Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
"Walk in the Woods" photographed by allypye
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
MY favorite month ever!!! Not growing up having Halloween sure makes a kid out of me in the early Fall! I love everything about it, the costumes, trick or treating, hay rides, apple cider, pumpkin carving, and... the chance it gives me to be CREATIVE on my own and with the kids! This year money is SUPER tight, so I have had to come up with frugal ways of decorating and re-using stuff that I have around the house...I would love more ideas for Halloween crafts, so if you have any, let me know...
Hanging Halloween Scene: I finished this one last week and it was so much fun! Probably two or three hours from beginning to end and pretty much the same procedure as the little pillow (see below) with the exception of the batting;
Little Ghost Pillow: I love this little guy!
- Felt, Embroidery floss, Ribbon, Quilt Batting and Felt Glue. So easy, and you can be done in a couple of hours.
- Just get some felt and draw the patterns with a sharpie pen, cut them out and glue you scene on the felt piece that will be sewn into the pillow; then sew three sides of the 81/2 x 11 felt sheet and stuff it with the batting; sew the little pillow shut and add embellishment stitches with the embroidery floss.DONE!
Pumpkin Mosaic: Did this one with the three year old last week.
- All it takes is some construction paper, a glue stick, some crayons, ribbon and a hole punch.
- Draw a simple outline of a pumpkin on a piece of paper and let your child go nuts with the ripping and tearing; glue the pieces on and add the details with crayons! We did this after reading the book "Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden" http://www.amazon.com/Pumpkin-Circle-Garden-George-Levenson/dp/1582460787
Little Ghosts: These little ghosts were done by my boys last year, but they are in great shape, so I am putting them up again:
- You need round circles of white tulle (dollar store), tissues (yeah, like Kleenex), a black marker, small Styrofoam balls (other more environmentally friendly option would be better, but that's what I had), black pipe cleaners. I thought it would be cute to add ribbons to the necks but I didn't have any at the time so they are tied with black string.
- To make them, just cover each ball with one or two sheets of tissue paper, draw the eyes with the marker and cover it with the tulle. Stick the pipe cleaner through the little ghost's head and make a loop at the top for hanging.
That's all for now, thanks for reading!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I give all the props for the people that do this full time check out some of my favorites:
Hope everyone is having a great weekend and remember to keep those creative juices flowing...
thanks for reading
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Okay, I'm good now.
Anyway, I wanted to share my birthday presents with you! I think they say a lot about where my interests are at this point in my life; Hope you like them...
Boots: I love these! They make me feel pretty and powerful all at once! Who does not need that every once in a while?
Messenger Bag: Kohls rocks my world! This brand (AXCESS), is my favorite!
Real Simple Mag Subscription: If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know I was happy about this one...
JULIA, oh, JULIA!! The missing piece to my love affair with the movie and the book; So far I have only chopped veggies "Julia Style", didn't go so well but I will keep practicing!
Soldering Iron: I cannot wait to get started on some mixed media stuff with this heat machine!