Thursday, October 2, 2008

The House That Cherry Built.

So still not feeling myself...but felt compelled to build a house....a creepy one anyway. You didn't know I was a carpenter huh? I am a Jack Jill of all trades. Well mini houses I am. I have made several little Christmas houses in the last two years..and it finally dawned on me "why not a haunted house?" Lord knows I have plenty of paper. So last night I drew a template with a ruler...very simple straight lines with a roof and chimney. The ruler did all the work. Used some chip board (I save this everytime I get it) and went to town cutting out all the shapes. Punched some holes with my crop-a-dile and drew ribbon threw and embellished it! Painted my bottle brush trees black and hot glued this puppy together. Fun, fun, fun while watching "Lipstick Jungle". I threw in a few Halloween pics...things that I am setting out here and there. Ms. Fancy Cat I got in Kansas back last Oct. Had to make a tag for the Dollar Tree pumpkin..cause I am a tag girl. Plopped it on top of one of many scales.

I had to share my dough ornaments. Doing these took me down memory lane. I remember doing them as a kid. My parents , when they were first married & had a lack of funds, made some for their Christmas tree. I went to one of my fave blogs http://cobblestonefarms.blogspot.com/ and there they were again in all their nostalgic glory.. but this time done in a Halloween motif. I was tickled pink to see she had shared the recipe. She had done them as Halloween ornaments or bowl fillers. I loved her Boo button ideas and had to follow suite. I made a bunch more but have yet to paint them. My son and I had fun doing this together. YOU MUST GO SEE HER SITE....this lady is talented. She has her own store and decorates like a diva. PLUS....she paints. You gotta check out her bench she just posted and if you have time go back in her archives. If you still want to add your name for the give-away please do so on the post about it. Almost the weekend.....Yea!!!!! I wanted to edit this to say Thank-you Darlene for sharing how to Strike a word....I am so glad we all share the how tos...I would never learn otherwise.

108 comments:

Kristin said...

I LOVE the house that you "built"! I will definitely be copying you and making a red one for christmas!

Rae said...

Do you know how amazingly talented you are?!?!?!?!?!!

Becky said...

Girl, you have some kind of imagination. WOW!!

nikkicrumpet said...

I love the pumpkin tag...it made me smile! And that house is so freaking adorable...I cannot believe you just whip this stuff up out of thin air...you are a marvel!

HeathahLee said...

That house is so cute! I mean, scary...oooOOOooh.... : )

Darlene said...

WOW Cherry,

Just when are you going to open an Etsy store?? I think you would do fabulously!! I looked and looked at all your eye candy. Just so neat and the displays are fabulous!!

Rachel said...

Oh that is just some serious cuteness!!!!

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Kristin said...

Cute house! I love the glitter BOO!

simple~needs said...

love the house!! you did great!!

Katie said...

Everything you do is awesome!!!

Betsy said...

You are incredible! That house rocks! I also love the dough ornaments...I am inspired to make some. I would love those to fill a bowl.

AJ said...

Girl! You're killing me! How on earth do you do it all?! I sometimes struggle to make it through the day just taking care of my girls and keeping up with this house! You amaze me:) Oh, and I have fond memories of making dough ornaments with my mom. I'm going to have to make some with my girls:)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

GREAT Halloween/Fall decor! Your talents are endless!!! Hugs, Maryjane

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

You are so talented, I love it all,,, I get lost in your photos, its all so beatiful, I am so glad that I found this blog I always look forward to your post,,,hugs, lisa

Ms. Tee said...

The cat - I love it! :)
I did dough ornaments as a child, very fond memories. Love the candy corn!

les_mason_curt said...

talent!  wow, love the haloween decoration.  i also love the new look of your blog...

Kelly said...

thanks for the comment! I love you blog...so glad you found me. I am adding you to my favorites right now! :)

Susie Homemaker said...

Oh Cherry! thanks so much for stopping by! I had so been checking out that haunted house you made! All your decorations are the cutest...they look very "high end"...You come by again anytime!

Blessings,
Susie

Angie said...

Love everything you showed! I can't remember if I told you or not, but I am loving your new background and look!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Cherry...hello!! The haunted house is so cute and you did this while not feeling good. Wow. You are good! I also love the dome on the footed stand..what is in there? Cookies? So so adorable.

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Oh it might help if I read...dough ornaments in under the dome. Such a great idea!

The Berry's Patch said...

