Corn Husk Witch

Here is a craft with deep history in several parts of the world. Something that feels magical and sacred. You see, here in North America we have a kind of mixing of histories and the corn husk doll is a traditional craft of eastern native Americans. It’s also a traditional craft from several parts of Europe, celebrating the harvest season. […]

Bat Costumes part 1

This Halloween my 2 youngest kids are going to be bats. They are still young enough that it’s my choice and I like dressing them up as animals. I really like the idea of crocheting the kids costumes but it’s way too time consuming what with a baby and a toddler running around, so this year they are getting sewn. […]

Pumpkin pillow part 2

Yesterday’s post was all about fabric painting, check it out here. In this post I am going to take that painting and turn it into a very simple pillow cover. This type of pillow cover is super easy which makes it a great jumping off point. The fabric For the pillow cover I chose a medium weight undyed linen; it […]

Painted Pumpkin Pillow

Most of the projects I’ve been doing have been things that can be adapted to any season. This project in particular has limitless applications. I like to have a little bit of Halloween spread throughout my house all year round. I’ve always got bats somewhere on the walls, jack-o-lantern candle holders on the shelves and our seasonal blankets and pillows […]

Costume Creation: Upcycled

The stores are filled with costumes, usually repetitive and sometimes boring. All of them eye catching and elaborate at first glance but up close they are lacking. The materials are cheap and uncomfortable, the dimensions are weird making them never quite look right, however my biggest issue is the price tag. Those suckers aren’t cheap! If it’s for a kid […]

Pumpkin for the baby

It’ll soon be made very clear that I love pumpkins. Fall is my favorite time of year for many reasons but this charming squash might be the main one. Most of the pumpkin décor around my house is there all year round so I have no problem adding to it. Babies first pumpkin My 4 month old girl is teething […]

31 Days of Halloween

31 Days of Halloween This year just like everything else, the Halloween season is looking a little different for most of us. Despite this there is still so much to enjoy, and most of it can be done without debate. This year could be extra special, it could be fantastic. I find myself as the season ramps up with many […]