Hey everyone! I know I dropped off the face of the planet for awhile, and it might be a while yet before I make any new posts. BUT, you have to check out this new blog! My sister created it for a school project and it is quite interesting. It's about marriage: the good, the bad, and the ugly (and beautiful). ;) Its purpose is to have discussions and express "thoughts on how marriage got such a bad rap and what can be done to save it."
For Kids Club this year (an after school program I volunteer for once a week), I decided to make the kids a little treat bag. Each bag has tons of candy (sorry, Moms!), two Halloween-themed pencils, and two mini Halloween-themed note pads (jack-o-lantern and Frankenstein's Monster).
The cellophane treat bags are from Michael's and have little jack-o-lanterns, spiders, and other Halloween characters on them.
For the gift tag, I took an index card (white and blank on both sides) and made a ghost template. Then, I traced the ghost onto more index cards, cut them out, and drew a cute, non-menacing face on each one.
Here's the back.
I hole-punched an arm, and tied around the bag with purple ribbon. I think the kids will love them.
I happen to be one of those people who is ALWAYS between sizes. When I need to buy jeans, if I don't get a brand like Levi's that has different inseams, I am in big trouble. "Regular" is almost always too short, and "long" is always too long. So, I would take my jeans to a tailor to have them hemmed at $15 bucks a pop! Guess what? It is REALLY easy to hem your own for FREE! I just hemmed two pairs in 1 hour. You can't even tell they've even been hemmed! It was really easy and I was able to preserve the original hem. Check out this awesome tutorial at Dacia Ray.
My poor little weekend suitcase's handle disintegrated. It was still functional, but it was ugly to look at and uncomfortable to hold. SOOOOO, using this tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets, I made a new CUTER one!
Here is a close up. To add more cushion and stability, I cut a piece of craft foam and glued it (with all-purpose glue) to the finished handle on the inside. No more uncomfortable hands using this handle! And it makes it easy to spot if I need to check it at the airport!