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Friday, October 16, 2009


Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays.
Who doesn't love a holiday that revolves around dressing up, candy, scary decorations, candy, pumpkins and...oh yeah, CANDY!!!!

When I was in the 5th grade, many, many years ago, my school held a Halloween Costume Contest every year.
My mom was very talented with a sewing machine and she made me a Fairy Princess costume out of beautiful old curtains. It was a beautiful long dress made lovely and full by wearing a hoop skirt beneath it. I was so proud of that BEAUTIFUL dress and it really did make me feel like a Fairy Princess. That is...before the itching started!!!!

I was participating in the Costume Parade when I started itching. The itching grew worse very quickly and then a burning sensation began. When the parade was over, I ran to my mom and told her my itchy, burning problem. She had no idea why I would be itching and burning but decided I should change right away.

When I removed my beautiful dress, my skin was a lovely shade of beet red.
It was then that my mom realized that the curtains used to make my dress had a fiberglass lining!!!!

In the end, I won the award for the Prettiest Costume :)

I miss my mom so much and would gladly wear one of her itchy, burning creations if it meant I could spend some time with her again.


I love, love, love Halloween!!!
If you love Halloween as much as I do, you need to check out the awesome Halloween jewelry at

Some examples are this super cute Bat Pendant Necklace:

And this charming Purple Spider Necklace:

If want beautiful jewelry that is not Halloween themed, Made By Melissa has many pieces to choose from!!!

Made By Melissa also offers lovely crocheted items.

I love the colors used for this Watermelon Slice Baby / Toddler Blanket!!!

You will find vintage items in this very versatile shop too !!!

I love roses, so I had to include this Vintage Gold Rose Brooch :

Made By Melissa has 101 items for sale, you are sure to find something you are looking for !!!

Some of the items in my Etsy store. Stop by!!! http://www.baremoose.etsy.com