Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sweet Sugar Skulls

As I'm a bit skull crazy at the moment, and Halloween and The Mexican Day of the Dead festivities are just around the corner, I thought it was high time I did a feature on fancy decorated Skulls.
First up is the colourful and detailed felt and wire skulls from RawBone Studio's Halloween and Day of the Dead folk art shop! Robin's whimsical and playful decor is perfect for your own altar of the dead or spooky October home. Robin loves primitive, naive and colorful folk art with a little humor slipped in. And where did the name RawBone come from? According to Robin " my nickname is Rawbone... and it stuck."

RawBone's fancy skull garlands.

plush skulls and brooches,

and these fantastic bent wire skulls. Love these!!


There are also some clever recycled sardine can skulls in the RawBone Shop made by an artist high on omega3 fish oil. Why? Because Joe (Robin's friend and schoolmate who’s art she adores) had to eat all the sardines to get the can!As a special treat there will be one of these most excellent tin can skulls up for grabs to one lucky commenter. But wait...there's more giveaways to come!
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Next up are the craftiest gals in town...the Sister Outlaws and a selection of their cool sugar skull kits. They have very fancy and decorative sugar skull bag tag kits available to buy full of buttons, doily bits, lace, ric rac and felt, not to mention a pattern, instructions and a needle and yarn. And just about to be released are the sugar skull coin purse kits. How cool are these!
Re-Sew- Cool! And we are lucky enough to have a kit to giveaway. So that's two great giveaways so far.
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And finally, because it's my blog and I'm feeling all inspired by these generous giveaways, I am throwing in a Betty Jo skull brooch as a final giveaway item.So just leave a comment if you want to be in the running. I will choose three winners.
The giveaway will run till November the 1st....when the official Day of the Dead festivities begin.
Good luck and tell your friends!

29 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great giveaway! It's definitely the Day of the Dead time of year. I'm working on some lino prints with D-of-D themes (not blogging at the moment) so feel extra inspired.

    Carolyn

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  2. Ooooh, please let me win, giveaway God's. Love the spooky theme, in time for halloween too!

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  3. Día de los Muertos! Probably the prettiest festival! I love love love the Sugar Skull Coin Purses, AND your Skull Brooches! So clever! xox

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  4. I have some of the black and white garlands already - they are the best!! (and so is my betty jo skull brooch) but you can never have too many skulls right?

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  5. oh wow! Such cool skully-ness!
    Great giveaways :D

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  6. They're gorgeous (if skulls can be called that!). We don't do much celebrating on these occasions here in Australia, but I know a little teenager who is very keen on skull accessories.

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  7. What a cool giveaway..Yeah..can smell Halloween's coming to town soon..Pick me ..lol

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  8. love! fabulous giveaway, fingers are crossed!

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  9. yes yes yes!!!! What a splendidly skull filled giveaway!
    love it all!!!!
    xo maureen

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  10. Oh. WOW!!!

    Skulls are my favourite & my best!

    When Punky was little I would dress her in little pink skully onesies, with a skull clip in her hair... her first birthday cake was a skull with a pink bow!! I am loving all this skully goodness... oh, I have everything crossed & then some, thank you for such a skull-tastic giveaway...!!

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  11. oh, please, please...this giveaway is fantastic. count me in.

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  12. definitely some skull candy right there!
    love them!!!

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  13. Woweee! I am a bit of a skull virgin! I don't own anything of the skull variety..but these little beauties are AMAZING! What a fantastic giveaway...and I'm defo away to check out these links..shall be a skull virgin no more :)

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  14. Oh these are all so beautiful! I've been making some lino Day of The Dead sugar skulls and designing a tattoo of one for my little brother...who is not so little and of the legal age for tattoos! Heh heh! One day I would love to go to Mexico and witness this colourful and passionate festival xxx

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  15. I just bought a pair of sugar skull earrings from grigiodesign..I love them...this is just sugar skull eye candy...Mexico would be a dream to visit!!

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  16. Love the skull brooches and would love to win one, especially as I lost my Betty Jo finch brooch a few weeks ago...:(

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  17. love this giveaway!
    Can I join in from the UK?????
    Gill

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  18. oh what a wonderful giveaway I am so into skulls at the moment too, it just crept up on me!! all the skulls are sooooo cute

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  19. Thanks for this fantastic giveaway Betty Jo. I like your style and your passion.

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  20. Sugar skulls rock........ what a great giveaway....and a really inspiring post just off to make a sugar skull myself....x

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  21. Your site makes me Happy Happy!

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  22. I don't know why but I am fascinated by Day of the Dead imagery.

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  23. Wow, so many, many skulls! All quite intriguing and...dare I say? Cute!

    Please enter me in your marvelous give-away!

    Thanks, Renee, spear401

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  24. Hi Betty Jo, What a fabulous giveaway!
    What is it about skulls that we find so fascinating?
    Thanks for being so generous.
    Ally <'v'>

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  25. What a great collection of skully delight.
    Very cool indeed. I especially love the tins. What a clever idea ( :

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  26. Ever since my first intoduction, I have been obsessed with day of the dead! Long live our loved ones. We are a sum of thoes present and departed. Fabbo, inspirational works of art here! lOvE them!

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  27. Rawbone rocks. Love those calaveras.

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  28. People why are you so skull-crazy??
    No offence meant to the lovely creative people of this site, just a though to get you to think:
    Has death become the fashion? Even little girls are nowadays dressed in pink skull-printed frocks and pretty little shoes. Do you really want to imprint death on your kids, on yourself? Think a bit people!! Death is a dead end, an eternal darkness, whichever way you look at it. Why would that be attractive at all? Rather become interested in, seek out and stand for LIFE!

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