Hey Cherry,

I know, I've been so busy. Thanks for asking about me. I haven't died or anything crazy. I've just been running around like a headless chicken.

Your projects are so darn cute. I wish you were my neighbor. I would just take some of those projects off your hands. You really didn't want all of them anyway, right?

Have a great evening!

Brandee :-)

Inspired Kara said...

Please come decorate my house for halloween.

Ok?


Thanks!

Tomorrow at 6 good? ;)

Mimi Sue said...

What a great idea. As usual you are one creative chickie...Mimi

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Oh my gosh, your place looks fantastic! You really have a knack for Halloween decorating! The haunted house is incredible - so much detail! Thanks so much for the kind comments you left on my blog. Our pets really are family members, aren't they? Yours are beautiful!...Donna

~alison said...

You are so talented! How cool is this little house?! I love it. Nice work.

Rachel said...

Congrats on your SITS recongnition!!!! Your blog really does rock as with all your fabulous ideas!!!

Congrats again,

Rachel

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Cherry
I love your spooky haunted house. I would love to see your Christmas houses too if you ever make any more. The dough ornamments look great. I did some dough craft years ago. I made miniature loaves of bread for doll houses and other food from polymer clay. I will definately check out the cobblestonefarm. Thanks again for a lovely post full of inspiration.
Lindsay

Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons said...

Hope you are back to normal soon. But I must say even not feeling 100% you did an awesome job.

Congrats on being SITS FB today.

Lane Boyz Mom said...

Found you through SITS! Congratulations!

And how cute is that house??!?! What a fun idea!!! I have to say that I am seriously thinking of making the ornaments for party decorations for an an upcoming party we are having;)

Susie said...

Congratulations on your SITS feature. I hope you enjoy your day in the sun!!

I am so glad that Tiffany picked you. I LOVE your blog! I am putting you in my reader right now!!

Kitty Scraps said...

Spooky Sweet house! I see a tutorial here *smiles* I've been wanting to paint a little paper mache house I picked up this summer from the Lobby but still haven't gotten around to it. So many projects so little time! Love your house though, did you seriously make it while watching tv? Can it be truly be that easy?

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

WOW! What talent. You are amazing!!! I love your blog! I'll be back for sure!!

Rhea said...

I'd love to make dough ornaments this year, thanks for the link!

Your site is amazing to look at. Congrats on your SITS day and enjoy all the extra comment love!!

Kaycee said...

Wow, that is adorable!! I'm loving your blog already and i'm on the first post :)

Congrats on your SITS feature!

coco said...

The haunted house is great & so are all of your other decorations. I always have a hard time with halloween decorations keeping them fun and tasteful but you have hit the mark perfectly!

Becky Welch said...

I am hooked!! Your things are great!! I may have to try a house for Christmas!! Precious!! I am adding you to my creative list so I can be inspired some more!
Happy SITs Friday Feature!

Sandy Toes said...

I love those candy corns...they are so cute! Everything is just wondeful!!!
-Sandy toes

Pink Ink said...

Congrats on being SITS! You are very creative!!

Btw how DO you do a strike-through?? ;-)

Imperfect said...

You have such a beautiful blog! I can't wait to see all the fun things you have made. Maybe I'll get some ideas for my not so decorated home! BTW, I found you through SITS.

Charlene said...

One talented lady you are!!

Picket said...

Morning girl...I love all the Fall decorating...such beautiful eye candy! Gosh you has such talent and imagination...thanks for sharing..hope you have a great weekend!

Gaspegirl said...

I LOVE that hauted house... what a great craft for me to do with the children this weekend! Thanks for sharing!!

Melissa Wertz said...

Very cool house and I love the cookie looking dough ornaments. Those would be safe around me in our house. ;-) I am always watching my figure.

About the Nick Saban news report on my blog, that was a joke. Saban is the former head coach for the Miami Dolphins. Alabama University hired him away to be their head coach for like 10 mil (yeah). Well, in less than 2 years he has taken a team with a losing streak and turned it around. In addition, they beat the Georgia University Bulldogs last weekend for the first time since 1992. The whole state is still reeling from all the excitement. However, Saban and the 'boys' are ever so humble. When a microphone is put in their face, all they say, "we have a lot to learn..., we have a lot of work ahead of us..."

Saban has said those boys are here to get an education and to LEARN how to play football and that is what they are going to do. And from what I understand, he has turned the UA football program into a bootcamp. Which is what it needed.

Wendy said...

