Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Witch Boot Giveaway!

Here it is!  Our next giveaway!  I am super excited about this one because I am in LOVE with this witch boot.  I hope you LOVE it too, enough to enter our 2nd giveaway for Halloween!

Here's How To Enter To Win!!

1. Leave a comment on this post for 1st entry.
2. Follow this blog for a 2nd entry.  If you are already a follower, leave a comment stating you are!
3. Post this giveaway on your blog for a 3rd entry!

Deadline to enter the giveaway is Tuesday, October 5th at Midnight.
*** See New Post For Winner ***
Winner will chosen at random (using Random.Org) and announced on Wednesday, October 6th.
GOOD LUCK!  Remember, we will post another Halloween Giveaway next week after we announce the WINNER for the Witch Boot!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Halloween Give Away Winner!


Winner of Trick or Treat Halloween Give Away!

Holly, I will be contacting you soon!

Don't forget, we will post another Halloween Giveaway sometime today!  Make sure you all come back and enter for your chance to win!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Halloween Subway Art

Subway Art is a fun and trendy way to spice up your Halloween decor!  I found making this VERY fun!  I loved finding spooky, ghostly and creepy fonts!  I had the most fun was arranging it all, like a puzzle, making it fit and look fabulous!

Halloween Subway Art!

Want to make one of your own?  Here's the how to:


One board whatever size you prefer.  Mine is 12x18 MDF board.  You can use glass too!
Vinyl in preferred colors and transfer tape
Paint Brush

1. I painted my board white, then glazed over it using a gray/black tint.
2. With black paint, paint on spider webs in desired areas.

3. Cut out Halloween words in different sizes, fonts, and colors.  I cut out a witch hat, spider, pumpkin, black cat and spooky tree to fill in the little spaces.

4.  Arrange on the board to achieve the look you are going for.
5. Apply your vinyl.

There you have it!  Pretty simple and really fun!  If you don't have a "cutting" machine to cut out vinyl, you can always paint it on free hand!

Happy Haunting!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall Pumpkins

Here are a set of wood pumpkins that were inspired by my friend Kellie.  Are they not ADORABLE?

Thanks Kellie for the inspiration!  And thanks to my sweet friend Anne, we had lots of fun crafting and making pumpkins together!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Halloween Give Away!

A little tid bit of info behind this post...I ran A LOT of miles today in my training for the marathon that is in TWO weeks.  My hip flexors are killing me and I was hobbling around like a geriatric lady who just had a hip replacement.  Because I couldn't move to well or pretty much at all, I knew a craft would make me feel a lot better.  And, it did!  I have had this project in my head for a few days and today was the day, and it is your LUCKY DAY too! 

Trick or Treat Plaque
Give Away!


1. Leave a comment on this post for your 1st entry!
2. Follow this blog and leave a comment stating you are a follower for a 2nd entry!
3. Post about the giveaway on your blog and leave a comment telling you posted this for a 3rd entry!

You must enter a separate comment for each entry and make sure to leave me your email or blog address so I can get in touch with you if you are the WINNER!!

Give Away will close on Monday, Sept. 27th at midnight.

Winner will be randomly selected and posted on Tuesday, Sept 28th!

Used Random Integer from Random.Org

The Winner is..... #4


Want some more GIVE AWAY GOOD NEWS?  Each Tuesday (from now through October) after we have named the winner, we will post ANOTHER Halloween Give Away!

CTR Baptism Towel

So I hate to post this in the middle of Julie's Fall and Halloween posts, it seems so out of place. But I think it is still cute and worthy of blogging about. My friend's daughter just got baptized and I wanted to make this towel that Made with Love and Glue has the tutorial for. It was not too hard of a project, I mean I was able to make so you probably can too! Wonder under is my new favorite tool. Sewing around the curves was the toughest part, but overall, it looks pretty good I must say! You can change up the fabrics and make boy versions also. Happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Halloween Costumes

By now you should all be catching on... I LOVE HALLOWEEN!  I start asking my kids what they are going to be for Halloween MONTHS in advance.  I begin the planning process, brainstorming and finalize how I am going to make their costumes for the year.  Here are a few of my favorites I have made.  Now, please note:  These costumes are my own concoction.  I have NO patterns, I just go with it.  They are not perfect, but they are fabulous!

Beautiful Tutu Witch

I did a halter style tutu with black and purple tulle.  I found the witch hat a few years back at Old Navy so it worked perfect with this costume.  Add a little purple and black flowers to the hat and it was ready to go.  Notice the PERFECT PURPLE boots?  Are they not the cutest things ever?  WALMART!  Seriously this costume was adorable and very inexpensive to make!  Matter of fact, she wants to be this AGAIN this year.  I do think I am going to change it up a bit, but what can I say?  This costume is a keeper!

