparty



Happy Halloween!!!

8 comments:

michelle ward said...

carrie - thanks for joining in the goth crusade! love your scarf - with the crosses of course! very cool. and the finger nails!!! you know i'm loving that rock horns pose. terrific to see your decor - can imagine how cool that renfair feathered hat is!

kathy mccreedy said...

Hi Carrie,
being a knitter, I really like that you decorated your yarn room! Oh wait... what I REALLY like is that you HAVE a YARN ROOM!!! How cool is that?!?!?!? Welcome aboard the Crusades!

carlene federer said...

fab scarf, the crosses are genius! cute decor & your fingernails are SO goth, love 'em!!!

Mindie said...

I think all the decorations are great. We don't really celebrate Haloween all that much here so I find it fascinating to be able to see what you get up to. Looks fun.

Naturegirl said...

((((((((HAPPY HALLOWEEN)))))
I just flew in on a witches broom!
I am having a blast visiting all the
(((GOULS))) in Bloglandia!
witches hugs and bats NG

eb said...

wonderful post and thank you for your visit and comments...

Boo!

xox - eb.

MezzoKat said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my witchiness! Glad to know your mom is a kindred spirit!
As a knitter, I do appreciate your goth scarf--great!
I envy you your Halloween pj's--wait--I have a Halloween turtleneck and sweatshirt! No more envy!
P.S.

MezzoKat said...

Carrie, in answer to your question about my "Picasso" ATC, it is indeed a clip of Harlequin and Columbine. I found it on the net. Thanks for your comment.