Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Prim Package

After driving home from Columbus, what a thrill to open a sweet Halloween package from Anne.  Look it how cute that package is wrapped and even has "KB" on it!  I can now say that I'm the proud owner of a Sheila Bentley original ornament!!!  Thanks so much for the generous and thoughtful gift Anne!  I will treasure it always :)


Here's another goodie from Anne.  She told me to check out Moongirl on Laika's official website.  This short film is adorable.  I just love all of their films, especially Coraline. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween Freebie

Paper Whimsy has free Halloween downloads to make these cute banners.

Below are just some of the free downloads that are available.  Very festive!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Project with a Heart

A Pinterest inspired project that I worked on in August.  Super easy and the possibilities are endless.

-Dried twigs or small branches
-Wire (larger gauge (22 or above) for twigs since a thick gauge may break the twigs) & pliers
-Acrylic paints 
-Brushes or sponge applicators
-Craft paper or newspaper for template
-Thick marker for template
-Drill or Dremel 
-Small saw or bypass pruner to cut twigs/branches
-Sandpaper to remove loose bark and to distress painted twigs if desired

The natural state is pretty too.  If you want to paint, now is the time.  Once paint is dried, drill holes and run your wire to through each twig.  It helps to wrap the wire at least once after threading through hole.  This prevents the twig/branch from landing directly on top of the previous twig/branch.

That's it!  Makes for a nice afternoon project and a very inexpensive project.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Halloween Gourd Ornaments

Remaining nine ornaments have been moved to my Etsy shop on the left.  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Decking the Halls

Halloween decorating here is slowly coming to a finish, but there are still a few trips to local shops I'm going to hit before calling it quits!  One of my favorite artist's grouping is Janell Berryman.  I am lucky enough to have a couple of her originals and several reproductions.  Her reproductions are through Enesco and they are outstanding.  Probably the best I have seen in the way of reproductions when it comes to quality and packaging.  Wish I could find more since they are so nicely produced.

My grandma's antique sugar bowl is filled with candy corns and that's one of my treasured pieces.  I'm glad I'm able to find a use for it during my favorite holiday.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014



Monday, September 8, 2014

Helping Hand

This free pattern is great!  We use our large IKEA and Costco bags all the time to tote other items other than groceries.  The large bags really come in handy when we are taking things to Cameron at college.   Makes a great laundry bag for students. 

Free pattern can be found HERE.  For more details, visit this BLOG that has a lot of free pdf sewing patterns.