Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

I can't believe how fast this month and year has just flown by! It's been going by way too fast, if you ask me!

But, in the spirit of Halloween, I put a new thing in my shop! Now, I have a Plague Doctor up!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween!
I'm off to craft some more. These next few weeks, Seth will be traveling quite a bit, which means I will have PLENTY of time for crafts. I'm lucky too, because I have tons of crafts to do! haha.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Almost Halloween!

We don't have any big plans for our Halloween, except maybe watching some horror movies. However, today I got to decorate since I got my package from Alexz!
And I know I didn't get a picture of everything, because I was opening everything up and hurrying and putting it all out around the house. lol
Here's some of the extras!

And, here's all of the amazingness that she created for me.

A pumpkin head plush! He's sitting on our couch next to my zombie pillow.

Little pumpkin flower arrangement. Sitting on top of my desk now. :)

A Happy Halloween sign with a handmade bat! How cute is that little guy?!

Skull "wind chime" :)

Bat plush!!!! These guys will be staying out all year. They're so cute!!

Monster scarf! This hasn't come off since I opened it. I love it so much! very, very, very favorite....

So, Alexz put pictures of this up on her Facebook and her blog yesterday. However, this is SO MUCH BIGGER than I thought it would be! It's amazing! I have it sitting on top of the Cryptid cabinet she made me, but I will find it a more permanent home very soon.
Alexz, thank you SOOOOOOOOOOO much! I absolutely LOVE everything!
And, I'll close with this note. I carved a pumpkin last night!

And stayed tuned for some fun announcements next week, including a new giveaway!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

A Zombie Ate My Cupcake?!

Anyone that knows me AT ALL, knows my deep, and very profound love for cupcakes. They should also know my intense love for zombies. So, of COURSE I"m going to LOOOOOOVE a book called, "A Zombie Ate My Cupcake!"

For anyone that loves cupcakes and Halloween, RUN right now to get this book. There are amazing recipes, tips and decorating ideas in it!
I got the book yesterday in the mail, just in time for Halloween! I opened it while my husband was home on his lunch break, and he got excited, because today is a potluck lunch at his work! He suggested I play around with it and make some REALLY FUN cupcakes.
Ok, so I didn't do everything in the book, but it's ok because we had SO MUCH FUN! Although there are what appear to be some AMAZING recipes in there (pecan, nutmeg and cinnamon cupcakes?! YES PLEASE!) I decided to go for the boring, yet still delicious, Funfetti cupcakes. I got the Halloween ones, of course! So, we set off to play around with decorating ideas!
There is one recipe for a cupcake that looks like a human heart. Seriously, it looks like a real human heart in the book. I don't know that anyone would eat that! But, husband really wanted to make it. So, we picked up a small package of fondant while we were at the store. I've never played with fondant before, but we had a BLAST! We had many failed ideas, including the human heart, but we were able to use the fondant anyways by making little bugs to put on each cupcake. :)

Aren't they cute?! They were really easy to make, and really fun. I also used some Martha Stewart brand cupcake cups that have blood on them. Totally cute for a Halloween luncheon, right?!

That's all for now, but I have a feeling that I'll be back later. Rumor has it, I should have a huge, fantastic package coming to me today!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Star Wars!

This is the craziness that I've been working on lately. I"m doing a swap with an AMAZING Craftster friend, and she loves Star Wars. I bought these patterns from this shop. I HIGHLY recommend them! I will be making more for Seth because I know he's upset that they'll be going away soon. I'm also thinking about Christmas presents to make with them. lol

For a size comparison.

There's 10 all together. And I don't know which ones are my favorites! R2D2's legs move!

Ok, now, I'm off to do a bunch of other things. I've been having a blast working on all of those! They really were so much fun. I'm sure I'll be back tomorrow with another blog. Have a good night!

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Stuff!

I put some new things up in the shop today!

The brown Jackalope's seem to be doing a lot better than the white ones. I put another one of those up in the shop. Also, my newest mounted head, a snowman! To be honest, there's not a lot of Christmas mounted heads I can make without them being too morbid, but I think this one is just fine. :)

I also put TONS of new hats up! You should definitely check them out. The others have been going pretty quickly from the store, so I think this is a good addition to it.

I also have a couple other things to blog about, but tonight is Monday Night Football, so we're going to head out to the sports bar pretty soon.
I hope everyone is having a good Monday!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I've been keeping up!

