Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Crafty Things

Last weekend my DH and son were gone for most of the day Saturday, my house was fairly clean, and it was way too hot to go outside. So, I spent most of the day crafting! You know those days are few and far between so I enjoyed it immensely!

I found the pattern and instructions for this in my new Create and Decorate magazine. I plan on making at least two more of these in different fall colors. The pattern called for felt leaves on his head but I found some gorgeous, tacky, glittered leaves at the dollar store and you know how much I love glitter, they had to come home with me, so I used them instead and love how it turned out.
Then I made this mini Halloween banner that I think "The Happy Zombie" gave the instructions for it on her website.
Then I pulled out a 1978 Better Homes and Garden craft magazine and made this adorable angel. I must say that patterns today are much better then in 1978 because I had to enlarge this like a gazillion times to get it to the right size. Her head is made from a satin christmas ball and her body and clothing are felt. I love how she turned out.
And if you look closely behind her you will see what else that I did last weekend. 8 pints and 12 half pints of salsa! It turned out really good this year and is a great way to use up the million hot peppers that I have gotten out of the garden!

Its supposed to be another hot day today with temps in the mid 90's. UGH! I am ready for fall!




Libby said...

Awwww...I love the crafts! I really like that banner :) Great job on the salsa :)

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Isn't it great to have one of those days.....and don't you wish there were more?! Just love the crafts and salsa.

Amy said...

Very cute! Crafts AND salsa.. you were a busy girl!

Holly said...

Cute stuff! Yeah, it's been too sticky outside to play much so I've been crafting a lot, too, Linda!

I used to make Salsa for my boys. They practically drank the stuff! I really, really, hate canning though. :(

Queenie said...

It looks like you had alot of fun crafting...your finished projects are all really cute! We've had alot of rain and I've been busy crafting too...making gift tag/ hang tags, to put in my etsy shop. It's been fun!
By the way that salsa looks good!
I hope you have a great rest of the week!
Big Hugs,

Bovey Belle said...

Looks like you have been working hard, what with the crafts and the salsa. i have managed to lock myself out of Codlins and Cream after I tried to change my e-mail addy. I have had to start a new one at:

Jennie xx

Leann said...

What a fun day. I'm wishing for one of those kind of days, but with cool fall temperatures.

Please stop by The Old Parsonage anytime, I love company.


sweetpralinemadness said...

Yummmmm...salsa!!!That looks fantastic. I love the Halloween banner. What an adorable idea. You have so make so many great things...