Monday, October 4, 2010
This weekend Ryan went to San Francisco to cheer on the Padres, so Tessa and I went to my mom and dad’s for some crafting! I love seeing all the creative things people are doing around the web for Halloween, so I invited my sisters and mom to join me in a Halloween craft day. We took a couple of tutorials from eighteen25’s Spooktacular September posts. Our main craft was this Halloween wreath.
I love it! It was extremely easy, and I think it’s adorable! Cutting the burlap strips was fairly time consuming for me, the perfectionist. I was measuring 1 inch strips, pulling one fiber out, and cutting each strip to be very precise. When my sister, Sarah, finished her entire yard of burlap and I was only about 1/6 of the way done with mine (and I started before her!) I stopped the measuring and just eyeballed the cuts. It wasn’t easy at first. I cringed every time a strip was crooked. Then I took a peak at Sarah’s and saw how cute it looked with randomly cut burlap strips. I just started cutting away! I love the final result!
We also made candy corn jewelry out of paint chips. This was more of a side project and still isn’t quite complete, but they are looking pretty cute so far!
Another side project I made was a bow holder for Tessa's bows. I just quickly painted a wooden "T" and Mod Podged cute scrapbook paper onto the front. I then stapled a ribbon on the back and hammered in a wall hanger. That was it! Quick, easy, cute, and useful!
Last week I bought a couple pairs of knee high socks at the Target dollar spot. I wanted to try making leg warmers for Tessa. I brought them up this weekend and my mom helped me sew them into leg warmers. Now, I haven’t used a sewing machine since 7th grade, and that project was disastrous! I was pretty nervous to try using one again. Here I am trying to remember to breathe!
And the final product ~ not bad! Please ignore my makeup-less face.
Not great, but considering it’s been about 20 years, I’m content with the result! I’m actually inspired to try some of the great sewing projects out in blogland! At least the ones that don’t look too complex.
And since no post would be complete without pictures of my wonderful and amazing daughter, here’s a pictorial recap of her weekend:
Spent time with her cousins
Tried Cream of Wheat for the first time
Read with Robbie
Ate butternut squash
Practiced using the measuring tape
She also started getting up on her knees a little bit, preparing to crawl! I got a little of it on video. If I ever get around to editing it, I’ll post it (for the Grandmas!).
**Ryan flies home on Friday morning! Hooray!**
Posted by Krista at 10:49 PM