Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Halloween tree

This is our Halloween tree in progress. My oldest daughter and I have been working on all the ornaments. We are still working on some clay ornaments and a prim witch hat for the topper. I think it is coming along quite well. 

We are on our way to Minnesota tomorrow and will be gone all weekend, so we won't be getting much more done on it this week. I just wanted to post some pics of how it is coming along. The kids and I are actually very excited to be getting away for a few days. We are also stopping in Omaha to see my brother and my niece. My kids are missing their cousin. I'm so happy my brother will have some time to see us. Well, I'm off to pack some bags and get some cleaning done. Hope you enjoy our tree. 
See ya' all next week!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

A girls day with a surprise

My oldest daughters birthday was this week and to celebrate we were going to have a girls day on Friday. The plan was to have a Harry Potter marathon while creating some Halloween things. She ran out to check the mail and came in the house with next months issue of Stamper Sampler. There was no better way to kick off this crafty weekend then to find out I had been published in the Oct-Dec issue. We ended up heading to town to get some groceries and then stopped to see my mom. Elizabeth decided to get Snow White and the Huntsman while we were at the store. It was already getting late when we got home, so we changed our plan of action. We ended up watching Snow White and then went to bed. Today we woke up and got to work on our crafts and started  movie 1 of Harry Potter. This banner below is one of the cute things we have been working on. We also spray painted a bunch of things we plan on using in projects. We mostly played with paper crafts today. Liz had some great ideas for a few clay crafts, but we didn't get to those. I think we will need to schedule some more time next week. Hopefully she won't be swamped with homework. I have really enjoyed my weekend with her. It was just the icing on the cake that I was published in next months issue of Stamper Sampler. I adore this magazine and have oohed and awed at many of their publications. It is always an honor to be featured among so much talent.
You can purchase this issue here... http://www.stampington.com/thestamperssampler/index.html

Happy weekend to you all

Monday, September 10, 2012

Altered Halloween Spools

I had so much fun creating these altered thread spools. My oldest daughter even created one. Hers is the one with the candy corn. I found a bag of these vintage wood spools in my closet and thought the Halloween theme would be perfect for them. They are a great addition to our fall decor. My kids must be getting excited for Halloween, because three of them have already mentioned getting out the Haunted Houses and other decorations. I'm thinking they have a great idea, so I will be pulling out the totes tonight when the house is quiet. They will wake up to all our fun Halloween decorations. It really
wouldn't matter what is put on display as long as the Haunted Village is up. All of my kids are obsessed
with miniature things. I'm not sure where they get that from...wink wink! As a kid, I was always a tad bit obsessed with those sort of things myself.
I am still working on lots of other fall creations, so stay tuned. I will share them as soon as they are complete.
Happy Monday to you all!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Christmas Configuration

I started the day spray painting some shelves and cleaning my studio, but it didn't take me long
to get side tracked with a few projects. I guess, I should clean my studio more often, so some of these
unfinished projects will get done. Creativity is easy to find after going through all the piles of junk I
have laying around. This Christmas configuration is one of the things I finished today.
It is nice to have a few hours alone in the morning while my little one is at preschool. It is amazing what 3 hours will do for a mother. Just this week I was able to get laundry caught up, activities for YW finished, lots of cleaning, and of course a few crafts. I better not forget the best part, I have been able to get my workouts completed without having to stop midway to assist a whining 4 yr old.
It's time to get the little ones to bed. I will post more of my projects as soon as I can.