Sausalito, California

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Halloween Preparations!

Last week my sisters and I had a craft day and made these loaded envelopes for Halloween!  I made this one for my daughter. I used Graphic 45 Eerie Tale paper collection.  Lots of tags and candy can fit into these envelopes.  Love making them so I made 2 more for a friend's grandchildren.  This paper collection is so beautiful- I love purple, black, and orange together! 

For Emily and Chloe!
I found some dream catchers at Michael's in New Jersey when we were down there last weekend on sale!! Perfect!  They look like a spider web so I added a spider ring (which I know it is hard to see). The rosettes were cute with fun ghosts on them. 

Front of haunted house

Back of haunted house
These two boxes are pre-made so I just decorated them for the neighborhood girls.  They love crafting so I thought I would give these to them.  They are actually the only 2 trick or treaters in our neighborhood now.  I filled it with candy but also witches fingers, bubble liquid, dracula teeth so they don't just get candy.  Trick or Treat!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

October Festivities

Spiders for Halloween
These spiders made with toilet paper rolls are so adorable!  Made them with our neighbors two little girls and with another two little girls during a reception at a wedding this past week.  Just a side note, the wedding this past weekend was so beautiful! Location was at the top of a mountain and the foliage was spectacular, not to mention the bride and groom!  These spiders were so fun to make, if you don't put candy in them they stand up but with the weight of the candy they fall to the table.  In the picture above, the 3 spiders in the back have candy and the 2 in the front do not.  One of the girls put a handle on the one in the front which made it fun!

Pop out card below is for a friend's birthday tomorrow.  Usually I make a card like this with flowers coming out of a vase but why not bottles in a crate for a masculine card.  Happy Birthday Donald!

Birthday card

Inside birthday card

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

October is here!

My son's birthday is this month and I wanted to make him some coasters for his new apartment with pictures that I have taken this past summer from the coast of Maine. They came out great! They are in the mail and he should get them tomorrow!  Clockwise the pictures are Portland Head Light, Pemaquid Lighthouse, Five Islands and the 4th coaster is also Five Islands. ( I think the seagull wanted to join us for lunch that day) 

Eric's birthday card

Inside Eric's birthday card
I did a diorama with acetate and kept with the lighthouse theme for a birthday card.  I used a combination of SU stamps and dies with graphic 45 paper.  I can't believe my son will be 36 years old next week.

Lighted Frame
Another project that I just finished the other day, is this sleigh with presents.  I just added some glitter paper. sentiment  and, of course,  lights! How fun is this! This is just a sample of the lighted frames that my sisters and I will be selling at our craft fair next month.  Below are a few pictures of our set for the craft fairs.  We will be at the Italian Heritage Center on Saturday November 2nd and Windham High School on Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th.  We are ready!!!  I'm sure you will find a gift for a loved one!!