Oh Cherry...you are a talented crafty lady! So glad I get to visit you and get inspired!

Marie said...

You are so talented! I love that house!! Heck, I love everything you do! Your Halloween decor is straight out of a magazine. Are you really Martha Stewart??

Dina said...

wow that is too cool!! When I watch women like you scrapbooking I am always blown away...mostly by the financial investment they have made in all of that fancy stuff. I am a very mediocre paper princess.and have still managed to spend a bit.but put a ball of yarn and two sticks in my hand and I make magic!

Julie said...

Oh, Cherry!

Everything is just too precious, for words!

You are just so talented -- I can't wait to see what you make for Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!

That is so sweet (about your parents making their own ornaments!) Did they save any? What an heirloom! Even if they didn't; they have given you a memory, and..... a love of crafting!

Thank you for the link to the dough recipe -- I'll bet our children would love to make some with us! It sounds like such a sweet family activity!!

Many Blessings,
Julie

P.S. Thank you for the visit!

Elise said...

Is there nothing you can't do?!?! You are absolutely amazing, Miss Cherry!!
Elise

oº˚ Queen Bee ˚ºo said...

I love your stuff! Coming from SITS! Thanks for sharing -- Much Love

Anissa

The Nice One said...

That house is ADORABLE. You make it sound entirely too easy!

Love your blog.

Nik said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

You have more crafty talent than there is in our entire house!

T said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful... glad to be sent over from SITS to check it out! and of course, now I want to know how to strike a word... I still haven't figured that one out!

Lindsay said...

Ok, wow! I'm in complete AWE of your craftiness. I'm not a huge Halloween girl, but I adore Christmas time, so I'm really interested in seeing what you will create. I'm definitely adding you to my Google Reader for inspiration!

Rosanne said...

Love all your ideas!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I love all of your fall fun stuff.

Lynda said...

Congrats on being the SAUCY SITSa today! What great haunted house you built - fantastic!

Farrah said...

How cute! If only i was that talented to create something!

Mrs. De Miranda said...

How cute!!! I am inpirted to decorate!!

Nicole said...

I love the house! You are so talented!

Found you through SITS :o) Happy Friday!

Rachel Ann said...

WOW..what a house. I'm doubly impressed that you created it yourself and not from a kit! I'll have to see if i can do that....Halloween is my favorite to decorate for...thanks for the ideas!

Ronnica said...

Congrats on being featured on SITS today! You have a cute blog and cute stuff!

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Oh my goodness, girl! You are just exploding with creativity! I absolutly love to look at your new ideas and your new look for your blog looks gorgeous! And thanks for visiting me, I appreciate the comments!

Angie said...

WOW! How talented are you!?!
I'm here from SITS. I LOVE your blog! I'll def. be back!

~angie~

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

That's a great looking house that you built! You are very creative!

Leiann said...

The house is adorable! I'm going to have to keep coming to your blog to see what you do. Crafty woman!

JourneytoFamily said...

I love your spooky house and all the other Halloween decorations! You are very talented. And I love your blog design too! (visiting from SITS)

Kally said...

I love all of your crafty work! For some reason I now feel the need to hit the dollar stores and get crafty myself.

Congrats on being the SITS featured blogger!! Enjoy your day in the sun.

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Your work is AMAZING!!

Michelle said...

I just found you over at SITS and all I can say is WOW! I love crafty sites and your blog has found a home in my bookmark column.

Kim said...

Came here from SITS and love your site. Your haunted house rocks ~ off to check out your other stuff.

Bettsi said...

Oh your house is so stinkin' cute! I was just thinking about that very craft last night! Too funny! I have one of those white pumpkins from Dollar Tree too. I glittered mine and added some bling. http://lemonadehere.blogspot.com/2008/10/kudos-to-bloggie-girls.html
They're really cute little pumpkins and so versatile, aren't they? I'm off to check out the ornaments- yours are very cute!

Marrdy said...

Very cute house and I love your kitty!! Congrats on your SITS day too!!

WishTrish said...

I LOVE your blog! You are amazing!

Reynie said...

Turned out so cute! I can't wait to see what you turn out for Christmas!

Cutler's said...

Visiting from SITS. I love your creativity! What a fun and inspiring blog. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

Crossroads Cottage said...

Wow is all I have to say. How do you ever find time in your day to do all of this creating? I don't think Martha has anything on you!!!

Michelle said...

Will you come over and decorate my house please?

angie said...

