Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Wreath

I saw the cutest burlap wreath on Sew Mama Sew's Flickr page.  After searching on the Internet for some burlap wreath tutorials (and there a lot out there), I decided to make a very simple burlap Halloween wreath.  I can't even remember which blog I got the idea from, so I apologize. 

Wreaths are half off at Hobby Lobby this week - so it made the straw wreath $1.50.  I got a couple of yards of burlap - with the 40% off coupon online, that worked out to be $4.80.

All you do is cut the burlap into strips and tie them around the burlap.  It's so easy a child could do it.  In fact, my 7 and 5 year literally did the whole thing in a matter of 15 minutes while I cut.

I made a ghost out of a Kleenex.  I set the marker down too long for his eyes, so it looks a little like an alien ghost.  Derek laughed at it when he got home, so I tore it off and threw it at him.  He, being the man that he is, wiped his nose with it then tossed it away.

Now I just have a plain black wreath with no awesome tissue ghost - but the kids love it.  They're proud, and I'm happy to have at least one Halloween decoration up outside now.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween is probably my favorite holiday!  I love passing out treats to the kiddies and I love how excited my kids are after they come home from a two mile trek getting as much candy as they can.  Maybe a little bit more than that, though, I love playing on picnik when they have all of the ghoulish Halloween features up.

You don't know how much I laughed as I was hitting my boy with his cousin with the ogrevision.  Try it, you'll like it!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Here's the BIG flower on a little head this morning.

She couldn't wait to show off her new hair accessary to her BFFs at school! 

Monday, October 18, 2010

I thought I'd make one more since I have two girls.

This one is HUGE!  I decided to leave the seams on the outside and it worked up much faster.  Too bad my daughters are asleep because I would love to see what this looks like on!

Flower in her Hair

I made the sassy flower hairpin from Sewing Bits and Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps.  Of course, the girls love it.  The bigger the better with them.  I think it will look pretty cute when I comb their hair and maybe put it in a ponytail.

I made this smaller than it was supposed to be.  The middle section was supposed to be the top layer, the bottom them middle layer, and then the bottom would've have been even bigger.  I don't think their heads would've been big enough for the original size.

They wanted me to wear it - and after looking at the below picture, I'm wondering if I should have put more thought into my gold tooth!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Remember this?

I was in Hobby Lobby the other day and when I saw a weaving loom, nostalgia set in and I had to buy it!

I used to make all kinds of potholders when I was little.  But I think I might have forgotten how to finish them off.  Are they supposed to shrink up to almost half of the size?

He was still extremely pleased with the end results.  He asked if he could keep it in his room; so I guess it will be a doily of some sort on his dresser.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ah, the Fall, how I love it so!  I have not wanted to do anything but craft now that it's not sticky hot here in GA.  I pulled out my needles earlier this week and decided to make a scarf that I've been wanting to make for two years.  I even bought some Elsebeth Lavold silky wool yarn to make it with.  However, those that know be best know that I'm not the most organized person on this earth; and I couldn't find it.  I did find, though, some great yarn that my wonderful niece brought me back from Germany.

This stuff feels so good!  I have no idea what it's called because with me being so unorganized free-spirited, I can't find what I did with the label.

Isn't this scarf going to be gorgeous?  Too bad I'm making it for someone else.  You'll be able to see the leaf design much better when it's blocked and finished.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Family Fun

My boys have been dying to see their cousin since she got her baritone this school year so they could have a jam session.  We finally all got together at my folks house yesterday for some dinner and when I looked out the window I saw this little scene.

It's not a clear picture, but there's a trombone, trumpet, baritone, and violin around that hammock.  Surprisingly, they sounded pretty good together.  If anyone is interested in a three piece brass band for hire, I know of one. 

I also got to play my first game of Ultimate Frisbee.  Let me tell you what's going on in this picture.  The teams were being picked.  My husband in the blue shirt has his team on the right; and my brother in law in the striped shirt has team picked on the left.  I, in the green shirt - was the last one picked.  This picture is me re-living my middle school and high school PE days all over again.