Wednesday, May 28, 2008

May Great Pumpkin Day change of plans!

Oh, I'm still going to work on the pillow tops-but I'm going to do it on Lake DeGray, in between tubing, floating on an air mattress, reading my book and just chilling...drinking iced tea, watching kids swim, etc!! We are heading out on Friday and won't come home until Sunday!!! I can't wait!!

I do plan to put some felt squares, thread, needle, scissors and patterns in my bag to hand stitch while we're there. It is supposed to be hot, but I think just the 8x10 inch squares won't be too bad to work with. I'll try to post pictures!


Monday, May 12, 2008

May Great Pumpkin Day project and a challenge!!

Ok! I've found my project for May Great Pumpkin Day! I have an old craft book I picked up really cheap at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. I was leafing through it instead of making corsages and bows for the big upcoming Magical Wedding this weekend and found the CUTEST autumn pillows. It's just plain pillows with felt embellishments-pumpkins, leaves, etc.-stitched on to felt squares and then attached to the pillow. I'm planning on making them for the lawn furniture for the Boo!Bash2.

Now for the challenge!

Since our party is a costume party and we give prizes for the best costumes, my second project for this month is to find prizes (or at least start looking for them) for each division of the contest, and to try to make them good prizes this time. I want to make ribbons to pin on the winners that say "Best Costume", etc. Last year I gave bags of candy for prizes. I want to find some cool things to use. So, to challenge you:

Decide if you want to have a costume contest at your gathering, and brainstorm what prizes you want to give. If you are not having a contest or even a gathering, start thinking about costume ideas.

Are you up for it?

Here's a picture from last year's contest:

The Burger King lives! Long Live the King!!

Friday, May 2, 2008

May Great Pumpkin Day

Over at Great Pumpkin Day, Ginger has issued a challenge for May. She is encouraging everyone to do this:

So the challenge should you choose to accept it is to make a party decor item (or party favors would count!) or if you aren't hosting a party then a fall decor item for your home!!!

Of course, we are planning on hosting our own Boo!Bash2, so this is a good challenge for me. I am thinking about what I want to do for May. Ginger mentioned that she is working on ideas for a haunted kitchen. I think that's a good idea, because, like Ginger, our kitchen is the main thoroughfare for the bathroom! Last year I had it decorated a little, but I want to really make it look good this year. I'll most likely go more fall than Halloween. I especially love my kitchen, and I like it best from September until January, when it's decorated for fall and then for Christmas.

Here's my cute little ghost that I plopped in the middle of the kitchen table last year:

You can't see his purple tennis shoes, but they are SO CUTE!!

I'll be back soon and let you know what my plans are and what I'm challenging you to do. I do know that I'll be taking on Ginger's's a great place to start!!