Sunday, October 28, 2007

The World Looks Mighty Good to Me...

... 'cause kitty poops are all I see! (Do you remember that old Tootsie Roll commercial? That's the tune I'm humming.)

Well, that's what the cat poops are made from -- Tootsie Rolls. Julie asked me to make a Cat Box Cake for the Halloween party and ta-da! It was a vanilla & chocolate trifle covered with crushed vanilla sandwich cookies served up with a pooper scooper. I had to get a picture of her kitten checking it out...Don't worry, we didn't let her make any contributions to the dessert!It was delicious, and I'm NOT just saying that because I'm the Devil -- it was really good. Hey, Angel - back me up here...

We had an excellent time at the party, friends in fun costumes, good food, great weather, a nearly full moon... only the pictures were bad from weird lighting. A fire pit and an outdoor TV rigged up to watch the Red Sox makes for shots like these:I'll try to get better pictures of our costumes at the Portsmouth Halloween Parade on Wednesday. (can't see my black wings in these pictures)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Forgive Me, I Couldn't Resist.

Cynthia, this Halloween Dog is for you:
Rat, this one is for you. (Of COURSE he's not as cute as Jib -- he's from the dark side)
Karen, this one is for you. He needs you to make him a catnip cake with a file baked inside. (He even has a shackle around his back leg!)
Gram, I figured out why you don't have any frozen goodies left in your ice box. The Penguin Cat Burglar!Sir Monkey, a trusty steed for you.
Don't worry Michael, there's one for you too.
Didn't you tell me you thought Princess Leia was hot?
Okay, I promise -- after this post, no more varmints in costumes.
Yes, really. I promise.
(Did I mention my Halloween costume this year is a devil?
Devils lie sometimes y'know. We'll see... we'll see...)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


I figured I'd take a break from Halloween related posts and brag on Cynthia for a minute. She's getting her pilot's wings next week and I am continually impressed and amazed by her accomplishments. How could I NOT post this picture?

Cynthia, you're the coolest! I wish I could be there for your wing ceremony -- but you've got to know that I'll be thinking of you, hoping it's an amazing day, and loving you like crazy. I miss you kiddo... fly that thing up here to NH!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

6th Annual Monster Mash

I thought you might like to see this year's invitation.

We Love the Parade!

This year is the 13th Annual Portsmouth Halloween Parade! It's a great event, with some of the most creative and original costumes I've ever seen.

The picture to the left shows us dressed as Dr. Frankenstein's Monster and his Bride. Michael's square Franken-Head was made with the bottom of a milk jug! He had the best gig... all night, no matter who spoke to him, he'd pretend to come after them with a monstrous "rrRRRRRrrrrrggg!"

So quick to stomp and choke... monsters have lousy dispositions.

I think Dr. Frankenstein put an "Abby Someone" brain into The Bride, because she was photographed dancing with Dick Cheney! The Bride needs (another) lobotomy!This shot is from the 2005 Parade:

The police costumes I made that year really looked authentic -- we had people asking us for directions, and a little girl asked me to find her family after she was separated during the parade.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

All Aboard for Halloween!

I was at Julie's tonight discussing plans for the Halloween party. I also dropped off the giant pumpkins I bought at White Gate Farm -- or as I like to call it: Wooly Cow Farm. (They raise those shaggy, brown, highland beeves.) We'll carve real jack-o-lanterns the day of the party, but tonight we carved a couple of those fake pumpkins.

To get you in the spirit here are a couple pictures Valerie (aka: Cruella DeVille) sent of some four legged friends getting gussied up for the festivities. This first one is my favorite. If these guys showed up on my door they could have everything in the cupboards.

Erica, this one is just for you... and your future Jib...

And did you see Jib and DQ out Trick-or-Treating?

I know he's dressed like Yoda, but he looks a little bit like Obi Wan too, dontcha think?

This one is great! Give these guys some Chocolate Frogs and Every Flavor Jelly Beans.

Carrilea Paper Business Cards

I just sent these business cards and a brochure off to the printer for my newest client, Carrilea Paper. They sell beautiful journals, albums and handmade paper products. They're a company after my own heart... owned by two women, running on a shoestring budget and promoting writing, drawing, thinking and snail mail.