Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September

Wow!  I am soo excited to report that I now have 30 followers!  Thanks sooo much for following and I am so happy that you're here!  I promise when we get to 100 I will do a super fun giveaway!
Speaking of giveaways, today is my first giveaway at Making the World  Cuter http://makingtheworldcuter.blogspot.com/ .  It is for a custom
10" x 10" wall hanging in addition to products from 4 other crafters and Tiff did a really sweet write up on my products!  Thanks for the love!


So September is here!  As all of you mothers know September is just about the craziest time of year.  School shopping, the beginning of organized activities (for me this will include soccer for 2, karate, swimming and Brownie meetings), lots of check writing and too much shuttling the kids back and forth.  But I have to say that I love the schedule and the structure that it provides for me and the kids. 
That being said I have decided that in September I am going to challenge myself (even more).  I have signed on with The T-Shirt diaries at http://www.thetshirtdiaries.com/ to participate in Stash Busting September along with some other serious crafters. 


If anyone read I Confess.. you will understand that I have quite a stash to bust.  The rules are simple.. I must complete at least one upcycled project this month and I may NOT spend any money on crafting materials for all of my projects for the whole month of September!  Oh My Gosh!  This is going to be a tough one!  There are certain exceptions, however.  I will be able to purchase items for my etsy site and also for my Brownie troop.   And I confess that I made an emergency stop at AC Moore yesterday to purchase some last minute supplies!  I think I can do this!  Besides I told my Hubby about it and he was thrilled to say the VERY least .. you know a whole month without buying crafting supples.. phew what a savings!  In the meantime, I have been going through my supplies and thinking of new projects to tackle.. I am really looking forward to the challenge! 
I started today by working on a garden bucket that I had.  It was just a plain black bucket that I bought at Christmas Tree Shops for $2.
I used Mod Podge to put some cute little pumpkins onto the bucket, then added some raffia, pumkpins and a scarecrow.  And of course I got some use out of trusty Cricut to put the word Pumkpin on it, so now it says pumpkin garden (the garden part is hard to see). 

The I put it on my shoe organizer as a Fall decoration!   My first on the first of September!

Pretty cute, huh?

Love,
Pinkapotamus

p.s. I linked this fun project up at the Fall Linky Party at http://diaryofacraftaholic.blogspot.com/2010/08/fall-frenzy-linky-party.html   and at a Crafty Soiree at   http://www.katiesnestingspot.com/
and at the first Paisley Passions link party at  http://paisleypassions.blogspot.com/2010/09/thrilling-thursday-linky-party-1.html and Make it Fabulous Friday @ http://mommaskindacrafty.blogspot.com/ and Plant a Pumpkin Seeds Friday @  http://punkinseedproductions.blogspot.com/ and Fabulous Finds Friday Party at http://froufroudecor.blogspot.com/
You should link up too!

11 comments:

  1. So excited that you signed up for Stashbusting September! Hooray!

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  2. I am hosting a Thursday Linky called Thrilling Thursday. I would love for you to stop by and link up!
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions
    ~Lori

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  3. Adorable, can't believe it's fall and the autumn decorations are coming out! You did a great job transforming your bucket, I really should be a part of Stashbusting September too, I'm sure my husband would love it if I didn't buy anything crafty for an entire month! Thank you for linking up to A Crafty Soiree!

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  4. This turned out great! I'm so impressed that you are not going to spend any $ on supplies this month - very brave!!!

    Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

    Hugs,

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  5. New follower from the linky party

    Love the bucket remake! Very cute.

    Carole
    http://frogbellysoup.blogspot.com

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  6. This is sooo cute and classic Fall!! Just love it! Thank you oh so much for linking up this sweet creation at the FABULOUS FRIDAY FINDS party today!! I hope your weekend is wonderful!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  7. Loving the Fall projects! Thanks for linking with Make it Fantabulous Friday!
    Joy
    mommaskindacrafty.blogspot.com

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  8. I LOVE your blog title! Too fun! Makes me smile when I read it! Thanks for the sweet comments on the Owl Mobile! I'm so impressed you joined the Stashbush (I didn't have the guts)! I have a tin container just like this that could use a little Halloween flair! Excited to be your newest follower!
    Best - allison

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  9. Love your pumpkin basket - it is adorable!
    Paula from Idaho
    http://bucketsofideasforfall.blogspot.com/

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