Congrats on your day! I love all your projects and decorations.

Veggie Mom said...

Congrats you Featured Blogger, You! You're so Crafty--I'm jealous!

Barbara DeBose said...

Ok i read some of your posts and I am right there with you on getting started with Etsy. your work is great! I'll definitely be back my SITS sista!

Jean said...

I love your Halloween decorations. The house is great. You can't hide talent. The pumpkin tag is so cute. Do you happen to sell them?
You have a wonderful weekend.
Jean in virginia

Katrina :) said...

OMOG! Can I come over and hang? Unbelievable. :)

Andrea said...

Love the craftiness!

Natalie said...

Just came across your blog through Just a Girl and wow, it's beautiful. Wanted to say hello! And now I'm off to look around a bit :).

Kim said...

I love how you put the pumpkin on the scale & the house you made is so cute!

Heather said...

what inspiration!! i need to go to the crafts stores tomorrow and get busy!

Serahs said...

WOW! I'm speechless! WOW! Love that house! I wish there was that much creativity in my household growing up.

MommyWizdom said...

OMGosh, I love your work... do you make Halloween costumes too!? My daughter wants to be a bird; this week anyway..

What a lovely blog you have; cheers!

Beth said...

I love it! All of the decorations here are so creative and just shout Halloween- so festive!

Joy said...

Cherry, you are so stinkin' creative I just can't stand it!!!! You've made so many Halloween treats we'll never be able to catch up to you. I bet your home looks so festive!

Beehind Thyme & French Rustic Cottage said...

Goode Morning...

I stopped in for a visit & found I had to comment. I absolutely love the haunted house & ALL your creations. You are a very talented lady!!!

Wishing you a Blessful, AuTuMn DaY, Pamela

Bristol said...

What a wonderful house, you are so very talented~
Bristol

Sweet Simplicity said...

I LOVE all of your decorations! SO cute! Especially the house that you built. Very creative!

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Cherry,
How do you keep up with all of us and have the time to be so originally creative? This house is adorable. As I wander through your and other crafters ideas, I feel so far behind. I better catch up quick or christmas will be here before I have Halloween out! Thanks for the inspiration!
Lisa & Alfie

Lisa Petrarca said...

OK I'm jealous...I want that kind of talent, patience, and creativity! YOU ARE AMAZING!

Congratulations on being the featured SITSta...you TOTALLY deserve it! Off to read more and then take a nap...it wears me out just looking at all your hard work!LOL!!

Michele said...

Gorgeous! You also have a great eye for photography.

Rue said...

Hi Cherry :)

That house is so stinkin' cute!! I need to start getting creative again.

I loved the tag with the pumkin too :)

Have a great Sunday,
rue

kathy said...

Oh I love all your spooky creations -- You have such a special touch --Kathy - GA

Rambling Girl said...

OH my goodness! How did I not comment...Probably to late to join in the giveaway but I will try....Dang I have so many great blogs to visit I missed this one...Anyway love the house Cherry!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

OH WOW!!! Cherry, that is amazing!!! I am so so so blown away with your talents sweet friend. I'm also feeling a tug now to paint my desk black instead of red...hummm...this may take some more thought!

Hugs,
Dena

Meg said...

I'm so glad I stumbled onto your blog. I'm kinda new to this whole blogging thing. I just love that little house you made. So cute! I'm amazed at your talent!

Susie Q said...

You are so creative and talented! Your treasures just make me happy!
You have a marvelous gift.

The *House That Cherry Built* (Grin) is just such a smile maker!

Okay, have I gushed enough??

Hugs,
Sue

Brenda said...

Your carpentry skills amaze me! I love all of your decorations!

Mandi said...

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your Halloween pics. I have been a fan for some time and am just starting my own blog. Looking so forward to more great inspiration!

Gina said...

Great job.! Impressed with your Halloween projects.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Cherry - you are too too kind! Thanks so very much for speaking about my blog - see I would jus' say all those things right back about you 'cause I think you are AWESOME!!!! You are so very talented!!!! Plus you have already changed your background again - and I loved it the other way - but I love it this way too!!! Oh my, keeps us coming back for more. Have a great weekend! Cathy

Astrid said...

I LOVE the house you built! I built one out of rolled cookies last year and it was a freaking mess...although it looked spooky that way. I think it would have been much easier to have made it out of paper/cardboard so that I don't have to make another one this year!

I also really like the pumpkin tag.

Pretty displays! :)