Monday, October 31, 2011

"BOO"tiful T-shirt

Since we couldn't dress up for Halloween, I really wanted to wear something that had to do with the holiday.  So, I decided to decorate a t-shirt.  I didn't have anything since I had gotten rid of a lot of my clothes that were to big for me a few months ago.

The items needed to complete the project:

remnant fabric
letters printed off the computer (used as a pattern)
Fabric Marker
Aleene's Fabric Fusion Glue
Hemming tape of some sort
Bling (gems, crystals or rhinestones)

I chose a font and spelled out the word that I wanted to use for my design.  I printed out on regular printer paper.  Then I cut it out to make used it as my pattern.

Since my fabric's main color was black and my letters were black, I put the pattern on the backside of the fabric.  I used a fabric marker to draw around the pattern onto the fabric.

Then I cut out the letters.

Once the letters were cut out I then cut pieces of the hemming tape and placed them on the wrong side of the fabric.  I placed the letters on the shirt where I wanted them to be and ironed them on.

I placed the gem pieces on the shirt where I wanted them.  I then applied the Fabric Fusion one piece at a time and placed them back onto the shirt.  I let the glue dry for 2-4 hours per the directions.  Here is my "BOO"tiful shirt.


Sunday, October 30, 2011


Tomorrow is Halloween and I really enjoy the evening.  I like to hand out the candy and check out all the cute and scary costumes.  Today I decided to take advantage of the spare time I had and carve a pumpkin. 

I haven't done this in years.  I picked up a carving set at Walgreens.  I carved out the bottom of the pumpking and scooped out the inside.  That is my least favorite job.  My Dad laughed at me the entire time I was doing that, apparantly I was making some funny faces when I would get the nasty stuff under my nails. I like having the hole in the bottom, I can sit "Jackie" the jack-o-lantern over the candle.

The carving set I bought had some stickers of different facial features and shapes to use as patterns.  I chose the ones I wanted and placed them on "Jackie".

Then I carved around the stickers.

When I was finished, Jackie went to her home on our front porch.

Check back tomorrow for a "BOO"tiful t-shirt.

Friday, October 28, 2011


I know I told you the other day that I would be blogging about my Halloween costume (Craftora).  Well, we found out at work yesterday that we cannot dress up for Halloween.  So, instead I will be sharing about the treats I will be giving out on Monday to my friends and family for this fun day.

Last year about this time I found a recipe for Halloween Chex Mix.  I made it for family, friends and those at work.  It was a huge hit, so we decided to do the same thing this year after I got reminded about it when I found it on Pinterest.

Halloween Chex Mix

Makes approximately 36 servings (if put in cupcake holders)


8 oz. white chocolate baking bars, coarsely chopped or melting chocolate (I used the melting chocolate from Hobby Lobby)
4 cups of Corn Chex and Rice Chex cereal (2 cups of each)
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup Candy Corn
1/4 cup orange and black candy decors (I didn't measure these, I just sprinkled a little a each in the batch)

1.  In large microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate pieces uncovered on High for 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.

2.  Gently stir cereal, pretzels, raisins and candy corn.  Add melted chocolate a little at a time, mixing with your (clean) hands. (I think this is the only way to get it mixed without breaking up the cereal and pretzels).  Add sprinkles while mixing in chocolate.

3.  Spread on waxed paper or foil until cool and chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.  Break into chunks.  Store loosely coverd.

 Chocolate ready to be melted in the microwave.

All the ingredients before the melting chocolate and sprinkles.

Everything mixed together.

Spread out on waxed paper to cool.

The finished product put in cupcake holders.

I placed a serving of the Halloween Chex Mix in a treat bag along with 3 different kinds of candy for the neighborhood kids that trick or treat at our house.  This is for the kids we know.  We always try to have a special treat for those sweet neighborhood kids.

Packed and ready for the ghost and goblins.  Have a safe and fun Halloween. 


Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Well, this is my first time to blog and I hope my blogs are encourage to you.  I will be posting all types of crafts as well as recipes my family and I enjoy.  Be watching this weekend for my next posting as I will be creating my Halloween costume....CRAFTORA.  She is the superhero of crafting.  I hope you enjoy my future posts.