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.
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.