Turning 40










On Saturday the 23rd of September I turned 40, and threw a witchy tea party to celebrate. We all wore black for the occasion, made beaded spiders, and ate way too much food. I got so many thoughtful gifts.
That night Tom and I ordered take-out and rented A Ghost Story which I’ve been wanting to see but wasn’t playing in our area. I loved it, sweet, sad, and a film that leaves you thinking about it long after the credits roll.

DIY vintage style sprinkle favors


I had the idea to make my own signature sprinkle mix ever since I saw the Amy Sedaris sprinkle mix around Christmas time. Of course I knew I would want to hand out my sprinkles in true vintage style, so I came up with a label that works with these retro sprinkle bottles. The little girl is from an actual vintage sprinkle label, and I think works perfectly with these jars. Besides being a great party favor (our next crafternoon we are making faux cakes and I felt like this would be the perfect party favor) I think they would be so fun as a party activity! Put out a bunch of different kinds of sprinkles, give everyone a bowl for mixing and a jar to fill, each person can create their own signature sprinkle mix to take home. Continue reading

June Crafternoon – Yarn Dyeing






Last month’s crafternoon was all about dyeing wool yarn. Using similar techniques as the time I dyed yarn before. I had everyone bring 100% white/off white yarn. We used my niddy noddy to wind the yarn into skeins from the balls they came in. Then everyone used a disposable roasting pan for the dyeing. We used a combination of hot water, kool-aid, food coloring, and vinegar. I was supposed to provide gloves for everyone but when I went to get them out they were not there. Luckily everyone was a good sport about dyed fingers and I found Dr. Bronners soap removed most of it.
It was also a pie potluck and the pies varied from whoopee pies to a plantain meat pie! I decided to “invent” a pie the like movie Waitress. I began with a crushed plain animal cracker and melted butter crust, then a layer of marshmallow fluff. That was then topped with a dark chocolate pudding, whipped cream and iced animal crackers. It was an interesting combination.
July’s crafternoon will be all about learning to knit & crochet, and we will be using our hand dyed yarns! I’m pretty excited about it!