It's That Time!!

When I posted earlier in the week that I was going to start my handmade gifts this month...I meant it!...more

Sweet Packaging for your Trick-or-Treaters!

Having lived in Alaska for several years, I know what it's like to be a trick-or-treater walking from door to door in the blistering cold. One thing my mom did to make things extra special for the little kids was to pack and wrap the candy individually. Our candy didn't end up mixed with the other candy from the neighbors. They'd go home remembering that the individually packaged ones came from us. ...more

13 Ways to Make Halloween Decorating Cheaper

For some people, it’s all about the candy. For others, the costumes. I love Halloween decorations. Why? They’re fun. They’re kitschy. They make me feel like a little kid all over again. That’s why pumpkins have already shown up on my porch, I’ve hauled out the candy plates shaped like witches and goblins, and I’ve brought out my special cookie cutters to make shortbread ghosts and bats....more
Last year I used a piece of wadding from an old pillow and made some spiderwebs around the ...more

Heckerty's Halloween Hacks - 31 Days of fun to Halloween

31 Days of Crafty Projects and Treats for Kids, Teachers and Parents!Feel free to mix and match and do these project in any order! Watch this blog for details on a daily basis!! ...more

Trick-or-treating in style!


DIY FALL Wood Pumpkins

I've seen so many pumpkins made from scrap pieces of wood that I had to make my own.I started out with four pieces scrap wood and some pumpkin orange paint....more

Five Reasons Why I Share the Art of Sewing

"Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up."- Pablo Picasso Last Saturday afternoon it was just V and I.Stella and Stephen were out of the house - at a Frozen-themed five-year-old birthday party....more

Family Goal Night

DIY Paper Doll Project

Kudos to our daycare for sharing this fun DIY paper doll project that was completely doable on a weeknight. I know all the DIY gurus will create pin worthy paper dolls, probably a whole family of them in no time. I was happy this project required items I had around the house and ended up being a fun bonding time with my daughter....more