Friday, October 22, 2010

Little Guy Tie {on elastic}

I made a tie...
I didn't really think I could do it. But it worked.
My sister in law found a SUPER cute tie at a boutique that was just put onto elastic for around little boys necks. It is so cute, but just a little too short for Max to wear. So, I tried to replicate her idea, and made a few small changes...especially in the length. I have one thing to try to figure out, but then I'll make a tutorial so you all can try!
oh...try not to be scared! the reason I was making a tie at all was because I wanted to make a tie to match Ivy's Halloween skirt, shown here. Scary fabric for a church tie, but dude, it's Halloween!

what do you think?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

mAde for Halloween!

Last year, my MIL bought me a stock of this super cute gray halloween fabric. I didn't know what to do with it...(I know you can't really see it in this picture, but it is seriously awesome.) I didn't want to cut it up...I could make it into pillows...that seemed like a waste. I wanted to do something awesome with it. So, when I figured out that Halloween was on a Sunday this year, I knew what I'd do with it!

I couldn't get Ives to stay still for me to really pose, the pink sparkly tulle underneath isn't stinking out as it's supposed to...dang!
My friend Tara and I used to sell these skirts when we lived in Arizona...they are so fun for us to make, and I really haven't made one for a long time. It brought back lots of fun memories with Tara. and I can't wait for Ivy to wear it to church on Halloween!
How do you like our little witchy-poo? Too bad we can't wear converse and witch hats to church. ;)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Scary Tree

One of my favorite things to do when I'm decorating for Halloween is to get my scary tree! It seems silly to me to save it every year, but every year I think about it. I'm sure you've seen this before, but I LOVE to do it!
We just scoured HB's alleyways for someone that had just trimmed their trees. It was really easy to find. Grabbed a bottle of black spray paint from the garage and went to town painting the stick black. I tied a halloween ribbon around them this year, and stuck them in my jar with my Pottery Barn-inspired chalkboard rocks...Put some $1 store crows in the branches...and voila!
Quick, make one, there's totally still time!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween Projects

I haven't posted in forever!
I have been BUSY, but I don't have much to show for it. Headbands and boutiques, a little teeny side job, FHE kits, a quilt that's been begging to be done, and other random projects have been taking up the limited amount of time that I have to do projects. (nap time, and bed time)
Anyways, I whipped these to suckers out during nap time today...
exhibit one...
last year, I spray painted my ugly red berry wreath that I've had forever ( I don't prefer wreaths that are not super full) Anyway, I made it my scary wreath for Halloween...but still the unfullness of it still bugged. So when I saw this tut, I thought I could enhance my scary wreath with my flavorite halloween candy!

ps, she used a 16" wreath form, but I used a 12" so that it would fit inside my black scary wreath. Crow is from the dollar store!
exhibit 2:
easy candy corn craft...can't say much about it, but I thought it looked fun and easy, so here it is: