Click here to go to download the Candy Corn Box

Welcome to The Toymaker’s October Newsletter!


" Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night!"

~Elizabeth Akers Allen



Madame Fortunata

I've been working hard trying to learn how to draw proper backgrounds and came up with this scene.

Click here to go to Madame Fortunata's Cottage

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"From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggity beasties
And things that go bump in the night
Good Lord, deliver us!"

Click here to go to download Jack-o-Lantern bookmarks


Make your own Ghost Show


Hello and Hello!

Halloween is right around the corner! You want to know what I like about Halloween? Well, besides those little yellow boxes of gumdrops, it's the one time of year that I have a reason to meet the neighbors. We live on a busy street and never have block parties or get togethers like where my folks live. Trick or treating is a chance to stop by and say hello. So if you are walking a bunch of little monsters and princesses around the block introduce yourself to the little old lady across the street. We all need each other.
Best thoughts,


"O terque quaterque beatum”

We are three or four times blessed.



There's all kinds of curious stuff on my blog this month, the Supermom challenge, Clutter Wars, the Froggy caption and Small Dog's Ghost show. Enjoy!


“A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween." ~Erma Bombeck


" Hold on, man.  We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title."  ~Shaggy from Scooby-Doo


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