I don’t want to speak too soon but I think things are finally settling down here in the Hedderick home. Why am I feeling like I said that in my last blog post??? The past few months have been extremely stressful to say the least. I will blog more about that soon! I made some changes and have a brand new organization system to keep me on track. Keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to get back to blogging on a regular basis.
This past week I was busy working on some treat bags for Emily’s class Halloween party. I tried to keep them simple, but it still turned into a VERY LONG labor of love. I hope the kiddos like them-
All thirty would not fit in the photo! I went with two different designs because I knew that I would have gotten ridiculously bored putting 30 of the same things together. Yup, I get bored VERY easily. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate twine. Yes I said it I HATE twine. I can never get it right, it twist, turns, curls! The twine tying wound up taking the longest thing to do, and by the time I would finish five or so my neck and upper back were burning… from leaning over I guess?? Does anyone else have these problems with twine? Stuffing those little suckers turned into a bit of a problem. See that fancy shmansy shredded paper in the photo…well that shredded paper—cause that is what it is right, just shredded paper, is 3.99 for a small bag. I purchased 4 bags figuring that would be enough. Nope, not even close. You need a lot of this stuff in order to to keep all the goodies sitting nicely on top, otherwise it drops down and kinda defeats the purpose of looking all cute and pretty. So back to the store I went and purchased two more bags of the shredded paper and some tissue paper. Problem solved! I stuffed half the bag with the tissue paper and then filled the rest with the shredded paper. I did try stuffing the entire bag with just the tissue paper and it didn’t work for me because the treats would not sit right. So I would recommend if you have a big project like this, and you want to save yourself some MONEY, try the tissue paper/shredded paper method.
Celebrate It Paper Sacks
K&Company Halloween Specialty Pad-Tim Coffey
Ghost and Spider from Silhouette Store
Sentiment: PK-631 Halloween Minis
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Twine, Candii
Glad to see that you are still here! Well, I really can’t see you all, but I am just hopeful that you are still with me. Just a few more things, promise. I am hosting a Fall blog hop on November
The hop will start right here and follow with lots of fall/thanksgiving projects and blog candy from some totally talented craft stars:)