We are big Halloween fans here in the
Craftseller office. The neighbourhood suddenly becomes alive with kids in costumes (and a supervising, spent adult in tow), swarming door-to-door of lantern-lit households. We love it so much we're even happy to part with our fun-sized Mars Bars – and we don't do that often! So, with all things creepy and creative in mind, your October issue is packed full of thrills for the booming Halloween market. We have an easy-peasy, honeycomb paper pumpkin (p.27); an adorable felt trick-or-treat bag (p.72); and mouth-watering rhubarb and custard tarts perfect for ghoulish parties and sweet-seekers on your doorstep (p.32). And of course, we have our utterly cute, crochet cover stars on page 16 – the trio of t-shirt-clad bats! Who knew bat bunting could be so sweet? Better still, as it's a garland, it's a make Halloween-loving shoppers can keep and use year-after-year. Elsewhere, features this month include How to Blog and Boost Profits (p.43), a complete beginner's guide, and over on page 80, we have ten quick and easy makes for Halloween – all simple enough to turn around in time for the spooky festivities. Happy handmade Halloweens to you all! p.s. Don't forget to make your felt fox or owl brooch with the kit FREE with this issue. These exclusive, copyright-free designs are yours to sell too if you fancy!