Saturday, October 23, 2010

Same Song, Second Verse...

I'm making my daughter's Halloween costume again this year. If you are wondering why I haven't mentioned this earlier, it's because I haven't started it...yet. I have had good intentions, but no follow through. To be honest, I am definitely in over my head this time. I am terrified to cut the fabric and equally frightened about sewing on the stuff. Shiny, slippery fabric will be very unforgiving if (when) I have to rip out. I'm bowling you over with my positive attitude, right? But I think you figured out a long time ago that this is not Tony Robbins' blog, and I can own that.

So are you curious as to what kind of creation this fabric is going to morph into? (Yeah, me too.) If you visit me again next week hopefully you will see a finished product. If not, I'll just show you the picture on the pattern envelope so you can see what might have been. This will without a doubt be my "make it work moment" so wish me luck.

Give yourself a little treat and swing by the blog of our wonderful hostess Beverly to see what other pink delights are on display. Happy Day!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

October's Party

October gave a party

The leaves by hundreds came

The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples

And leaves of every name.

The Sunshine spread a carpet

And everything was grand,

Miss Weather led the dancing,

Professor Wind the band.

George Cooper

"It was a small town by a small river.

The town was full of trees.

And dry grass now that autumn was here.

And full of fences to walk on and sidewalks to skate on and a large ravine to tumble in and yell across.

And it was the afternoon of Halloween.

And all the houses shut against a cool wind.

And the town full of cold sunlight.

But suddenly, the day was gone.

Night came out from under each tree and spread.

Behind the doors of all the houses there was a scurry of mouse feet,muted cries, flickerings of light.

The wind outside nested in each tree,

prowled the sidewalks in invisible
treads like unseen cats.

Anyone could see that the wind
was a special wind this night,

and the darkness took on a special feel
because it was All Hallows' Eve.

Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet.

Smoke panted up out of a thousand chimneys
like the plumes of funeral parades.

From kitchen windows drifted two pumpkin smells:gourds being cut, pies being baked.

Attics were still being rummaged, old locks broken,
old steamer chests disemboweled for costumes.

The wind came a seized a thousand dark leaves
and blew them away up over the sky..."

from The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

For a list of all the houses with their porch lights on in honor of this autumnal celebration, please let the wind carry you over to visit our enchanting hostess

Monday, October 4, 2010

Autumn Favors

I've been getting little corners of my house decked out for autumn. In my entry way I have this table where I like to have small favors for friends and family who might pop by. I change it out seasonally. Right now it has these pumpkin shaped jars filled with candy corn.

These were so fun to make. I just bought the jars at the craft store, filled them with treats and topped them with ribbon. Easy. So glad October is here. Happy Day!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pink is the New Orange

I just adore clever people who are wildly creative and fun. I know you do too, so I had to take this Pink Saturday to introduce you to my FABULOUS Etsy friends at Anders Ruff. They designed the wonderful graphics for Courtney Dial's dazzlingly genius "Pink-O-Ween" concept featured in these photos.

These gals create the most AMAZING array of party goodies. From invitations to mini candy bar wrappers and water bottle labels, they have everything to make your event one of a kind and memorable. This is a peek at just one of many printable graphic design collections they offer.

They can design anything your pretty little head can dream up to make your event extraordinary.

Don't you just LOVE it? Knew you would! Pop on over and give them a look. They are donating a portion of their sales to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation as well. Creative and caring. Gotta love that!

Thanks to the girls at Anders Ruff for letting me show off their creativity. And to Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie for the beyond gorgeous table styling. And Kristen Steele for the lovely photography.

And thank you for stopping by today for a visit! For a list of all of today's participants please click over to the blog of our wonderful hostess Beverly. Happy Day!