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halloween candy

We are doing our part of being young homeowners by planning on staying home on Halloween, and being available to hand out candy to the little ones. I feel like its our duty. Without us and grandparents, there would be no one at the doorbells to provide the treats.

The side effect of this is all the chocolate we bought, and how to not eat it all beforehand. I think that is the trick portion of the holiday.pumpkin pattern

Also been up to some sewing treats. I have such a hard time keeping surprises.

cat bat

The cat bat pattern is my favorite in the pumpkin carving book. I carved it last year, and the year before, and I’ll probably use it again this year. Because I like it, and its fun to say cat bat.

Since it might be too early to carve a pumpkin yet, I made a fleece version of cat bat to grace our table for the season. And also scare all intruders.cat bat2

Cat bat is a very simple little creation, so I made up a (very basic) pattern you can find here. Make your own!!! You can add a little face, or fangs, or fancy wing designs. I added a tail to mine. Because he is a cat, who is also a bat. Not the other way around. Possible cat bat configurations are endless.cat bat

So spooky….oooOOOOOoooooOOOOOoooocat bat 3

And if you are looking for more Halloween stuffed animals, be sure to take a look at some new additions in my shop!

costume season

This orange guy was a special order through the shop. He happens to be a very seasonal color, but also, apparently, he is desperately needed to complete a Halloween costume requiring an orange raccoon. orange raccoon

From the clues available, I assume the end result will be something a little like this. I guess my raccoon does make an ok stand in.

lalaloopsy orange raccoon

pumpkin seeds: two ways

We decided to toast up some pumpkin seeds the other day as a snack.

The first kind we made was sweet and spicy from this recipe here. We left out the extra sugar at the end, and just sprinkled them with a little salt, and scout’s honor, they tasted just like kettle corn. It was like pumpkin seed crack.

The second kind was just the classic: little oil, salt, and pepper. Simple goodness.

Naked seeds get some sugar or salt clothes.

Thanksgiving means more pumpkins, and that means more pumpkin seeds that will need to be eaten. Oh darn.