Kelso Doesnt Dance

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Kelso Doesnt Dance

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Crafter Extraordinaire at Kelso Doesnt Dance, a 1 woman handmade business in Long Beach, CA

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Definitely eating this cupcake for breakfast. Happy Valentines Day everyone! 💜💗❤️🤷🏼‍♀️ #yesimadethat #cupcake #cutecupcake #valentinesday #fun #prettythings #breakfast #notbreakfastfood
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I love, love these! Who wants to come over and make some? 💗❤️💜🏅🎀🎉
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Yesterday finished as a very nice day ending up at the velodrome and knowing more people than I even expected. I was reminded of a few weeks ago when I rode my bike all the way to Oxnard with some of those very same people. I took this photo right after turning off PCH into the city of Oxnard, I was so excited and proud. Little did I know we had 10 more miles to go to the other side of the city, turned out to be the longest 10 miles of the whole 100! But I made it! And although this picture put me a bit behind the rest of the pack... TOTALLY. WORTH IT!
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Who wore it best? 😂😄😝 When @sumfone and I show up matching with long shorts and the tallest socks 🧦 to ride bikes on a cold night last week. #coldnights #bikeride #groupride #kneehighsocks #coverup #whenindoubtpedalitout #wearwhatyouwant
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Oh hey, I did my first century! 💪🏼👧🏼💨🌱🍫🚲🌊🛤 Rode Mint Chocolate Bike from Long Beach to Oxnard yesterday on what is likely to be the windiest day of the year. The winds were brutal (THE WHOLE WAY!), the steep climbs one after another and the 100 mile distance something I hadn’t come close to before, it was tough, but we did it! I might have been slow up those climbs but I was persistent. I am the turtle🐢 I did not stop or walk on any of those hills. Oddly the first quarter of the ride might have been the most challenging and emotional for me. To realize how much my neck and shoulder issues/medication effect my entire life. In a decision to keep going I went on this ride and I’m so glad I did because 11 of us finished and I am proud and appreciative of you all! 💪🏼
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When not making things, I sometimes ride bikes. 👧🏼🚲🌱🍫 @bik3sandbr3ws rides to 3 different breweries on the 3rd Thursday on every month around the South Bay/Long Beach area. Join us sometime. #rideyobike #bikeride #groupride #localbrewery #craftbeer
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Live through this. Discovered ‘Whatever You Are, Be a Good One’ handlettered by @lisacongdon Always love her stuff. 💗 #whateveryouarebeagoodone #lisacongdon #handlettered #artbook #inspirationalbook #artandcraft
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Mint Chocolate Bike and I 🌱🍫🚲👧🏼🦄 #whennotmakingthings #cycling #longbeach #rideyabike #specialized #iamspecialized #specializedwomen #exceptitsamensbike #roubaix #mickeymouse #longbeachmurals
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“...showing up for them can make all the difference” #Repost @emilymcdowell_ (@get_repost) ・・・ If you’re struggling with grief, illness, or another major challenge, the holidays can easily make everything feel even heavier and lonelier. If someone in your life is having a hard time, showing up for them can make all the difference— and it’s easier than most people think. Very proud to have partnered with @optionb on this series of free digital cards for their #OptionBThere holiday initiative. You can get this image, and 4 others, on their site, or share directly from their FB page. // Founder @sherylsandberg says: “#OptionBThere is about helping all of us be there for each other – and acknowledging the elephant that remains in the room for so many people this time of year. We have expert advice at optionb.org/holidays for what you can do to help your friends and loved ones find moments of joy this holiday season – including ideas for meaningful gifts, tips for how to host an “all feelings welcome” dinner, and suggestions about what to say when “Happy holidays!” doesn’t quite feel right. And if it’s you who’s having a hard time right now, we have #OptionBThere resources for you, too – including advice about how to ask for help and a holiday bill of rights that we hope will inspire you to give yourself permission to do what feels right this season.” ❤️ ❤️❤️EDITED TO ADD: to everyone loving this — just fyi, this particular card was actually written by @karichapin with my edits & tweaks. Kari is our marketing director and a bestselling author herself (Who’s read The Handmade Marketplace?) and she is the brain behind this recent “wishes for you” series, which includes the birthday card I posted the other day, and 4 more cards for other occasions coming in January. WE LOVE HER.
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Hey LA, this weekend is the last show of the year! Come check out 200+ makers and designers and support small businesses for the holiday in downtown LA. If you ask me, this is the biggest and best makers event in southern CA. It’s right next to the Chinatown train station and def. worth the trip. Come visit me! #smallbusiness #handmade #craftfair #craftshow #renegadecraftfair #makersgonnamake #hustleeveryday #dtla
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For the last several years I’ve been hand making plant hangers and holders for cactus, succulents & airplants so this #cactus kit is PERFECT! In January this #smallbusiness I’ve been running all on my own will be 10 years old! 😱😄I can say without question that this is the hardest job, both mentally and physically, I’ve ever had but I feel so proud to show people the work I do so it’s all worth it. And when I need to, I also like to just pedal it out! 👧🏼🚲💪🏼 Also, I’d love to win this kit cause I don’t even own a proper one & just the other day @breakawaymanny told me I need a kit! 😂😄👍🏼🚲💗 #heavypedal #theheavypedal #merrykitmas #whenindoubtpedalitout #hardwork #smallbusiness #cyclingkit #cutestuff #HPkitmas
