The second thing I wanted to tell you about is a fantatic giveaway over at Linda's blog http://behindmyreddoor.blogspot.com/. She has a beautiful blog and her give away is fall themed, my favorite time of year!
This weekend my twin nephews decided they wanted to have their 12th birthday at my pool. Both of them are really into the "Civil War" so I made them this cake. The north on one side and the south on the other. Unfortunately, when the candles were lit, one of the union soldiers had a bit of bad luck. Opps!
This Jack o Lantern fellow was lots of fun to make as well. I found the pattern for him in last years Create and Decorate magazine. He is made of muslin and then painted. I think he's cute in a creepy sort of way.
The little blue birds I cut out of a greeting card that my Grandmother had sent to my Dad when he was in the hospital years ago. I really had fun making these and I am going to pick up several more notebooks while they are on sale. These would make great garden journals, recipe books, etc..
Just using scrapbook paper, I covered the notebook on the front and back then added some decorative elements.
Thursday I went to the craft store and bought supplies to make several projects I had seen in a couple of magazines. I'm glad I did as it kept me busy this weekend. I made several things, that I will put up in the next couple days.
The first is this altered notebook. I had seen a couple of these while surfing around the net and thought they were so cute. Let me tell you, this could become as obsession! They are extremely easy to make and I really like how it turned out.
Hope everyone has a blessed day.