Those visits to flea markets and second hand shops has decreased. I don't need to shop that much anymore. But last week we went to one just to see if they had something for us to use at the halloween party. I bought a bible from 1877 with nice graphical illustrations, not something I need but I will use it for the graphics.
I have envied Dark Entries massive collection of beautiful jackets, specially her pinstriped ones. I found a very nice one that fitted me well. Laying flat on the floor it's not visible that it's is form fitting.
Last weekend I woke up early. When I went to the bathroom I looked out and saw a beautiful misty and frosty morning. I couldn't go to sleep again so I asked Johan if we could take our cameras and take a walk. The photo below is upstreams by the river.
frosen raspberry leaves
Further down the stream
Remnants from the copper mine. Piles with slag like these can be found on several places around our town.
The lake downstreams is actually only 100 meters from our house, but it's not very accessible, sadly, because it is beautiful.
I'm thinking of go skating here in winter, this part is shallow and calm so it shouldn't be too risky.
After a couple of hours the mist was almost gone and we got a lovely autumnday.
We went for a visit at a friend of ours who recently bought an old farm, she gave me a washing cabinet I found in one of the buildings that will be torn down. I love the pale grey blue colour of it but it was impossible to clean it. I have to repaint it. I will also paint it on the inside.
She had bought four so cute and cuddly goats. I think their rectangular pupil looks funny. Do you know any other animal with eyes like these?
Moa didn't have a clue about what to dress like for halloween so I suggested that she could use my bat wings. She chosed the smaller ones to avoid poking someone in the eyes.
I had to make a pair of bat ears, matching the wings. A simple headband with black cotton rags twined around. The ears are made of steel wire and nylon socks. Some silver glitter is glued on the edges and will get a nice grey oxide colour by time.Next week will be crazy. We have some mad preparations for the party to fix. We are nuts!