Feature Friday- Etsy Finds- 10.10.08

9 10 2008

I’ve had many of you ask if I made my little girl’s dress from the fair photos yesterday. Oh, how I wish I had the time to make things like this!

Friends by you.

Erin at Anneke Panneke made that adorable dress! I hope you visit her Etsy shop. Look at this turkey time outfit. How cute is that??

Turkey Time.....Fall Harvest...Custom Jeans Set....Size 2-5

I had never heard of Etsy before starting to blog. Now I’m addicted to it. I could shop there for hours! If you don’t already know, Etsy is a site similar to eBay, but everything sold is handmade. If you see DIY places, that means Do It Yourself. (I never knew this either! Remember… I’m bad with internet lingo.)

 

Here is one of my favorites if you have little babies: Three Cs Custom Designs

Too sweet to scare CUSTOM applique

 

AJ’s Country Cottage has some wonderful soaps and candles.

NEW PUMPKIN GINGERBREAD SOY CANDLE - HIGHLY SCENTED - VEGAN

 

Checkout Washable Art’s Weirdo Soap Set. I love these! Great party favors.

Weirdo - The Almost Complete Set

 

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Fun Fall Tutorials

8 10 2008

Party Coasters

This is an easy idea for party favors or a do it yourself gift. For one Halloween party, I made a bunch of coasters with previous guests in costumes. Everyone had fun looking at the costumes, then took theirs home as a favor.

 

Directions

  • Get some mouse pad type coasters or a kit like this.
  • Size your photos/design to fit, then print with iron on transfer paper.
  • Make sure to flip your image so it irons on correctly. This is especially important if your design contains text. 
  • Cut to size.
  • Iron on your image.
  • Let cool and trim extra around the edge. 

 

No Sew Pumpkin

A fellow MOPS mom and super crafty gal, Nikki at Whimsy Love, has a great tutorial about these adorable fabric pumpkins! Go HERE to see details on how to make one. I’ve got lots of extra fabric just waiting for me to wrap around a toilet paper roll! How cute! Thanks Nikki!!!

 

 

My friend Bella is having a GIVEAWAY!

Go leave a comment on her site to win. Tell her your favorite post about my site and get 2 entries!! Winners are announced Friday.

 

Check out my Witchy Porch Post!

I’ve got links to other blog parties here too:-) Join in on the fun!

 

 

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Paper Toys

7 10 2008

I found these cute, but kind of creepy paper crafts by artist Christopher Bonnette and of course had to share. Download them FREE at Macula.tv

FRANK by macula1.Santa Squealer by macula1.

My son will love the pirate! Arrrrrg!!!

pirate pic by macula1.

Neat Beard by macula1.

 

 

 

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Spooktacular Halloween Friday – 10.03.08

3 10 2008

This month each Friday Feature will be about something wonderful I’ve found for Halloween. Enjoy!

Do something fun this year and host a Pumpkin Party! Check out DecoArt’s Pumpkin Painting Idea Center. They have over 40 adorable ideas.

Then download my Pumpkin Party Invitation and let the fun begin!

Download this FREE Pumpkin Party Invitation

Don’t forget my Halloween Owl Tags for the goodie bags:-)

 

Another FREE download you have to get this Halloween is Love Manor’s Potion Labels. These are so cool! I’m excited because I usually have to make these myself. Now I can just download them and print at home. Thanks Johnny Love! You’ve inspired me to make a jar of eyeballs, just so I can use your label:-)

 

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A magical artist I just discovered is Vanessa at A fanciful Twist.

Vanessa has more talent in her pinky than I do in my entire body! You have to visit her web site and see her Halloween Line at Etsy! Vanessa also hosts a Mad Tea Party that will make you feel like you really are Allison in Wonderland!! I think her photos and art from her party are the most wonderful thing I have EVER seen on the internet. NO JOKE!

 

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Join Vanessa’s Halloween Blog Party on October 18th.

Then get ready for mine on the 22nd! Lots of parting going on this month!

