Sunday, August 16, 2009

Spooktacular Fall Find - Vulture Decoration

Isn't this guy terrific? Handcrafted by Lex of Northwindstar - this vulture is just too adorable! With his hunchback the younger RavenChick and I have named him Quasimodo! The bones on the vintage bobbin she's used as a base are just a scream!

Lex has an amazing assortment of primitive items in her Etsy shop. How could anyone resist these bats with their beady eyes and tiny fangs? They even have wire in their little wings and can be posed - I love the one she's got hanging upside down:Candy Corn too - with no calories!I had to have them all! I had ordered a set of her Barn Owls and was delighted when I got them! They smelled delicious too (Lex uses an aromatic cinnamon rub on a lot of her items). It's so nice to order things online and get the item and love it even more than you thought you would!

Lex is also a very lovely, gracious lady! Check out her blog: for tasty recipes, craft ideas and other delights! I can't wait to see what Lex has in store for Christmas!

Since many of you reading this are still sweltering in the scorching temperatures of summer you may think August is a little early to be talking Halloween. Just close your eyes for a moment and think about the brilliant blue skies and cool Autumn air soon to come.

I'm already thinking of the Fall! Here in Interior Alaska we've had frost a couple of times and some of the leaves in the woods around us have started turning to gold.

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the smells of the season - spices , pumpkins and crisp, juicy fall apples! Rich savory soups and stews - mmm. The rich colors of the turning leaves and fashions. Getting out my boots and fuzzy comforting sweaters.

I can hardly wait!


  1. Awww, how so very gracious and thoughtful of you to post such lovely compliments on my creations Lorraine! *blushing smiles*
    I send you my sincere appreciation and heartfelt thanks all wrapped up neatly in virtual warm prim hugs....although they probably won't be as cozy as your fuzzy woolens for your frosty days!
    I'm with you on Autumn being the *bestestestest*! Thank you again sweetness for your kindness *s*

  2. OH wow! Great items! i can't wait for autumn and Halloween!! Your husband sounds like one cool guy, and the cake topper is a testament to his love for you!! We should get our hubbies together for a day of sports, beers, and crafts! =)


  3. Ooooh, I love all your fall finds! Autumn is my favorite time of year too. I cannot wait!!