Sunday, October 25, 2009
Halloween - a special holiday for mystery fans!
For a crafter there's nothing like having a crafts store within a mile of your home. (My husband says the same thing about Radio Shack, which is even closer.)
Jazzy Crafts in Castro Valley hosted a party for me on Sunday, to celebrate the release of the fourth Miniature Mystery, Mourning in Miniature.
The make-and-take was a mini Halloween bag, stuffed with one piece of candy! The Jazzy Crafts logo is on one side, a Halloween sticker on the other. Embroidery thread pushed through the marked holes makes handles. Famous supermodel Nina B. is holding up a sample. And I'm also including a template/printie that you can use to make your own mini Halloween trick or treat bag.
I'm not responsible for any tricks or other damage caused by the miniature nature of the treat!
Another handy thing about my neighborhood: next to the crafts store is an ice cream parlor. Guess where the party ended up?
What special items does your hobby offer for Halloween?
Speaking of which …
You may have read the tragic story of a man who'd been leaning over his balcony for 5 days before someone realized he'd been shot and was really dead. Passersby thought it was a Halloween decoration.
Now, next April, when you read my fifth release, "Monster in Miniature," you'll see that same scenario, BUT I swear, I submitted the manuscript on March 21 (the computer doesn't lie), so, no, I didn't take advantage of the real life incident. I'm wondering if it worked the other way.
Have you had experiences of art imitating life, or vice versa?