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Monday, September 19, 2011

25-35% off Sale on Everything in my Shop

Everything in my Artfire store is 25% off! Check out the huge discounts and savings on all sorts of items including Halloween  hair accessories, jewelry, floral arrangements, my little pony, home decor, baby bows, and nerd apparel. 

Its a great way to get some holiday gift shopping out of the way early! Sale ends Friday.
If you would like another 10% off for a total of 35% in savings like my facebook fan page and comment on the post with Super Sale as Title. If you already have liked my page you can still receive a 10% off coupon by commenting on the post with Super Sale in the title. 

Halloween Candy and Trick or Treat Alternative Ideas and Party Favors

So I have been gearing up for Halloween hardcore lately. And i made some coloring books and mini trick or treat notepads. This gets me to thinking about trick or treat candy alternatives that kids will love so heres an article I wrote about it and some pics of  my own Trick or Treat alternative party favors. These favors are gonna make some kids in my neighborhood pretty happy I bet.

30 Mini Notebook Coloring Book Journal Halloween Party Favor Notepad

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I Love Halloween Coloring Book Party Favor Gift Mini Monsters

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Halloween sometimes seems like it is all about the candy, but this is not what Halloween is suppose to be about. Halloween is about dressing up and having fun. It is also about being creepy and honoring ghosts and scary movies. Sorting through candy is not always fun for parents either and many kids have food allergies that do not allow them to eat a lot of the candy they receive, and many kids are excited to get something different in their bags. Although many people resort to giving away candy on Halloween there are many other things that you can give away as well. `
The local dollar store can be the best place to find many treats that children can enjoy instead of candy, and local arts and craft stores usually have sales where you can by multiple items for really cheap. These stores are great for many different items for both boys and girls.
Art supplies are always welcomed by children. Clay, chalk, and mini note pads are fun for kids and they will not rot their teeth. Crayons, finger paints, and stickers are also a lot of fun for kid, and children will get a lot more use out of these items than they will a sugar filled treat.
Tiny toys are also good treats for kids on Halloween, and they can be bought in bulk at many places. Jacks, playing cards, and jump ropes are inexpensive and productive prizes for kids. Bouncy balls, tops, little toy soldiers, and mini baby dolls will also intrigue and delight children when they find them in their candy bags.
Books also make a great treat that parents will be excited to see in their child's bag. You can buy multiple puzzle and crossword books for inexpensive. Picture books for children, and handmade coloring are also a perfect treat. You can make your own coloring books by printing free coloring sheets of the internet and stapling them together; if you like you can also buy a big box of crayons and give a few crayons wrapped in ribbon to each kid with his coloring book.
Dress-up accessories can be purchased cheaply at local party and dollar stores, and these items provide children with hours of fun. Eye patches, badges, swords, jewelry, wands, and crowns are all inexpensive, and most of them can be made easily at home.
Another great alternative to giving candy on Halloween is giving away musical toys and noise makers. Whistles and kazoos are fun for children. Tambourines and bells will also supply hours of fun for kids; harmonicas will delight children of all ages, and these treats will teach kids to be creative.
There are many treats that you can purchase inexpensively for children this Halloween; so this year, instead of giving away candy, give away creativity!

check out my facebook fan page for more fun Halloween ideas and handmade items! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Unicorn Horns, Devil Horns, and Dragon Horns for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, WooHoo! Its one of my favorite holidays, and I have been making some horns just for the big day. Polymer clay is a wonderful medium to work with, and a little creativity and clay can go along way. Here are some Halloween horns I made recently to get you in the mood for dress up.

Devil Horns are popular, and they are great for kids and adults. These horns are a marbled gold and metallic burgandy clay. They could also work as horns for a demon, troll, or other evil creature.

Unicorn Horns are also really popular. I never would have thought that I wasn't one of the only people who considered dressing like a unicorn for Halloween. Unicorn horns are a lot of fun to make, and at first I thought I was making them too small, but I think I would rather have a smaller unicorn horn so I don't poke someone's eye out.

Blue Unicorn Horn Costume Wig My Little Pony DJ Pon3 Rarity Cosplay

Dragon Horns are another popular item for Halloween, and I would love to see some great dragon costumes. Here are some dragon style horns for your Halloween pleasure.

Blue Dragon Horns

Green Dragon or Devil Costume Horns

If you guys have any horny pictures or fun Halloween costume ideas please post some pics for us all to share!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

5 Fun and Easy Fall Themed Crafts for Adults

1. Pumpkins Centerpieces
Fall is a great time of year for decorating your home with nature items. The autumn leaf change provides vibrant colors in all sorts of variations of red, orange, yellow, brown, and green. Acorns and pinecones are in abundance, and pumpkins, squashes, and gourds are showing themselves in the garden and grocery store. Using these items to create easy fall themed centerpieces is a great  home decor craft for adults.

2. Fall Themed Fabric Flower Bouquets

Creating fabric bouquets from felt requires only needle, thread, wire, scissors, and creativity. This fall home decor project is a great way for adults to create flowers that will last them for years to come.


Dried apple crafts are an obvious fall project. Apples are plentiful in the fall, and taking a country drive to see the fall foliage and pick apples is as American as well, apple pie. There are many craft projects using dried apples. Check out this article  to learn how to make a dried apple centerpiece.

4. Scarves and Hats

Fall brings the chill of winter, and the cool autumn nights will be even better with handmade scarves and hats. Whether you are crocheting, sewing, or braiding a scarf or hat for the autumn tempetatures; this is a great fall themed craft for adults.

5. Nature Wreath

During autumn we gather, and this is an appropriate time to make a beautiful fall wreath. There are so many items available; it would be silly to pass up on this fall themed craft. Use vines and branches for a base, and add acorns, pine cones, and dried berries or nuts to decorate the wreath, and don;t for get to add colorful fall leaves. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Giveaway Help Me Reach 25 Likes! You Choose Any Item in my Shop Under $9.00

Hello everyone!  I am just getting started, and I love giveaways! So to enter simply go to my facebook fan page and like it! Then post a comment in the thread where you see the felt sunflower and title Giveaway Contest.

One winner will be chosen after 5pm Est Monday, September 5, using true random number generator, and The lucky guy or gal can choose any one item under $9 in my shop!!! 

Hope to see you soon!!! 

Making Felt and Fabric Flowers

Ok so I dropped the ball with the back to school stuff. My mom had surgery and that consumed a lot of time; then I had to fix my car, and I also have to get ready to go back to lunch lady land.

On a lighter note I have been listing a lot to my Etsy site and my Artfire site so check em out. I am working with fabric and felt. Here are some pictures of new items I will be listing shortly.

Making fabric and felt flowers can seem a little intimidating but it is very easy in a lot of ways. You can make simple felt flowers by cutting out flower shapes and layering them on top of each other. Use wire and buttons to hold all the flower layers together, and this can be done fairly quickly.

I will be posting more detailed instructions on creating felt flowers on my associated content, and here, and i also have a large variety of flowers in my shop for sale if you would like to check em out. You can get some ideas on all the varieties of styles you can use, or you can buy some if you are so inclined.