Sunday, December 22, 2013

Elf on the Shelf

So that's where hershey's kisses come from...........

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Swap

My partner in the Christmas swap was Kathy.  First up the goodies portion.  She sent me Christmas spiced tea, chocolates and cupcake liners.  I can't wait to bake some cupcakes!

These are both brooch pins.  That wee Santa is made from a cinnamon stick.
Sorry this is sideways.   When I opened the package it smelled so delicious, and then i found out why.  Cinnamony spicey candles.  The tags say ho ho ho and are made of wood with a cute jingle bell.  And yum, a wooden box full of candy.

 Ribbon and scrapbook paper for some holiday crafting?  yes, please
I saved my favorite for last. The cutest ever vintage elf ornament.  It still has a 10 cent sticker on the bottom.
Thank you so much Kathy for being my partner.  I love everything and can't wait to use it all. Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

More Swap Items

Just a few more swap items and I'll be ready to mail.  This cute ornament was made with a copy of a vintage Christmas card.

A christmas pocket is filled with candy canes and a Santa tag.
And finally some pretty tags adorned with wreathes.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Elf on the Shelf

Our elf on the shelf arrived today.  I purchased ours for $4.50 at Hobby Lobby.

here is a pinterest board full of ideas for your elf on the shelf

Farewell to Thanksgiving

Monday, November 25, 2013

Cute vintage Christmas ornament

He has got the cutest little face

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Swap Stuff and a Snowman Link

I am in a very fun Christmas swap.  This is an ornament made out of vintage sheet music and a vintage Santa image.

I also made my partner this cute snowman trinket box.  And speaking of snowmen,  I have a pinterest board with tons of snowman crafts.  Hope you like it

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Vintage Santa Seals

I just bought these. Love

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013


This cake by Baskin Robbins is screaming for me to buy it.  Sorry,  you are too expensive and impractical (no room in my freezer).   But I WILL have you somehow.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vintage Dragonfly's Halloween Swap

I was in a Halloween swap with Michele. Here are some photos of the things she sent.
The photos are not the clearest because the sun is MIA.
 A pretty beaded necklace is attached to a vintage Halloween card.
 This gorgeous banner was made from embellished vintage images. 
A cute treat bag was filled with candy treats.
Super cute goblin teeth potion bottle.  Now I can finally start on a witch's cabinet.

Here are the crafting bits and bobs, always my favorite part of swaps.
click here to see more cute stuff
was I spoiled to death.  hee hee?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Some More Swap Stuff

A cute pumpkin pail with a spooky Boo banner

A pretty tussie mussie made with flocked scrapbook paper, filled with chocolate truffles.

Pretty crepe paper cupcake toppers

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I Finally Did It!


I knew when I saw this on pinterest I had to do it.  So when my tween comes home from school today, this will be waiting for her!

and as a special bonus I filled the holes with the left over m&ms so when she picks it up it's like a pinata!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Happy, Happy Birthday

I've been really busy decorating all kinds of skeletons for Halloween.  I decided to take a break from the scary and celebrate the happiest day in a kid's year. Happy birthday

I love her gimpy eye, just right for halloween.

Friday, August 30, 2013

I Want to do This

I want to make these as a surprise breakfast.  As soon as the plastic vampire teeth come out I'm there.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Oh You Beautiful Doll Swap

Here is the matchbox I decorated for Sandi.  It's going all the way to Canada

Friday, August 9, 2013

Who, Who, Who's Getting in the Halloween mood?

Sorry about that.  I've been feeling punny all day.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Before & After

I bought a super sweet doll head.

And fixed her up for Halloween.  Love her.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sharknado Party

 We had a SHARKNADO party.  While watching SHARKNADO!
Here is a closeupish shot of the SHARKNADO banner.  Made of shark teeth and streamers.

I looked every single place in this town for gummy sharks.  There were none to be had. I didn't let that spoil our SHARKNADO fun.  I made some out of swedish fish and jolly rancher soft chews.

Cupcakes are always the best part of any party.

This one has an arm in its mouth.

Shark fin cupcakes, more on how to make them later.

Dude jumping into a pool of chips with a shark fin.  Watch OUT!

Here is an arial shot of a couple in a hot tub full of the gummy sharks.

This is a shark fin hair clip.  tutorial in a later post

Friday, August 2, 2013

It's Finally August


Let the Halloween decorating begin!