Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's almost October...

The end of September means it's time to plan for Miss M's annual Halloween lunch & crafty hangout party. We made the invitations last night; thanks to BH&G for the photo inspiration! Macy held a rose haired tarantula in class last year and loved her, so a relative makes an appearance here.

These were easy peasy and cheap! Quarter page invites made and printed at home, glued front to back on black cardstock. Fonts used were LD Count Fontula and Muffaroo. Ornate frame and spider image from the web... he he he. Cost: $0 (with photo paper and two sheets of cardstock on hand). This means $$$ saved for food and craft supplies for the party!

Linking up to Funky Junk Donna's Saturday Night Special

Friday, September 9, 2011

Big Kid Hooded Towels

This spring good ole Grandma Audrey made us four BIG hooded towels for our boat. They are made for big kids (or adults) with a bath towel and hand towel (lots of tutes out there). The burgundy is pretty, was on sale, and does not show sunscreen or snack smudges.

Miss M and her friends LOVE these big towels and how warm they are with the hood. I'm not saying it's cold in Alberta, but September 6th 2010 we were tubing with touques on. That was a bit crazy. Anyway... I wanted to add something to the towels so the kids can always grab their own towel. I've been crocheting for about two years now and wanted to do an edge but the thought of using a tiny steel hook to pierce the towel and worsted weight yarn was a bit daunting. Then I happened upon Shell's crocheted pillowcase edge via Funky Junk Donna's Saturday night special and I knew how I was going to edge the towels! Thank you Shell!

With Miss M back in school and the very best September weather I can remember Mr. Crow's Feet and I hit the lake Wednesday for some crocheting, fishing, and a game of King's Crib (THE best game ever). I used acrylic yarn from my stash and a very simple five double crochets then a single crochet and...

 We tried them out today and the girls LOVED them!

I left one with just a blanket stitch for Miss M's boy cousin and/or friends.

Today was an amazing day on the lake; so calm, so warm, so much fun and now our cozy towels from Grandma have happy hooky edges.

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