Working Hard, Having Fun

My life in the last four years or so has been all about taking myself out of my comfort zone.  It started with beginning my own business teaching kids to knit and quickly expanded into having my own studio where I teach sewing (on machines and by hand), weaving, knitting, crochet and jewelry making.  Four years ago was when Let’s Go Crafting was born.  It quickly expanded into hosting birthday parties and Girl Scout Workshops – it is so much fun to see how excited these students are with their new found skills and their finished projects!

Now I have taken myself further out of my comfort zone and have purchased space in the Mistletoe Madness craft fair.  You see, I also make beaded eggs.


Each of these eggs was laid by our hens (before beading of course!!).  Our hens are hand fed by our kids and let to roam free.

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Pumpkins with Succulents

Sometimes when I am tired, I peruse the deep void of Pinterest.  Don’t get me wrong, I totally LOVE Pinterest.  You can find ideas for anything there; however, once on Pinterest, one seems to enter a void where all time as we know it ceases to exist.  Hours fly by seemingly in the blink of an eye.  I was in the midst one of these Pinterest inducing time warps when I came across an idea to glue succulents to the top of pumpkins.  I thought, “Why Not!” and immediately went out to gather supplies.

Me and my buddy putting one together.

Me and my buddy putting one together.

The 10 year old wanted to help.

Firste one complete.

First one complete.

Our first one completed.   Not too shabby.  So…by the time the pumpkin starts to rot, the succulents should be rooted into the top.  Then I will cut the top off and plant it.  Full on succulent garden!

OOOPS!!  I can't stop making these.

OOOPS!! I can’t stop making these.

Of course we couldn’t stop at just one.

Poor Kate!

Poor Kate!

Just look at what our poor puppy has to put up with!

Halloween!

I simply love Halloween!

Halloween Cake!

Halloween Cake!

I LOVE baking!

Ooops!! There will be more of us!

Ooops!! There will be more of us!

Having fun carving pumpkins.

Having fun carving pumpkins.

I love carving pumpkins!

Be careful!

Be careful!

Very creepy.

Very creepy.

Always a 3D creation!

Always a 3D creation!

Sister Love.

Sister Love.

Superman

Superman

Batman.

Batman.

Flash.

Flash.

My company logo!

My company logo!

I decided to make one for my company logo: Let’s Go Crafting

All of them together.

All of them together.

Some of them all lit up.  Aren't they cute?!

Some of them all lit up. Aren’t they cute?!

We had such a great time!  Trick-or-treating followed by wine in front of our fire pit with friends.  Nothing better than that.