I wanted to make pretty potato stamp "art" but I only had a sweet potato and it was really hard to cut flat so my stamps had warbly bits and then I also can't make straight lines and I really need to start working and not have crafts be the only thing I do all week.
I am pleased with the ombre. Thank you pinterest, for making me obsessed with ombre.
Supposedly if you draw with sharpie on porcelain then bake it, it'll become permanent. In my experience, this is false. However, any accidental bits of shmutz that got on the plate will stay on long after you've stopped scrubbing away the sharpie.
But as long as they don't need to be washed, they make nice jewellery or key holders, or a fancy ash tray if this was the 1950's and people still smoked inside.
In any case, this is a great craft to do in a non-ventilated room while watching the Katy Perry documentary. Such a great film. What a nice girl. What a smokin' hot ex-husband. (Real talk: I think he's unbearably attractive. And that's not just the sharpie talking.)
I started by collecting chestnuts and little apples from the trees in front of our building. I gave harsh eyes to the crazy man feeding the rat birds (pigeons) and stuffed them in my purse like a crazy woman. Zero irony here.
Cut to: googly eyes on sale at junk store in Chinatown. We (mostly not me) glued them on everything, alternating sizes and placement, so each one had its own little personality. Sew coot!
Then we took crumpled paper bags (that previously held scones from the farmers market outside my window, because apparently I live in Stars Hollow) and glued them onto empty tin cans. Insert candle: instant mood lighting!
Add miniature gourds, candlesticks and mason jars for that farmhouse, shabby chic look.
Perogies, with traditional Ukrainian family recipe involving Cheeze Whiz.
Hot ham water...
Our turkey, Fredrick, mid carnage.
Everything, all on one plate.
The gang's all here!
Old friends, travelling all the way from Alberta, Montreal and Wisconsin, plus old friends who now live in Toronto and new friends. So many friendssssssss! So happy everyone came came and indulged my love of hosting slash micromanaging dinner.
Then the traditional, post-dinner Mean Girls viewing...
...with a pie intermission. The best kind of intermission.
So happy! What a kick off to fall and holiday season! Can't wait for Halloween now!
On my way out of a job interview, after working for a half hour "test period." (about another girl, not me) "Well, she wears mascara and some lip gloss, but I just think she could use some more colour on her face, so we'll give her another week or so to see." What a waste of my lady suit.