Having slightly spooky decor all year round is pretty beneficial when it comes to decorating for Halloween, just add a few handmade decorations and a grinning jack-o'-lantern and voilà! One of my favourite finds this month has to be the 'Home Haunted Home' sign, it's cheaply made of polystyrene but I love the 'Haunted Mansion' vibe it has going on!
Something I've been overindulging in this month is scented candles, my home has been filled with a mouth-watering bouquet of Sticky Caramel Apples, Candy Corn and Pumpkin Pie, and my newest autumnal scent to join the ranks is Fireside Treats (the scent of gooey marshmallows licked by campfire flames!) I've also had my nose firmly stuck in a new book which I have been anticipating for the better part of this year! 'The Ghost Hunters' is a fictional retelling of Harry Price's real-life investigation of Borley Rectory back in 1929. I don't think a more perfect book could have been released at a more appropriate time and so far it has made for a rather spooky read!
Every year around this time it seems the spirit of some long dead baker inhabits my body and makes me do things I wouldn't normally do! I made these cobweb cakes yesterday with red and black sponge (not that you can really see under all that icing!) I also tried my hand at making pecan and walnut pie a few days ago which was surprisingly quite delicious, and tomorrow I will be making something even more sinful!
Coven. Oh how I love thee! I've been a fan of AHS since the first episode aired but this season has quite possibly the best story line the series is ever likely to have.. I mean I really don't see how the creators could possibly improve on it! The dark imagery in the opening credits alone is enough to keep me tuning in every week! ♥ I also watched The Conjuring this week and I have to admit, I absolutely adored it! It had everything I could possibly wish for in a supernatural horror, and it even managed to truly creep me out at times! I already want to watch it again!
Last but by no means least is my latest cross-stitch creation inspired by none other than the Sanderson Sisters! I finished adding the guipure lace trim last night and it'll soon be hanging on the bedroom wall!
Unfortunately for me I feel I may be coming down with something (I'm usually destined for at least one cold during the chilly months!) but I'm determined not to let it spoil the evening I've been most looking forward to all month! Let's hope the fiery Chinese food we will be consuming tonight will burn a few of those pesky germs out of my system!
What are you doing this Hallows' Eve? Are you having a quiet one like me or have you got a spooky gathering to attend?!
I wish you all a frightfully Happy Halloween!!! ♥