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Do you ever have to ask yourself what day it is? 😱🙃 I just did that! You guys, IT’S MONDAY! Which means I made it through not 👆🏼but ✌🏼events this weekend! @makersmartlb, a @smallbusinesssat event in Downtown Long Beach and Patchwork in Santa Ana (@dearhandmadelife) and as I just commented on another post “running a small business is a lot of 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼!” So thank you, thank you if you’ve ever supported me in any way. 🎄Next up: @renegadecraft in DTLA Dec. 9th&10th #smallbusiness #smallbusinesssaturday #eastvillageshops #hustleeveryday #patchworkshow #supportsmallbusiness
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Hey Long Beach! Join us at the @makersmartlb Small Business Saturday street fair happening until 5pm! 1st street is closed at Linden with about 50 small businesses (like mine!) represented with tents in the street, neighborhood shops, a dj and even live music. #smallbusiness #smallbusinesssaturday #makersmartlb #kelsodoesntdance #handmade #hardwork #hustleeveryday #longbeach #eastvillageshops #eastvillageartsdistrict
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Join me and the plants in celebrating the hard work of small business owners for Small Business Saturday at @makersmartlb! ・・・ Big Announcement 💥 In celebration of Small Business Saturday tomorrow our wonderful city gave DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH ...... F R E E P A R K I N G! Who's coming to party with us? Friends, spread the LOCAL LOVE & REPOST!#freecommunityevent #makersmartlb
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@hrdwrker made a beautiful video including my Geometric Air Plant Hangers from @smallbatchsupply’s DTLA Pop Up Mart last Saturday! We had such a rad dj, several fave new artists/vendors @derekbradley, @erickmartinez5, @aegishandcraft (& so many more) and live tattoos by @littleanniemotel (see my arm!), fun day! #handmade #artfair #dtla #geometric #himmeli #airplants #tillandsia
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Join us in supporting small businesses like mine! We’ll be setup in the street for this rad street fair in DTLB again this year (this is always a fun one!) And then find me at Patchwork Santa Ana on Sunday 11/26! #Repost @makersmartlb ・・・ DO NOT MISS ⚡️ #makersmartlb is back Beach for Small Business Saturday on 1st & Linden in Downtown Long Beach! MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
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THIS SATURDAY (11/18) come see me and the 🌱 & 21 other vendors at the DTLA Pop Up Mart! Open bar (while supplies last, so get there early!), LIVE flash tattoos by @littleanniemotel 😱 , photo exhibition, live DJ set and live illustrations by @erickmartinez5 ! It’s gonna be a good time. Free entry, but please RSVP through the link in @smallbatchsupply‘s bio so we can get an idea of how many of you to expect! And thanks to our wonderful sponsors @hrdwrker , @theprimarymag and @topochicousa ❤️ #popup #dtla #craftshow #handmade #popupshop #dtlapopup #downtownla #dtlaevents #freeentry #flashtattoos #openbar
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I’m so proud to setup and show people the things I’ve made and have been working so hard on and the business I’ve put a lot of myself into since way back in January 2008 (that’s almost 10 years guys! 😱) Thank you if you came out to support at yesterday’s Long Beach Patchwork show! ❤️ 📷: @threestreets @dearhandmadelife #patchworkshow #craftfair #handmade #hardwork #geometric #himmeli #brass #airplants #tillandsia #kelsodoesntdance #cardcatalog #cardcatalogue
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Making all the things for upcoming events... - 11/12 (this Sunday!) - Long Beach Patchwork show FREE outdoor event with 150 amazing artists & crafters, live music, food trucks, free bike valet & DIY stations. - 11/18 - DTLA Pop Up by @smallbatchsupply - 11/26 - Santa Ana Patchwork - 12/9-12/10 - @renegadecraft Los Angeles #handmade #craftfair #craftshow #kelsodoesntdance #makersgonnamake #patchworkshow #renegadecraftfair #longbeach #santaana #dtla #soproud
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Lauren and I enjoying @theslopstomp Vs. @the_good_foot_lb at @alexsbarlbc Halloween night! @mamamitsymoto #stayhandmade #halloween #diy #costume #costumeparty #alexsbar #longbeach #theslopstomp #goodfoot
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Brought my coworkers some eyeballs, heard they were pretty tasty! I made them strawberry lemonade flavor with blueberries... I MEAN irises! #yesimadethat #halloween #halloweentreats #eyeball #gelatin #edible #edibleart #mochicontainer
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Happy Handmade Halloween from the Ice Cream Cone! 🍦🎃👻🕷☠️🦇🍦 And yes, that is a light up cherry! 🔦🍒 As always, 💯% handmade by me! #handmade #halloween #halloweencostume #icecream #icecreamcone #icecreamcostume #icecreamconecostume #lightup #cherryontop
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Find me back at the Patchwork Shows in Long Beach and Santa Ana again this Holiday! #kelsodoesntdance #handmade #himmeli #airplants #tillandsia #succulents #patchworkshow #craftfair #craftshow
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Haven’t you heard of the 31 days of Halloween socks? Oh good, cause I just made it up this year!!! 😂🎃🦇☠️ Here I am with some 🕷socks and a rewear of last years Handmade Rainbow Bright🌈 Follow along on my Insta stories. #handmade #costume #rainbowbrite #celebrate #halloween #31daysofhalloweensocks #spiders #halloweensocks #partytime
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About

