Happy Halloween

31 October 2014

Wishing you all a fun and spooky day !

If you missed my Witches Tea Party pictures earlier on this week, here it is.

Halloween Decor

30 October 2014

If you follow me on Facebook, you already know that I have been sewing for Halloween.
Well, let's put it this way: I recently went to a terrible terrible place, for my wallet that is :) I visited a local fabric store and simply could not resist all the gorgeous Halloween fabrics (on sale !).
I just had to find a cute project to use them and I decided to cover our sofa cushions for Halloween.

This turned out to be the perfect project for me because our lounge did not look right with our everyday cushions. The rest of the Halloween decorations were nice but our sofa did not quite match. Now it looks great and I fully intent to repeat this experience for Christmas because the covers were just so easy to make !

To make my job easier I decided to make simple enveloppe covers. I am sure there are lots of great tutorials out there but I just did my own thing, making sure the two back panels overlap.
For the back, you can choose to use the same fabric than the one for the front or a contrasting one which looks fun for kids cushions.

(Note: on the orange cover, I did not make the overlap big enough so I added a couple of snap buttons to make sure it closes properly. That was a quick and easy fix).

I don't sew much, but I managed to make 6 enveloppe covers in one evening so this is definitely a quick project.

The black bat cushion took a lot longer to make, simply because it takes some time to cut out all those bats ! Thankfully felt is really easy to use.
You might remember it from this post, you can find a tutorial for it here.

I hope this will inspire you to make some pillow covers yourself ! It adds such a nice touch to an interior to have matching and seasonal pillows.

Halloween 2014: A Witches' Tea Party

27 October 2014

The inspiration for this party was a Witches' Tea Party.
Just wondering what a posh Witches' event would look like...!

No cobwebs here ! I wanted a modern look in black and purple with a touch of orange.

I hope you will enjoy the pictures. I love reading your comments so don't hesitate to let me know what you think :)

Thank you so much to Party City for supplying all the partyware and beautiful decorations.

Styling and Baked goods: That Cute Little Cake
Party supplies, candy and decorations: Party City
Printable Banner: Frog Prince Paperie (It's part of the Black Cat Ball printable party)
Something Wicked this way comes Sign: Free Printable from Frog Prince Paperie 
A great big Thank You to my friend Benedicte for the beautiful photos.

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Disclosure: All words and opinions are my completely my own. Items for review were provided by Party City at no cost. No other type of compensation was received for this review.

{Pin of the week} Ghost meringues by Smart School House

26 October 2014

Totally loving these cute treats by Smart School House.
Check out the recipe and tutorial for these Ghost meringues here.
And in case you were wondering what I have been up to for the past few weeks, well come back tomorrow monday to find out ;)

{Craft} Fall Wineglass Markers

16 October 2014

I have a fun tutorial for you today: how to make these beautiful Fall Glass Markers !
Head over to Catch My Party to get all the instructions.

{Pin of the Week} Cute Halloween Printable by Live Laugh Rowe

12 October 2014

How adorable is this (free!) Eat Drink and be Scary printable by Live Laugh Rowe ??
I love it, the monster are the cutest !!!

To download simply visit Live Laugh Rowe here.

{Mermaid Party} Part 2 - Sand Art Activity

3 October 2014

For this girl only party I thought it would be great to have a craft activity, and what best than Sand Art for a Mermaid Party ?

I got all my Sand Art supplies at Oriental Trading, they have a fantastic selection of containers to fill and the Colorful Craft Sand Assortment was just perfect (we had more than enough sand and the colors were really nice and bright).
I ordered the Under The Sea Sand Art Bottles as the main activity since these containers are quite big, and also some small bottles that were quicker to fill (Dolphin key chains, Heart necklaces and Tropical fish necklaces).

Thanks to the online reviews, I was careful to order extra funnels. You definitely need one funnel per child if you want things to go smoothly !!

I was so pleasantly surprised at how well everybody did with filling their bottles ! Even our youngest guest who's only three managed to do it all on her own. I provided spoons for everybody and then with the funnels it was fairly easy to fill the bottles. They were enough colors to choose from so that nobody had to wait long for a color.
It was just the perfect activity for our group of girls !!

The weather was gorgeous that day so we were able to hold this activity outside, however it is definitely something that can be done inside too. I was expecting it to be messier but in fact it was OK! There was hardly any sand on the floor afterwards...
Just plan to cover your table with a plastic disposable cover and when they are finished, simply fold it and dispose of it.

Disclosure: All words and opinions are my completely my own. Items for review were provided by Oriental Trading at no cost. No other type of compensation was received for this review

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