Sunday, October 25, 2009

Great Pumpkin, Pretties for sale, and costume update

So it isn't even 7pm, and it is dark as midnight... when is Daylight Savings Time? But it makes the perfect ambiance for some Halloween movies, popcorn, and cuddle time on the couch. Of course, the Halloween movies will be G rated, and the scariest thing will be when Linus is spooked by Snoopy, but that is ok. I was going to make popcorn balls today, but I feel completely deflated after ruining two huge pans of pumpkin seeds yesterday :( It totally bummed me out. Trying to multi-task, I was carving pumpkins, keeping the twins away from sharp knives, baking seeds, looking for tea lights, chatting with my in-laws... the next thing I know, I smell smoke.

Many bad words were said. By me. My husband and his parents all ate handfuls, trying to convince me that the seeds weren't too burned... It was a sweet gesture, but by dinnertime, Steve's stomache was killing him, and I blamed the seeds.

I did manage to get some pretties listed on Etsy. My new favorite craft is altering and embellishing boxes. I had so much fun making the ones for my Halloween party, and I can't wait to make more! I also have a Halloween scrapbook layout up for grabs on eBay. It ends tonight, so you could get a deal!





I got the finishing touches for the twins' costumes today: pirate hat and hook, cowboy hat and badge. I also was delighted to find a little stick horse that Johnny can carry around (I know, I know - I will end up carrying it before the night is through, but it will be soooo darn cute!). I just need to cut Mikey's pants all jaggedy, and I think we are all set! Johnny insists he needs cowboy boots, but I think I have him talked into wearing his snow boots...

Don't forget tonight is the deadline to enter your cards for Pixie Cottage's first challenge! Woo hooo! I am having a blast seeing the cards made with my sketch.

Take care :) I am off to snuggle the munchkins (who are playing much too quietly... hmmmm...) and wait for the Great Pumpkin....

8 comments:

Miss Quoted said...

Might I recommend the Ghost and Mr Chicken? It's old - with Don Knotts, but I loved it when I was a kid and I love it now...

Cindy Haffner said...

Lookin good.

Tanya Rudd said...

You are so creative, and you write so well.

Hugs,
Tanya

Twyla and Lindsey said...

One of my favorite things every Halloween is watching the scary ghosty shows with my kids. They are older than yours so we can watch things a little scarier than Linus and Snoopy although Halloween wouldn't be complete without the Great Pumpkin! Love your pretty boxes! Have a nice week! Twyla

Diane Duda said...

I love browsing around in your etsy shop.
Expect to see me there when I start my Christmas shopping. :)

Risa said...

Hi Kristen,
Your altered boxes are beyond pretty, the are STUNNING! Perfect DP choices and perfect details! You are amazing!
hugs
Risa:)

MaygreenFairies said...

What a beautiful blog, I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit and look forward to the next one. Mandy x

Anne said...

Your boxes are beautiful!!

Hugs, Anne

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