Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

Wishing you and your family a safe, fun and happy Halloween!! I'm off to make some alterations to my son's Boba Fett costume. Should be a great night!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Polar Bear Parade

Yes, I know it is still October and yes, I know we still have Thanksgiving to celebrate....but it is full-on Santa's workshop here at my house! I am in full swing now and will be posting my handmade goodies from now until Christmas. Most of these things will be for gifts and swaps, so in the hopes of not spoiling it for anyone, I won't be posting who these goodies are for. Here is my first batch, this cute little family will be split up but for now are enjoying each other's company =).

I found this fur at Joann's. It's nice and soft, but doesn't shed. I actually bought the fur first and the polar bears came as a result. I used a free pattern found on the web. Super easy and really you can do a lot of variations with it, so give it a try. You can find the pattern HERE
I am still mourning my Ashlette's fracture, I think I need to get a Pullip PAPIN to make me feel better...LOL

Monday, October 27, 2008

Treats and Tricks....

I thought I was done with Halloween treats, but I forgot about all of the goodies Hubby has to deliver for work. So that is what I spent the morning doing, and got them all ready for delivery today.

Now, other than trick or treating I think I am done, YAY!

On a horrifying note....tonight while putting on my Fave Blythe Ashlette Fiona's new outfit and boots, I BROKE HER KNEE!!!! I could not believe I did it!! I almost wanted to cry, yes a grown woman wanting to cry over a doll...but honestly I am very careful, and hardly even put any pressure on her leg. =( so I am sad and she is mad

I seriously question the Takara quality. If I was buying for a young girl I would buy an Ashton Drake over a Takara, NO DOUBT. Sorry Takara, just venting but I do love my Ashlette the most of all my dolls and feel horrible...Poor Fiona.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I feel lazy today, rainy here, and a poor son with strep we are moving in slow motion. But I have been working on a few things. I just finished up 3 sets of valances for a client of a friend. I usually don't do things like that for hire, but in my usual fashion I couldn't say, "No." But now that it's done I'm happy and she's happy. That's all that matters right??
One thing I did recently was draw a "logo" for a scrapbooking club I am in, we call ourselves Scrappy Chicks. This is what I came up:

The group liked the finished logo so I think it's a keeper. =)
The creepy doll swap has ended for me. I received my last doll yesterday from Brazil (how awesome!!) and I LOVE her!!! This picture does not do her justice, she is so well made and I love all her seams and stitches. She even had a hand drawn card with her. What a great way to end this swap.

I am doing 2 more Craftster swaps for Christmas, the Stocking Swap, and Ornament Swap. My partner for the Stocking Swap is STACY who was my partner last year and we had an awesome swap. YAY!! Then my partner for the Ornament Swap likes 50's retro, pin up girls, pink and glitter, so that one will be sooooo fun too. I can't wait to start working on these.

Monday, October 20, 2008

We have a winner!!

The comment picked in the drawing belonged to......stacysews!

So congratulations to you! You'll be hearing from me. And thanks to everyone for leaving a comment and saying such sweet things about the Punkin'.

I plan to start doing monthly giveaways on my blog so please visit again. =) Have a good week.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Punkin' Head Giveaway!!!

I would love to give one of my Punkin's a new home, maybe yours! Just leave me a comment and on Monday I will randomly pick a name. Make sure your comment includes a direct link or email that you can be contacted at in case you're the lucky winner! Good luck everyone, and Happy Halloween =D

Monday, October 13, 2008


I bought these test tubes (by Martha) back in September. Thank goodness I did because they are LONG GONE and can't be found anywhere around here. I bought them at Michael's so maybe if your lucky they are still out there. They came in a package of 8 and I must say I wish I had MORE!! I filled them with Halloween M&M's and added a hand made tag with ribbon.

I used another Martha product, her skull and crossbones paper punch to make the tags. I really like this punch and love paper punches in general. My only complaint is that it does not entirely punch the design out, you still have to clip little paper connectors to get them out. So, it takes a little longer. Then I just run them through my Xyron to turn them into stickers. Oh, I also stamped Happy Halloween on the back of each tag.

Too bad M&M's aren't toxic, then I wouldn't want to eat them so badly! =D

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I finished my pumpkins!! These have totally put a smile on my face! =D I had cut them all out weeks ago after I found this great light orange fleece. I drew out patterns for 3 sizes; 3 inches, 5 inches and 7 inches.

Last minute I added the green rick rack and I love it!

I did get the medium size added to my Etsy SHOP and I am trying to get the big and baby pair added but am having trouble downloading the pictures..UGH! So eventually that pair will be there too. **EDIT I have sold the big and baby pairs already so they won't be going in the shop but there are still 3 of the medium size available. =)
Now I just need to find what I did with my patterns, I want to make some more baby ones because they are just too cute and I need to keep some...LOL

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I'm still here...

Sorry, no new projects to show you this time. I have recovered from an ugly cold that had me down for a week! I have so many projects going on right now but nothing is done and I feel like I am all over the place. Tomorrow I am doing a craft project with my son's class so I am up to my elbows in construction paper!!! I hope that by next week I will have several goodies to show you =)

In the meantime, I caught this on Martha and thought it was really fun! A duck tape and staple tote bag, but beautiful!! Have a peek =)

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