Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Playing House

I am so sorry this is so blurry but every time I take
pictures of the stuff I make my hands shake. It makes
me so nervous to show stuff I make. I can never
figure out why.

I started digging out all of my fall stuff. I remembered
how much fun I had last year making fall things.
I think that for so long I forgot how much I liked
making things and I started looking around my house
and I really didn't have anything that looked like fall.
So I got busy and made this pillow. I think the pattern
came out of Create and Decorate Fall 2009

I made this mouse out of the Holiday Crafts
Holiday issue but the pattern was from Soft in The Head.

I was grocery shopping yesterday. Being a
pushover for anything from Gooseberry Patch, I bought their
new Halloween Magazine.
it and I am very happy with it. If nothing more that
the recipe for keeping your pumpkins longer.

To cure your own pumpkins to last:
Lightly spray pumpkins with a spray-bottle mixture
of 1 quart water and 4 ounces of bleach to eliminate surface
Let the pumpkins cure and harden in a cool, dry place and
they might last a entire season. (Gooseberry Patch, Halloween, p.9)

I grew a bunch of gourds last year. They are dry this year,
so I need to get busy and make some things out of them.
I have two trash cans full so I can make lots of mistakes.
Fall is so much fun and as soon as it cools off it will make it
even nicer.
Have a lovely Wednesday.

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!

(Psalm. 107:6)


Kessie said...

Such nice fall crafty things! I wish I did some sort of craft. The pine trees with nice long needles are shedding like crazy right now, and I walk by and look wistfully at all the pine needles. I'd love to make some baskets, but I just don't have time. And too many helpers.

Are you going to try the pumpkin preservation trick? I imagine they use it on those craft store gourds, too, but they seem to be sprayed with some sort of hard clear fixative.

Together We Save said...

Thanks for the tip on the pumpkins... I have the hardest time saving them for Halloween.

Meg said...

Hey that's cool about the pumpkins, I never knew you could get them to last that long.

I still love that mouse, it's so cute!

Anonymous said...

Your Fall crafts look great!

Gooseberry Patch said...

So glad you're enjoying the Halloween bookazine...thanks for sharing it with your readers!

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See you there! :)

Moonpie primitives said...

Hi Kim:
All your Halloween decoration are great!!!!
I love your mouse candy corn he is super cute!!!!
Thanks for sharing,Nancy

Kim said...

I really like that pillow. Perfect fall decor. And that candy corn - too cute. I really want to hook a fall-themed rug but it hasn't happened yet.

Verde Farm said...

Love the pillow...think its great. Anxious to see what you do with the gourds.

Simple Home said...

I love that pillow! I haven't gotten any fall things out yet, but it cooled off here today, so I may be digging them out soon. It's been so hot that I couldn't think about it :-)

mariel said...

love the throw pillows...adorable! also, wanted to tell you, I made the cobbler tonight....I used apples and added cinnamon...YUM! My fam ate it up!! Gonna try peaches next time :)

Anonymous said...

Your handy work of fall is beautifully - how do you have the time?
Love the ideas - Thanks.. We have tree changing to fall color now - O my just not ready for colder weather. said...

Thanks for the tip on pumpkins...I have been stenciling mine...decorative, not Halloween and so enjoyed this will help!!!
The pillow is wonderful!!