For the Monster Brooch swap, my partner justingrid. Based off a cute monster I saw in the Silhouette store!
These bracelets are for the Happy Crafters USA Favorite Craft swap and my partner ncsue. I’ve just started learning macramÃ© and I love it! The first one is from the book Micro MacramÃ© Jewellery that I have renewed from the library like 3 times already! The bottom one is kumihimo, something else I just started learning as well.
These 2 are not for swaps but for 2 friends that had babies recently. A former coworker of mine had a baby girl in August and another friend actually had her baby boy back in April so that one was a little late! I made the Brooklyn onesie, the Texas state and the “live with my parents” items with the Silhouette (as well as the bibs) and the month/date onesie is an iron on.
Bookmark for my swap partner whose name is Catherine!
Some Halloween cards I made at a Rubber, Paper, Ink meetup I went to in September!
A Pumpkin and Jack O Lantern stamp carve for my partner LavendarLizard.
A Birthday card for Sienna’s friend Leah!
For the Round 15 Craft Your Partner A Craft. Patterns from the same book I mentioned above!
For the Handmade Halloween/Spooky Charm swap. Even though the swap didn’t require the necklace, I wanted to macramÃ© one anyway! Pattern from the same book mentioned above! For the pendant, I stamped a spider onto Halloween themed scrapbook paper and then embossed the whole thing with sparkly embossing powder and then coated with UV resin.
This pendant was made the same way as mentioned above. It was included with other goodies in the coffin shown below for the Halloween in a Trick-or-Treat baggie swap.
My partner likes skulls, as do I, so I made this for her the same way as the other pendants. Another Halloween swap, Halloween in a treat bag!
I made 3 of these adorable bats (from the new Super Cute Felt book by Laura Howard, I really love the book, BTW!)
And here’s that coffin I told you about. I used Martha Stewart’s template and traced it in my Silhouette program.
Lots of Halloween fun over the weekend! First off, last Friday, we met Starr and Sylvie at the library in Bay Ridge for a special Halloween storytime and craft. I was afraid to let Sienna wear her Thor costume too much in fear of ruining it so Starr was nice enough to bring something from her stash.
I think it’s hysterical that Robin is taller than Batman! They look cute regardless!
They made paper plate ghosts (which was one of the crafts I had set up for the kids for Shirley’s party Saturday!)
And speaking of Shirley’s party, it happened on the day we got a freak snowstorm! Thankfully, we didn’t have far to go. I set up a craft table for the kids with pom poms and pipe cleaners, markers and crayons, glue and tape, etc. I made pasta salad and apple cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and apple cider cupcakes with apple cider cream cheese frosting with fancy Halloween themed cupcake wrappers that I made with my Silhouette SD. AND I FORGOT MY CAMERA!! Boo hoo! So no photos from the party from me! Anyway, the apple cupcakes were good but I didn’t get a chance to try the apple cider cupcakes! And the craft table was big hit with the kids! Even the boys wanted in on it!
On Halloween, Sienna’s class had a party and the parents were invited to come during the last hour. We got to see a little bit of what they do during school.
Her class sitting on the rug. There are 18 kids in her class.
Eating goodies from the party
Dancing and Sienna turns and smiles at me (awwww!)
Sienna and her 2 best buds!
This is why Sienna loves this song:
Later on that day, we went trick or treating with Emma and Leah, like we did last year. I forgot to take a photo of all 3 of them posed together tho! Darn! Where is my brain?
Just like last year, Emma and Leah were ready to go home after about an hour but Sienna kept wanting to ring more doorbells! LOL! That’s funny because she didn’t even eat all the candy she had gotten from last year! I guess she just likes to get free stuff like her mom! HA!