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The Creepening 2019

Ahhhh....it is August and that Halloween itch is getting harder to ignore. Perhaps it is my peeling skin from my recent sunburn?

Where has the time gone, dear blog? I've been wrapped up in so many things and then the summer was taken up by 10-hour workdays leaving not much time for you. But, I've been busy crafting and will share some of my completed and in-process projects.

First off, let's talk about this year's Halloween theme at home. It is once a witch's apothecary with some new pieces. This is just one corner of the living room so far. There will be creepy black cheesecloth and more goodies but, it is a start!


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