Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Goin' Batty

Make a bat finger puppet from Soto Softies
Bat Finger puppet tutorial

If you're feeling extravagant (!), Williams-Sonoma has these darling bat whoopie pie cookies for sale!
Bat Whoopie Pies

Batty collage sheets from the wonderful Jack Cat Curio. Flickr links follow.
Jack and Cat Curio blog

Link to flickr image

Link to flickr image

Make a bat entry way courtesy of Martha Stewart
Bat templates

Make this darling Halloween garland from Paper Crave
Paper Crave Halloween Garland Tutorial

Make this darling bat cone treat holder from BHG
Bat Cone Treat Holder

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

For the love of Frida

Oh boy! How fun - make a little Frida doll from the online magazine, "We Love Crafts Magazine".

Go to the We Love Crafts Magazine website
We Love Crafts Magazine
Click on "Ya estamos aqui entra!!"
You will see the Table of Contents - they are calling it the Indice.
Click on "El Alfiletero" pages 51-54.
That will take you to the Fridita tutorial. So cute.
In the middle of the left hand side of the page, click on the red "aqui" to get the PDF pattern for your little Fridita.

Make a distressed folk art Frida painting tutorial at U create
U create tutorial

For more Frida love and inspiration:
Elsa Mora's Frida Kahlo dollhouse for her daughter
Hootin Annies gorgeous Frida doll
Cris Melo's Frida Flickr set

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Kitty cats

Vintage black cat graphics from Vintage Holiday Crafts
Black cat graphics

Make these darling vintage lookalike chenille Halloween cats(and pumpkin figures too)
Chenille Black Cats

Easy black cat pillows from Womans Day
Black Cat Pillows

Make a black cat goodie bag from Craft Ideas
Black Cat Goodie Bag

Black Cat treat boxes from Martha Stewart
Black Cat Treat Boxes

Make black cat potholder for your witchy kitchy from BHG!
Black Cat Potholder

Witchy Woman

Make this darling corn husk witch from Family Fun
Corn Husk Witch

Make any crone happy on Halloween with this delightful witches boot from Skull Blossom
Skull Blossom Witches Boot Pattern
(scroll down below her announcement to her July 9, 2008 post with the pattern)

Go all out and make a witch lawn ornament decoration from Martha Stewart
Witch Lawn Ornament

Get vintage witchy images from Vintage Holiday Crafts
Vintage witch graphics

Make a Halloween witch ornament from Vintage Image Craft
Witch Ornament

Make a delightfully scary witches shoe from Skip to my Lou
Witches Shoe tutorial

Friday, September 25, 2009

Ghostly fun

Make ghost cupcakes from Martha
Recipe at Martha Stewart

Embroider some ghosties from Annie Oakleaves
Annie Oakleaves ghost embroidery pattern on flickr
Annie Oakleaves blog

Be inspired to make a Halloween bento lunch for your kiddies or yourself from Zakka Life.
Zakka Life blog

Make darling spooky 3D paper decorations from Craft Ideas.
3D paper Halloween decorations from Craft Ideas
(scroll down below the photo and below the Yahoo ad links and you will find the links for the patterns and instructions.)

Candy Corn Treats

Oh! Look at these darling cookies! Find the recipe for these cookies at Megan Katauskas blog, Imperfections.
Pumpkin Blossom Cookies Recipe
Imperfections blog

Homeberries has a sweet candy corn template that you can make into ornaments for your Halloween (or Fall) Tree or make greeting cards or a festive garland out of paper or fabric or little stuffies or even big candy corn pillows for your couch.

Leave it to Martha!
Candy Corn Gelatin from Martha Stewart

Make candy corn stuffed softies!
How to sew stuffed candy corn from eHow

Make a candy corn knitted hat!
Free pattern at Material Whirled
(The page is a wee bit confusing - there is a new pattern kit for 2009 that you buy from their store and there is a free pattern they offer from a previous year.
For the free pattern, scroll down to the shaded gray area at the bottom. Click on CANDYCORNHAT.pdf for your free pattern.)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pick a pumpkin from the patch

Need some help getting in the mood for Fall? How about making this?! Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake Turtle Bread, from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody!

My new blog friend Pam, of the blog Yoborobo, makes the most adorable stuffies. This is her darling pumpkin dude, Pumpty Dumpty.
Pam's Etsy Store

Make a pumpkin doormat for your front porch at Woman's Day

Make your own darling pumpkin gal or guy from Jennifer Murphy's great tutorial.
Jennifer Murphy's blog
Jennifer Murphy and her pumpkin people on Martha Stewart, instructions and video

Easy peasy pumpkin decorating from Good Housekeeping

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Etsy update - Christmas Stamps

Breaking news teehee ... I just listed three unused Christmas postage sheets in my Etsy store. They'd be great for holiday cards, ATC's, collage work, mixed media, etc. or for simply using as postage on your Christmas cards. Two of the three sheets are from 1978 and one from 1979.

Halloween has been temporarily interrupted

... for Christmas!

Brace yourself. Take a deep breath. The frantic holiday frenzy begins.

I went to the bookstore this morning to pick up the new Dan Brown book - instead I came home with a pile of holiday magazines. Tis the season!