Monday, October 29, 2007

Have you Carved your pumpkin yet?

We got in the Halloween spirit and carved up some pumpkins this weekend. I have to admit I have not yet decorated for Halloween aside from this dancing go-go witch and some monster origami figures. Now we have some pumpkins to add to the mix. I found the template for the pumpkin designs here.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Origami Holidays

I stumbled upon this great origami site this morning and had to share. You can visit it here. It has lots of Christmas origami patterns and the cool part is that each design has a regular diagram and animated diagram. An extra bonus is the printable pattern paper you can print out. I think my older would love to decorate her tree with these. The homepage for the site is There are lots of different origami patterns on the site. I haven't figured out how to install the language package but you can still use the diagrams. Look at these great Halloween designs.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I have been tagged by Euphoria. It's my first time so here we go...

Favorite Disney Movie: Monsters, Inc. (my little one remind me of Boo)

Greatest Dessert: I've never met a dessert I didn't like :)

Best Craft: depends on the day, today it's all about carving stamps. I'll share some soon.

Occupation: Art Teacher

Dream job: Museum Educator

Greatest Hero: My Momma ♥ ♥

Pet Peeve: People who own one really big dog and then a really small dog. I can't help but feel bad for the really small dog, you know it has to cause a napoleon complex for the wee one.

Randomness About You: My blog name comes from a song my Daddy would sing to me. It's the tune of Miss Mary Mack but Dad would sing "Oh, Laura Sue, Sue, Sue All dressed in blue, blue, blue"

That was fun. Thanks Jessica!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

On the Christmas front.

I saw this last night on the Martha Stewart site while looking for some inspiration for Christmas cards. I love the idea, my youngest one can't have chocolate so I can personalize the gifts for her, she has a real thing for bouncy balls.

A question.

I grew up in East Texas a small town named Henderson. I have heard my fair share of Country lyrics. I love George Strait, and George Jones, Keith Whitley, Willie Nelson and Alan Jackson. I boycotted country music radio several years ago when I felt their express purpose was to make my cry in my car. I had had enough. I still listen to my Cds and I love my husbands music of choice, Classic Rock. Today, I have an Alan Jackson song in my head. All of which has me thinking about you guys.

Do you have a favorite style of music?

When I am in the art shed I listen to a little of everything. Do you have a great craft song? I like to listen to Elvis when starting a new project. My favorite is A little less conversation, how can you not work faster with that song playing?

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

I was waking my daughter for school this morning and she rolled over and said to me, "Sleep, you don't want to do it at night but can't stop wanting it in the morning."

I thought that was quiet an observation.

I should purchase this for her from (I just found this shop today and I love, love it plus she's from my neck of the woods). I think it sums up her morning pretty well.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

I have been having one of those sesonal allergy attacks that make you feel all icky and the medication to make you feel better makes you feel sleepy and icky. I'm feeling much better now. I posted way back about Christmas gift ideas and I thought I would share some with you today.

I think that these coasters will make great gifts for the teachers and front desk staff. Allyson Hill was kind enough to offer a tutorial for these on her blog. I have been making them and it's some of the most fun I have had sewing yet. They are super easy and look so lovely when done. Thanks so much Allyson.

Here is an idea for the coasters. The charm packs work perfectly, I bought several packs and can whip these sweeties up fast. I purchased these from fat quarter shop and I am addicted to charm packs now.

I also have in mind to make some fabric scarfs for loved ones. I whipped up one for my youngest last week. I used a charm pack for this too. My little one was kind enough to model for me during the 90 degree fall day here. The warm weather is making me sad. I am ready for the brisk fall breeze!

I also will make some more of those headbands I posted about before. Heather Bailey offers a tutorial on her blog. I think they are super fun to make and wear.

Oh, and I cut off several inches of my hair. (my friend Sandi asked for a look)

I am working on several more projects that are listed in the tutorials I can't wait to try section to the right. I hope to show those soon.