Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy "Home-made" Halloween

When I was growing up (back in the dark ages), we never bought Halloween outfits.  We always made our own.  This year, that's the path we traveled.  Matter of fact, Nikolai did not decide to be a zombie until last night in church! 

Here's my boys for Halloween - a zombie and a hippie!

Nikolai cut his outfit himself.  He made the zigzag cuts for his pants and shirt.  The shirt was too little for him and the jeans were in the worn out, play pants pile.  His cost?  0$!!  We had everything on hand for his outfit.  He even used my make-up for his face.   This suits him, don't you think?  He was careful NOT to smile because, "Mom, zombies do NOT smile!"

Deniska wanted to be a hippie, a love child.  Now, I do admit that we paid a little for his wig and glasses but not much - under $5.  He had tie-died his t shirt at a birthday party back in August.  He is very proud of his outfit.This suits him as well.  He was born about 40 years too late!

And, finally, their sweet daddy has taken them for Trunk-or-Treating at one of the local churches tonight.  Tomorrow, they go to their daddy's office for trick-or-treating.  They do not want to go out tomorrow night because they say they will have too much homework to do!

Since this was all made with supplies on hand, I am linking to Heidi's Make Do and Mend Monday!

Happy "Home-made" Halloween everyone!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall Cinnamon Stick Candles

What's a girl to do when she wants new fall decoration but does not want to spend the money on new items?  She makes something new out of the things on hand.  I have seen these candles on the internet and honestly they are not hard to do.  You gather your supplies - 

For this project, you will need candles, cinnamon sticks, raffia or ribbon or twine, a glue gun, and a little furry cat to help you!

 You simply hot glue the sticks to the candles and tie a string of some sort around them.  Hard - huh?!

I am linking to Heidi's Make Do and Mend today.  

 and to ...

sew many ways

Happy October everyone! 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Blogging Friends are the best!

I have made the best friend in the blogging world.  Jane, Cottage at the Crossroad, gifted me this sweet award, The Versatile Blogger.  Is she not sweet to do that?!  Thank you Jane.

There are some rules associated with accepting this award:
  1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass this award along to 10 recently discovered blogs.
 I'm not sure there are seven things about myself to share, but I will try:
1.  I have been teaching Special Education for 28 years. 
2.  I am planning on retiring at the end of this year.
3.  I married a big city boy and converted him to country living.
4.  I am the proud mama of 2 ten year old boys.
5.  I am a homebody - there is just no place like home!
6.  I love to craft using different medias.  There is always a new craft that I want to try. 
7.  I have been sewing since I was old enough to thread a needle.  I could sew and play a piano before I could read. 

Now, I need to pass this along to 10 recently discovered blogs:
This will take some time to ponder on since there are so many good blogs out there.  Perhaps, if you are reading this and you would like this award, just feel free to take it and let me know!