 

Another great site I have already told you about, but wanted to feature again is One Pretty Thing and her Halloween Roundups. You could spend hours going through all the great things she’s found. 

Look at this old doll stuffed with lights! Spooooky! I like making these mummies for kid parties too.

 

I also love this round up find… Canned Halloween Monstrosities!! Click the photo for directions. Then print Love Manor’s Potion Labels and you’re all set. I think a baby doll head or foot would be pretty creepy too! ha!

 

Little Ant Design is having a ghoulish giveaway from Tim Turner, owner of The Goulish Gallery.  One lucky reader will win a haunted masterpiece – a 16×20 changing portrait of their choice. Go here to learn more about this contest.

I love these! I just bought a couple of cheap changing portraits, but would love to win a large nice one from Tim Turner. This one really creeps me out… Meet Little Edna! 

 

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Giant Pumpkin Display

2 10 2008

This is my all time favorite time of the year. I can’t wait to visit a pumpkin patch. I wish I lived near this guy’s house!

Check out Ed Moody’s house in Frankfort, Michigan. 

These are REAL pumpkins! 

Last year Ed’s display attracted in excess of 15,000 people and well over 1,000 trick-or-treaters.

 

Ed started to carve pumpkins when he was about 6 years old. He didn’t start sculpting smaller pumpkins until 15 years ago and graduated to giant pumpkins 7 years ago when his 5 year dream of carving a Cinderella pumpkin came true with his purchase of a 590 lb. pumpkin. He is now known for his Cinderella carriage pumpkin every year.

See more photos at pumpkined.com

 

Here is my little pumpkin a few years ago! Awwww…

 

Look at her now!! 

Like the jeans? I hot glued this ribbon on them:-) Too cute! That is her new Mini Mouse that has to go EVERYWHERE now. Guess what she’ll be for Halloween??? Starts with an M and rhymes with house.

 

 

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Witchy Porch

29 09 2008

I had fun getting the Halloween decorations out this weekend! Right now, they are still strung all over my house. I had more fun going through them than actually decorating… I forgot how much stuff I had! 

I did get my front porch nice and witchy though.

 

Isn’t this wreath adorable? TJ Max people! I added the ribbon which was half off at Hobby Lobby. Gotta love deals:-)

 

Check out my pumpkin witch!! I love her! I’m sure my kids will rip off the hat, eyes and nose many times. I had to shut them inside while I made this. She might have to go in the garden bird bath, away from toddler temptations.

Inspired by Country Living’s Pumpkin Chic book.

 

***Don’t forget to start thinking about fun ideas to show at my Halloween Blog Party. It won’t be long until we have those 13 days of frightful fun!!!***

 

It’s a PARTY:

  • Jen over at Santuary Arts at Home is hosting a Pretty your Pumpkin Party on October 8th!! Head over there and show her your pumpkins and Halloween decorations.
  • Kimba at A Soft Place to Land is having a Halloween Party on October 6th. Join in on the fun!
  • I found my Halloween Soul Mate, Alexa at The Swell Life! She’s a also a graphic designer, unorganized, a Libra, chocaholic and has a black cat. We’re almost twins! ha. I’m excited about her Terrorific Tuesdays and want to spread the news. If you have a fun Halloween project, let her know and she’ll link to it on Tuesdays. Check out her site for more info and some cool crafty ideas.

 

 

 

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Halloween Tag – Free Download

18 09 2008

Have you noticed owls are everywhere now? I love them! I’m planning a pumpkin carving party in October for a few neighborhood kids and designed a cute owl tag for goodie bags. Thought I would share with you all to use at home!

Download Tags Here

I always love to find digital scrapbook kits! In honor of Halloween, I thought I would create my very first kit! I hope you enjoy it! You can go to my new web site to download the entire kit. (my blog won’t let me attach zip files)

Halloween Scrapbook Kit

Includes:

• 5”x7” card

• large gift tags

• 3 scrapbook cut outs

• orange swirl paper

• spots on black paper

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