Friday, October 28, 2011

Love Puff Pastries

My son wakes me up early morning, and says "Mom I need to bring a snack for the teachers today." What do you do? Pull out the puff pastries. I love puff pastries because you just roll them out with flour, and fill with anything you like. Today I filled with mustard, spinach, & cheese. I also love to fill them with cut up Grannie Apples, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Roll out the top pastry and layer on top. Seal with egg white, and fork. Pop in the oven at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Perfect, and delicious everytime.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Decorating Cake

With Halloween just around the corner, and the weather turning cold I'm feeling the itch of Martha inside me. I don't know what it is about this time of year, but something inside me yearns to create, create, create. Since this year's budget is tight I've been just using what I can find around the house. These cakes I made are not the prettiest, but seem to have a ghoulies quality about them. Just perfect for the holiday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Decorative Halloween garland

Still feeling in the crafting mood... I decided to add garland to an everyday flower container for my front porch. I will probably fill with fall leaves to complete this look. I used pipe cleaner to line the rim of the container then added ribbon, and cat decor. I secured by twisting pipe cleaner to hold everything. Only took a few minutes. Happy decorating!

Burlap Halloween wreath

I have this old Thanksgiving wreath in the garage. Since I'm on a bargain these days I decided to go through my craft items to spruce up this premade wreath for Halloween.  I used pipe cleaners to arch the burlap, ribbon, craft rings, and craft ball to the wreath. That's it. Easy...

Halloween Hair Clip

Now that my house is  completely reorganized my crafting juices are in full swing. Perfect timing for the holiday season. I found my tub of fabric, so I started with a simple burlap hair clip. This is one of the easiest accessories to make.  You take any scrap fabric that's at least 1" x 12". On  the long side of the fabric sew a running stitch. Gather together to form a circle, and sew knot to secure. That's it. I added a spider ring to the  center with a needle and thread. I secured back with felt fabric to cover work area, and added a hair clip. My little monkey loves the extra accents for her holiday outfits.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Face Painting Ideas

Now that I've discovered the wonders of face paint. I love using it with makeup. The combination of the two has given me another level of play. I can't wait to create some more fun looks.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hot Chocolate Love

I love that the weather is getting chilly. Although I'm not of fan of cold weather...  I love this time of year that I can make my monkey's some fun hot chocolate before they go to school. It really make you feel like the holiday season is upon us.  Enjoy the season!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Face Painting Fun

I recently added face painting to my service menu, and it's been an unexpected treat for me. I love hanging out with my monkeys, and their little friends. This brought together two things I enjoy. Creating, and kids. It's been such a delight for me, and I really enjoy seeing them so happy with their whimsical face work.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Witch broom Halloween Treats

The crafting season has begun! This is my favorite part of the year. I love to make handmade crafts during the holiday season. This is the only time of year I seriously become a night owl. I can get so zoned out making crafts, and putting the details touches on my projects I lose all sense of time. Here's my first craft project this season, and I saw this idea in the October issue of Martha Stewart. She is my craft muse. I purchased small brown bags from Michaels. They had several different color options which would also be fun to use. I filled one bag with candy. I used Hershey Kisses, and candy corn. Then I use a second bag pre cut with vertical cuts and place on top of first bag. Inserted clean sticks for broom handle, and tied with ribbon. I added Halloween rings for effect. I can't wait to pass these out to all my little house visitors. I hope this inspires you to get into the crafting mood.