Last night was our 6th annual Spooktacular Halloween party! it was fun as usual and a little crazy. We probably had around 50 - 60 people come (I count 50ish in the photos but I know some people are missing. The highlights were probably the costume contest (as usual) and the new Fear Factor game (details coming soon). This is also the first year we've ever had one of the neighbors call the cops and complain (not sure which one since half our neighbors were at the party, LOL). Fortunately the police were very nice and the party continued on well into the night.
Star Surround Quilt - HST's
I can't believe it's been over 2 months since I started working on my Star Surround Quilt along quilt! Obviously the quilt along is over now so I didn't get a chance to win any prizes, but I still need to finish the quilt. After the fabric cutting, it was time to sew some Half Square Triangles (HST's). First I grouped the cut blocks as instructed, sewed two diagonal lines and trimmed to turn each sewn block into two Half Square Triangle blocks. Then I pressed them open.
Everyone remember that great game we played as a kid, Battleship? Well, I saw this awesome pin on pinterest and knew it HAD to be added for my Halloween party this year!
Spooky Jars & Borax Slime
Every year people end up hanging out in the kitchen at our Halloween party even though it has the least amount of decorations. So I decided that this year I would try to make some spooky and/or slimy jars to put up in our kitchen window shelves.
KC & Willow Helping
I'm not quite ready to post about all the things we worked on this weekend. But in the meantime, I figured you guys might like to see how helpful KC and Willow were during the decorating process. LOL. My friend Kayla gave me some burlap that I wanted to use in the kitchen and I cut a few of the bags open so they would lay flat. The selvage or stitched area that I cut off was nice and thick so I figured I would braid it and knot it for Willow - she loves her ropes!
For KC, I found a little funny costume someone must have bought for him. I don't remember where it came from but KC is not fond of costumes. LOL he would barely walk around and was acting super crazy when we put it on him.
Haha - hope you got a good chuckle out of the animals, I know I sure did!
Halloween is approaching!
Our annual halloween party is only a week away so we are now in full party mode, heehee. My house may not usually be child proof but you know we are nearing the party when all the breakables get put away and the bottles start coming out instead. Hopefully I'll have more updates and pics to share soon!!
Cars Weighted Blanket
Back in July I made a weighted blanket for my nephew Ethan and afterwards, a friend asked if I could make one for her son too. So we picked out some fun fabric from the movie "Cars" and made one for Blake & Logan. They're a little smaller than my nephew so both the blanket size and weight were smaller than the one I made for my nephew. Click here to see the tutorial on how to make one. I also had some leftover fleece so I made a matching travel pillow too! Etsy listings coming soon!
October Shoebox Swap
I was getting the mail the other day and was SO excited to get a box from my October swap partner - Ashley! Not me, LOL, we have a common name. The picture on the left is the awesome wreath she made me. The picture on the right is what I made and sent to her. I think she's on vacation still so hopefully she won't see my post before she gets her box. But if she does then she'll just have to contain her excitement until it gets there :)
While I was at breakfast and a movie with Liz last weekend, Ryan was at home waiting for a guy to come up from Fort Lauderdale to see his VW Ghia. In late 2008 or early 2009, Ryan bought a 1969 VW Karmann Ghia with the intent to convert it to an electric car. Over the years he removed the engine and fuel tank, added a motor, motor controller and batteries and finished the conversion. For a while he even drove it to and from work. It was a neat little car. But last summer he decided he really wanted another VW Bus instead and that he was going to sell the Ghia to buy a bus. Well – as most of you know, he bought the bus but he never sold the Ghia. The day finally came to say goodbye to the Ghia.
Gravity & Keke's Reviews
Last weekend, I had a rare opportunity to hang out with my friend Liz for a bit – she’s so busy with school! We decided to go to breakfast at a new place around town called Keke’s Breakfast Café and then to go see the new movie “Gravity” with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.