About

Kelso Doesnt Dance is eco accessories, handmade for real life! Everything is made to be good looking, functional and practical for everyday use.

I design and handmake upcycled wallets, notebooks, totes and more using a collection of office/school/library themed things I find.
including map and book page wallets, book cover and card notebooks, dress shirt purses and totes

AND I’ve also started making alternative gardens!
Succulent Picture Frames: living succulents growing vertically out of wall frames
and
String Gardens: hanging foliage and succulents growing without a planter from moss and string balls

@kelsodoesntdance

Crafter Extraordinaire at Kelso Doesnt Dance, a 1 woman handmade business in Long Beach, CA

1351 Followers

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Definitely eating this cupcake for breakfast. Happy Valentines Day everyone! 💜💗❤️🤷🏼‍♀️ #yesimadethat #cupcake #cutecupcake #valentinesday #fun #prettythings #breakfast #notbreakfastfood
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I love, love these! Who wants to come over and make some? 💗❤️💜🏅🎀🎉
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Yesterday finished as a very nice day ending up at the velodrome and knowing more people than I even expected. I was reminded of a few weeks ago when I rode my bike all the way to Oxnard with some of those very same people. I took this photo right after turning off PCH into the city of Oxnard, I was so excited and proud. Little did I know we had 10 more miles to go to the other side of the city, turned out to be the longest 10 miles of the whole 100! But I made it! And although this picture put me a bit behind the rest of the pack... TOTALLY. WORTH IT!
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Who wore it best? 😂😄😝 When @sumfone and I show up matching with long shorts and the tallest socks 🧦 to ride bikes on a cold night last week. #coldnights #bikeride #groupride #kneehighsocks #coverup #whenindoubtpedalitout #wearwhatyouwant
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Oh hey, I did my first century! 💪🏼👧🏼💨🌱🍫🚲🌊🛤 Rode Mint Chocolate Bike from Long Beach to Oxnard yesterday on what is likely to be the windiest day of the year. The winds were brutal (THE WHOLE WAY!), the steep climbs one after another and the 100 mile distance something I hadn’t come close to before, it was tough, but we did it! I might have been slow up those climbs but I was persistent. I am the turtle🐢 I did not stop or walk on any of those hills. Oddly the first quarter of the ride might have been the most challenging and emotional for me. To realize how much my neck and shoulder issues/medication effect my entire life. In a decision to keep going I went on this ride and I’m so glad I did because 11 of us finished and I am proud and appreciative of you all! 💪🏼
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When not making things, I sometimes ride bikes. 👧🏼🚲🌱🍫 @bik3sandbr3ws rides to 3 different breweries on the 3rd Thursday on every month around the South Bay/Long Beach area. Join us sometime. #rideyobike #bikeride #groupride #localbrewery #craftbeer
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Live through this. Discovered ‘Whatever You Are, Be a Good One’ handlettered by @lisacongdon Always love her stuff. 💗 #whateveryouarebeagoodone #lisacongdon #handlettered #artbook #inspirationalbook #artandcraft
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Mint Chocolate Bike and I 🌱🍫🚲👧🏼🦄 #whennotmakingthings #cycling #longbeach #rideyabike #specialized #iamspecialized #specializedwomen #exceptitsamensbike #roubaix #mickeymouse #longbeachmurals
