Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Gettin crafty wit it...and pumpkin time.

na na na na na na na.
na na na na na na.
Gettin crafty wit it.

Sometimes I can be creative.  Not too often, but sometimes.
The only downfall of me getting my craft on is that I get so impatient with the process & assume the
I. WANT. IT. DONE. NOW. attitude.
Which led me to stay up until 2:30 am to finish this little ditty:

& led me to forego the opportunity to nap TWICE today to finish this:
(you read that right, TWICE! Linc napped the whole time A was at preschool this am, & then he napped the whole time she was at a friend's house this afternoon.  I actually sat down on the couch for 2 uninterupted hours of silence, scissoring, silence, glue-gunning, silence, & pumpkin pie. 

But I digress.
What are these masterpieces of mine,  you ask?
I was in desperate need for a place to display Avy's creations.
She comes home from school with all sorts of exquisite art she wants to showcase, but my fridge is only so big & Buddy's paws are oh so sticky & fast. 
Needless to say, I find myself picking her artistic pieces up & putting them back on the fridge all...day...long.
So I decided twas time to make her a bulletin board of her own for her bedroom.

If you have one of these:
some cork board tiles like these:

& some fabric scraps screaming to be utilized:
Hold the phone, NO, this is not my collection.
My scraps are crawling out & under Avy's closet doors.
I borrowed this from the ol world wide web rather than bore you with my baskets of scrap crap.

Then you can make one of these:

Anywho, I was very pleased with how my project turned out.
I must give props to bra Austy for helping me decide how to place all the tiles.
Turned out fab.

And on to the next item of craftlisciousness:
This pennant/flag banner to hang on Avy's weird, lowered ceiling portion. 

I had my mom hem Avy's curtains last year & I saved the scraps.
So now her room is all dolled up.  The banner gives her room the royal princess feel which no doubt brings a smile to her lips & dimples to her cheeks.
In fact, when she arrived home from her playdate her exact words were,
"Oh, it's totally cute, Mom!"

In other good news, I finally organized the big black bookcase in my living room that undoubtedly offended everyone that ever entered my home.
No pics. Just take my word for it.

And in totally unrelated, but veyr important news,
we made our annual trek to Half Moon Bay for pumpkin picking.
I love HMB.
I love these little orange-headed pumpkins & the Jolly Green Giant
pushing the wheelbarrow.
& I love Buddy the Halloween Vamp.
If you wake up with 2 bite marks in your neck, you'll know who to blame:

We then sauntered on over to Lemos Farm for some good ol farmy fun.

Next up was lunch at this delicious joint:
Girlfriend ordered the small pizza.
She ate 7 out of the 8 pieces.

 Boyfriend spent his fine dining experience turned around backwards in his chair waving & yelling at all the other diners.
And he swiped half my lasagna.

& Gall Bladder Tatty, under my strict suggestion, ordered himself a healthy salad.
What a great day!


LJ, DC and ML said...

Fun, fun, fun, way to get your crafty on mama. What a fun day in HMB. I hope we make it out this year!

Matt and Jessie said...

Love the cute crafts! You are awesome! HMB is beautiful! I really need to get back there one of these days!!

The Mostess said...

Argh! I was just there and never got a chance to really check out the crafty projects, though I did get a quick a dirty glimpse of the cute banner.

Let's hope the rats don't gnaw the daylights out of your new 'fecial treasures.'

Tennille Butler said...

I am so impressed by your crafting skills. impressed isn't the right word.....jelous is more like it.

Heather Teuscher said...

That is just too cute! I need a detailed how-to on the bow, I cant figure out how you did it! I will need to make one for hadleys room, as soon as I figure out what the craft store is called and where it is:)
I still cant believe you gave up two naps, but the results are proof it was worth it! Way to go crafty!
And one day we will make it to the pumpkin farm! Looks so cute and your babes are darling in it! Love that girly can pound the pizza, my kinda girl.
Also when does tatty get his gallbladder removed?? I didnt think they liked leaving them in bc of infection? Hope he is feeling better!

Heather Teuscher said...

PS - You look dang good in those boots. That needed a comment all it's own.