Sunday, October 16, 2011

That time of Year

It's getting close to Christmas and to start thinking about the gifts I am going to make.  I love making them as my family so appreciates what I do.  Of course, I only make gifts for the ones I know will like it and that I am sure to get a "how did you do that".  Right now I only have one complete and that is for  my brother.

When we were little we would always go to our grandma and grandpa Burnett's summer cabin in Suquamish, Wa.  We would catch the ferry to Kingston and the drive from there was about 20 minutes.  The cabin was about a block from the beach and there were bonfires every Thursday night.  All the neighbors would come down, we would roast marshmallows and hot dogs and just have a wonderful time.

When I was going through my stash of pictures, I found one of my brother and I when we were real young (Bill was 4 years old and I was 2), so I decide to make a shrine.

I am so excited for him to see and remember such a joyous time in ourr lives.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween 2011

Every year I make Halloween boxes for my grandsons.  Usually it is a big one that is real interactive.  This year my daughter informed that the boys were really looking forward to the box I was going to create this year.  Needless to say, I had not planned on making one, but now I have created a tradition.  Is this how they start?

They light up from the back and the little ghouls scream when you push their stomachs.  They are both about 6" tall, so I didn't worry much about what to put in them. 
They haven't seen them yet, but soon and I hope they like them.  

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Obsessed with shrines

Lately I have been making shrines, lots of shrines.  I visit the Roses on my Table website and Zinnia showed us how to make one from foam core, I made one from a box and two from tins.  I think I have found a new passion.  I am currently working on Halloween ones for my grandsons and I must say they are turning out cute. 

These were made with mint tins and are, you guessed it, The Wizard of Oz.