Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Day of the Dead Bunting

Just in time to celebrate with the dead. I have been putting off making this for years, but it was so quick to make. 3, maybe 4 hours to complete and I hook slowly. PATTERN HERE, and it is definitely one of the better skull patterns around.

I didn't bother to block mine. I was too anxious to hang it up. There is a good chance it will stay up most of the year...maybe travel from room to room.

And in case you missed it, I have two FREE blank sugar skull PDF's HERE. Happy haunting! ~ OP

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Nyan Cat Scarf

I don't think I ever showed you this, even though I made it last Christmas during my yarn-gift-extravaganza! I will not be exploiting my efforts quite so much this year. It's the Nyan Cat! (Aunt E: he's a popular internet video part pop-tart, part kitty, and part rainbow...and that's pretty much it)

I used Lucy's ripple pattern for the rainbow and the rest is all mine. Unfortunately, mine stops at about 6 feet; not 10 hours.

Sidebar - going out of town with my favorite catty wenches this weekend to pillage and plunder a winery. Huzzah! ~ OP

Friday, October 5, 2012

Sugar Skull Printable

BOO! Here's a fun and easy blank printable template (HERE and HERE) for kids and adults. Add some colorful, spooky flair to your haunted house this Halloween. ~ OP

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Upcycled with Nail Polish

The quest to declutter is never ending and I found this old scrapbooking flatware amongst my supplies. I am not even sure why I owned them or why anyone would use these in a scrapbook. At an inch and a half long, they were the perfect size for earrings, but were dingy and in need of some shine. Grab some supplies and you can make some too.

You will need: Nail polish color/s of your choice~Clear top coat polish~Trinkets/bead/scrapbooking baubles with something to hook to~Earring hooks~Jump rings~Fine sandpaper (120 is good)~Flat needle nose pliers to open and close jump rings

Sand any rough edges on all sides of piece.

Apply between 3-5 coats of polish to each side, allowing time to dry completely before moving on.

Apply 2 coats of clear polish to each side, allowing time to dry completely between coats.

Add your jump rings and hardware. Jump ring tutorial here, if you've never done it before.

Punch some holes on any piece of recycled cardstock or cardboard to give as gifts or rock them yourself. My little earring cards were courtesy of my kiddos last Christmas. They made me an entire gift tag set. Works well for these, don't ya think? ~ OP

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Hey there. Just an update, in case you are interested in mommy musings, family life, the day-by-day rundown in my crib (because I am oh-so-interesting), you can follow me HERE, which is my old blog resurrected, renamed, and all previous sins vanquished through baptism in the World Wide Web.

In this space, you can expect all things that I makey and maybe takey pictures of. Sounds like fun right? ~ OP