Friday, October 24, 2014
Just a week to go before Halloween is upon us. If you are serving up drinks at your Halloween do (and who doesn't??), Lia at Lia Griffith has these neat labels you can use on the night and she provides these labels as printables for you to use on that ghastly, ghoulish night. Just warn any squeamish guests ahead of time that they're not really bad.
Get Lia's printables here.
Check out a couple of other last minute Halloween ideas over at my Recycle, eh site.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Glamis Castle in Angus, the childhood home of the late Queen Mother, is said to be one of the most haunted castles in Scotland. There the family chapel is haunted by a Grey Lady, who is said to be the spirit of Lady Janet Douglas, burned at the stake as a witch and also a young black boy who was badly treated haunts the door to the Queen's bedroom.
The ghost of Castle Fraser. located in Aberdeenshire, is reportedly a murdered princess whose body was dragged down a stone staircase leaving a bloody trail behind.
Of course, Edinburgh is positively bursting with ghosts and apparitions, and the Castle on the hill is not exempt from a haunting or two. The graveyard at GreyFriars is said to be haunted by the evil "Bluidy" Mackenzie who pursued Convenanters and tortured them. Then there's the Edinburgh Vaults, Mary King's close, Charlotte Square, Festival Theatre, the Radisson Blu Hotel, and so on and on. There are tours you can take to visit some of these locations but it's really fun and spooky to try it on your own. And no, I haven't yet!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
I'm too busy to try and make anything for Halloween this year. In fact, I will be back in Ottawa just before Halloween. But for all of you who need a little push to get your own Halloween festivities started, here are a few links to online magazines that include loads of easy projects and printables for you:
Our lady Martha
Monday, October 13, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I managed about half a dozen buildings over the two days until my feet decided to quit on me. I spent Sunday evening soothing them in an epsom salt bath.
By the way, I posting a few ideas for the Christmas holiday season over at my Recycle, eh blog. Take a look if you need some inspiration.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
As for creating a homemade upcycled/recycled Christmas, I'm starting with with a few ideas to make an Advent Calendar with stuff (i.e., junk) that can be found around the house (not the contents just the containers - no one wants old candy unless they're Scrooge and even he reformed). The above photo is from Saskia Rund, who has a delightful (German) foodie site. Check out some of the Advent calendar ideas here.
See you later!
Monday, September 15, 2014
When I am able, I head out to the charity and antique shops to see if I can find any bargains and I have - one of my best buys was a dozen first class customer token bags all still filled with their goodies and only £1each (about $2. Canadian) at a favourite charity store. Another day at yet another charity shop, I found a few lovely old vintage game boards. So that's me sorted.
The above photo, by the way is a picture of the Leith Shore. Once a thriving sea port that made Edinburgh wealthy, the old warehouses have been converted into flats and restaurants. But the pubs are still there and still thriving thanks to the tourists.