I'm trying to get my act together for Oscar's halloween party. I volunteered to bring a craft and I thought it would be fun for the older kids (4th grade) to make potion bottles to take home. So I bought bottles and stoppers at Science and Surplus...
Then I hit up the dollar store for plastic halloweeny bee bobs, skeletons, spiders, etc. I have garbage bag & guaze I'm cutting into strips and glitter plus food coloring and water...
I still haven't printed out the cool potion labels they'll modge podge on and I'd like to wrap the tops with twine but I'm concerned... it's not looking good at all. Just stuff floating to the top and you can't see anything. I'm stumped. What am I missing? I need something cool! And I need it fast and easy. And cheap! Any ideas out there?
But oh my, if it isn't a brand new world. A new laptop world! I can use my email. I can open my website in my browser without flashing warnings.. not supported! turn back! this isn't working!
Can't decide what to do first! Maybe twitterblogpin some things. I'm off to look for Halloween party craft supplies. Perhaps I'll even blog them. Like the good old days!
Here are my latest Halloween pins. I'm really trying to keep my enthusiasm up for this holiday. I have no problems with witchy/spooky but I find I am really turning into an old lady when it comes to gory/terrifying. Flaps of rotting flesh do not equal good old fun to me. I need to stop watching Walking Dead.
ugh, is this how embedded pins look now? I hate it. So much for sharing my pinterest here.
Whatcha been up to? I've been redoing all my Christmas albums. Because that's urgent! Not cleaning the house for book club, or picking up all the rotten tomatoes the squirrels are leaving in the yard, or buying new Fall clothes for the kids that will actually fit them or any of the other hundred things I should be doing. Instead I'm converting the old Christmas photo albums over to Project Life albums. Because I need to collect many new Christmas themed stickers and papers. It's kind of a tricky project because the photos are all already printed up and they're all 4x6. And since I didn't print them at home I can't write on them with my pens like I can my others. So it's slow going, but I have finished 2008 and 2009. Think I'll jump to 2012 now because none of those photos are printed out yet. I just picked up the Becky Higgins Christmas theme card pack this weekend. It's really cute! Think I'll dig into them for 2012.
I made this littlier version of the Elsa/Elise yesterday. Back to School Betty. I had this stack of fabrics sitting there all Summer... bee fabric, apple fabric, polka dots... all with the intentions of a little school themed gal. Well, guess you need to wait til the kids are fully established back in school before any crafting can begin. So I printed her out, two pages of the pattern to one sheet, and she's a cute size. 10" compared to the original at 18". I didn't like the head that at the same scale at that smaller size so I bumped it up. I'm going to keep working on it. Once I've got the smaller size down I'll add it to the pattern.