Treats, treats and more treats!

I don’t know about you but I don’t mind life being busy and hectic when it is all fun stuff. As my day job demands I work hard I think it’s OK to play hard too, don’t you? So yesterday I had a fun day off meeting up with my old work colleague and, as hoped, I managed to squeeze in a much yearned for pumpkin spice latte (skinny, but with whipped cream on top!) AND some pumpkin spice loaf. Morning coffee was followed by us ladies lunching – bubble and squeak, black pudding, poached egg and hollandaise sauce – oh my!

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Today I am meeting up with another friend who I haven’t seen since before the summer (and we both live in the same city!) and our first port of call is for a cocktail. As well as a chance for us both to catch up I am also taking these Halloween treat jars for her two children:

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These were made in the exact same way as my earlier Halloween countdown jars except that I added a different label to the front of the jar.

I have also been busy making some little Halloween goodies for my nephews, Freddie and Henry, to put in their parcels. First up are these little altered notebooks.

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I bought a bunch of very cheap notepads from Ebay and added a piece of chipboard to the back to make them more sturdy. Then I covered front and back with some of Graphic 45s Happy Haunting papers that I have been hoarding for the past two years and some washi tape.

On the front I added a little plastic skull.

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Then on the back, some googly eyes.

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I also covered a couple of pens with some Halloween washi tape.

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My second homemade treat are these cute little pet ghosts:

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I got the idea from Etsy and decided I could make my own and I just love how they turned out. In fact, it was very difficult to part with them! Luckily I made a couple of spare ghosts so may just make one for myself. Ghosts are for life, not just for Halloween – right?!

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The ghosts are made from paper clay, so nice and light, and I twisted some lightweight wire to make a hanging loop and inserted this before leaving to dry overnight. The facial features were added using Promarkers. Then I used some clear thread to suspend the ghosts from the lid of the vial.

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The labels were printed out on my computer and I added my favourite Halloween bakers twine around the cork to complete the look. Here is there stash all set to post:

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And a close up of their personalised labels, made using Stampotique’s Frankie stamp.

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Royal Mail did a sterling job in delivering the parcels safely and in less than 24 hours. Freddie and Henry are already enjoying the contents – check them out sporting their flashing light teeth.

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Once I had prepared my post for today I realised that I had also planned to make notebooks for Matilda and Ted, so quickly whipped up a couple more of those too using Stampotique’s Corie and Frankie stamps.

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So that’s todays treats. Tomorrow I have the best treat of all – youngest Beez is coming home for Sunday lunch!

Thanks for buzzing by and here’s hoping you get to enjoy some treats too.

 


Comments

Treats, treats and more treats! — 12 Comments

  1. Fabulous ideas Lisette, loved all of them, those notebooks are so cute, and those jarred ghost, lol, that’s hilarious! And of course Stampotique needs to top it all, no doubt about! Have great lunch tomorrow, enjoy the precious time with your youngest Beeezzz! 🙂

  2. Wow, where to begin, you have made so many frightfully fun pieces in this post, not sure how you find the time. The pet ghosts and the notebooks with googly eyes have to be my favorites! ~Diane

    • Thanks Diane – I realise the googly eyes may not make them the easiest notebooks to write on, but fun over functionality right?!

  3. I love what you did! So many cute ideas. I always love ads of paper, who cant use that? Specially ones hand made for you. Even better! But I really adore the pet ghosts! will have to show my daughter she will love them! You always amaze me!

    • Thank you Ros. My boys had those teeth and I’m thrilled to be able to now share them (new ones obviously!) with my nephews. I wish I had more time to make more projects with that little witch stamps, she is gorgeous!

  4. It is very odd because I remember commenting on this post and how amazing all of you Halloween treats are, they are all totally brilliant but I have to say that I love the little ghosts and I wondered whether you made your old paper clay? However, I must have left the blog without saving, ho hum!

    I love the papers you have used and the wonderful googly eyes.

    Dionne xx

    ….remember to save!

    • Thank you. I am far too lazy to make my own paper clay!! This was Martha Stewart that I got as part of a set from C & C As I am also a bit mean about using it I made a few other things whilst I was about it. xx

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