Friday, October 31, 2008

Punkin' Carvin'

From almost my first Halloween my family has had a pumpkin carving party. (I was just a couple months old my first Halloween, and don't recall any photographic evidence of said carving party).

While I don't love Halloween (I would rather stay home and answer the door than go trick or treating, much to my brother's dismay) I do love pumpkin carving.

Ok, so I like the IDEA of pumpkin carving. I don't like cleaning out the guts. I get bored before my pumpkin is clean. I also have grand ideas for carving, and the carving skills of an eight year old. (I don't have great knife skills in the kitchen either. It's a wonder I have all my fingers.)
So this Halloween was awesome!
First I found a smallish pumpkin.

Secondly, at the pumpkin party we attended, the guys were busy cleaning out pumpkins and D cleaned mine out! Woo Hoo! No guts!

I was left to execute my carving ideas on my own. I had picked something simple, but effective, so I had a fighting chance of my pumpkin not being the least artistic of the bunch.

Isn't she cute? (Pumpkin has to be a girl...look at the hairdoo!) I carved it all myself. The eyes are even similar sizes!

And she has a big mama friend. Jes' pumpkin was equally suprised.

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Help Needed

I'm a frequent reader of The Domestic Diva's blog. She's an amazing woman who is starting her own boys clothing line. Truly inspirational.

Her 16 year old daughter is in need of a kidney transplant, and they haven't been able to find a donor match. Please check out her blog, and spread the word.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Shake and Bake was awesome!

Great vendors, funky venue, delicious baked goods (I couldn't resist Jillian's rice krispie squares) and my best event sales to date!

Unfortunately, my camera ended up with very little battery (I didn't check it on Friday night, and didn't bother charging the camera) so I don't have lots of great photos.

I was across from a great vendor, Girl Called Ric. I fell in love with her vintage halloween inspired dolls. Check them out!

I did get a pic of my latest idea for displaying blankets. I sold a few...maybe it was the new display! (ok, probably with me here)

There's rumor there may also be a holiday show at this venue...I'm there!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Shake and Bake Tomorrow!

Come check out Shake and Bake!
Saturday, October 4th
In addition to groovy vintage clothing and fabulous and funky handmades by members of the
CT Etsy Street Team there will be
and loads of other delectibles!
Stop by to buy handmade and pick up a great snack!