Another positively radiant Monday. The sun is shining through my neighbors maple tree making it come alive in orange and yellow. Despite the summer from h#ll, we are having a near perfect autumn. Please let that be true on Saturday as we host the Marvelous Miss C's third birthday party out doors. Can you believe she is already 3?
On with the random craftiness:
*On Saturday Miss Thing will celebrate a Halloween themed birthday with around 40 of her closest friends and relatives here in our jumbo sized yard. We originally were going to keep things simple, but ya know I have a hard time with that. There will be a jumpy castle and all the little people will come in costume. I wish I had thought far enough ahead to have a photo booth/area. Maybe it's not too late. Anyway, the cake suggested was this one:
which is awesome, but I thought, "you know what would be more awesome? 48 little cupcakes topped with a little ghost all sitting on the word BOO!" I know. You don't even have to say it. It's a little insane, but I have all day Friday free. Over the weekend Amazing Husband cut the word BOO from cardboard and then spray painted it all black and glittery.
I'm going to cover the table with a black table cloth and then a layer of that cob webby stuff with little plastic spiders and the BOO will be on top. I'm pretty excited. Right now the weather is looking a little chilly, but doable. There will also be a bonfire. It's gonna be great! (Please let it be great.)
* One day as I was browsing Pinterest I saw a picture of a canning jar covered in mod podged leaves. You know I can't say no to a good mod podge craft so I gathered some leaves and had at it.
I had left over salsa jars which really worked well. Overall I give this one a 5 out of 10. Even after having pressed an dried the leaves they were really hard to get to conform to the shape of the glass. See that oak leaf tip on the left Could not make that thing lay flat.
So while I was down in the work room with a jar to spare and the mod podge still at the ready I grabbed a napkin and adhered that to the jar.
*The back zip baby sweater is complete.
Last night I cast on for the Leafy baby blanket.
You can just see one little leaf beginning to form. This is a really fun knit and I think it's possibile that I'll have it done by the baby shower on Nov 10th. Hmmm....or not. The yarn is Cascade 220 superwash and it's soft and nice to work with.
This is going to be a long week for me. We are a one car family and for the most part that works out fine. This week AH will be working ALL day M-W-F in Vernon Hills and won't be home until 10 or so in the evening. There really isn't anything that I need a car for, but knowing that I will be trapped at home for those days is unsettling. Lots of time to knit. :-)