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*Sorry for the lack of posting the last two weeks! I moved to a new server and that took a few days to get all the glitches out. Then I was locked out of WordPress and couldn’t update anything. Finally back on track! Hopefully you find the website a little faster now. -Ashley
I usually buy pumpkins that we can use year after year. Sometimes we end up with a fresh one too. Here is a selection from Michaels this year:
To carve the foam pumpkin it’s helpful to have a heated craft knife. It cuts it like a knife through butter:
First I cut the lid off:
For this pumpkin I decided to go with our house numbers since we don’t have an illuminated sign at night. I printed out some numbers onto regular paper (just using Powerpoint). [Read more...]
Planning for Halloween at the last minute? These Halloween Trick or Treat graphics are great for trick or treat totes, favor bags and even t-shirts. The free printable is available for download at the end of the post! So many ways to use them: [Read more...]
Over the next several weeks you will see guest posts popping up here and there from some of our friends in the blogging community. They have generously donated their time to write a post for the Lil Blue Boo blog as Ashley goes through chemotherapy. We are incredibly grateful to these wonderful people, and we are excited to share their posts with you. We gave them a subject to write about: how do you find joy in blogging or crafting? They were welcome to interpret that however they wanted. Enjoy!
Please welcome Jill from Homemade by Jill.
First, hurray for Ashley! Your good news post brought tears to my eyes yesterday. I’m so glad that your chemotherapy is working!
I was asked to share a little bit about how I find joy in blogging. For me, the joy comes from the sharing. Have you noticed how generous craft bloggers tend to be with sharing project ideas and tutorials? I find it really inspiring, and it makes me want to create more to share. Whenever blogging starts to feel like a chore, I’ll get an email from a reader sending me a link or photo of something they have made from one of my tutorials, and it makes all the late nights at the computer feel worth it.
Ashley is no exception. She shares her talent with all of us through her beautiful patterns and tutorials. She helped me tackle my fear of knits! Even more so, she inspires us all with her positive attitude and zest for life. Honestly, I don’t know how she does it all. I think of her as wonder woman! Which brings me to my project…
This year, I made my daughter, Ruby’s, Halloween costume using Lil Blue Boo patterns and tutorials. The top portion of her dress was drafted from the Sienna Dress Pattern, and I attached a Cascading Ruffle Skirt to the bottom. With just a few faux leather gold accents, she made a very adorable Wonder Woman!
Are you planning a Halloween party this year? Check out this Ultimate Halloween Party Planning Guide I put together for Babble:
Another Citrasolv project! Using an wood board, some old book pages and a photocopy Boo and I made an easy distressed Halloween “Trick or Treat” sign to add to our decor. I’ve attached my PDF template that you can print off at the bottom if you like….the image is already reversed and ready for transfer!
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