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November 7, 2013

Halloween 2013

This was the first time in a number of years that duct tape wasn't a part of our Halloween costume making.  It was also the first time in a long time that I couldn't convince at least one of my kidlets to create a costume themselves...  :(

It wasn't the case for me though!  In September, my girlfriend & I decided we were going to go as the same thing and planned out our costumes together...  We gathered up everything we needed and got to work.

It was my first experience with RIT Dye...

And it worked!  (please don't mind my dingy basement LOL)


Our costumes needed a hat with them, and we just couldn't make what we had work like we wanted it too.  So out came the crochet hook & some yarn.


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And here is our costume...  with the most awkward feeling "selfie" photo ever ;)


IT'S A MINION!!!

I found this crochet pattern on Ravelry and got right to work.  These were started the Friday before Halloween, and finished on the Tuesday, with one whole day to spare! 


I also love any little thing that can make holidays just that extra little bit special and memorable for the little ones in our lives.  So when I saw this idea on Pinterest, I knew I had to make these Halloween loot bags for Chance and all of our little nieces & nephews.


Aren't they fun??  I just love them!!  And they all loved the special treat they got when they came by to show Auntie their costumes :D

November 2, 2013

Runners Up Exchange ~ Sent & Received!

This week I received my latest exchange piece from the Hooked on Exchanging group ~ the Runner's Up Exchange.  We were to stitch either Just Nan, Little House Needleworks or Country Cottage Needleworks ornaments for our partners.

Here's the ornament I received from Linda


Linda stitched me Hometown Holiday - My House from LHN.  She did a beautiful job and I love the personalization she did!  Thank you Linda, this will look beautiful on my tree this year!

I received Karen's name this round and this is what I chose to stitch for her:


Little House Needleworks ~ Winter's Sampler
JCS 2009 Ornament Issue
32ct Edinburgh Linen & DMC



I hope you enjoy it Karen!