My Halloween Movie List

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I love Halloween it's my favorite time of the year the weather is cold and cozy and everything is slightly spookier. Its the one time of year that my absolute favorite movies are playing and I can relax and watch them all I want. Since it is Halloween today I felt the need to share with everyone my list of favorite Halloween movies

Trick 'r Treat

Evil Dead (1981 version)

Jeepers Creepers

House of 1000 Corpses

Corpse Bride

The Adams Family

Halloween Town

The Craft

Don't Look Under the Bed

Casper

The Labyrinth

The Hole

Ghost Ship

Thirteen Ghosts

Orphan

Feardotcom

Suicide Room

Hocus Pocus

Practical Magic

Twitches

Cabin in the Woods

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Puppet Master

 Dead Silence

Evil Bong


this is in no way a full list I didn't want to make this list to long but I do plan on talking about more of my all-time movie favorites at a later date.

thrift store find

I visited a local thrift store in my area and I was lucky enough that they had a bunch of old cross stitch kits in for 50 cents each. I picked this one up to work on as a gift for my mom for Christmas I'm slightly upset now that I didn't grab the other kits while I was there but I plan on swinging by again soon and I hope a few of them are still available for me to pick up.

Repurposing Old Candle Jars

i love candles they smell beautiful and make a house feel cozy i always hate throwing the glass jar away when im done with them because i know i can do something with them so i finally decided to follow through and turn this candle into a lovely cotton ball holder for my bathroom

i first put the candle in a pot on the stove on a very low setting so it can melt the wax i heard of other people putting theirs in the microwave but i felt more comfortable doing this




After dumping out the melted wax (careful its hot!) i wiped the inside down with paper towels trying to get all of the left over wax out.

peeling off the sticker washing the inside out scrubbing the bottom sticker off with a sponge i was lucky enough to not have any sticker residue when peeling off the sticker.
all finished! doesn't it look adorable on the sink waiting to be used. This was easy to do and in the end i had a lovely little container i can use for almost anything i might have to clean out another one to use for cotton swabs.

crochet granny triangle shawl


these two beautiful shawls took me over a month each to make i used a very fine yarn i found at thrift shops they were the ultimate test of making a large project for me. as someone who struggles with big projects the fact that i was able to make both of these was a major win. the even better part is they are super easy to make and you can make them as big as you want i would have made them bigger if i had more yarn but since i thrift much of my materials im somewhat limited on what i can do but i did manage to find two very large spools of fine yarn that allowed to me make these as big as they are
i used a triangle granny square pattern where you can find here 
 this project is perfect for anyone who likes simple straightforward projects they can do while watching tv and are guaranteed to keep your lap warm during cold days.

crochet marijuana leaf


 link to the youtube video i used to make these gorgeous babies is down below if anyone is interested in making some

 these crochet marijuana leafs are so much fun to make and work up incredibly fast i made these out of lily sugar n cream Psychedelic and mod. I love these and will be making many many more in the future. im not entirely sure what to do with them yet but i think they would look good on potholders and as appliques on scarves and hats.
changing the yarn and hook size you could potentially make these as big or as little as you want i think making a tiny version of them would be the cutest thing


crochet marijuana leaf

crochet hooks


A while ago i was up in central Pa visiting my boyfriend and his family the trip ended up being longer than i first expected. i didn't bring my craft bad with me like i would normally do so i took to the internet! i quickly found something while darting through wikihow carving a crochet hook
i love the idea about crafting my own hooks so i looked through the house on the search for a knife suitable for carving.
i had worked with wood slightly when i was in shop class but i have never carved anything by hand the first 2 hooks i tried to make i ended up taking the hook off with the knife completely on accident. After a while i did get the hang of not cutting so deep and taking my time with it it managed to make 5 beautiful crochet hooks completely by hand. As fun as it was it did hurt my hand after a while and i had to take a lot of breaks to rest but in the end i was completely in love with the final products i have plans to make more and give them away to family and friends.

DIY Laundry Detergent

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For the longest time, my family has made our own laundry detergent. It helps us save a little money and it cleans our clothes BEAUTIFULLY and smells so so good. we use 2 tbsp maybe 3 per load and it is wonderful
here's the recipe we use I don't remember where my mom found it I know it was on Pinterest where all great things start with moms

1box super washing soda 3lbs 7oz
1 box borax 4lbs 12 oz
1 box pure baking soda 4lbs
3 bars Fels-Naptha5.5oz
1 container oxy clean 1.3lbs
1 purex crystal container

we grate the bars of felsnaptha into a big bucket then slowly add everything together it is very hard to mix everything but its a very good arm workout and it lasts for a very very long time.

hand sewing

 My passion for hand sewing is very well known in my family as i have worked on many skirts and dresses sitting on my recliner in the living room. i don't think hand sewing gets as much attention as sewing with a machine it takes a little longer but honestly nothing to me is more satisfying. its harder for me to mess up with hand sewing than it is to me with a machine. it seems like every time i try to sew with my sewing machine i end up messing it up. im slowly getting better at using the sewing machine for bigger projects that only require a straight stitch. i think hand sewing will forever keep a special place in my heart. 
sow sewing its meditative and forces you to take your time with projects getting to spend more time with them and in my opinion i appreciate the final project way more when i spent so much time and hard work on something and the end result is beautiful even stitches that hold better than anything a machine could produce.
beautiful skirt i sewed by hand
very beautiful running stitch


new family member

we recently added this new baby to our family. he was adopted September 22nd hes 11 months old and just the sweetest boy in the world hes very skittish and unsure of people (it took me feeding him nearly a whole chicken breast for him to feel slightly comfortable with me). because of his background and adorable confusion about everything new in his life we have decided to name him Castiel and the name fits him so well. he is incredibly loyal and listens very well even though he seems to go through a new harness every few days because he chews through them. i plan on sewing and crocheting him so many things. he is already a very spoiled dog and we have no plans on stopping spoiling him.

miniature painting

 

My boyfriend and his friends recently decided to start playing warhammer age of sigmar. My dear boyfriend isn't the best when it comes to crafts or panting he cut them out and glued them together but the painting is all up to me. I have never had the pleasure of painting miniatures before so im looking forward to the interesting challenge

paper wands

As an avid Harry Potter fan i had a brilliant idea i would try to make my own wand! severely lacking on skills and knowledge of wood working i turned to the one thing i knew i could work very well paper and good old hot glue. It took a lot of trial and error but I finally came up with the wands seen above. making sure to keep a tight roll when rolling the paper was key for me to have them keep a good shape and filling the ends with hot glue also helped in that area. Experimenting with different styles of handles designs was exiting and lots of fun! I plan on making many many more of these.

Scrap Yarn Rug

As long as I could remember I loved turning old stuff I never used into new useful things that I can get much more usage out of. I've been doing this for years before I even knew what upcycling was, now I absolutely love everything to do with upcycling and crafting. my newest adventure had me taking fabric scraps and an old bed sheet turning it into fabric yarn to use for crochet, It took a long time to cut the fabric into strips and tie them together and wind a ball big enough to make a nice rug.

once the big ball of fabric yarn was done it took a short time to work up the rug. Mostly wingging it the whole time crocheting in a big circle. Taking me less than a week to make successfully taking sheets and fabric scraps ill never use into something that will make a nice addition to my kitchen.


big ball of fabric yarn
almost finished rug