Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

One of my favorite Halloweens...2004!
Best costume I ever made for my son.....The Headless Horseman.
Even his sister was a little apprehensive about standing next to him!!
Secret was the black hood mask he was wearing underneath that allowed him to see out.
This year with Hurricane Sandy our Trick or Treat will be wet, my son won't even be dressing up and my daughter is a Zombie.  My how it all changes in 8 years!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

P.S.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Sandy.  The devastation on the east coast is unimaginable.  Mabel & Ethel are praying for everyone.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Last of Summer
I do look forward to these purple flowers blooming each fall.
I can't remember what they are called, Fox something!
I have divided them 7 times. 
Very hardy.
And I can't believe the Coneflower is still blooming.

Bye Summer!
Suppose to get very cold this weekend,
 after our 80 degree weather yesterday.
Now I'll have to look forward to my forsythia,
(I like saying that word)
 to bring in spring.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dressing Room

I think my next project is going to be my dressing room. 
 It is quite bland.  Everything is white. 
I will take a picture before and after. 
 Look back and you will see the vanity I redid.  
Those will be the colors to work off of.  
Navy and gold.  But for now, I have a few scarfs that were driving me crazy hanging on the back side of one of the doors.  So I hung them here for the time being.  

These rods are on every window up stairs.  
This one came to good use, till I redo the dressing room.
The pink blind has been hanging there since my girls had this room when they were little.  
Since it was so expensive and still operable, 
I have to keep it.
But I will paint it.  
I did that to another one in one of the other bedrooms. 
I used fabric spray paint.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Some People!!!

Just a little over the top.
And you should see this place when she has all and I mean ALLLLLLL
her flowers planted in the spring.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cord Basket

I made this basket for my daughter,
She wanted a large shallow one for underneath her bed. 
For her magazines, glasses, 
and all the stuff you put on your night stand.
She can slide it out of sight.
When she showed me what she wanted I said 
"I can make that"
She actually rolled her eyes at me, can you believe that.
But I do say that quite often.
But I think I actually surprised her when I sent her a picture of the finish project.

All you need is cotton cording, like for clothes lines.
They have different sizes at Joann Fabrics.
I went up one size from clothes line.
See the red clip on the cord, I laid it out on the floor before I started to see where I wanted to start turning up the edges. I guess you wouldn't have to do that, but I only had 20 yards and had to make sure I had enough to make the sides.

Take strips of fabric about 1 1/8" 
No need for precise cutting.
And you don't have to worry about frayed edges.
Use a glue stick to start, wrap over the edge of the cord and then diagonally to cover. When you get to the edge, add more glue and add the next strip.
Sorry for the out of focus

Determine the size you want and put the cord side by side and use a zig zag stitch to join.  
When you are ready for your sides to form, 
Just hold up the flat side and it takes the shape of a bowl.

Hope you like it little girl!
It's on it's way, be on the look out!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Our Future

Being the needle crafters we are now,
 in our A.D.D. world. 
Ethel and I see  this in our future.
Our gadgets hanging all over us.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts

This weekend my daughter and I made these pop tarts.
Fun, Quick, and Very easy. 
Thank God for already made pie crust.
I'm not a make your own crust kinda girl.
Anything that makes my life easier is the way I go.

The white rectangle on the top, is the template I used to keep everything the same size.

I used a paring knife to cut out the face.

Don't cut them all out, 
you have to remember to save some for the bottom.

Dollop of pumpkin, to much and it will ooze out.
The filling and frosting recipe is at the end of post.

Inspector Number 3
His BD was on the 7th, he is three now. 
Woke up the day after and asked if he was still "Free".

Seal edges with a fork.

All of these were out of one two pie crust
400 degrees 
8-10 mins
Looking at this photo I just realized 
3 at the top don't have mouths or is it noses.
My daughter must have done those, I'm sure it wasn't me!
The log on the left, was left over dough.
Nothing goes to waste!
I freaked out when I put on the glaze,
 but it ended up drying clear

They were very good

Perfect size for little hands 
The template is 2"x 3"
Here is where you can get the recipe

Friday, October 5, 2012