I like that I've been making posts very regularly. I feel like things have slowed down a little bit, so it's easier to blog on a regular basis.

Here's what I've been working on so far! I added a new hat to my shop! I've sold two of them, so I thought I would make a couple more. I'm making them slowly, but they'll be up pretty soon. I think this is a great Winter hat! And it's really just as soft as it looks. I really like this yarn. I actually bought it in Florida, but I'm going to try and find it somewhere here in other colors.

And, this is what else I've been working on! I'm doing a swap with an AMAZING crafter on Craftster. I made her Shawn a while back, and I'm fearing that she's going to spoil me, so of course I have to make her something else. She loves Star Wars, so I found an amazing pattern on Etsy and got patterns for TEN Star Wars characters!!!!! I will be making another set for Seth because I know he already wants to steal these. So far I only have Han Solo and C3PO. They're so cute, and the patterns are really well written, which makes it even better.

And now I'm off to work on Darth Vader. haha.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New stuff and a giveaway

So, first and foremost, Alexz is having a giveaway over at her blog!! You should definitely check it out and follow her because he blog is pretty much the coolest.

And, here's some better pictures of the scoodie I made, as promised! I had to take pictures this morning because I think it's all going to be packed up today and sent off to their new home. :)

AND, because I was totally jealous of the plague doctor I made her, I decided to make one for myself! This guy is just using my yeti body pattern. I think I'm going to make a couple and put them in the store as well. :)

That's all for today. I have to continue making some things for a swap with a fellow Craftster, and I have to pack up the box for Alexz and bring it to the post office. Hope everyone's October is going great!!

Monday, October 18, 2010


Two posts in ONE day?! I know, I must be going crazy!!

This is a hooded scarf that I JUST finished, also for my Halloween swap with Alexz. I've never made one before, but it was really quick and really easy too. It's also reversible. the black is fleece and the pattern is a cotton. I'll take better pictures later, but I wanted to show it off now. :)


I really feel like I'm accomplishing A LOT lately. It's a great feeling!

First of all, since it's DEFINITELY that time of the year, my hats are back up in the store! I've taken new pictures of them, so at least it looks prettier. haha

And now, what I've been doing lately! This weekend I actually accomplished a lot more than I expected. I had a personal request that I got done really quickly, I've packed up a few packages and orders to go to the post office, and I'm ALMOST done with my awesome Halloween swap with Alexz!

She requested a while back that I make her a plague doctor. If you don't know what it is, you can read about it here and here. After reading up on it myself (because to be honest, I didn't know what it was either!) I quickly became fascinated by it. It's pretty cool to see what each piece of the costume was for, and their odd logic behind all of it. lol. So, when we agreed to do a Halloween swap, what more perfect thing to make, than a plague doctor?!
He's mostly my own pattern. By mostly, I mean it's all my pattern, except for the body, which is the mini free spirit pattern. So, here he is. :)

And, just a little teaser photo for Alexz of what I have so far to pack up to send to her. :)

Now I'm off to start a couple sewing projects for our swap as well. I hope everyone else's weather is as beautiful as ours is today!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Getting stuff done!

And I'm so proud of myself for it! I'm also feeling a bit of pressure right now for my Halloween swap, which is a great thing because that means I will get stuff done faster!

I finished this guy up last night. He's from the movie Trick R' Treat and his name is Sam Hain. After I finished him last night, Seth turned to me and said, "You're not mailing that to Alexz, are you?" So now I have to make another one for him. lol. I got the pattern for free from Ravelry. I really love how he turned out though! He's really cute, and the pattern was really great!

This next project was a custom request from a friend. She loves mummy movies, and wanted a big one to sit in a chair of hers. He was SO MUCH FUN to make. I wrote down the pattern as I went, which I'm happy for because I will probably be making one for myself. He's made of all acrylic bulky yarn, but it's some of the softest yarn EVER, so he's really cuddly too. I'm going to miss him when he goes to his new home!

AND, I got a package today that really made my day better! I have a thing in my signature on Craftster telling people that I have way too much yarn, and if anyone wants to do a personal swap for some, just to contact me. So, about a week or two ago I got a PM from a fellow Craftster. She needed yarn, and I had it. So, she makes jewelry and wanted to swap for that. I got my package today and she SPOILED me! I absolutely love everything.
It all came in this beautiful little Halloween jewelry box, which I will be using all the time!

And this is everything in it. I just love everything!