Sunday, September 28, 2008
These are the 8 ATCs in the book, not in this order though....
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I made this little Halloween book of 8 original ATCs and right away he grabbed it to read it with his "new eye".
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Toodee got midevil with the needle felted pumpkin and tried to chew off the stem. I had to threaten him with the big felting needle and he then spit it out and sulked back to his home in the scissors. Hey, just look at the size of that needle, you would have spit out the pumpkin too!
I really like this needle felting thing, however a word to the wise......you must maintain focus while stabbing with the needle....do not and I repeat "DO NOT" look up at the T.V. for even one second or you my friend will have a band-aid in your future!
Monday, September 22, 2008
The Autumnal Equinox occured today, Monday, September 22, 2008 at 11:44:16 EDT. Bye-bye summer and hello fall! I love fall..... the colors, the smell of leaves, wearing sweaters, pumpkins and apples!
After school I stopped at one my favorite stores for decorative paper and picked up these wonderful papers. I can't wait to use it. I went in looking for orange decorative paper and found a bunch of it!
This is from the Basic Grey line........ isn't it eye candy?!?! It's simply lucious!
The paper inspired me to seek out orange in my flower garden. I'm not sure of the real name of this flower but my mom and I call it "Arnetta" because my aunt's sister-in-law, named Arnetta gave some seeds or plants to my mom and aunt one time and so the flower has taken on her name. It really spreads and comes in orange and yellow. Would anybody happen to know the name of it?
Taking pictures in the garden brought to mind one of my favorite poems about Autumn by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.....
Go, sit upon the lofty hill,
And turn your eyes around,
Where waving woods and waters wild
Do hymn an autumn sound.
The summer sun is faint on them -
The summer flowers depart -
Sit still - as all transform'd to stone,
Except your musing heart.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Today Gary and I harvested the sweet potatoes from the garden. We grew them in one of our garden boxes which measures 4 feet across by 8 feet long. Just look at all of those beautiful sweet potato vines. This is the first time we grew them. This picture shows how they spread out! Gary has his eyes closed.....happens almost evertime I take a picture of him!
Hi! It's me! Notice the pretty deep green of the leaves. I'm thinking next year I'm going to grow these babies in big pots and use them as an ornamental plant. Plus they didn't attract bugs.
I have to find more sweet potato recipes now. I made some for supper.....took off the peel, chunked them and tossed them with canola oil, brown sugar and cinnamon and roasted them. They were quite yummy! It was like eating little chunks of autumn.
Gardening is so much fun and I also find it calming. I'd like to live someplace where I could garden year around. My eggplants did great this year as well as the peppers as evidenced from the picture below.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Now to start to put all my goodies on top of it! That will be the fun part. (Notice all the the little pieces of paper on the floor).
Meet Angus the Pumpkin Guy. He stands about 14 inches tall and is custom order I'm sending out tomorrow to a customer in Oklahoma.
Meet Artie the Crow! He's the best friend of Angus and also is going to Oklahoma. Enjoy the trip boys!
Pumpkin KingThe Pumpkin Carvers
43 more days till Halloween!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Here is a sneak peek of the Halloween and Christmas offerings due out on Sept. 13th on the Spooky Time Jingles Marketplace website......