October 16, 2011

Halloween Fun with Mom & A Swap Update

I had an awesome play-day with my mom making Halloween crafts yesterday. It is our favorite holiday and fall is our favorite time of year so we definitely had to get some seasonal crafting in before it was too late! We also like to exchange little holiday gifts, here are this year's:

This is the pillow I made for her - she has 6 cats so I always call her the crazy cat lady, which makes the pillow that much more fitting ;-)

Front - Ghastlies Witch and Alexander Henry Hocus Pocus cats

Close up of crazy cat border

Back - Alexander Henry Hocus Pocus
 Here are the super cute treat bags she gave me for myself and my husband - never too old for Halloween candy from your mommy! :) Pretty sure my husband only ate candy for breakfast this morning haha.

Green is my favorite color and I LOVE that little spider saying "eek!" - she knows me so well :) That little Ty ghostie is to die for adorable, he is definitely coming to work with me on monday to decorate my desk.

She planned some really awesome crafts for us this year. We decided to save a few for Thanksgiving crafting while my dad and my husband sleep on the couch after lunch but here is what we've made so far:

A super cute button decorated pupmkin to go with my ghostie on my desk at work:


And adorable little plush pumpkins to decorate with at home:

I think this may be my favorite but shhhh, don't tell the others!


I brought home fabric to make more of these cuties, hopefully I will have time to make other sizes but these 3 will def. be put to good use decorating our dining room hutch.

Craft time with mom is the best - she is so creative and knows basically everything there is to know about making anything, or can figure it out pretty easily from a picture if we can't find instructions. We always have a great time when we get together and play. Looking forward to Thanksgiving crafts and of COURSE there will be Christmas ones to share with you later on too!  :)

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And just because I don't want to write a 3rd blog posting for today - here is an update on my last 2 swaps for the year:

Front of my Pretty Little Pouch Swap pouch:


Front of my Pillow Talk Swap pillow:

I should be able to finish both this week and get them mailed out but I have until the 1st week of November so I am doing well with time.

Happy Crafting everyone!

Linking up with:  

sew many ways{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

Fresh Poppy Design

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

9 comments:

Debbie said...

What great halloween projects! Mom & daughter sewing time together is THE BEST!

LynCC said...

Fun stuff! I do love Halloween

Carla said...

Love that cushion! Your mom is so sweet with those treat bags. It's all really fun!


My giveaway link:
http://sewitupbaby.blogspot.com/2011/10/its-my-birthdaygiveaway.html

Heather D. said...

I love the pillow cover for your swap!

~Heather
www.craftingdotdotdot.blogspot.com

kristastitched said...

nice pumpkins! I just made some this weekend! posted about them like 3 minutes ago hahaha. Love all your stuff, halloween is so much fun!

Michelle said...

Love your plaid pumpkin and the fabrics you used for your Halloween quilt!

M-R said...

Love those pumpkins! It's so great to hear about the fun you have hanging out and crafting with your mom!

Mary Anne Drury said...

How fun !!! Love all of your projects ! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays too .... BOO !!

├Žble said...

How awesome to have your mom close enough to set up a play-date!