Well another Halloween has come and gone. Time to pack up all the tricks and munch down all the treats.
Check off Halloween on the list and what's next? Ah, yes... Thanksgiving... nothin' like yum-yum turkey for my tum-tum!
So let's kick off the Thanksgiving season with a little giveaway! ***waving arms***
It's a surprise!
So all you have to do is:
-follow my blog (if you already do, you get extra points!)
-leave a comment and tell me what's on your craft table.
The giveaway ends Nov.8th (next week, Tuesday) and I'll announce the winner on Wednesday.
Let the giveaway begin!!!
Hello sweetfriend (my new word).
Poor poor Milly...
Don't we all have a dark side?
Don't we all like a little mystery?
Milly and I had a chat the other night and decided to do a little sale. Check it out!!!
Also, I've decided to reduce the price of these lovely pincushions...
I have been a busy-busy bee and I'l be having an apron holiday collection coming soon in my Anthology shop. Also, more pincushions, bibs and bib kits comin soon in my Etsy shop. Just in time for you holiday shopping. I'll let you know when they're in the shop!
I'm itchin' to do a little giveaway... come back on Tuesday and let's kick off Novemeber with a little gift from me to you!
So check out Etsy for the sale and
have a wonderfully spooky Halloween!!!
What's a woodland themed party without mushrooms?
I found this tutorial on Martha Stewart and it's a MUST make for the party.
Hmmm... what do you think?
As for the other lovelies, I'm thinking of having them around the house. They're just too darn cute.
What a wonderful place, yes? You can get lost in here. Sooo much inspiration and great ideas for just anything. Here's one of the many pins I have on my board:
"Yay or nay", you say?
I whipped it up for a Sunday morning treat before church and the girls devoured it. The texture is light, very moist and fluffy. When it bakes, it takes the shape as how you scoop into the muffin pan. I love it! No froo-frooness about it. You could sprinkle a light dusting of powder sugar or drizzle a glaze, but really... it doesn't need it. From the oven to your mouth goodness.
I have been a very, VERY good girl this year. I've done my chores, cooked and have been a good mommy and wife. So please-oh-please can you bring me a Lytro? I promise to stop dipping into the M&M jar when nobody is looking and give hubby extra kisses.
Lala's first birthday...
It was a toss up between Yo Gabba Gabba or a woodland theme.
What do you think?
Here's some Pinterest finds:
Time is of the essence so if you have any fun ideas,feel free to thow some ideas my way!
Oh what evil lurks among the Perez household. First it hit me over the weekend, then little Lala and know it has a grip on our middle child, Miss Lily Moon. As it slowly consumes us, I try with all my might to get things done. Moms are strong... tough... NOTHING gets us down!
Amidst the chaos and snot, here's a look back at some of my ol' tutorials for Halloween fun. Sick or not, Halloween is coming.
So feast your eyes on more crafting possibilities!
Folds flat haunted house.
Lanterns from Martha Stewart.
I have new tutorials in the works:
-Haute Couture T-shirt reconstruction (finally, a proper tutorial from this post)
-Baby bubble shorts (cute, simple and stylish)
-Paper Mache Toadstool glow lamp (you're gonna LOVE this one!)
These three are sure to please, so come on back and I'll have other news and goodies in between. Oh and speaking of goodies...
it's been a very loooong time since I've had a giveaway. Hmmm... and with the holidays around the corner, I think it's perfect timing for a little THANK YOU to all my friends. So keep your eyes peeled! ***wink-wink***
in the meantime, keep crafting!
So last week, I was helping a good friend of mine do some last finishing touches on her store. When she opened her first shop, I was one of her first employees. There, I too helped paint a mural in the bathroom (as usual, no picture) and a few inspirational words around the store.
And that's what we did.
Six 8'x 2' chalkboards are hung throughout the shop. Let me just say, I LOVE typography. I used to make huge posters for my daughters' school back in the day. Like 20' long posters, using those gigantic markers. Oooowee! After a few minutes drawing with those things, you start feelin' happy loopy.
So drawing on these size boards seemed pretty easy. Right? So I thought.
"Screw it, Jen. Let's hang it up and see what it looks like"
She hung it up.
I HATED it. Not what was in my head.
I love Dana Tanamchi's works, and wanted to do something cool like that. But somehow the translation from my brain to my hand was lost. Damn you hands!!! So, I erased it.... a-gain.
Poop happens. You just gotta deal with the smell and move on.
I am happy.
We wanted to carry the chalkboard theme throughout so the backsplash was...
you guessed it.
Here is some of Dana's work that inspired us:
So if you're ever in San Diego, please pop on over to Daydreams Ceramic Cafe. Have a cup of tea, paint a ceramic and tell 'em Venus sent ya!
Happy Monday, sweets!