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I am a work from home, home schooling Mom who loves her Kids...yep, I think my kids are great. You will find me: Knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and working with felt are things I enjoy for fun. I also love to decorate and find deep satisfaction in decorating my home with great finds and my handmade items.  Gardening is one of my great loves, it like decorating outside!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The House of Unhappy Ending

Our Story-
Tragedy on Temple Street
The House of Unhappy Endings
By: Carrie Forrest-Dweller Duvall
Comming to Book Store Near You in 2013
In 1997 The Duvall Newlyweds purchased their first home together, a quaint little bungalow snuggled in a small town. The couple ready to make it their own, filling it with children and memories had no idea of the history surrounding the cottage, or the horrors that never left.
Silently the Duvall's were watched from a distance by dark looming figures. As their family grew, the wife started noticing odd occurrences and had a feeling of uneasiness. After the second child was born, the monsters came out of the shadows and started tormenting mother and daughter.
The father shrouded in disbelief, and older Son unable to comprehend or help found themselves alienated from the pair.
This is a true story, about a family torn apart by the unimaginable. A mother search for release from the horror, a husbands possession, a daughters harassment from the dead and a Sons gentle support. This is the house of unhappy endings.

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October Decorating Seasonal Table

Each Season I try to make at least one thing to add to our Seasonal Table and Tree.  I thought I would share it with you and how I made them or where I got the idea or pattern from.

Ghost and Bats:  Just draw out the shape on paper as a pattern.  Pin pattern to felt (I used a wool blend felt) Cut out two for each one.  Sew black felted shapes on Ghost for face and embroider bat face.  Sew together using a blanket stitch.
Leafs:  Trace a real leaf onto tissue paper then draw a long stem and trace leaf on other end.  Then you can just drape them over the branches.
Nuts:  Send the kids out to collect nuts, meanwhile get out fall color paints and when they come in tell them to remove the cap and paint as many nuts as they can.  I used a little finger drill (I found this at Hobby Lobby in the wood section) to drill two holes to draw cotton string through to hang it. I then used Elmers glue to glue the cap to the nut (hiding the not under the cap)


Nature Table

The instructions for Flower Fairies is in Felted Wee Folk's as well as the Forrest Folk Down below with the pumpkin house.  The pumpkins were made as gifts that were given to me, you should be able to find them on etsy.

 



 The pumpkin was purchased at Michael's and I carved out a door and window, I think I will paint it, put tissue paper in the window and door and carve a hole in the back to put a batteries operated light in.
The Knitted leaves are a pattern from Natural Suburbia she has several patterns that she shares and has a new book out and you can find her patterns on Ravelry as well. These are fun to make, quick and you can use your stash.

The Witch is my take on Felted Wee Folk.  I couldn't get them to stand so I made a skirt and filled it half with felted wool and half with rice to give her weight and ballast.  The Witches house was sewn from felted wool. 
Each piece was embroidered and hand cut, It took weeks of work, but it was well worth it.

The Trellis was cut as one piece out of brown felted wool then the roses were embroidered over it.
The Roof was cut in the shapes of leaves and applied to a felted piece one at a time.

To make the form four pieces of florist foam was cut and shaped then wrapped in masking tape.

Enjoy and have a fun fall.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hiking at Red Top

Me and My Boy

Spent some time with just my son this afternoon, went for a 5 mile hike....UGH! Gosh am I out of shape.

Alex loves taking photos of mushrooms...


And I ennjoy picture of trees....

Or even better a picture of Alex in a tree...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Photo From My Haunted House






Well, I am still writing away, and have been looking through some old photo's.  Thought I would share some with you all since your being so patient.  This was taken in the living room of my haunted house I'm writing about, I'm on the floor evidently doing the I'm tired eye rub.
Hugs to everyone