Every year we Carve Pumpkins with my Family, Its so cute to see how much more time get put into them as the years go by. I was really unsure about what to do, Here are my pumpkins from 08 & 09. I already did a corgi, what’s left to do!
This is what I ended up with.
A little asian anima girl, and Steph did a spiderweb. (pardon our running clothes, we were running…duh)
How sculptural of him…
Here’s Gracie imitating the poor soul
Gracie’s little unsure face pumpkin with her Jack Russell Lima
And Timo, I”m so proud, heck yes he’s my brother! also the only one to try the carving method instead of cutting all the way through
I realize I’m a little late on the halloween posts, what can I say. busy times friends ;) but no fall is complete without lilu parading around in her owl sweater, I found this adorable sweater at a goodwill for $.99, not bad, it was a little big on her last year but this year it fits perfectly.
No corgi smiles for me today, she compensated for her sweater with stern expressions
Later she just got pathetic and whined for me to take it off, darn it warm AZ weather, if it were cold she’d like it…maybe
Isn’t it cute! so much detail for a dog sweater
Ever have one of those projects that never seems to get done? That one that you pass over when you are looking at your to-do list? For me it was this baby. From the pictures below you can obviously see why I couldn’t pass this chair up for $3 at a yard sale (slight sarcasm). But seriously, I loved the detail of the top and the potential, not to mention the challenge of doing a different type of upholstery project. My husband oddly didn’t share my enthusiasm, he looked at the dirt, the disintegrating cloth and said “what… is this?” This chair then sat in our garage for about a year (I know!) while I agonized about it, what color, where would it go, what fabric to use?
Once I found the perfect fabric, the project really began, First I removed ALL the staples, that cost a afternoon and a bunch of blisters. I, then spray painted the chair glossy white, Once it was painted Nick began to see the potential, and he helped me jigsaw out a piece of plywood for the seat.
And…then the chair sat in the garage with a plywood seat for another few months. I just didn’t get around to it. But, about a week ago I brought it inside and began! I wanted to stay as close as possible to the original style, which meant folding the cloth and stapling to the side, as opposed to stapling underneath to the plywood, as most chairs are done. So to hold the form and stuffing together, I first made a seat using some jersey I had left over from my Halloween costume ( pics of that coming soon)
See? normal, and boring but perfect form! Hmm what is that fabulous orange/teal fabric peeking out?
Tada- aren’t the colors fabulous?! Anyways, I took my trusty staple gun and went around the border stapling it to the wood over the seat. But now I have ugly staples showing! read more