Coney Island, Baby!

Fun fairs have always placed a part in the life of the Rag Tags- growing up in the North East close to Whitley Bay’s Spanish City, immortalized in Dire Straights ‘Tunnel of Love‘, visiting the annual Hoppings at Newcastle’s Town Moor, or working a summer job next door to Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach. So on a visit to New York a few years ago, having been to … Continue reading Coney Island, Baby!

Universal Monsters Part 2- The Monsters

After part 1 which looked at the history of Universal and their Monsters movies, for a bit of fun we thought we’d count down our top five favorite Universal Monsters… So with no further ado…let the ‘count down’ begin (and excuse the bad Dracula pun…) The Mummy Released in 1932 and starring Boris Karloff in the titular role, The Mummy sees an archaeological expedition uncover the … Continue reading Universal Monsters Part 2- The Monsters

Halloween Crafts

I haven’t had as much time this year to indulge in crafts leading up to Halloween so I thought I’d share a reminder of some of my older posts. Last year I created a whole selection of stuff for this spooky occasion including …. A spooky witch house table centre piece, Pumpkin soup, Halloween cards, Paper mache skull , paper skulls,  Halloween gift bags, and a Halloween wreath, Continue reading Halloween Crafts

Halloween Table Centre Piece

Last year I created a haunted house for our Halloween centre piece so this year I decided to go for something a bit different so we have a witches shoes decoration. To make you’ll need cardboard, masking tape, newspapers, PVA glue, paints and coloured paper Start but making some shoes from cardboard – there’s no set pattern as it is easier to shape this as … Continue reading Halloween Table Centre Piece

How to make your own Frankenstein Doll

Little Frankenstein

So with Halloween approaching I thought I’d create a little Frankenstein Rag Tag. It doesn’t take much skill, just a little imagine. All you need to get started are some scraps of material, some filler, needle and thread and ideally access to a sewing machine. You start by creating a pattern and once you’re happy with the basic shapes pin them onto fabric and cut … Continue reading Little Frankenstein