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“...showing up for them can make all the difference” #Repost @emilymcdowell_ (@get_repost) ・・・ If you’re struggling with grief, illness, or another major challenge, the holidays can easily make everything feel even heavier and lonelier. If someone in your life is having a hard time, showing up for them can make all the difference— and it’s easier than most people think. Very proud to have partnered with @optionb on this series of free digital cards for their #OptionBThere holiday initiative. You can get this image, and 4 others, on their site, or share directly from their FB page. // Founder @sherylsandberg says: “#OptionBThere is about helping all of us be there for each other – and acknowledging the elephant that remains in the room for so many people this time of year. We have expert advice at optionb.org/holidays for what you can do to help your friends and loved ones find moments of joy this holiday season – including ideas for meaningful gifts, tips for how to host an “all feelings welcome” dinner, and suggestions about what to say when “Happy holidays!” doesn’t quite feel right. And if it’s you who’s having a hard time right now, we have #OptionBThere resources for you, too – including advice about how to ask for help and a holiday bill of rights that we hope will inspire you to give yourself permission to do what feels right this season.” ❤️ ❤️❤️EDITED TO ADD: to everyone loving this — just fyi, this particular card was actually written by @karichapin with my edits & tweaks. Kari is our marketing director and a bestselling author herself (Who’s read The Handmade Marketplace?) and she is the brain behind this recent “wishes for you” series, which includes the birthday card I posted the other day, and 4 more cards for other occasions coming in January. WE LOVE HER.
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Hey LA, this weekend is the last show of the year! Come check out 200+ makers and designers and support small businesses for the holiday in downtown LA. If you ask me, this is the biggest and best makers event in southern CA. It’s right next to the Chinatown train station and def. worth the trip. Come visit me! #smallbusiness #handmade #craftfair #craftshow #renegadecraftfair #makersgonnamake #hustleeveryday #dtla
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For the last several years I’ve been hand making plant hangers and holders for cactus, succulents & airplants so this #cactus kit is PERFECT! In January this #smallbusiness I’ve been running all on my own will be 10 years old! 😱😄I can say without question that this is the hardest job, both mentally and physically, I’ve ever had but I feel so proud to show people the work I do so it’s all worth it. And when I need to, I also like to just pedal it out! 👧🏼🚲💪🏼 Also, I’d love to win this kit cause I don’t even own a proper one & just the other day @breakawaymanny told me I need a kit! 😂😄👍🏼🚲💗 #heavypedal #theheavypedal #merrykitmas #whenindoubtpedalitout #hardwork #smallbusiness #cyclingkit #cutestuff #HPkitmas
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Do you ever have to ask yourself what day it is? 😱🙃 I just did that! You guys, IT’S MONDAY! Which means I made it through not 👆🏼but ✌🏼events this weekend! @makersmartlb, a @smallbusinesssat event in Downtown Long Beach and Patchwork in Santa Ana (@dearhandmadelife) and as I just commented on another post “running a small business is a lot of 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼!” So thank you, thank you if you’ve ever supported me in any way. 🎄Next up: @renegadecraft in DTLA Dec. 9th&10th #smallbusiness #smallbusinesssaturday #eastvillageshops #hustleeveryday #patchworkshow #supportsmallbusiness
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Hey Long Beach! Join us at the @makersmartlb Small Business Saturday street fair happening until 5pm! 1st street is closed at Linden with about 50 small businesses (like mine!) represented with tents in the street, neighborhood shops, a dj and even live music. #smallbusiness #smallbusinesssaturday #makersmartlb #kelsodoesntdance #handmade #hardwork #hustleeveryday #longbeach #eastvillageshops #eastvillageartsdistrict
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Join me and the plants in celebrating the hard work of small business owners for Small Business Saturday at @makersmartlb! ・・・ Big Announcement 💥 In celebration of Small Business Saturday tomorrow our wonderful city gave DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH ...... F R E E P A R K I N G! Who's coming to party with us? Friends, spread the LOCAL LOVE & REPOST!#freecommunityevent #makersmartlb
