Ask my parents.
Anyway, the absolutely most terrifying episode of this fantastic show is The Empty Child. I'm telling you - do NOT watch this episode if you are at all prone to fainting spells.
I hear that ghastly child saying "are you my mummy?" in my nightmares!
BUT, because I have a dark, Irish soul, I also kind of love it.
Sometimes when Splotchy is screeching his little eyes out at 4 AM, I imagine (since some mean person tossed him out on a busy street when he was three weeks old) that he is actually just saying "are you my mummy?" and it allows me to forgive him, and just drink more coffee when I finally resign myself to the fact that I won't be getting any more sleep.
I love all things mummy. If someone makes a mummy stamp, I can guarantee you I will buy it.
Mummies are delightful because their scariness comes wrapped, like a present. Also, the bandages make them seem sort of vulnerable. You want your monsters vulnerable, after all.
My friend and fellow Texan Jen del Muro (who owns Reverse Confetti) came up with an ADORABLE mummy recently and a FANTASTICALLY inventive treat topper thingy that I HAD to play with.
As you know, I am not a DIY 3D person. So I will never create a template from scratch and build something. HOWEVER, I will get all up in a die that lets me make a cute treat, and holy cow did she come up with a good one.
This thing is like a Christmas cracker! It's GENIUS. So you cut two of them, and in ten seconds, pop them onto the matching clear treat container for such a cute gift.
I am notorious around my neighborhood for giving things like these at my Starbucks and other drive throughs so I'm super excited about this.
It holds a lot of candy - I used nearly all of two 3 oz. packages of Jelly Belly candy corns (I don't really eat sweet stuff but these are the best candy corns I've ever had) with a little room to spare.
I die cut the toppers from the new Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper and adhered them to the matching treat container with Tear & Tape. Then I added some Halloween Night Twine - WHICH I LOVE - to each end. I fought with myself hard about whether to use the orange/black twine or the grey/black, but ended up with the classic. It's really pretty and fun.
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I finished it off with the little mummy I colored with grey and purple copics and a sentiment. Maybe I'll give this to MY mummy for her birthday!
All of these are part of Jen's newest release - so if you like it, head over to her blog for details on how to get it all at midnight on the 8th. Midnight - you know, when the mummies are out stumbling around. .
I'm happy to be in Texas with so many talented ladies I call friends.
Now - are YOU my mummy?
PS - I had some minor surgery on my right hand so until it looks less awful I am holding off on videos, although I'm considering a fingerless glove. It might be a week or two before I get back on camera. Thanks for your patience.