Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Glittering Skulls!

Hi all.
I have been working on Halloween skulls. They seem to be very popular this year.
The fun is in the details. I love making them look really cute, and not too scary.
They are flying out of my studio. If you have been wondering where I am lately, I'm in Halloween Central under a big pile of glitter.
Hope you are all having a good week. The weather is a little cooler now. Some of you may know we broke all records on Monday with the highest temps ever recorded in Los Angeles/Southern California.
I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of September already. Crazy!!
Halloween is really on it's way.
Chat again soon.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Baby Jake's First Birthday or Pumpkin Extravaganza

Hi all, hope you had a nice weekend.
We had baby Jake's first birthday party. It was a big hit except for the blazing hot weather, which always seems to happen when this family throws a party. Jake had a good time, and wasn't too overwhelmed with all of the people being there. He loved his cake!!!
My daughter and I worked very hard to make this a fun, and over the top party.
The party was held in my daughter's backyard, and it was a group effort to get that pumpkin patch put together. My husband put all of those hay bales in place for us so that we could get the pumpkin patch together the day before the party.
All of the little ones who attended Jake's party didn't really mind the heat. They just enjoyed the party and the pumpkin patch.
We have already started discussing ideas for Jake's second birthday. I know, we are crazy, but it's a lot of fun.
Have a great week!!
Chat again soon.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Jean!!

Hi all!
I just want to send these flowers out to my friend Jean.
Happy Birthday!!!!
Have a wonderful day and weekend!!! Enjoy whatever you do.
That goes for everyone out there in blogland!
Getting ready for baby Jake's big birthday bash tomorrow!!!
I will post pictures on Monday of his pumpkin patch extravaganza.
Gotta go and help set up the pumpkin patch and decorations.
Chat on Monday!!
Happy Weekend!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Creating Halloween

Hi all, and Happy almost the weekend!
I have had a lot of requests to show my Halloween decorations this week. These are just some of them. They are going to a new shop tomorrow. If you ever see anything you would want, don't hesitate to email me with the request. I can make it special just for you.
The skulls are hand glittered by me, and all of the details are what takes up the time. I am really into the details, and I'm sure the photos don't show every little thing. I also made some pink masks and skulls for the cupcake shop. Not your normal Halloween colors. I don't use much orange either, a lot of people like the creams, grays, blacks and whites. I had to sneak in a few orange things here and there.
I had so much making the little hats for the skulls. It's a lot of gluing, folding and glittering. My studio is a mess, and looks like Halloween exploded in there. Just a few more things and I will be ready for deliveries tomorrow.
I hope you have a fun weekend planned. We are going to the pumpkin farm to pick out pumpkins for baby Jake's first birthday party happening a week from Saturday. His actual birthday is this coming Tuesday the first day of Fall. Hard to believe a year has gone by that quickly. He is so cute, and has such a fun personality. If you want to see new photos of Jake, please click on Baby Balice Blog on my sidebar.
Back to the pumpkins, my daughter has planned quite an extravaganza for Jake's first birthday. You will see on her blog the cute invitation that she made. ( I think some of me is rubbing off on her) I have made a lot of decorations for the party. I will photograph it all for you to see next weekend.
Whatever your plans are for the weekend, enjoy!
Chat again soon.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Writing On The Chalkboard

Hi all!
I haven't been blogging or visiting much lately because I have been under a giant pile of glitter. Working on Halloween non stop. I have some big orders to fill, and I'm trying to get it all done by Friday.
I just wanted to show you this amazing chalkboard I recently found on one of my Saturday morning garage sale expiditions with my daughter Amanda. We go out nearly every Saturday in search of treasure. Sometimes we find it and sometimes not, but this time it was this giant chalkboard. It was already framed in this lovely shade of gray. Amanda kind of coaxed me into getting it, because I thought it was so big, where would it go? Well this is it's new home, and it's fun to write on such a big space. My little statue holds my eraser for me, and I have to vaccuum up chalk dust, but that's OK with me. I have a few smaller chalkboards around the house, but nothing as fun as this one.
Oh yeah, I know you girls love to know the garage sale prices, this was $20. I think that was a great deal considering it is so large and the lady had paid a lot more at a fufu shop.
It's back to glittering, so I will chat with you again soon.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Just A Hint Of Fall

Hi all.
Hope you had a nice holiday weekend.
Busy as usual here. I started pulling out some fall things yesterday, and decided to do just a tiny bit of decorating. I don't want to go too crazy yet. I have so much Halloween decorating to do in the coming weeks, that I thought I would put out just a hint of Fall. It's a dark gloomy day here, so it's a perfect prelude to Fall. I know Fall doesn't officially start yet, but it's started for me.
I'm in my studio today working on some Halloween crowns, masks, and skulls. All glittery and pretty, not too scary.
I keep thinking that today is Monday, but it's already Tuesday which puts me behind schedule for the week.
I had better get back to work.
Have a great week!
Chat again soon.