Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I brought it home, and over the past 2 days have turned it into this ...
Until next time.....
Monday, October 25, 2010
I made them by cutting a piece of green cardstock 81/2" x 41/2". I then scored the long sides 1" in from each side. Along the short side, I scored at 33/4" and 43/4". You'll see that the box then folds together quite easily. You'll need to snip both sides where the side and middle score lines cross (It really is easy, when it's in front of you). Glue the sides together and there you have it. Using my circle punches, I made his facial features and glued them in place. To make his hair, I cut a piece of black cardstock 3" x 21/2". Score at the 1" and 2" marks. Cut his jaggardy fringe along the front edge. I then punched 2 holes through the top and threaded some ribbon for the handle. Glue the back of the hair to the back of the box. Once I'd filled a cellophane bag with candy, I popped it into the box and attached the fringe side of the hair with 2 glue dots. There you have it - super easy and super cute!!!
This week I'll be preparing for a Pumpkin Carving and Pizza Party, that we're hosting for our Cub Scout Den and their families on Friday ..... what could be more fun - 18+ kids and masses of pumpkin guts!!! I'm planning on making the dessert table a dessert buffet .... think dead finger cookies, frankie pops, chocolate bones and skulls - yum, yum, yum!!!!
Have a fun week everyone.
Friday, October 22, 2010
First - there have been many variations of these apothecary jars popping up all over blogland. I love the way they look, and decided that I had everything I'd need on hand, so why not give it a try .... This is the result ...
Remember the owl scissors keep? I begun thinking and wondering if it would be possible to somehow combine it with a pouch and/or needlecase, so that you could have an all in one, to take with you for any stitching you wanted to do while on the move. Ta Da .... this is what I came up with, and it certainly seems very functional.
This is the front of it - the owl scissor keep. Now, untie the ribbon ties, and this is what you'll find inside...
A pouch for storing your threads, or what ever you wish, and a needle book to keep all your pins and needles handy. I think I may make a few of these as Christmas gifts - maybe even think up some different scissor keeps for the front ..... Hmm, we'll have to see ....
Have a lovely weekend everyone. My boys (hubby and Boychild) are away camping this weekend with Scouts. Girlchild, her best friend and I will be getting down to some serious tye dying tomorrow - her choice, when I asked her if there was anything special she wanted to do!!!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
First let me show you the third member of the Halloween Basket Club ..... the witch!!!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I love Fall ... the colors, the smells, the nip in the air .....it's all so yummy:-)
These will be part of my Fall mantle decorating (once the Halloween festivities are over) this year. I seem to be all about the pumpkins this year - every shape and size - they're all catching my eye.
These wooden blocks started their life out as wooden letter stamps in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby - their price tag ... 41c each!!! Bargin, so I snapped them up. After removing the letters, painting, drilling (thanks to my hubby here), mod podging, glittering and gluing, I have 4 adorable (at least I think they're adorable) wooden pumpkins!!!! They really couldn't have been easier to make.
I'm thinking that perhaps I need to see if they have anymore tucked away in the clearance section - I'm starting to see snowmen... Christmas houses .... hmm - I think I must dash off now!!!!
Until next time:-)
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Here is a peek at all of my goodies...
Don't miss the lovely stamped fabric bag (full of acorns) or the cute straw broom!!!
Ruth, I'm sending you a big hug Thank You for spoiling me - I loved my basket full of Fall goodies ... you brought a smile to my day!!!
Wishing you all a lovely Fall day!!!!
Monday, October 11, 2010
I thought I'd share how I made them with you - just incase anyone wanted to give it a try ...... they're really quick and easy. I found some purple yarn in the yarn bucket this evening, so I'm going to make a witch next.
I used 100% cotton yarn and a D (3.25mm) crochet hook.
Felt and/or googly eyes
A little ribbon
Here Goes .....
With Jack O Lantern or Frankie colored yarn, make 2 chains (CH)
Row 1 - Single crochet (SC) 6 into the 1st CH (6 ST)
Row 2 - SC 2 in each SC around (12 ST)
Row 3 - SC 1, 2 SC in next SC, continue like this all the way around (18 ST)
Row 4 - SC 2, 2 SC in next SC, continue like this all the way around (24 ST)
Row 5 - SC 3, 2 SC in next SC, continue like this all the way around (30 ST)
Row 6 - SC 4, 2 SC in next SC, continue like this all the way around (36 ST)
Row 7 - SC 5, 2 SC in next SC, continue like this all the way around (42 ST)
Row 8 - SC 6, 2 SC in next SC, continue like this all the way around (48 ST)
Row 9 - SC 7, 2SC in next SC, continue like this all the way around (54 ST)
Row 10 - SC into the back loop of each SC (54 ST)
Rows 11 - 20 - SC 54 STS
Row 21 - 25 - Change yarn to green for Jack O Lantern or black for Frankie, and SC 54 STS.
At the end of Row 25 cut yarn and thread through loop to bind off. Weave in all the ends of your yarn.
To give them faces I cut circles from felt and just played around with their placement until I was happy, then I glued the pieces on .... It's really not an exact science (which makes them all the more fun). Both their mouths I embroidered with a piece of the black yarn.The ribbon handles are just lengths of ribbon pushed through to the wrong side of the basket and tied off to secure them - you can make them as long or short as you like. I prefered mine to be fairly small.
I'm linking this to Val's Spookify Me Saturdays over at Yarni Gras. If you haven't visited yet, you should as there are some really great Halloween ideas to see.
Until next time....
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
I love Betz White's patterns!!! I'm yet to try one that doesn't come together quickly and easily.I made this little leaf scissors keep and ladybug tape measure as part of a giveaway that I'm involved in.
I have made some of her other tape measure covers ..... the cupcake was super cute!!! Sadly I don't have a picture of that one.
This set was also one of her patterns - I have made the owl scissors keep a number of times:-)