Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween and Easter Collide!

I had the idea back in the spring when, after digging out our smashed Easter baskets, I realized that I needed something different.  I pondered this all summer (and procrastinated).  We needed something that would be easier to store.  
And why not make it to work for both goodie-collecting holidays?
So, here we have a reversible Halloween/Easter basket!!

They turned out to be so cute and fun that I made enough for my littles and some extra.
Now I have cute bags to work for both holidays and they store flat.
The kids are so excited too!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What I've Been Doing...

I know. I haven't been on my blog nearly as much as I'd like to be.  But I haven't been sitting on my couch eating chocolate.  Well, that's only half true -- I rarely sit down and rest but I still eat plenty of chocolate whenever I get a chance.  Here is what I've been up to:
It's harvest time!  Our garden has produced well for it's first year.  I've canned nearly 50 jars each of tomatoes and peaches.  I did some Mandarin Sauce and some jam too.  This weekend I will be doing applesauce and pumpkin puree.  It's so rewarding to see it all done and stored nicely for us to enjoy later.
I've also been working on some Halloween sewing.  --More on that later.--
Speaking of sewing, there is a great give-away going on at one of my favorite blogs, Spun Sugar Quilts.  Go see.
Have a happy fall day.  (I love the Fall!!)