Friday, October 17, 2008

Halloween Craft Day

Justin left town yesterday to work in Fairbanks and Kenai for a couple of days so I prepared a few Halloween crafts for Macy and I to do while he was gone.
We painted mini pumpkins...This was Macy's first experience with paint and she loved it. Every time she went to clean her brush in the water she would recite "Rinse it and Dry it" and then dab it on the paper towel. She literal said it each time, I thought it was pretty cute. They are now being displayed in the place of honor on our mantel.We also made jack o lantern faces out of felt. Apparently, Macy is going through her abstract, Picasso period.

And my crowning achievement is this Halloween Banner. I had seen these a few places and thought they were adorable. It didn't take too long to make and now it is filling the empty space on the wall above our dining table. There are a few ways to make these but I made mine two sided in case I ever want to hang it somewhere where the back can be seen. I just did one fabric for all of the backs and I think that side is just as cute, if not more. I also managed to buy about three times more material than I needed so now I have about 50 extra triangles sitting in my sewing box. Any suggestions on what to do with them? I guess I could always make a new banner. I got the fabric dirt cheap too because all of the Halloween fabric at JoAnn's is 50-60% off and I get a 15% teacher's discount because I sub for the Anchorage school system. Good deal, eh?

I'm not sure what we will do today, maybe make some Halloween cupcakes. Anyone want to come over and play?

6 comments:

HunnyHull said...

I wanna come and play, but it might take ma a few days to get there :)

Nate and Taryn said...

So cute! I'd come and play if I could too:) With the extra pieces you could piece them together like a quilt pieces and make a little blanket...? Just a thought:) Have fun!

Spencer Family said...

I was just about to leave you the directions to the bunting but you figured it out. I love all the Halloween crafts--how fun! I can't wait to see what your little girls dress up as. :)

Brigitte Jane Beal said...

woah - you turned super crafty up there in alaska! dont you worry though...im catching up. tonight brigitte and I are making a no-sew tutu while gabe is at the football game. if it isnt a total tragedy i might post a picture of it on my blog! see how youve inspired me????

Lowders said...

Sounds like you are having a fun time! Wish I could come. Love-mom

johnandcourtney said...

it is official, you are a domestic goddess.