Monday, October 31, 2011


Here are some samples of costumes I made when my children were little. They were so much fun to make. I handed them down to my nieces to wear and I did not receive them back, therefore I can not pass them down. Thank goodness for scanners so I have my pictures saved to digital format. The pumpkin in the first picture with the pumpkin doll is my daughter. Her baby had to have a costume too!

Skeleton Cake

I made this Red Velvet Cake and put cream cheese in the middle. I sprinkled powdered sugar on it afterwards. My Step-daughter's birthday is today and they are coming for dinner tonight after our grand baby goes trick-or-treating. It is my blood cake for Halloween birthday! By the way, there is no secret to how it is made. I bought the Milton mold and because of price I will be making skeletons for the rest of my life. If you live near, you are welcome to borrow it for your children or grandchildren! : ) Buttons

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Costume

This is my oldest daughter 20 years ago in a costume my mother made me, 48 years ago. My next daughter also wore it. But the really special thing about this costume is my brother also wore it AND a nurse at my father's clinic three children wore it. I am saving it for my two daughters to pass down to their children.

Painted Pumpkin

This IS NOT my idea, I painted it from memory from seeing on line. I love the look because you can carry it on into November. If any one knows the link to this please let me know. I want the person to get credit for the original idea. I am not so good at free hand drawing, but I gave it my best shot. Probably, I should stick to textiles, but you gotta try a little of a lot! Here's another side.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Razorback Pumpkin

I got to thinking with these craft pumpkins, I could turn one on its side and make a Razorback pumpkin by adding the hog nose. I purchased a hog nose $3.00 (a little expensive) and pumpkins were half price at Michael's and spray painted the pumpkin red. I hot glue gunned the nose on and painted some black on it to give it some character. I then took a pipe cleaner I use on my sewing machine for lint. I bent it in half and twisted around a pencil. I then cut a small hole in the back side and stuck it in and hot glued it to stay. The rest of the pumpkin I painted horns and teeth, front legs and hooves, then black shadow stripes kinda like hog hair. The pumpkin is now in my daughters apartment at the University of Arkansas. Lookin' Good! They can display it all year round. Thanks for looking! Woooo Pig Sooie :o) JodieT

Friday, October 14, 2011

Witch Pumpkin

I got this idea browsing an advertisement in a magazine in the grocery store. Last week I was at Michaels and purchased a couple of pumpkins and thought I would try this out. Our three grandchildren will be here for Halloween weekend so I thought I better get started decorating. I haven't decorated much since my girls were much younger. They are now 23 and the other will be 20 in December. My Step-children are 35 and 33. They are the ones with the little ones.
This is a craft pumpkin I painted so it will have to remain inside. If weather permits I will put it out front. I think it is kinda fun and crafty. Are you painting pumpkins for Halloween? JodieT