The kits for the little witchy girls are available now. It has taken me a while to pull them together. When I build kits, I trouble shoot by making multiples of the original design, and fine tuning it before writing up the instructions.
Once the instructions are written, I hand illustrate them.
For these gals, I wrote the basics for making a witch and her stand, then wrote out the info for how I embellished each one. All of the girls are included in the instructions, so that the person making one can gather up ideas to make the sorceress just the way she wants her to be.
Because each one is a bit different than the others.
Every kit includes an option to do a broom or a wand, and the wand can be made like the illustration, or simply topped with a vintage pearl bead.
I delved into the stash of FAB flowers from the old stash Carol Spinski had hidden away for decades from a Kansas City icon, Emily Bird Thayer.
All of the silk and netting is ripped from this ancient and tatter-y wedding dress.
Doesn't it look perfectly tattered up? Some of it, I dip dyed.
I used as much in the way of old and wonderful goods as I could. Vintage stars, shredded silk, old pearls, antique blooms, crystals from the 1930s, florals from my millinery collection. The broom handles are even cut from a lilac bush that was planted over 50 years ago! I do like old stuff.
The photos of the young ladies are vintage pictures that I've re-edited, cleaned up, and sized to under 5", then printed on premium photo paper.
This is Fern, with her kitty, Luna. She never goes anywhere without her little furry friend, and loves to share lots of hugs with her pet. She reminds me a little bit of Dewdrop, who is also a kitty squeezer.
Rowena is a sweetheart. But she will get into the candy corn if you don't keep it out of her reach.
But Agatha can be a bit pouty if you won't let her hold the knife when it is pumpkin carving time. I really think that she is too young to handle a knife on her own, but she doesn't agree with me.
And while Hazle looks like the most innocent and darling of them all, she is a bit of a trouble maker. I had to ground her and put her in this crystal ball to stop her shenanigans.
Leitha is very handy to have around. She is always helpful in the kitchen and is there for me when I need the pumpkin bread batter stirred. Although I do have to remind her not to lick her wand after stirring with it, because the batter has raw eggs in it.
I'm so happy to have these girls with me for the Halloween season. I hope you'll invite one or more to your home too.