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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fall crafting 2011

 My friend Jessica and I enjoy doing lots of different crafts. So we decided to see if some of our other friends would like to join us once a month to craft. We had an open house in the craft cottage with a few free make and takes.
 We had a blast eating, chatting and crafting!
 We did a fall card, using bleach and chalk,
 and a Halloween matchbox party favor,
 with covered Hershey nuggets inside. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the projects and the ideas we shared with them. We scheduled 2 more classes, one in October to do fall wreaths, homemade vanilla, and pom poms. And one in November to do Christmas tags in a handy tin and a  Christmas ornament. Soo excited! Should be really fun! We will be scheduling classes to do some knitting, sewing, Christmas cards, jewelry making, Christmas presents, lotions, sugar scrubs, candles, canvas projects, and many other ideas everyone shared of crafts they wanted to try.

 This morning Jessica and I started with Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks, followed by a little pampering at the nail salon (notice the gorgeous new set of nails on my friend Jessica modeled above with the before shot of our pumpkins).
 Then hit JoAnn for a little creative therapy. We found Glitter Blast!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this amazing product! You must run out and try it! Really, go now, I can wait...
 Made these pumpkins glittery and gorgeous!
 This one got a few bubbles, but it still turned out amazing!
 While we were waiting for our Glitter Blast pumpkins to dry we tore fabric for some fall garlands.
 We strung torn fabric, felt, ribbon, and burlap onto rope.  I will show you my completed one in another post ;)
Inspired from here.
 After Jessica had to go back to the border {hehe!} I didn't want to stop, so I created this fall decor using a leaf punch, patterned paper scraps, a Walmart $3.00 frame, some leftover drop cloth from Lowes, and scrabble tiles I ordered off Ebay. I rubbed a little distress ink around the edges of the tiles and some of the leaves, and tied some ribbon and twine around the edge of the frame.
 I am working on a fall mantle in the craft cottage... heres a few sneak peeks!

Come back tomorrow and I will reveal the whole mantle! I love fall!

Greek festival 2011

 Greek festival time! One of my favorite celebrations! We started out with Gyros for dinner. YUMM!

 We got there just before the dinner crowd, perfect!
 Next was dessert, so many choices!

 I had to go with the loukoumades, so so good!
 Especially with greek coffee.
 The hubby went with the baklava.
 Then the dancing began, always so entertaining. Started out with a few,
 then grew to a few more,
 then their were so many they headed out from under the tent to dance amongst the crowds!
 Until there was a whole line of them!

 Then they came back through the tent into circle after circle until the music ended.  Then it all started again!
 This little girl was enjoying every moment!
Can't wait until next year!

Enjoying a Saturday with my hubby!

 Last weekend the hubby and I took advantage of a beautiful sunny Saturday and flew to Orcas Island. It happened to be a perfect day to go, the Farmers Market was in full swing!
 We wandered through the small coastal town shops,

 did a little antiquing,
 I snapped quite a few pictures.

 We picked up a brochure from here, I would love, love love to stay here one weekend ;)
 We walked on the small beach.

 Dreamed of coming back to share dinner or even better breakfast,
 with this gorgeous view to enjoy!

 Walked the wood sidewalks, with the white picket fences and tons of flowers all around.
 Peeked into more shops,
 enjoyed gelato!

 Then flew home across the beautiful blue waters,
 looking for whales,
It was a perfect day with my hubby!