Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Halloween Painting and Malphi Clothing Designs

As promised, here is my final Halloween painting for the year. "Halloween Hill" was listed on eBay this evening and has an eggshell crackle finish.
Cleo is posed and ready for the first little goblin to enter through the gate to his house on Halloween. The Foster family has been experiencing this phenomenon for the last three years when a cute little kitten was seen outside awaiting the children dressed in costume. They took her into their home and she has entertained their family every day since.

My new blogging friend from the UK, Susannah, also known by her nickname, Malphi, designs the most wonderful line of clothing. You can check out her blog here. The "Verity Hope" dress pictured below is my favorite and yes she sells the bloomers too. Aren't they fantastic. She also sells sewing kits for those of you who are inclined to sew them yourself.
Below is the same dress but with a petticoat beneath. Doesn't it look cute with those boots?

....and here is a cute top that looks great with jeans.
The back is just as cute as the front. When you check out her blog you'll find that she sells on her website and through Etsy. She makes these in all sizes and they look good on everyone. She even has her lovely mother do some of the modeling. You will be enchanted by her clothing and her charm.
She has lots of layered looks too but I think you should check out her designs for yourself; so hop on over for a visit.


  1. Hi Catherine! I love your halloween paintings and have to tell you that I am back on the market for one ~ my sister moved into a new home and I put together a basket to take to her. I looked at the fall picture I bought from you and thought I have to share it with Chris! Not to worry though, cause I can't wait to get another. Thanks for mentioning my blog a few days ago and the bambi book ends look darling. I was in Door County for a short vacation and returned last night. Going to ebay right now to buy another fall painting. Talk to you soon

  2. I have seen her around blog world and the clothes are so wonderfly made. I really enjoy her simplistic approach that concenrates on details....

    Stay Warm!


  3. I love the new painting. I could live in that house.
    Those outfits are adorable. And they aren't just cute, they look comfy.

  4. Your paintings are so beautiful! And I especially love the stories you make up to go along with each one. I'll admit, it took me awhile to figure out that your characters were not real people! Ha!

    I will definitely have to check out Malphi's site. Those clothes are too cute!

  5. I love your blog site. And your paintings are just wonderful.

  6. Catherine, I think your paintings are wonderful! I have taken decorative painting class over the years and really enjoyed it. I think the Halloween paintings I've done have been my favorite. I love yours! Keep up the good work!!

  7. These clothes are fantastic! I must go over and see her designs. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Great selections. Yes, Malphi's site is one of my favorites to visit.


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