Archive for October, 2010

Happy Halloween!


Spooky foods collected at SuperPunch
Melon Brain by SuperPunch

More spooky foods at Martha
Monster Fingers by Martha S.

Cute Free Downloads at WhiskperGraphics
Free Owl Downloads by WiskerGraphics

Mummy vases by Wisecraft via Value Village
Mummu Vases by Wisecraft via Value Village

Party fun at One Charming Party
Halloween Party Station by One Charming Party

I”m throwing a Halloween party with a friend tomorrow and thought I”d post a few of the fun inspiration links I found while getting everything together, while the baby is napping. Stet that–was napping. Enjoy!

1 comment October 30th, 2010

Rocket Shirt

Rocket T-shirt

I found this striped t-shirt at the thrift store and it was so soft, I wanted to make something cute for Uly out of it. I started playing with the square layers and added the rocket, and thought perfect! It””s a bit too big–mostly too long. His belly is so big, I wanted to make sure it covers–most of his shirts leave him with a bit of a draft. It amazes me how few t-shirt scraps are left from a men””s large shirt after I make these.

We””ve had so many sunny days lately, but the air is pretty chilly and crisp. I can””t help but wish it had been sunny this summer when it was warm and I wouldn””t need boots and a jacket to play outside. I hate being cold. It brings with it so many ailments–colds, heat rash (for me), heating bills. Whine, whine, whine! Let the whining begin! It does have its benefits though. I””m throwing a Halloween party with a friend and fall decorations, candy, and soups and ciders sure are comforting.

Update! I found this adorable, edible rocket sandwich that looks pretty easy to make and too cute to pass up. Check it out!

3 comments October 23rd, 2010

Feta and Spring Pea Pasta

I need some good vegetarian recipes that are easy enough for me to make on weeknights. Does anyone have any suggestions? This was my summer go-to meal. It””s pretty yummy.

Can be served cold or warm:

6 servings of Penne pasta
6 oz. crumbled feta
1/4 # fresh spring peas, rinsed, ends cut off, then loosely chopped
1/3 c. chopped mint
zest of half a lemon
1/3 c. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Bring water to a boil, blanche peas. Remove peas with a slotted spoon, and rinse in cold water. Put pasta in boiling water (just used for the peas), cook to package instructions. Drain and rinse. Combine all ingredients in bowl.

4 comments October 11th, 2010

Happy 5

Birthday Cake

Today is my five-year blogiversary… wow, five years! When I started this, I don”t think I even gave a thought to how long I would keep this up, but it”s turned into a commitment:
506 posts
hours upon hours of crafty time

Thanks for sharing with me!

4 comments October 6th, 2010



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Bird Skirt
Free Skirt Pattern

Log Cabin Pillow Front
How to Make a Log Cabin Pillow

Sushi Wallet
How to Make a Wallet

How to Make a Yo-Yo
How to Make a Yo Yo

Fabric Pears
How to Make a Pear Sachet

Tote Bag
How to Make a Tote Bag

Beach Blanket
How to Make a Free, Easy Beach Blanket (Pattern)

How to Make a Little Man Bow Tie

Makeup Case Tutorial
How to Make a Makeup Brush Case






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