Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Pumpkin

We finally got around to carving our pumpkin this evening.  Because K is obsessed with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and with Jack Skellington in general, we decided to do a Jack carving on our pumpkin this year.  As I was cleaning up the cuts and widening others, one of the mouth “stitches” was cut too long and when I went to cut the chin area, the mouth dropped so I had to stick a toothpick in there to hold it together.  Other than that, I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.


Halloween Korker Bow

I made my first korker bow today.  I wanted something to go with her Halloween skirt I made her.  I didn’t have all the right colors, but did have enough of others to make it look good.  I think it turned out pretty good, after a bit of frustration of trying to tie it together with elastic cord, which broke on me 3 times before I gave up and went to wire to assemble it.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Skirt for K

Tonight I did up a skirt for K for Halloween.  I was going to do a dress, but I couldn’t decide on the style I wanted to make, and since I had bought a cute ribcage with candy pieces shirt for her, I figured I would just make a skirt to wear with it.  I ended up doing just a simple skirt with ruffle.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Treat Tubes

With Halloween coming up next week and my K being in her first year of pre-kindergarten, I had to go all out and make some goodies bags for her classmates.  I made 2 different sets of tags, but then decided I didn’t like the way that the pumpkins turned out, they should have been on a different color background.  So I ended up scrapping them, ok didn’t scrap them, just put them away for K to play with.  The goodies bags will all have a Halloween themed pencil, a pumpkin & bat eraser, a mini notebook with a ghost on the cover, a pack or 2 of candy Smarties, and the treat tubes that are filled with candy corn.  She has 25 kids in her class, plus teacher and helper, so I needed to make 27 of these things, and let me just say those dang candy corns were being difficult to go all the way to the bottom of the dang bag tubes.

These are the tags that I ended up scrapping.

The finalized tags and treat tubes.



Baby Blanket

This blanket was long over due.  I made this for my friends daughter who is now 4 months old.  It’s only a little late (oops)  I owed my friend big time for watching K for me one day when my regular sitter was unable to take K while I was in class.




Monday, October 10, 2011

Customized Comforter Cover

A friend of mine was looking for a comforter to go with her sons bedroom, she wanted one that she could easily wash, and best way for that was to do the IKEA comforters with the removable covers.  However she was unable to find a Cars theme one.  She asked me if I would be able to help her out.  She bought some full size sheet sets, the twin size comforter, and we customized a cover for her.  The photo shown is a preview, as she is waiting on his new bed to arrive later this week, so right now it is tucked in and laid onto the toddler bed, she will send me more pictures when the new bed gets here, but for now, here is the final result.
10092011 comforter cover

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Paper Charm Swap Deadlines

I have decided to set the deadline for sign up for Oct 15th at 11:59pm PST.  If you wanting to join in, you have till Saturday to do so. 
We also decided to go with no set theme, so any general theme of your papers. There will be 5 designs, with current sign up, 4 papers of each design.  1 set of papers will be cardstock, 1 set will be general paper, the other 3 designs can be in either cardstock, general scrap paper, vellum, foil, etc. as long as they have some image or embossing to them.