October 31, 2010

Is this what the Beastie Boys were talking about...

...when they sang, "She's Crafty?"

Since it's actually beginning to feel like FALL here (Or, at least it feels about as 'autumn-ish' as it's going to get!) I've been yearning to channel my inner Martha Stewart and make stuff.

It all started when I bought this issue of Woman's Day magazine with this candy corn wreath on the cover.  Inside, they had all these ADORABLE crafts that I knew would probably go no further than my noggin but could inspire me nonetheless.  The path to a cluttered house truly is paved with good intentions, you know!  I found this little candy corn tree thing that I really did want to make.  I even bought the items I would need to make a couple of them, certain that they would just be added to the basket of neglect and good intentions. 

Then, I needed to do something fun in between all the chaos and made a Halloween-themed candy corn tree one day.

Now, this is one form of gardening that I could really get into!

Then, I decided to make one that was more fall-themed and less 'Halloween-y.'  Since I was planning on using the same sort of bucket that I had used for the first one, I wrapped it in some leftover brown yarn and orange ribbon. 

I used the 'Autumn Mix' of candy corn for this one!  Mmmm...

7YO's class party gave me the perfect opportunity to attempt a cupcake design I found on another page in that same magaize.  (Which, in turn, was the start to my long love/hate relationship with rolled fondant!)  I didn't follow the directions exactly (I NEVER DO!) but I'm quite happy with the results anyhow.


A store-bought donut hole and some rolled fondant make these ghosts almost come to life.  (Well, as much as a ghost COULD come to life, I guess!) 


After making 48 of these bad boys in one hectic morning, I doubt I'll be trying this again anytime soon.  It was fun, though.  I did learn that you DON'T WALK AWAY FROM FONDANT until you're done working with it, because it will dry out and have to be rolled and formed all over again. 

Lesson learned.

Also, I found a link to another project that I just HAD TO TRY.

Since I just completed it THIS MORNING, I get to hang it for a DAY before it will pretty much be obsolete.  I guess I'd better get started on a Thanksgiving one, huh?

I had my share of swear words for the makers of Homespun....but I thought it would give the wreath a better texture...which it DID. 

I hadn't put many fall decorations up because David put that storage container in a place where I cannot get to it.  I'm not all that sure that he can get to it either without moving the trailer out of the way, so I've sort of given up on nagging him about it. 

Besides, that just means I can buy more decorations right?

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

It was pleasure reading your post! Nice stuff! Thanks for sharing!