Saturday, October 23, 2010

I want to be.....

My boys start thinking of what they want to be for Halloween usually back at the end of August. Between then and Halloween, They will pick something new every other day it seems. Gaelan first decided he wanted to be a gargoyle. I found a great one to make at Family Fun. Definately different, right?
I have to say I was not thrilled with this selection. I was already envisioning....
Mom, I am hot, I can't carry my bucket, I can't see, etc. You sense all that too right?
Then he decided he would be a King Tut Mummy. This is a beautiful costume.
But once again, I kept thinking.... this mask is beautiful, will be fun to make not so much fun having him wear it all night. So I started my motherly manipulation and I talked him into the coolest, easiest costume. No mask, nothing too hot or bulky. He is going to be a ghostbuster! I may even have my ipod set on the theme song all night just for effects while I walk him around. Hee-hee!

Ghavin is such a pratical child, he originally chose this alien costume which I love the concept. It is way cool. I am sure he would get lots of stares.

He however decided it would be too uncomfortable all night so he opted to dress up as Sherlock Holmes. He has been reading the book and just out of the blue announced this past week what he will be. Now they can not change their minds anymore because the fabric is bought, props are bought as of today. They have to stick with this. As a matter of fact, I really need to start sewing before they change their minds.  *LOL*
Cya later!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Spooky Elegance

I think I showed you the cool font I recently got that is a spooky frame design.

I fell in love with it but could not decide if I wanted to do a banner or some pillows. I finally decided on the pillows. I just love how they turned out. What do you think?
They are already gone though. I had to start a new set this evening for myself. I used a black and white toile looking fabric on the opposite side. Black piping finished it off with a nice polished, elegant look.
 In addition to the spooky frame, we managed to FINALLY decorate the front porch and the mailbox for FAll. My kids said......Well it is about time! I have them spoiled. They assume I will do something again because we have done it before. This is exactly why I have to make owl cookies, pumpkin bread, candy corn fudge and black cat cookies this coming week.
Cya soon. I promised myself I would not neglect my blog anymore! Hold me accountable folks! :-)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The smallest details

Sometimes the smallest change can make the biggest difference in a design.  This Whimsical Pumpkin design that I bought from Planet Applique is adorable as is, right?
I have been very intrigued by the ruched designs that I have seen so I took this design and tried my hand at it.....

I LOVE how different it turned out from the original design.
I decided to add ribbons to this turkey to create feathers.

 He was actually designed like this
So wonderful to get an alternate look from a design you already have.
Have a great evening!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Time Off

Everybody needs it right? Well I decided I needed a night off so I hosted a party for my friend Maria who sells Premier Jewelry. It was so much fun spending an evening with friends laughing and conversing. If you have never been to a Premier Jewelry, I highly recommend attending one. They just celebrated 25 years in business. The very first piece I bought was back before my  eldest son was born ( remember he is 14) and I never attended the party. I ordered from a client who was having a party. Honestly I traveled and worked such long hours back then, it just was never possible for me to attend something like that. Now I am always running to spend a little time away form the kids with some friends especially since I homeschool. I do miss my daily adult interaction I received when I worked a job. But back to what I was going to share with you. If you attend a party, they share so many cool tricks of how to interchange your jewelry and basically get more bang for your buck. It is so neat and really simple stuff to do to give your jewelry a new look. SO that is all I have to share with you tonight. Nothing crafty just how much I enjoyed my night off with my friends.
 If you have not spent some time with a friend lately, do it, for it will do your soul some good! :-)

Monday, October 4, 2010

EEK, What to do???

I did not visit the shirt ordeal today. Maybe by the end of the week. I did however do this incredible font .
 It is awesome, spooky, simple and classy all in one!
When I started with it, I had planned on a banner with the word EEK and a spider on each end.
After finishing all three pieces however, I really started thinking this would look amazing as throw pillows too. Now I am left wondering what should I do.....make the banner or the pillows?
Maybe both? What do you think?

 Remember the Boo sign I made with the kiddos ?
I finally got around to attaching the wire handle with orange beads.
As promised .....Here is a pic of the finished design.

Have a wonderful evening!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cupcakes...yum, yum, yum

I have been working on quite a few orders this week and organizing all of our homeschool stuff.  We are still finding what works for us and what does not. Somehow I did manage to complete a birthday package, a fall banner  for myself, hair clips, bows, buckets . Oh and let us not forget I messed up a shirt really bad ( this comment is dripping with sarcasm and disgust). It was awful..... which goes to show embroidering with a machine still requires constant management and preparation to achieve good results. I really wanted to complete that shirt too so I could have the little boy that I watch, wear it to the pumpkin patch. I guess mother nature heard about my ordeal. She has sent a great deal more rain. Now I can use that as an excuse as to why we are not going to the pumpkin patch just yet. This is what I wanted to make for him. Cute right?
Yeah, well .....we will just say mine was not! One of the fabrics caught up under the presser foot and that was all she wrote. I picked out the stitches but what a mess!
So maybe tomorrow I will work on it. I was just so disgusted with the whole ordeal that I needed something to cheer me up so off I went to make some cupcakes. Not the typical kind that give you immediate gratification but these cuties that will give smiles for a long time! They look yummy enough to eat!
 I actually had the idea to add them to my birthday banner with clips to hold photos of the birthday child. I know......I amaze myself sometimes too. *LOL*  Sometimes I think we look as things just as they are and tend to forget what else we can do with them.
I do not know why I did not think of this sooner but at least I did, right?
I will share a pic of it tomorrow . Who knows maybe I will share my pumpkin truck shirt with you too. I just need more strength to go there again.
Hopefully a good nights sleep will give me just that!