Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dia de Los Muertos Potholders

Dia de Los Muertos is a very well celebrated holiday in our house. Each year I like to add something new to our ever growing collection of decorations. I found this really great pattern for a crocheted skull at Crochet Yourself Happy !!!  I added some leaves and flowers and made potholders.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Very Dear Friend Turns 40

Julie, my life-long friend, is turning 40 this Monday. We meet in grade school and have been very close friends ever since. She now lives in Montana and I could not get there to celebrate with her. So to honor the day of her birth I put together a box of goodies.

No birthday is complete without a crown for the birthday girl. This started out as a cheap ($1) paper crown. After glitter, paint, paper, glue and a few gems this is what I created.

I made this bunting out of left over fabric.

Julie is a fan of owls so I made her this purse out of Japanese fabric.

And for a little touch of retro she got this owl apron. The pattern is the same one I used to make my Dia de los Muertos apron. She will look very "professional" while she is baking cookies for her family.

I hope her special day is filled with much merry making and joy.