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3 Scary Dolls for Halloween | The World of Suzy Homemaker @SuzyHomemakerUK

I take no credit for the whole scary doll thing.

It was all Beloved's idea.

I simply executed it.

After all, who gets scared by a girl's toy?

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  • Moo
    Moo says #
    Agreed brilliantly executed if very wrong. No denying the talent tho
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Knew you couldn't resist

DIY Halloween spell books | The World of Suzy Homemaker

Halloween crafting continues apace here at The World of Suzy Homemaker and today, I bring you my handmade Halloween spell books.

Think Harry Potter.

DIY Halloween spell books | The World of Suzy Homemaker

Think Practical Magic.

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  • Michelle
    Michelle says #
    These are awesome! I love the 3D and the strap and the weird snakes n stuff. You did a very nice job.
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Thank you so much, Michelle. Very kind of you to say :-)

DIY Halloween wooden sign | The World of Suzy Homemaker @SuzyHomemakerUK

Greetings weary traveller. *cackle* and welcome to The Cauldron Inn. Come! Sit for a spell. What's your poison?

Want to break a hex with Milk Thistle? Looking for love with Verus Amor? Need a cure for flatulence?

DIY Halloween potion bottles | The World of Suzy Homemaker @SuzyHomemakerUK

The Witch at OneandSeventy has it all. Mwaaa ha ha ha ha ha!

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  • Jennifer Grace
    Jennifer Grace says #
    This looks really great. The black vinyl looks so effective against the wood!
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Thanks Jennifer. I like it. Glad you do, too :-)
  • Joan Wallington
    Joan Wallington says #
    Bloomen hec is this amazing or what....fab girlie !!!
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Thanks Joan :-)
  • Moo
    Moo says #
    Love love! As normal the bar of excellence and imagination has been set!
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Thanks Moo :-)

Halloween Apothecary potion bottles by @SuzyHomemakerUK

So. It's September. According to the weatherman, that means Autumn's arrived. But anyone living in Blighty will know it's been Autumn for, oh... at least the LAST MONTH! Apparently, we've just had the wettest August on record. No, really? Any Brit could've told 'em that, just by looking out the window!

Sadly, it seems September isn't starting out any better and now it's even getting a bit nippy in the mornings and evenings. Marvellous. But on the bright side, September also means it's no longer too early to talk Halloween!

Yay!

As you know, I've had Halloween on the brain for weeks now, so I thought it was about time I revealed some of what's been bubbling in my cauldron. First up, it's potions and poisons... complete with 9 FREE bottle labels for you to download, so you can get started on Halloween yourself.

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  • Diane W
    Diane W says #
    OMG Sue......AMAZING! There is some serious talent there, my friend. If you don't have enough work, I am sure you could make a kil
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Awww. Thanks hon! Not sure if you can tell, but I've really enjoyed making them! lol Just wish I was on your side of the puddle, s

Halloween Shopping Haul | @SuzyHomemakerUK

When I left you last week, I was rambling on about managing the onset of SAD syndrome by making a start on this year's Halloween crafts. It wasn't my intention to get all deep and meaningful, but I guess if I'm going to write a blog about life on my planet, there's a very good chance the good will be joined by a little of the bad and the ugly!

Getting back to the fun stuff, I had a brilliant weekend. Crafting aside, women the world over will attest to that other magical cure for depression... retail therapy. Put 'em together and what have you got?

One HELL of a Halloween shopping haul!

I don't normally post round-ups, but I am SO excited about my shopping trip, I just had to share my spoils with you. That way, if you feel the urge to splurge, you'll have a head start on where to go for all things Halloween.