Mummified Mummy

My sweet little Coop has never been one who loves to dress up.  He hates things on his face or head, masks, paint, makeup, hats, etc.  Even from a little baby he hated it.  When he said he wanted to me a mummy, I had to figure out something to where it wouldn't cover his face.  Thus, the nice head wrap instead...kinda cheesy, but it worked ok.  Anyway, this costume was a little time consuming, but well worth it.  The pic doesn't do a very good job at showing it, but all the edges are burned to old and mummified!  I bought a pair of sweatpants and sweatshirt at Walmart - you know the cheap garanimals brand?  I found an old off white sheet in my linen closet, ripped it into longs strips and went to town.  At first I was hand sewing the strips on then decided the HOT GLUE GUN is much faster!  I wrapped the strips around and glued them into place.  Afterwards, I pulled out the lighter and burned all the edges.  I only ALMOST burned the house down twice.  I suggest you have a bucket of water handy...if you're a little like me.  This costume was a hit.  He looked like a real mummy and not some tacky kid wrapped in toilet paper!

Cutest Little Candy Corn

Okay, a little background first on this costume.  I have two sisters and all three of us were pregnant at the same time.  Matter of fact, our due dates were all within six weeks of each other and we were all having boys!  How fun is that?  Well, pretty dang fun!  My sisters and I are very close, we all like to do things together and we wanted to have all the boys dressed a like and take all the kids trick or treating together.  Why?  Because that is what girls do!  Cute fun things...together!

Anyway, back to the details.  I bought all three boys a long sleeve white onesie.  I measured each of them around the chest and their length.  I made the shape of a candy corn out of paper using their measurements, cut out the fleece and sewed it onto the onesie - making a little sleeper.  I measured their heads and made a little white fleece beanie hat which of course NONE of them would wear.  They were definitely the CUTEST three boys strolling the streets on Halloween night!

I hope everyone is getting VERY excited for Halloween this year.   I know I am!

Oh yes, I'm linked up to the Fall Frenzy over at Craftaholics Anonymous.  Check it out.  There are TONS of fun fall ideas.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Halloween Table Runner

Halloween is on it's way!  In honor of the BEST holiday of the year, I made a Halloween table runner for the kitchen!

I am very excited with how it turned out!  Isn't it SPOOKY?!  Okay, I guess it's not spooky, but it is pretty dang cute!  Now, I have to admit a thing or two...  I have NEVER quilted anything on my sewing machine before.  I have hand stitched but the sewing machine quilting I never dared attempt.  Until now.  And, it was NOT as bad as I thought it would be.  Fusible fleece/batting is pretty much one of the coolest things ever.

I used the Moda Halloween Night Charm pack that I purchased from here.  For me, spending a little more money to have them pre cut is worth it.  I can never seem to get all my squares perfectly square. 

I hope everyone out there is feeling the beauty of Fall and anxiously awaiting Halloween!  What are you going to dress up as this year?  Or what are you going to dress your kiddos up as?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Gotta Love Pumpkins!

I know, I know!  I am obsessed with FALL and one can never have to many pumpkins!  Right?  Wanna make some?  I can tell you how!


1 - 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 board (at least 30 inches long)
Orange Paint - I used Delta's Terra Cotta
Glaze (mine is Ralph Lauren Glaze, tinted brown)
Wire (or an old wire hanger maybe!)
Green Spray Paint (I used Krylon Hunter Green...from Walmart, only $2.50 a can!)
Sand paper (mine was 120 grit)
Hammer (yeah, I will tell you why!)


1. Cut your 3.5x3.5 board into lengths of 12 inches, 8 inches, and 5 inches. Or, whatever desired length you choose.

2. Paint each pumpkin orange.  Let dry.

3. Grab your hammer and hit your boards along the edges, the sides, the top.  Wherever you want to "distress" your pumpkin.

4. Pull out the sand paper and sand the as desired.

5. Paint on your glaze, let sit for a few minutes then wipe it off with an old damp t-shirt or cloth.

6. Now, you need to wrap your wire into some curly q's then spray paint them green.

7.  While you are waiting for the spray paint to dry, drill small holes in the top of your pumpkin.  The holes should be roughly the same gauge as your wire.

8. If your green curly q's are dry, dab a little hot glue on the end of the wire and stick into the hole.  Arrange stems as desired.

9. Wrap each pumpkin with ribbon.  Tie in a bow or knot.  They also look cute without the ribbon, ooh, they would even look great with some twine!  I may have to go try that right now!

Pretty easy right?  So go, have fun....create your own FALL PUMPKINS!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Day! It's Finally FALL!

Okay, well the weather sure is not FALLish, but it's officially September and Fall is on it's way!  I love the Autumn months, the colors, crisp air, leaves, sweaters, perfect know what I mean?  There is a fabulous tutorial at Blogging With Holly on how to make fabric pumpkins!  I immediately knew I HAD to have them.

I changed mine up a little because I was trying to use what I had at home.  I also wanted to make them a little more "fun" for my kids, this way, I don't mind if they happen to FALL into the hands of a little man name Griffin!  Even though the pumpkins are high on a shelf, don't be shocked when I tell you he's a mini Spider man and can climb up walls, counter tops, pretty much anything.

Okay, enough about Little Man Griffin.  Pull out your sewing machine and some scraps of fabric and get to work!  If you don't have scraps, not to worry!  You don't need more than a fat quarter to make one pumpkin.