Sunday, October 17, 2010

Somebody stop me.......

Actually, please don't! I'm on a crafting roll and I love it! Seriously, I don't know where I've found the time to be crafty (queing Beastie Boys) but I've found it and it's made me happy!

In my blog surfing, I stumble across several creative ladies who are so gracious to share their ideas! (So, I do not claim these crafts to be my own creation!) But, I see their ideas and I get so inspired! So, let me show what I've been up to this past few days.........

CUTE t-shirts for my girlie and me!!!

I'm finally getting to use my Williams-Sonoma acorn cakelet pan! I got his neat little pan at the end of Fall last year and I've been waiting for the chance to use it! Well, the weather has chilled and I feel that an acorn shaped treat is fitting! So, I found a recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and just knew that I needed to make them into cute little acorn shapes!

And, last but not Goodwill challenge! I came across a blog that shows people how to find items at Goodwill and convert them into functional, cute items! Here's my first transformation....

I spent $4 on a circa. 1980 cheese dome and candlestick (complete with lots of dust!)

I hated to cover these beautiful daisies! NOT!

I added some black spray paint and Gorilla Glue -- added some Halloween spooky stuff and voila~~~

The kids love it! And I think it's pretty darn cute, as well!

I'm crafty...I get around~

Friday, October 1, 2010

The feel of Fall!

This morning, as I opened the door to make my 6:50 shuttle to the bus stop, I paused...what is that I feel? The hot, humid, mugginess of Summer?!?!? Nope! It was the crisp, cool, relief of Fall! Oh what a way to start the day!

The change of seasons is kinda like a "New Year" celebration to me. When you feel the temperature change, when you see the difference in the foliage, it's like a rebirth of your everyday life! Fall feels like the beginning of slower weekends, leisurely drives admiring the changing of the leaves and crisp outdoor evenings by an open-air fire. (And from my "girly side" - pulling out the sweaters and jeans, buying a new pair of boots and donning the cute lightweight jackets that have been packed away for a while!)

As I searched for an Autumn quote, I happened upon this poem and fell in love! Oh, how Mr. Cooper put into words an incredible account of this wonderful season! And what a perfect way to ring in October..........

October's Party

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came —
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow, At hide-and-seek they played, The party closed at sundown, And everybody stayed. Professor Wind played louder; They flew along the ground; And then the party ended In jolly "hands around.

~ George Cooper

And before I sign off, let me introduce you to my newest love for Fall! This candle....
Nature's Wick "Bonfire Nights"

Ever have a candle that you don't want to burn, because you don't want it to go away?!? This is it for me. So, I will take a jaunt to my nearest Target and clean their shelves of this little guy! It's wonderful!