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!
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:
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.
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.
Then on the back, some googly eyes.
I also covered a couple of pens with some Halloween washi tape.
My second homemade treat are these cute little pet ghosts:
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?!
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.
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:
And a close up of their personalised labels, made using Stampotique’s Frankie stamp.
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.
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.
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.