New items coming to the shop on October 16th at 3pm CST! Join us at the Inky Octopus Virtual Halloween Market and see all of the new goodies.
Join us for the Inky Octopus Virtual Halloween Market! Shop spooky items from a variety of artists and makers online!
Attend the virtual market by doing one (or more) of the following throughout the weekend:
-Visiting the vendors' shops and social media pages
-RSVPing to the Facebook event page, and participating in the activities in the discussion area
-Browse the hashtag #InkyHalloweenMarket on Instagram and Facebook to see more art and products
-Color our free coloring page (to be announced), and share your creation for a chance to win
-Print our free Jack-o-Lantern templates (to be announced), and share your finished carved pumpkins
View more details on the Virtual Halloween Market page!
For the month of October we featured our favorite Halloween monsters & critters, and for the month of November we are featuring Australasia critters (animals from Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the Pacific Ocean)! You can follow along on the Facebook page, Twitter, and this blog. All illustrations are by Melissa Rohr, copyright 2018.
This week's critters:
Candy Corn Monster
Green Blob Monster
Bat & Pumpkins
For the month of October we will be featuring monsters and other Halloween creepies! You can follow along on the Facebook page, Twitter, and this blog.
This week's creatures:
Green Blob Monster
It's a puuurfect night for magic! Find us at E'ville Indie in a few weeks, and browse our selection of Halloween goodies, including Halloween postcards, printable gift tags, monster coloring pages, and more:
Kitty Witch Greeting Cards
Halloween Stationery Sets
Printable Halloween Gift Tags
Monster Coloring Pages
Octopus, Robot & Pumpkin Coloring Pages
“Fallen leaves rustle, as the cool winds of Autumn blow across the quieting fields. Jack-o lanterns are abound and the scent of sweet spiced goods heralds the coming of the encroaching winter. This is the season to dance through the colored leaves and to let the bonfires burn high.”
Ethereal Aroma’s Pumpkin Harvest Incense returns with its 2016 edition to be released this October! Every year brings a unique vision of this classic scent. This year’s offering has been carefully blended using all natural ingredients such as: agarwood, benzoin, cardamon, cinnamon, clove, copal, dammar, ginger, halmaddi, nutmeg, opoponax, orange, vanilla, and more.
Can we send you an email to let you know about new incense resins? Join our Ink 'n Scents email list!
Here's a few fun additions to your Halloween celebration! View our free printable Halloween goodie bag tags, and several free Halloween-themed coloring pages found here and here! We'd love to see how you celebrated with these items: post a comment below, or on our Facebook page.
Find the Halloween Coloring Book in The Inky Octopus shop. Did you enjoy this coloring page? Check out our entire selection of freebies.
This time of year it's easy to find pumpkin-anything. The last few weeks I've had pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin spice tea, pumpkin chocolate...not that I'm complaining. For the night of Halloween, I'm planning on continuing the pumpkin fad, and trying out some new recipes. I found a couple of interesting recipes in the local newspaper this week, including pumpkin soup, and a pasta with a pumpkin cream sauce.
Here's a few other recipes that caught my eye:
Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte
Pumpkin Squares with Oat Crust
If you're looking for some crafting ideas for the day of Halloween, take a peek at our free coloring pages, and printable Halloween gift tags. Top picture: part of my Halloween decor this year. The adorable fox & pumpkin ceramics are by Binx.
What are your plans for Halloween?
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