@WitchatOneandSeventy | @SuzyHomemakerUK

Welcome to The Witch at OneandSeventy, formerly known as The World of Suzy Homemaker. Here, you’ll find a compendium of stylish and curious crafts for the home, year-round Halloween inspiration, and seasonal celebration ideas from @WitchatOneandSeventy and @SuzyHomemakerUK.

Crafting might not be your bag, you might even think it’s a bit twee, but making your own accessories and decorations is a great way to create a stylish (if somewhat eclectic!) home that’s jam-packed with personality. All you need is a little creativity, a great big dollop of glue, and a sprinkling of magic.

Stick around and I’ll show you stylish tips for combining high street finds with handmade creations to make your home stand out from the rest.

Oh! And you’ll never look at a charity shop in the same way again!

Halloween at OneandSeventy

Come Halloween, you’ll really see what this witch is made of.

I don’t quite jump off the roof (now wouldn’t that be something?), but I do go a bit nuts with the decorating. Join me as I share a raft of spookalicious makes and follow along as I transform OneandSeventy from a regular, suburban 3-bed semi into a Halloween-filled Haunted Mansion for our annual Halloween Open House.

Our little home in a sleepy Staffordshire town is fast becoming THE local Halloween destination to visit, with over 300 Trick or Treaters stepping into the Witch’s Lair to see my Halloween decorations in person.

A Deathly Halloween Supper Party #HalloweenDecorations #HalloweenDiningRoom #HalloweenHome #HalloweenHomeTour

Halloween 2017 at The Witch and OneandSeventy’s Halloween Open House, by Claire Meldrum Photography

But here at OneandSeventy, Halloween isn’t just one night. This witch eats, sleeps, and breathes Halloween. I make decorations throughout the year, with many remaining on permanent display.

For the other 364 days a year, I specialise in weaving dark and magical touches into my everyday decor, without my home screaming Halloween.

Crafting a stylish home

Black and Gold Bedroom Decor #DarkInteriors #GalleryWall #BedroomDecor

Home is our sanctuary. It’s the place we all retreat to; the place where we shut out the world. Like you, I want a sanctuary to be proud of. I also believe a home should reflect the personality of its occupants. They may start out as greige boxes, but that doesn’t mean they have to stay that way!

I want OneandSeventy to look great. But I also want it to look stylish and different, without having to spend a fortune. I also want my efforts to last – there are no half-arsed sticking plasters on my planet. It’s just not enough to paint over the cracks and make things look pretty, it has to have style AND substance.

If you’re still reading, I’m guessing you do too. So why not subscribe and receive my weekly projects and inspiration for crafting your own stylish home with personality?

Who is The Witch at OneandSeventy?

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That’s me. As captured by the über talented Claire Meldrum. If you’re in Staffordshire and in need of photographs, I highly recommend her! Claire was also the talent behind last year’s Halloween photos, for which I cannot thank her enough.

So who am I? Well… I’m a 50-something, home-loving pink Converse-wearing, Gucci-carrying cockney rebel from Saaf Eaace Lundun (Translation: South East London). Down to earth, often irreverent and a bit of a potty mouth, I’m rather fond of The 3 Gs – grape, grain and gin. I believe in magick, I like Afternoon Tea in proper, pinky-raising china, and I’m a little bit addicted to shoes and handbags.

I’m not what you might call your typical Halloween obsessive, but I’m living proof you don’t have to be dark to be different.

The OneandSeventy family

The Witch at OneandSeventy

Like OneandSeventy, our family is small but perfectly formed.

There’s Beloved, whom I married 25 years years ago in the shadow of Hawaii’s Diamond Head. Despite constant assertions that I’d have got less for murder, he really is the most amazing husband in the world (I’m afraid I will accept no arguments on this point; he just is).

Number 1 is our handsome son and devoted Dad to two gorgeous Granbubbas, Little Miss S and Master B. Then there’s Harry, our loveable but frankly annoying diabetic moggy. He passed over the Rainbow Bridge, but he’s always with us in spirit.

In 2011, Beloved and I upped sticks in Kent to make a new life in England’s Creative County of Staffordshire. The slower pace of Midlands life has given me the opportunity to divide my time between my Virtual Assistance business and crafting successful blog.

I acquired the Suzy Homemaker moniker from my friend Moo, who found it hysterical that after 30 years as a career woman, I would entertain the thought of swapping the corporate world for things of a rather more homely nature.

Moo’s demanding royalties.

She’ll be lucky!

The Witch at OneandSeventy is Suzy H’s Halloween-loving, Wheel-of-the-Year-celebrating alter ego who is on a mission to bring Halloween back to Britain.

If you’ve managed to read this far, then you’ll have discovered my other talent – waffling. If you like a good read and a bit of a laugh while learning how to craft a home with style and personality, all the while making a little magic in your world, why not subscribe to receive my weekly wafflings directly into your inbox? When you do, you’ll also receive exclusive access to my subscriber-only resource library, which is jam-packed with lovely printables and great advice to help make your home magical.

You can also follow my exploits on far too many several social media channels. Just search for @WitchatOneandSeventy or @SuzyHomemakerUK and you’re sure to find me lurking on your favourite site.

And there you have it. Me in a nutshell. I hope to welcome you to OneandSeventy again very soon.

A hui hou, {— that’s Hawaiian for “until we meet again”. (Now you know!)

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