Tuesday, October 2, 2007

In the Air...

It's in the air - that crispness and chill that says autumn is here! And with it comes that most fun of all holidays, Halloween! Remember these? (I hope you do - it was only a few days ago) - here is what they became...

And I made four - one for our family, one for a gift, and two for the shop. I'll list one today and one later this week. I still have a bit of fabric left, so I might have to think of another little project - any suggestions?

To start out the Halloween fun, we had some friends over last night to make pumpkin cookies (and ducks - somehow the boys found the Easter cookie cutters and insisted on making some Halloween ducks). The boys (theirs and ours) licked the frosting off the cookies and sneaked bits of dough while the adults enjoyed each other's company.
And a few more bits of handmade - this is my trick or treat bag from my youth. My mom made it for me - isn't she great? I think I am now just realizing how lucky I was to have all these handmade items. I grew up in the 80's - handmade was not cool (at least not where I grew up - even though there was a lot of handmade going on where I grew up). I'm so glad that handmade is making a comeback and people are appreciating the one of kind, unique, and lovely nature of it. I would love to make these for my boys - I'll have to see if my mom still has the pattern.
And this - well, this is Funky Frank. I made him the first year we were married. I made him from a Simplicity pattern that came with many other wreath patterns. I think it must be out of print now because I don't see it when I'm perusing the Simplicity catalog. My favorite part about him? His bobbin bolts! Happy Halloween Everyone!

11 comments:

Shaka said...

very cute!!

Jenn Maruska said...

Wow - you've been busy! I like what you did with those fabrics : )

Beth said...

Excellent banner! Excellent cookies! Excellent Frank!

Karyn said...

I love your "boo" banner and your cookies look yummy!!

Mandy Jane said...

-and the cookies were yummy!
Thanks for having us over, we had a great time. By the time we got home Jonah was out - nice one!
Thanks again!

Missy said...

Gosh I LOVE Halloween! Halloween ducks? Too cute! I love it when kids get something in their head and there is no changing their minds! (As long as it is something that doesn't matter so much.)

Steve said...

thanks again for having us over. it was nice to get out. should you have time between crafts and whatnot, check out our blog http://stevenandmandy.blogspot.com

Heidijayhawk said...

the banner is kinda awesome. love. it.

Laurie said...

I am going to make a simple 'slip cover?' out of Halloween fabric to tie over a black pillow I also still need to make. I have bought some black satin for it. Then I thought I'd do an autumn slip cover also. What else would go with black...?

randi said...

Halloween ducks sound great!

Adorable banners!

Phoebe said...

I have the very same Halloween bag that my mom made for ME!
We must have the same taste since our moms obviously did.
I am really wanting that BOO banner.