Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Halloween Treat!

Crocheted Floppy Flower

1 skein of non-divisible, fray resistant craft thread or crochet thread
Size 3/2.1 mm crochet hook
button or other embellishment

Make ring: ch 2, sc 14 in 1st ch, join with slip stich to first sc.

Round 1: ch 6, sc 5 down the chain, sl st in same as beginning of chain,
[sl st, sc, ch 6, sc 5 down the chain, sl st in same as sc before chain] 6 times (7 petals total).

Round 2: sl st, [sc, sc, hdc, dc, dc 4, dc 3, dc, hdc, sc, sc, sk 1, sl st, sk 1] 6 times.
sc, sc, hdc, dc, dc 4, dc 3, dc, hdc, sc, sc, sk 1, sl st, fasten off.

Attach button in the center.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What to do?

I was trying to wait until after Halloween to try new pumpkin recipes but alas I was unable to contain myself from picking up a can of pumpkin puree from the grocery store. So now I've made pumpkin cookies and buttermilk pumpkin pancakes...but now what? I've got probably about a cup or so left...any suggestions?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Updated Pumpkin

Sticky back velcro dots stick much better to the pumpkin and foam. We made some more interchangeable parts too!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ms. Pumpkin Head

This week we went in search for a pumpkin patch so yours truly could select a pumpkin worthy of decorating. After watching "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" a few too many times, this one really believes that there is a Great Pumpkin and wants to be a ghost with lots of eyes for media is oh so powerful.

Well, our search was a bit anticlimactic since we ended up scrounging around in the pumpkin bin at our closest Walmart, but we found a lovely pumpkin in the end.

Wanting to avoid the mess involved with carving and because we want to eat it later, we opted for a cleaner decorating option involving craft foam, scissors, markers, and adhesive. This turned out to be something a three year old could actually handle too! She picked the colored foam and drew the parts (including hair, ears, and arms), I cut them out and added adhesive and she placed them on the pumpkin. We have lots of foam so we can even make more parts to change things up similar to Mr. Potato Head, but Ms. H is convinced this is a "she" so we've resorted to calling her Ms. Pumpkin Head.

Note: double sided tape doesn't work very well with the foam. I'm going to try adhesive velcro when I remember to pick some up.