I desperately want to win this giveaway on Mrs. B's blog today. http://www.confessionsofapagansoccermom.com/2008/10/giveaway-from-diary-of-bald-girl.html It is an absolutely stunning garnet and amethyst goddess necklace, plus a scarf. I love garnets. My wedding ring has dragons and a garnet, even!
While I was following links, I came across another fun giveaway, this one for a mini witch hat and Dia de los Muertos bracelet. They are both cool prizes, plus there is a story there about an awful halloween costume experience, which I am sure we can all sympathize with. http://www.yearcats.com/2010/10/25/oh-mom-please-dont-make-me-wear-that-for-halloween/
I had an email this morning telling me that I'm included in this etsy treasury. http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cca6584e22e8eeff19bd823/flight-of-fancy-filigree-fun-gift-guide Treasuries are great, because I get a chance to see a nice selection of items by various artists. In this case, it's all things with a filigree look or feel.
I think I'm going to go downtown today to mail a package, get myself a cupcake, and get my change fund in order. It's chilly outside, and it feels so perfectly autumnish, it'll be nice to go enjoy it. I may have to stop by Provence and get some soup, too.
Moonlight festival is this evening, so I have to be home in time to get things together, but that shouldn't be a problem. I have enough practice now that packing and loading doesn't take very long.
I've worn the same costume for the last 3 or 4 years. Probably just as well, since I paid plenty for the materials, plus the time to make it, but I am going to wear something different this year. Most of it came out of my costume closet, but I made a new top to go with my bodice--just finished it yesterday. I always wanted to make myself something with sheer metallic spiderweb fabric! I'll be sure to get some pictures, and put them up either tomorrow or Sunday.