I guess this is more of a recipe round up! But I thought it would be fun to round up some Halloween yummies in case you’re in need of something to take to a party!
#1 – October is the start of Guava season! My favorite fruit! From what I hear, they’re kind of an acquired taste. But my grandparents have a guava tree in their yard and have been giving them to me ever since I was a baby, so I absolutely love them! I even have a collection of special “guava spoons” (teaspoons and baby spoons that are small enough to fit inside) for eating them with. Dorky? :P
Have you ever tried guavas? Most people that I ask say no. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them in stores so I’m not sure where I would get them if I didn’t know someone with a guava tree in their yard!
#2 – Going to scary Halloween events!
This year, I went to Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary. It’s kind of a tradition for me to go to some pre-Halloween event with scary mazes and other fun stuff. I started going every year way back in junior high. I’ve gotten kinda hard to scare now but still have fun letting the crazy maze people try! :P
Do you have any pre-Halloween traditions like this?
I want to start a tradition of hosting a pumpkin carving party every year. And I think it would be fun to grow my own (giant!) pumpkins some day!
Join in, everyone! I’m hosting my first crochet along and there’s a contest to go along with it! Make a candy-clops (or ten!) using my free candy-clops amigurumi pattern and you could win a pattern of your choice from my shop!
I don’t want this to be a skills contest so 5 winners will be chosen at random to win a free pattern of their choice from my shop! I’m also going to be awarding a free pattern for each of the following:
♥ Most Unique – Who says candy corns have to be white, orange, and yellow?! Go crazy and surprise me with something original!
♥ Best Photo - Put together a little Halloween scene or something! This will be judged based on creativity, not who has the best camera/photography skills.
♥ Biggest Army – It’s hard to make just one! Whoever makes the most wins this one!
Here’s how to enter:
Step 1: Upload a photo of your candy-clops creation anywhere on the internet as long as it’s public (Ravelry, Flickr, your blog, etc).
Step 2: Comment on this post with a link to your photo.
I’ll be accepting entries until midnight on November 2nd, so you have plenty of time! One entry per person please! :)
I’m happy to introduce you to another one of my sponsors, Elise, who makes the sweetest owl plushies! You can see more of them in her Etsy shop, Mini Tidbits. She created two special Halloween owl plushies just for this giveaway!
What can you win? Two lucky people will win one of these Halloween owl plushies from Mini Tidbits!
Who can enter? This giveaway is open to those in the US only.
How to enter: Leave a comment and tell us about your best Halloween costume!
Want extra entries? Post a separate comment for any of the following:
♥ Follow Mini Tidbits on Twitter.
♥ Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter (include a link to this post & @gleefulthings).
♥ Post about this giveaway on your blog (leave your link in the comment).
Entries will be accepted until Midnight on Thursday, October 20th. The winners will be chosen at random and announced soon after!
I’ve never done a tutorial round up of my own things before! But I thought it would be handy to put all of my Halloween projects into one post so they’re easier to find. Plus I wanted to do a little recap in case you missed any of them! :)
Candy-clops Free crochet pattern
Reversible Dog Bandanas Tutorial + free pattern
Animal Ear Hair Clips Tutorial + free pattern
Bat Plushies Tutorial + free pattern
Fuzzy Bat Plushie – this was my bat plushie from last year. It’s a lot simpler than this year’s so check this one out if you’re looking for a quick plushie to make!
Potato the Squirrel Dressed for Halloween – This is the only thing in this round up that isn’t free. A few years ago, I designed this Halloween add on for my Potato the Squirrel crochet pattern. It’s an add on meaning that you have to buy the Potato the Squirrel pattern in addition to this add on (just to clarify).
That’s all for now! I hope to add more to this next year! I would love to see pics if you make any of these things. Enjoy!