Saturday, June 25, 2011

Eyeballs, Tombstones and Children's Costumes...Galore.

Today has been a rainy, children filled day. I started my day early by babysitting the 4 kids that I frequently watch as my "day" job. While babysitting today I brought eyeball supplies to work on. I'm desperately trying to get all of these made while I'm over here. Attempting to kill 2 birds with one stone. It ends up being a bit difficult because whatever craft/art project I bring over becomes the little wee one's new fascination. "What's that?" "Are those real?" "What are THOSE for??" Haha. The questions are so funny. I've mentioned this recently in a previous post. 

Today I was asked about the tombstones I have been designing in my notebook. (About to make a trip to Lowe's to purchase a booty load of foam sheathing) The kids are absolutely fascinated with everything that I do. Its so "Cool" they say. Now, they each one their own tombstones.... a little morbid I have to say. What do you all out there in internet land think? Can't you picture it? Christmas run out of your room...down the hallway and there, under the tree is your very own tombstone?? I'm not sure that would be the best gift for a kid. bwahahaha. 

Since I have been working on props over here with the children for my Halloween Bash, lots of questions about whether they could come have been asked. They have been eager to see the end results and have started a count down to the big day (which I need to confirm a final date for the party for) and have been planning their own costumes for. (They haven't even asked their parents if they could come. LOL) 

...............I think I will upload some photos tonight of the eyeballs I have made. I have 3 sets finished out of 72 sets. LONG way to go on those. Luckily I don't need to complete them all right now. I need about 10 sets to be ready so I can pop them into my seven dwarf zombies. Oh, that reminds me, I'm so UPSET! The one zombie dwarf with the hood that was almost completed.....well, I had to rip him apart. He molded on me. I had started him and left him outside to dry one day while my husband was home and then I went to work. I had asked my hubby to put him in the house when he was dry....well, he wasn't all the way dry. Low and behold I go a few days after my vacation to Myrtle Beach to check on him and he was green! Major sad face. :((((((   Oh well. I've decided to go a different route with his body. His head, which had the most detail was salvageable. (Ty, Halloween Prop Gods) So now I will make him a Pvc/chicken wire combo body and attach his head to it and then probably monster mud him up after adding some hands and shoes and what not. 

I have loads of things to get done and I am amazed that I even took the break now to type this up. (Good thing I can type 83 words a minute or this would REALLY take a long time to post) 

Count down to Halloween has afraid.....very afraid....


Sorry, cell phone cameras don't take great quality photos unless you have a droid or an iphone which I currently do not.

I need to give credit to Terra over at for the iris that she made using photoshop. I have no experience with photoshop or I would have made my own. :/ She has awesome eye color too.


  1. These are so great! Where did you get your eyeball images? Did you make them?

  2. I got the images from but I used ping pong balls, red yarn and clear nail polish to build mine. I have no experience with Photoshop or I would create my own. Something I need to learn is Photoshop, lol.

  3. They're brilliant! I'm working on learning photoshop's great, but I'm not adept enough (yet?) to make my own realistic irises. The things we do for creepy props...

  4. Great-looking eyes, Tay! I have got to learn how to do this myself.

  5. Fairly easy, just a little time consuming. I find it is best to work on these when your butt is planted firmly on the couch, recliner, loveseat, whatever and have a nice movie or marathon of Charmed on, lol. I love my netflix account because I can watch all kinds of weird things while working on weird things. I am an extreme multi-tasker.