Trick or Treating

Happy Halloween!!!

I made this bag for my son after trying to get him a 'decent' trick or treat bag.
As for Easter, the trick or treat bags you can find are not quite what I would want for my son, they have character's that are not from Halloween or they are too scary for a four year old, or they are just plain ugly.
Being crafty is nice when you have a 'unique' approach to certain holidays! Unhappy with what I could find, I ust made him something we bothe were very happy with.

Disneyland Haunted Mansion Secret Panel chest box

With Halloween coming soon I thought I would share with this wonderful Disneyland souvenir from the famous attraction ‘The Haunted Mansion’ that we have for sale in my Klassic vintage store.

This wonderful Secret panel chest puzzle box was made in Japan and it was released in 1969 and it was sold both by Disneyland and Disneyworld.

It has a secret drawer you can use to hide stuff in and to get it open you have to find the right combination of movements and move the panels around so you can slide the end panel upward to reveal it. It has several sliding panels that due to their design blend with the box.

My husband and his family used to visit Disneyland every year and in one of those visits he and his brother each bought one of these intriguing puzzles. It is hard to imagine that these boxes have been around for 40 years and still work perfectly. Now a days you go to Disneyland and buy a ‘souvenir’ and not only are they not intriguing or stimulating but they are certainly not going to stand the test of time.

I also visited Disneyland as a little girl and I still remember my Mickey Mouse coin purse and my Tinker Bell pencil case very fondly I wonder if my son will have the same fond memories for the not so unique souvenirs he has acquired from his trips to the Magic Kingdom.

The Klassic World of Bare Sock Crafts

I changed the name of the blog to The Klassic world of Bare Sock Crafts because I divide my work time between two stores, the one dedicated to my handmade Crafts and the other one to vintage treasures from our family.
Part of my time is devoted to Klassic store dedicated to vintage items from our family. Klassic started when I realized how much people appreciate vintage items and I since I am a firm believer in recycling and giving items a new life I thought we had so many things not being used ready to get a new life and to bring joy to other families as they have done with ours. Everything we offer in Klassic comes from our family, we don’t buy them at garage sales, estates or auctions.
I still try to devote some time to creating for Bare Sock Crafts and combined they are my stay at home work.