Sunday, November 13, 2011


I was invited to the Burdastyle Handbook Launch Party and had an absolutely wonderful time despite the fact that I was ill the entire trip. I met so many members from our Burdastyle community along with some great company reps, such as with Steven and Stitch Editor-in-Chief Tricia Waddell. Members and contributers to the book Anajan, helene, jodi, jeffery, and many more. We went bowling the night before the party. I was the first one up and broke the ice with falling and breaking my arse. LOL Needless to say, it was all good after that!

P.S. I'm wearing the crown!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Vest for Splicer Costume

I made this vest using Home decor fabric for the front and a linen for the back. 8 buttons down the front and a tie cincher in the back. Drafted my own pattern.

Halloween Wreath

This is a Halloween wreath that I made for my son's party.

What I used:
Wire wreath form
2-feather boa's
size 20 wire
2-skulls from Target

Simply wrap the boa around the form using wire to lash it to the form. The two skulls only had one hole in them so I had to put a second hole to thread the wire through and lash them to the wreath. Now that's a simple project!

Friday, October 28, 2011

BOO Bloomers

Orange with black bows Boo Bloomers made for my daughters for Halloween. I wanted to put a pumpkin face on the back side but didn't think they would care for them and then thought about embroidering Boo on the front lower right leg and just ran out of time. Oh well, they will be able to wear them for the fall season.
The pattern is from Colette Patterns and is free here: Colette Free Bloomers Pattern
They are called Madeleine Mini Bloomers.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Been BOOed?

Have you been Booed?

It's simple really. Print a Color or Black & White "BOO" sheet and include it with a delicious treat. Leave it on someone's door step, ring the bell, and Run Run Run!

If you have been Boo'ed, cut out a ghost or use the provided sign and place it on or near your door so you won't be Boo-ed again.

Before long you will have a neighborhood full of ghosts!

This is the sign I did to be included in my neighbors Boo Bag.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Blue Monster Candy Holder

Place treats in this whimsical milk jug monster and your visitors will have a fun time snatching them from its mouth!

I made this little monster by using the instructions here: daniellesplace

What you will need: Empty plastic milk jug, craft foam, large googly eyes, hot melt glue, scissors, acrylic paint or spray paint, and a feather boa for the hair.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Baby Boo Pumpkin Ghost

These two little baby ghost were made using this tutorial at creative home: Creative Home Arts

I made them for my twin daughters who are away at college and plan to mail them Monday in their scare package. I hope they like them because they were so much fun to make!

You will need:
• 5 7/8" x 3 7/8" craft foam egg*
• 9" x 18" bamboo batt*
• One 9" x 12" rust felt*
• 2" square green felt*
• 3/4" buttons: five brown, one orange, one green,
• One 1/2" gold heart button
• Perle cotton floss: one yd. orange, three yds. brown
• 5" square stripe fabric
• Embroidery needle
• Soft sculpture needle
• Pompoms: one 1/4" orange, one 1/2" brown
• Two 6mm black beads
• Pink chalk or blush
• Fabric glue*

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ghost Pops Halloween Project

Ghost Pops I made using suckers wrapped in white linen. First I cut circles about the size of a salad plate. Wrapped the sucker and used chenille wire to hold in place. Glued google eyes using fabric glue. I made 40 of these for a craft show and sold every one of them!

List of items to create project:
Bag of suckers
white linen or other white fabric
decorative chenille wire (aka: pipe cleaners)
google eyes (I used 7mm size)
Fabric glue (I used Beacon Adhesives Fabric-Tac Permanent Adhesive)
Round salad plate for template

The box was made by covering a small shoebox with card stock paper and punching holes in the top. Letters were made using my handy dandy cricut machine.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dress a Card

The fusion of card making and fashion sewing! This is a Note card that I have sewn using the Islander Sewing MyStyle Greetings. The little dress is made scraps of left over fabrics. Blue silk dupioni has been used for the dress. Black Sparkle lace with bats on it left over from a halloween costume is used for the under-dress. Gold and red trim and a little black bow with a pearl bead at the waist. A blank note card that I glued some decorative paper on to and the dress form. I actually did sew this little dress on to the cards dress form. This was so much fun to make and hopefully the person I made it for will appreciate the thought.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Fortune-ate Valentine

These were made by making a 4.5 inch circles and glueing pipe cleaners to the center so that when folded the fabric would keep its shape. I inserted my own personal fun messages and placed them in a serving bowl. I wanted to put them in Chinese food carryout type boxes but just ran out of time to make them.

I gave these to my husband and Valentine to open one each day or a couple a day, his choice.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard Feb. 2, 2011

The first photo was taken yesterday, Feb. 1st, 2011, just as the blizzard was starting. The second photo is a picture of my car around midnight and yes there is a car under the snow. The third photo is my neighbors cars early this morning, Feb. 2nd, 2011. The news said we got about 15 inches of snow in my area, but the areas south of Milwaukee got around 20 inches. Some of the highways have been closed and most business's are closed for the day. Even our emergency vehicles have had issues with this weather! FUN, FUN, FUN!