Monday, October 31

Tricks & Kits

Tonight's Halloween, so let's get the tricks out of the way.

Trick 1
 Create a 'bone-man' costume from a thrifted unitard.
 Kevin painted the bones on Philip's costume freehand.
Did I ever tell you he was an art major?

Then he sewed gloves for Owen out of craft foam.

It was a trick getting the tension straight on my sewing machine after that!

Yeah, he was feeling pretty good about himself.

Owen decided he was making his own costume this year.
 With a little help from Grand-dad & my glue gun he turned himself into
(unless you are a 6 year old boy you will have no idea who that is)

 Another trick......

Getting these kids to clean out a pumpkin.

I had to brake out the sandwich bags.


Now for the kits.

I taught an Altered Holiday Slipper class last week, so there were kits to be made.

It was a smaller class so I was able to spend more time on each one.
A unique bag to suit the personality of each girl.

A sassy bag for a sassy girl.

My friend Nicki, see the resemblance?

We had a great day.

A little shopping,

a little creating,

& a lot of laughing.

That makes for one fine day!

While I was working on my kits, the kids had their own to make.

17 each.

That's a whole lotta goodie bags!

They also made each one special.

I think they worked way harder then I did!
I can't believe I posted a picture of my filthy floor.
Boy I wish I knew photoshop!

Earlier today I posted a new online tutorial.

They are for sale in my etsy shop.

I also listed some kits, but I think there is only 1 left.

I'm working on more tomorrow.

Since it's Halloween I have a treat for you.....I promise, this is the last post about ballet slippers!

Happy Halloween!


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hey Lisa, Your kids look so creepily cute in their costumes. Hopefully they had lots of fun playing trick or treat and got many treats. Kevin did a great job painting the bones.
The kits are pure beauty and your students look very happy with their lovely creations. It must have been a fun class.
I've not packed away your Christmas tin. It's already hanging in the living room as the first Christmas decoration this year and I LOVE it :-).
Have a great week, sweetie!
Hugs to you,

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh my your kits are pure goodness Lisa they look so great! And so do your kids in their fancy Halloween costumes! Hope y'all had a fun time! Geez how I would love to take a class a with you!
xoxo~ Carola

Ivy and Elephants said...

The kids costumes are wonderful. Great paint job on the bones. The kits you had for your class are absolutely wonderful. It looks like a good time was had by all in the class.


trash talk said...

What do you get when you take three scoops of imagination, one wizard with a paint brush, and a tense sewing machine...cute as the devil little hobgobblers!

Little Leslie said...

Wow Lisa, you guys are so energetic. Everything looks great. I love the kid's treat bags. The lady's kit bags are beautiful too. You are so creative. This is why I read blogs.

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Those bags and slippers are simply divine!

I'll tell ya, it's a sad, sad day when even your HUSBAND is craftier than I am! LOL!!! ;-)


Dorthe said...

Lisa, I`m smiling BIG- they looks wonderful all 3,- what fantastic work, you have all been involved into, I am loving what Philip did--and the beautiful bat-she looks so grown up ,- and Owen did a great job,too.
So they did with all the goodie bags,also- I can see they have learned alot from their clever mother.
And talking about clevernes- Lisa dear, your bags are so very lovely, the "snow fabric" you used looks so fabolous on top of the images- and you are a fantastic teacher to make one for every "pupel". I can see they did great, I`m hoping to find a pair of slippers, soon :)
Thanks for the smiles- and love and hugs,

The Feathered Nest said...

Look at how cute those babies were!!!! I LOVE those wings you made Lily!! And Kevin's painting is amazing ~ that boy is really talented...those kids don't stand a chance, they have artistic genes from both of you! And you know how I feel about those slippers...I never, EVER get tired of seeing photos of them! As soon as I get time, I want to make my own pair with your tutorial ~ they are absolutely magical!! hugs and love, Dawn

June said...

Lisa you know how much I love seeing pictures of darling kids (even in an altered state:-) Your husband rocks!!! Two artistic parents makes for super talented kids!!!!
I remember one year Dale made himself a costume and it was so scary that it scared our kids to death and the baby at the time wouldn't quit screaming even after he took it off and washed his face. It was so funny (I know, I should have thought it was sad, but we are weird that way)
What dirty floor????
hugs from here...

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Lisa,
your kids are just adorable in there wonderful costumes.Hope they got lots of treats.Great job on painting on the bones:) Your kits are to die for and I just wish I could take a class from you.
Have a wonderful week.

Anonymous said...

And a good time was had by all! Including the ones who had their hands in all the pumpkin goo!

Your classes always look like so much fun.

Hugs! Diane

time worn interiors said...

Cute, cute stuff there!
tot said...

I can't wait to make your slippers! What pretty bags, I swear your kits are always as wonderful as your classes. I have my box from your pc class sitting out where I can enjoy it every day.

The kiddos looked adorable for trickin and treaten.

Rhonda said...

Lisa, your "sad" comment about the baggies made me laugh loud. You are funny.

Oh, your kits look so dreamy.

BTW - your floor looks clean to me.

vicki said...

Hi Lisa---- ohhh I'm so scared!! Your babes look adorable in their Halloween costumes! These pictures are just so adorable!

Looks like a wonderful crafting day with the ladies- the altered shoes are so dreamy- love them- love the little star!
Such fun to teach that class- you are pretty amazing!

Barbara Jean said...

Lisa, I LOVE those little ballet slippers.
Came over from Dawn's looking for those little picture button things.
will keep looking.

barbara jean

Cindy said...

You kids are so cute! I wish mine were little again...
Your art is so beautiful, I wish I lived closer!

Charlene said...

OK! Don't tease me about The Art Group!!!! I sooooooooooooooooo miss it don't you? When do you think we could meet??? I'm ready NOW!!!! Looks like a fun class. I'm sad I wasn't there! But, now that Larry's Dad is gone I will have a bit more freedom!!!! Call ME!!! I miss you.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LISA! You are ONE BUSY GAL! The costumes are great! Talent runs deep in that family of yours!

The class sounds like a blast! Dang...wish you lived nearby!


suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Lisa those Halloween costumes on the kids look so spookey to me. We don't get into celebrating Halloween here in Australia!
The kids treat packets look fun and I am sure the talent comes from mum and dad.
Looks like you put so much love and energy into that class. And what beautiful little slippers resulted.
What a talent you are!
Love and hugs,

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