Saturday, November 7, 2009

Autumn Decor

I love fall.  Normally I love Halloween too, but this year, I just couldn't get into when I decorated, I only put out Autumn goodies...most of the Jack-o-lanterns, bats, witches , and things that go bump in the night stayed safely up in the rafters. 

Here are a few things that are on the mantle right now.  I made those 3 stuffed pumpkins a few years ago...they were way simple and I like how they are all a little different but still the same.

When I cleaned out  ("de-baby-fied") Connor's room, there were a few 12x12 frames that needed a new home.  A few years ago we did an autumn swap a block exchange and, being the slacker I am, the  squares were still sitting in a box.  Random?  Well....a little black spray paint, some masking tape, cardboard and 25 minutes later (I had to wait for the paint to dry)...these were done.  The wreath was a prototype... I ended up making 6 or 8 of the scarecrow...My aunt made 6 or 8 of the wreath (and her stitching is better), but I used mine because there were several fabrics that were the same in each...and I'm all about the matchy-matchy!

Okay...enough stalling...I'm off to work on Christmas projects.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ahhh...I love my Cricut

Seriously...what's not to love about that little machine?  I didn't buy a card to go with this gift...and honestly, I have a hard time justifying spending a lot of time on a card for a 3 year old...they just don't care  :)  I think simple tags on little kids gifts are a better choice...and that's where my amazing cricut comes in!

Literally 5 minutes and some scrap paper later...I had this tag and was sewing the button "cherry" onto the top.  Cute and can't beat that!!