Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Freezer Meal Link Party

Freezer Meals to Save the Day

 Come and share your favorite freezer recipes and freezer tips to get you through the Holidays with less stress. You can include mason jar meals, food storage meals, etc...
Linking Nov. 1-30, 2012

Free Vampire Blood Tag Printable

Great for School or Trick-or-Treaters, just print and tie around a red beverage. My son wanted something different to take to school, when were going to make pumpkin orange cups, but opted for these since it was much cheaper. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

October Cakes

Halloween Cake for PTA Party


This spooky Mummy and Frankenstein was made special for our schools PTA Halloween Party. One white cake and one chocolate with raspberry filling and mint buttercream. 

Star Wars Cupcakes

These fun cupcakes where for a 6 yr olds birthday. They are carrot cupcakes with buttercream frosting.  I also made some simple butterfly and flower cupcakes for the girls at the party. 
Light Sabers
Darth Vader
Princess Leia

Death Star

Halloween Treats...Oh My

Check out these fun Halloween Treats. Make a few to share with friends and neighbors. If you want to boo your neighbors use this cute free printable at The Tomkat Studio.

Witches Fingers

These delicious chocolate covered pretzels are extra creepy. She dipped the pretzel rods in the green chocolate and added a sliced almond fingernail. She used a toothpick to add the knuckles. Check out some of her other creepy treats and food at Deep in the Heart of Arkansas

Skeleton Stack

Start with a thick brownie covered in ganache. Then dip you pretzels in white chocolate, once the chocolate is dry stick them and use a sucker or short bamboo stick to hold them upright. Finish it with a Marshmallow with a fun face (edible markers). Check out a ton of party ideas at Wants and Wishes.

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

These fun Frankenpops are a marshmallow on a stick dipped in melted green chocolate, allow to cool at least 10 min. in the fridge. Next dip the tops in melted mint chocolate to form the hair, allow to cool again. Next draw on the face, scars, and bolts with gel icing, she used Wilton's Glittery Gel. Super cute and easy! Check out Craft-O-Maniac for the full tutorial. 

Nutterbutter Chocolate Ghosts

Dip Nutterbutters in melted white chocolate, add mini chocolate chips for eyes, and then cool on wax paper.   Check out the full blog at When the Dinner Bell Rings.

"Hoot" Cupcakes

These cupcakes are a hoot. Frost with chocolate frosting and add a little extra at the top for ears. Split 2 Oreo cookies for the eyes and add 2 M&M's for the pupils. Add an orange M&M for the beak.  Check out All Things Simple for more Halloween ideas and some green slime. 

Eyeball Donuts

Eyeball Donuts Halloween Treats Cookie Recipe
These fun donut holes are dipped in melted white chocolate, cooled on wax paper. Next melt some green or blue chocolate in a bag, snip off the corner and draw a circle on the top. Push a chocolate chip upside down to make the pupil. When all the chocolate has dried use red piping gel to draw the bloodshot lines. There are more Halloween Cookie ideas at Divine Dinner Party

So I Married an Ax Murderer Cupcakes

so I married an ax murderer cupcakes
1 Cup of Sugar
6 Tablespoons of water
¼ cup light corn syrup
½ teaspoon red food coloring
In a small saucepan bring the sugar, water and corn syrup to a boil. Add the food coloring and reduce to a simmer. Stir on and off for 20 minutes. To check if your candy is ready drop some of the liquid into room temp water, if it holds its shape you’re good to go.
Drop the candy coating on wax paper to form the blood spill and add a hatchet topper . Really simple with a huge impact. To see the full tutorial make sure you visit One Charming Party

Thursday, October 25, 2012

2012 Halloween Costumes

Ariel and the Ninja

My kids decided what they wanted to be this year and it was not what I wanted to make, but after the costumes are made I am really excited for Halloween to come. 

My little Paige made up her mind clear as day that she was going to be Ariel for Halloween. I thought with her being 2 I could convince her to choose something easier to sew, but alas my attempts failed. So I searched for a pattern to make an Ariel outfit, but nothing looked good so for the first time I made my own pattern! I was very nervous and excited about this. I think it turned out cute though and I will be selling them in my ETSY shop soon. 

Costume Day at Dance

I made it warm so that she can just wear a shirt under and hopefully not have to cover it with a coat. I used good fabrics so that it can go into the dress-up box and get years of use, after-all what good is a costume if it doesn't get played with. 

Tried to get a picture of the back, but the little German Dancer girl wanted Paige's crown. 

We purchased the Wig and crown in a packaged deal at, they are out of stock right now and we only paid $12. It comes with shoes and a wand too, but we will save those for her dress-up box.  It was a great purchase to finish off this cute costume. 

My sons was rather easy he found this mask at Walmart and he wanted it, we figured a ninja would be just right for it. Since the mask is black and blue that is the color scheme we went with.

I used McCalls pattern M6184 which is very easy to sew. We wanted a more ninja look instead of just karate, so I made a pattern for the vest and found the Chinese word for piece to sew on the front. I made it a little big so that he can wear warm clothing under, especially with it already snowing this year. It is easy for him to put on and will go into our dress-up box for years of play. His dad got him some nunchucks, throwing stars, and swords to go along with it.  

We have two very happy kids just waiting for Halloween. 

Did you sew your costume this year? 

Join our link party through the end of this Nov. 12, 2012 and share your costumes!

Homemade Halloween Costumes '12 Link Party!

Welcome to my link party for homemade costumes! After sewing my kid's costumes I wanted to what other have done to make it a spooktacular Halloween. I hope we can get inspired with lots of ideas and tutorials. Share your ideas till Nov. 12, 2012

30 Sew-Made Holiday Ideas

Its finally here get your machines out and get busy

Over the 30 Days in November I will share ideas to sew the perfect Christmas gifts and decor. Giving you a month to dream, plan, and sew your way into a frenzy.