Friday, September 30, 2011

Crafting and All That Jazz

Happy Friday friends!
I sincerely hope that each of you got more sleep last night than I did.

While I've already told you about the craft fair that's going on in T-town tomorrow, I also wanted to let you know about a show opening tonight.
I'm planning out your weekend.
Well, the locals anyway...

The ACT's (Actor's Charitable Theatre) is producing Chicago this weekend. The show opens tonight and runs through Sunday- you can purchase tickets HERE.
While I usually promote kid-friendly fare around here, this one's just for you adults. Fabulous music, dancing, costumes, sets, and a killer orchestra. (I got a sneak peek at the show Wednesday night)
What better reason to get gussied up with your sweetheart than dinner and a fabulous show?

here's a bit of what I was busy working on last night.
So grateful that my hubs helped me with the hard stuff. He built something for my booth and also helped with the staple gun.
Thanks hubs.
Thanks also to my seester who played with the kiddos last night so that I could sew, iron, and glue.
(not simultaneously, of course)

embossed note cards

wire memo boards

pennant banners

felt and fabric flowers


and houndstooth.
lots and lots of houndstooth.

I hope to see all of you locals at Holt High School in the morning for a whole lotta shopping goodness and a whole lotta yummy food deliciousness, and, if you get a chance, go out and support your local community theatre-
no matter where you are!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

craft fair goods and a photo dump

Since I'm still working my boo-tay off on things for the craft fair, I thought I'd give you a few hints of what I'm working on.
More detailed + finished pics will come tomorrow...

Not finished yet, but they'll be awesomesauce when they're done.
Memo boards/jewelry holders

Pennant banners.
Different colors.
Different themes.

On your lapel,
in your hair,
on your babes head.
Lots of flowers.

More later...

And now,
since I'm off to teach some music,
here's a few recent pics of the fam that I'm lovin:


Happy Thursday friends!

And...if you'd like some Fall inspiration for your front door,
or your side door,
or your outhouse,
Rhoda's party went live this morning.
Check it out HERE.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall is in the air and on the front door


Not to be confused with its prequel,
A few weekends ago, when I crafted the wreath out of kazoos, I also put together a Fall-ish slash Halloween-ish wreath for the front door.
Two wreaths in one day?
Here she blows:

Okay, so a little more Halloween-ish than Fall-ish, but not all that
 scary spooky-ish either.
A Falloween wreath, if you will.

What did I use to make this Falloween wreath?
I'm so glad you asked...

An extra large grapevine wreath salvaged from our hob lob,
2 floral stems + 2 berry twigs from Michael's,
2 black birds from the Dollar Tree,
1 1/2 packages of black creepy cloth, also from Dollar Tree,
1 roll of purty orange ribbon from Hancock,
and 1 extremely fake looking spider from the dollar spot at Target

And if you haven't met yet, allow me to introduce you to creepy cloth-

This stuff is amazeballs.

Creepy Cloth will most definitely be making an appearance in my Halloween decor.

Back to the wreath.

I wrapped the creepy cloth around the wreath, and, .....well,
that was it.

No glue.
No tape.
No nuthin'.

The twigs of the wreath were perfect for 'pinning' the cloth in place.
Love me some lazy craftin'.

As for the birds,
they had these brilliant little built-in wires.
Thanks Dollar Tree.
Thanks for selling such awesomesauce goods.

All I had to do was stick them in place where I wanted and twist.

After cutting a bit of stem off the florals, I secured them with the last little bit of picture-hanging-wire from the toolbox
Forgot to mention that earlier.
I used a bit of picture-hanging-wire.

And then covered the wire with my purty orange ribbon-

And since you know I loves my monogram, I thought I'd stick an 'M' in the creepy cloth, along with Mr. Dollar Spot Spider.

Interesting side note about this particular M-
it's actually another bit of tornado debris.
While it's entirely possible that it blew from another sign, I'd like to believe that it came from the marquee of my church building since that's where my mum found it.

hello little birdies

And since no Falloween entryway would be complete without a punkin',
I went a step further
and put
on my front steps.

So there ya have it.
A Falloween wreath, with a couple of cute punkin' on the side.

I'm linking with:

Halloween Party

The Pink Hippo Party at Pinkopotamus,
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm,
Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After Party,
Tip Junkie handmade projects
Categorically Crafting at Someday Crafts,
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