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pine cone spiders | sophie-world.com

Being that today is Halloween, I knew I had to get in this final creepy crawly creation.  When I say that I love this mobile, I’m not exaggerating, This is about the coolest homemade critter I’ve seen in a long time.  There’s just something so spooky about the way the twigs and pinecones imitate the shape and form of a spider….it’s nature imitating nature.

BTS Halloween | sophie-world.com

Halloween is upon us.  Our first few events are behind us. Everyone is working their fingers to the bone, literally!  

As I mentioned in last week's blog, we’re creating two entirely new themes this year, Zombie Prom and Political Hell.  Both are large events for over 600 people.  That requires a ton of decor, a good deal of it created by my amazing design team Freda and Steve (and my Mom!)

Here’s a little peek at what they have been doing:

splatmonsters from PBS | sophie-world.com

I’m a huge fan of paper plate-based crafts.  The plates are so versatile, plentiful, and cheap.   They go hand in hand with toilet paper tubes as a go-to crafting supply.  

halloween roundup glam| sophie-world.com

Hello little beasties!  It's that time again. My favorite time of the year.  

I was always one of those kids who achieved their highest potential when under pressure. Nothing has changed in my adult life.  For my staff and me, October is just one big bubbling cauldron of creativity.  Right now we are in the midst of planning a “Zombie Prom”, a Mad Science Laboratory, an Egyptian Tomb, and one which really just creates itself - a trip into Political Hell.

Sadly, trying to document as we work is always tricky, but I promise there will be pictures and stories in future blogs.

If you live in a part of the country where you have seasons (San Francisco sadly has only one) you are probably enjoying the color show your trees put on at this time of year.  As a child, I remember walking down the tree lined streets of my little town of West Chester, PA, staring up at the rainbow hues of yellow, orange, and red.  I remember the sound of the wind rustling through the boughs and running through “rain” storms of delicate leaves as they sailed kite-like down the lane.  

Call this a case of the “I Miss Fall” blues, but this craft just screamed “share me”.