Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Got lots done!

Today was very productive! Was able to do laundry, clean a bit, AND craft! :) I made a hat befitting a Halloween Tea Party:

Well, okay, I technically didn't make the hat, but I embellished it with flowers and feathers!
I also fancied up some cute Halloween gift bags to put some Halloween treats in for my children. Shhhh...don't tell them, its a surprise!

I added some pretty touches to a lovely little Halloween themed box I found at Home Goods:

And last but not least, I made some yummy pumpkin bread for the girls to have as an after school snack!

I can't wait to taste it! Well, back to the laundry I go! Bye!

Rainy Day

A rainy day is a blessing in disguise. I can get some stuff done around the house that I have been putting off. Also, the workmen are back doing various things, so I have to stay home anyway. If it were a beautiful autumn day, I might resent that! So basically, my day will consist of laundry, which is also a good thing because I probably have about 10 loads waiting! I kid you not! Hopefully, I can squeeze in a bit of crafting time as well. I bought all the materials needed for making some really pretty bracelets I had seen on the Free People blog, so perhaps I'll try making those today.

Today is the last day of school for the week and my kids want to go to Michael's for craft supplies after school. My older one and her friend want to make bracelets to sell for charity, and my younger one needs to buy fancy duct tape to make bags and wallets out of. She promised her cousins she would show them how to do it this weekend, so we need to have all supplies here, set and ready to go! :) She started making these curious little duct tape bags last year when we saw a tutorial in Michael's on how to make them. She's made bags, wallets, jewelry and more! We just saw an example of a witch's costume made of a fringed T-Shirt and duct tape in Michael's, so I think that may be her next project. Even the hat was made of duct tape!

Here are two of her bags to give you an idea of what they look like:

So cute! And so easy to make!

Have a magical day!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Buttons Anyone?

Today is a rather gloomy day. I kind of like it though! If it were nice out, I'd be tempted to leave the house, and I can't do that today. The man doing the moldings is coming back so I need to hang around. I suppose I could do laundry, but it seems more likely that I will be on the computer trying to figure out how to add buttons to my blog! Every time I try to steal a cute button, I copy the html, click on the gadgets and try to paste in the url, and it never works. FRUSTRATING! I'm still new to the world of blogging so I should really cut myself some slack! I am also trying to think of some new crafting project to start. Yesterday I embellished a little vintage evening bag. It turned out beautifully!! If I can remember how to post pics to this blog, I'll post some. Today I'd like to embellish some Halloween gift bags, but alas, I must stay here for the molding man, so I cannot run to Michael's for supplies! Perhaps I finally will get to that laundry...Nah.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Okay, so I am fervently trying to learn how to customize my blog!  I have been handcrafting gorgeous gift bags and custom tags and would love to post the pics and blog about it, but I can't figure out how to add pretty backgrounds, pictures, etc. to my blog.  This bothers me to no end!  I like all things victorian..lace, antique tea cups, silk flowers...I want to make my blog look Victorian.  I will figure it out someday!  :)
Wish me luck!