Just a few bits of treasure that I found at the thrifts in the last couple of months. I haven’t seen a lot of great Halloween stuff like in past years, but every now and again there is a great Halloween find! I love vintage Halloween treat buckets, these beauties were only 50¢ each! Such a steal! The pile of cute kids books as the top were also a great deal $1 for the lot.

Apple Picking

We kicked off October with some apple picking at one of our favorite places, Baughers in Westminster MD. We brought along one of B’s friends because now that his brother is away at college living the adult life B is suddenly an only child. It’s still kind of strange! Baughers is where we normally go strawberry picking in the Summer but we missed it this year. In the past we’ve even come for pick your own peaches, strawberries, and pumpkins. Just something so enjoyable about “picking your own”. The day was very warm and sunny which made it perfect for their amazing apple cider slushies. I’m not a huge fan of apple juice or cider generally, but in a slushy form I love it, go figure. Now if we could add a few more weekends to the month of October…I want to do ALL the Fall things!!

September Plush Of The Month Club

Since I am starting to see October Plush Of The Month boxes arrive over on Instagram, I thought I should post some behind the scenes photos of the making of September’s boxes. September’s boxes had 50 members, that was a lot of tree stump & mushroom friends to sew. I watched a lot of Project Runway Allstars on Hulu, and Dr Who.
Those boxes were packed up with postcards, and candy and shipped off to their new homes on September 1st. I am having so much fun with the club and have started a running list of plush ideas for each month. I am so glad so many of you have trusted me to surprise you! I can’t thank you all enough for your support.

September Crafternoon

September’s Crafternoon turned out to be book-themed. The craft was a DIY by See Kate Sew. It’s a super cute concept, but in the end we all struggled with this one. Some of the books we used had pretty funny titles like The Complete Book Of Cheese & One Of The Children Is Crying.
Since we were making a project with books (and don’t worry we used books that were marked up/torn/library discards) I decided to make some silly little book necklaces for everyone as favors. I’m going to post a DIY for them this week, so check back!