Halloween is really not an event I get too excited about. I certainly don't decorate for it and can't recall the last time I bought a pumpkin for carving. No trick-or-treaters venture out to my neighborhood on a busy road front.
Years ago I lived in an area better suited to trick-or-treaters and it was always fun to see the little ones dressed in their costumes - more so the original costumes that parents help devise.
Even further back in the day when I helped create a costume for a trick-or-treater - about 30 minutes before the start of it - I came up with a mummy costume. It started with white sweatpants and sweatshirt - on top of that I loosely wrapped rolled gauze - several rolls - tearing some bits to hang in shreds . . . added some red and black makeup on a gauze wrapped face and head and there you had it.
These days, I'm content to just be inspired to create a few bookmarks I give to my friends, family - just as a fun token of being in the spooky-fun spirit.
I created these layered-graphic bookmarks with all the Halloween offerings from - The Graphics Fairy - one of my favorite places for graphics.
I'll add a black ribbon on some and leave some without - the backs of the bookmarks have a wood-look where I can write - Happy Halloween! - or other messages specific to the recipient.
I may be participating in the following link parties:
The Graphics Fairy
Cherished Handmade Treasures
All Things Fee
Skip to my Lou
Not JUST a Housewife
My Turn For Us: Freedom Fridays #75