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  • Jodie Allen at Budget Beauty and Babies
    Jodie Allen at Budget Beauty and Babies says #
    I have never really been into halloween but this year now I have my daughter i am totally considering decorating the house and get
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Brilliant, Jodie and you're welcome. Can't wait to see what you get up to. Thanks so much for dropping by via the #wkendblogshare
  • Lianne
    Lianne says #
    Oh wow, you bought some fab quirky Halloween bits!! I'm also a fan of TKMaxx right now!! #weekendbloghop
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    I did. Shame I managed to break one of the mercury glass pumpkins *sigh* Thanks for popping over from the #weekendbloghop, Lianne.
  • Pippa price
    Pippa price says #
    Love the blog about Halloween. T K MAXX has decorated my house for Halloween for many years, fantastic unusual decorations.If you
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Oooooh! Just this week, I became aware of the wonder that is Magical Story in Solihull. Now there's one even closer? I must make h
  • Abbie
    Abbie says #
    Hey Suzy, Loved your blog! I dropped by through Vicky's Weekend Blog Share. Halloween's my favorite time of the year. I don't tri
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Hey Abbie, thanks so much for dropping by and for your lovely words. I've been crafting up a Halloween storm and can't wait to pos
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Happy Halloween from The World of Suzy Homemaker

Yes, yes, I know I'm a day early but we're expecting nice weather tomorrow, so I plan to celebrate Samhain sitting in the garden.

Sitting in the garden.

On HALLOWE'EN!

IN ENGLAND!

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  • Martina
    Martina says #
    Hi Suzy, finally got around to reading! OMgosh I'm so impressed it's a super read. You have a great eye for detail! Love it. x
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Hey Martina. Thank you SO much for your kind words. It always amazes me that anyone out there actually reads my ramblings, let alo
  • moo
    moo says #
    Looks lovely of course. I'd show calvin but he likes to turn off the lights and pretend he's not in for his Halloween

DIY Smoking Witch's Cauldron | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Welcome Trick or Treaters to your door this Halloween, with a spooky witch's cauldron... complete with smoke!

Supplies:

DIY Smoking Witch's Cauldron | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

  • Cauldron
  • Green string lights
  • Fireproof Metal bowl - I used a small cake tin
  • Charcoal discs or incense cones
  • Charcoal disk holder (optional)
  • Mesh (optional)
How to create a smoking witch's cauldron

1. Place the metal bowl inside the cauldron.

DIY Smoking Witch's Cauldron | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

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  • Jennifer Grace
    Jennifer Grace says #
    Very spooky and effective, I like the coloured lights! x
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Thanks Jennifer! The lights really make it. They weren't a bad price; £4.49 from http://www.lights4fun.co.uk/i/q/LL-04G/20-led-gre

DIY Ouija Board - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

I was a keen crafter long before the birth of The World of Suzy Homemaker. I was well-known among friends and colleagues for my handmade greetings cards and I've dabbled in all sorts of techniques over the years.

It wasn't long after moving into OneandSeventy that I got itchy fingers and started looking for things to make. One such project was a Ouija Talking Tray, which was inspired by this image that I found on Etsy.

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I've always been fascinated with Ouija Boards, not necessarily for attempting to communicate with the dearly departed (assuming you believe that's possible), but for their beauty.

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  • Jen
    Jen says #
    Can you edit it? Would love to make an invitation out of it.
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Hi Jen. Why sort of edit do you need? I'm sure I could help! Sue x
  • Sarah
    Sarah says #
    I just used your awesome ouija board template for a cake. Are you instagram? I would love to credit you there in my post!
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    That's fantastic Sarah, I'm honoured! Yes, I'm on Instagram and would love to see your creation. My Social Media profile is @SuzyH
  • Sarah
    Sarah says #
    Just shared your link on my little blog. Thanks so much! I will follow you on instagram as well.
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Fantastic! I'm a bit of a Halloween fan myself, so I'll pop on over x
  • karen
    karen says #
    Can I use this on my website. I have a page on paranormal terms and would like to show a ouija board. I will link back to you...
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Hey Karen, go for it! I'd love for you to post the link here, so I can pop on over for a read! Beloved and I are interested in the
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Thanks Jessi. I'll do my best!
  • Jessi
    Jessi says #
    Love it, hope to see some DIY posts for Christmas too

Halloween Mantel 2013 - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

With just one month to go, I'm already starting to get excited for Hallowe'en!

Samhain (commonly pronounced "Sow-en") and Yule are the festivals I always like to push the boat out for and I do go a little nuts with the decorating.

Well...I don't think it's nuts but every year, Beloved raises a quizzical eyebrow and threatens not to retrieve from the loft an ever-increasing number of decorations!

He always does, though.

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