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@hrdwrker made a beautiful video including my Geometric Air Plant Hangers from @smallbatchsupply’s DTLA Pop Up Mart last Saturday! We had such a rad dj, several fave new artists/vendors @derekbradley, @erickmartinez5, @aegishandcraft (& so many more) and live tattoos by @littleanniemotel (see my arm!), fun day! #handmade #artfair #dtla #geometric #himmeli #airplants #tillandsia
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Join us in supporting small businesses like mine! We’ll be setup in the street for this rad street fair in DTLB again this year (this is always a fun one!) And then find me at Patchwork Santa Ana on Sunday 11/26! #Repost @makersmartlb ・・・ DO NOT MISS ⚡️ #makersmartlb is back Beach for Small Business Saturday on 1st & Linden in Downtown Long Beach! MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
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THIS SATURDAY (11/18) come see me and the 🌱 & 21 other vendors at the DTLA Pop Up Mart! Open bar (while supplies last, so get there early!), LIVE flash tattoos by @littleanniemotel 😱 , photo exhibition, live DJ set and live illustrations by @erickmartinez5 ! It’s gonna be a good time. Free entry, but please RSVP through the link in @smallbatchsupply‘s bio so we can get an idea of how many of you to expect! And thanks to our wonderful sponsors @hrdwrker , @theprimarymag and @topochicousa ❤️ #popup #dtla #craftshow #handmade #popupshop #dtlapopup #downtownla #dtlaevents #freeentry #flashtattoos #openbar
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I’m so proud to setup and show people the things I’ve made and have been working so hard on and the business I’ve put a lot of myself into since way back in January 2008 (that’s almost 10 years guys! 😱) Thank you if you came out to support at yesterday’s Long Beach Patchwork show! ❤️ 📷: @threestreets @dearhandmadelife #patchworkshow #craftfair #handmade #hardwork #geometric #himmeli #brass #airplants #tillandsia #kelsodoesntdance #cardcatalog #cardcatalogue
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Making all the things for upcoming events... - 11/12 (this Sunday!) - Long Beach Patchwork show FREE outdoor event with 150 amazing artists & crafters, live music, food trucks, free bike valet & DIY stations. - 11/18 - DTLA Pop Up by @smallbatchsupply - 11/26 - Santa Ana Patchwork - 12/9-12/10 - @renegadecraft Los Angeles #handmade #craftfair #craftshow #kelsodoesntdance #makersgonnamake #patchworkshow #renegadecraftfair #longbeach #santaana #dtla #soproud
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Lauren and I enjoying @theslopstomp Vs. @the_good_foot_lb at @alexsbarlbc Halloween night! @mamamitsymoto #stayhandmade #halloween #diy #costume #costumeparty #alexsbar #longbeach #theslopstomp #goodfoot
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Brought my coworkers some eyeballs, heard they were pretty tasty! I made them strawberry lemonade flavor with blueberries... I MEAN irises! #yesimadethat #halloween #halloweentreats #eyeball #gelatin #edible #edibleart #mochicontainer
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Happy Handmade Halloween from the Ice Cream Cone! 🍦🎃👻🕷☠️🦇🍦 And yes, that is a light up cherry! 🔦🍒 As always, 💯% handmade by me! #handmade #halloween #halloweencostume #icecream #icecreamcone #icecreamcostume #icecreamconecostume #lightup #cherryontop
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Find me back at the Patchwork Shows in Long Beach and Santa Ana again this Holiday! #kelsodoesntdance #handmade #himmeli #airplants #tillandsia #succulents #patchworkshow #craftfair #craftshow
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Haven’t you heard of the 31 days of Halloween socks? Oh good, cause I just made it up this year!!! 😂🎃🦇☠️ Here I am with some 🕷socks and a rewear of last years Handmade Rainbow Bright🌈 Follow along on my Insta stories. #handmade #costume #rainbowbrite #celebrate #halloween #31daysofhalloweensocks #spiders #halloweensocks #partytime
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