Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Move over Martha Stewart

While taking care of my grandparents in Danville a few weeks ago, I thought it would be a fun idea to surprise my mom and dad with the arrival of autumn for when they came home from sunny Mexico. I called my sisters(-in-law) to see if they wanted to bring their kids over to make pumpkin people (I saw the idea in Martha Stewart's Halloween magazine). Steven and Amy had to pass on the project because their kids were driving them crazy, but Brad and Rachel came with their three kids.

Brad preparing to add the carrot nose to Sammie Lou 2 - or 3 (made for their baby girl who's named after my grandmother, Sammie Lou 1).

Our completed family. The head next to me represents the partial body of Steven and Amy's little girl Lily. Since they weren't there to help, their pumpkin person didn't get a full body (Rachel is making the head in the picture above). Scott and I made the dog.

Cole and Drew were in charge of collecting leaves, twigs, rocks, and flowers to accessorize the pumpkins. I have to admit, our pumpkin family looked just as good as Martha Stewart's, and our dog looked even better.


This is a wreath that I made for Scott's and my front door. I was so sick of our home looking so bland from the outside. I think that the wreath turned out dang good! I was so surprised that I actually made it. Move over Martha Stewart. You've got some competition.

11 comments:

  1. How fun! I wish I'd been there for the pumpkin making party. Your wreath looks great - I'm feeling just a little bit inspired!

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  2. How did you make that wreath? It looks so good! I'm glad I got to see you for a few hours this weekend. I miss sitting in Martha's kitchen (Edgren, not Stewart), eating pies and cookies and laughing because we're tired. So....what did you think? You know what I'm talking about.

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  3. That wreath is GORGEOUS!! Please, post a blog telling how you made it! I want to do it!

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  4. Wow...you are super crafty! Love it!

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  5. Funny and super talented too!

    Sd Perryman

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  6. The wreath you've made looks so awesome! Tell us how you made it. All the decorations looks great!!!

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  7. I have my own blog now. I love the pumpkins. Aspecally the dog. Go to sarah-horsesrule.blogspot.com

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  8. Those pumpkins are frickin' AWESOME (quote from Napoleon Dynamite)

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  9. Time for a new post - I'm getting sick of your pumpkins.

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  10. I love your pumpkins!!!! So cute.

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  11. Beautiful and talented! Not at all fair! tee hee

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