Thursday, November 27, 2008

WAIT! Don't Carve THAT Bird!


This lovely craft was submitted by reader Allyson.  This is just wrong on so many levels!  First when I'm eating my Thanksgiving Turkey I really don't want to think about checking for a child underneath!  Why would you put your baby through the pain of wondering if it's going to be eaten too?  Poor baby!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Turkey hat

This is reminiscent of the cat on the hat post I made earlier this year. Someone must have a lot of spare straw hats laying around. If you've made a cat hat and you still have extra, make a turkey hat! True, you can only keep this decoration up for less than a month, but I guarantee that people will notice it. And, incidentally, does this turkey have an afro wig or is it just me?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Turkey on fire

I've seen all sorts of vegetable turkeys made from apples, potatoes and pumpkins. So the fact that this is a pumpkin turkey isn't that strange. I guess the unused pumpkins need to be used somehow and better on the table than blown to bits by teenagers. What sets this one apart is that the feathers are actually long taper candles. So before sitting down to dinner you can light this turkey on fire and watch his beautiful "feathers" grow shorter and shorter. Just hope that one doesn't take it literally that all turkeys are supposed to be cooked or ignited.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Finally, A Thanksgiving Centerpiece to be Proud Of!


Since I wanted you to be able to get a head start on creating this centerpiece I had to post it today.  Of course this is made out of painted tampons.  What holiday table would be complete without feminine hygiene products intermingled with all the yummy tasty food.  Cause it TOTALLY doesn't ruin my appetite, right?

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Whoa! I completely forgot that time was supposed to come to a standstill because a certain movie came out today!! Yeah, I'm talking about Twilight. Let me get to the point. I'm not a crazy, obsessed fan. I read the books, liked the books just fine and will continue my life as normal from here on out. I won't be naming my future children 'Bella,' 'Edward' or 'Jacob,' I won't be getting a tattoo, or multiple tattoos, of phrases from the book or of the actors who portrayed the characters and I certainly won't be getting or making the craft I have featured here. These shoes, and the creator has several different kinds, are just a step above obsessive. It's not wearing your heart on your sleeve, but on your feet. And I don't know about the rest of you, but I step in some pretty gross things throughout my day. The collage of phrases, pictures and hearts are just too much for me and looking at this makes me just a bit sick. Good luck to the rest of you and just one bit of advice. If you are going to make a craft for Twilight/Edward, just ask yourself 'WWED [What would Edward do]?' 'cause I guarantee he won't be wearing these shoes!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Open Turkey season!

Because I have so many wonderful Thanksgiving crafts, I thought I would begin a week early so that every one of them has a chance to shine before the Big Day. This look like a glove probably filled with gelatin that, according to the site where I picked it up, was supposed to be unmolded from the glove and stood on end. But things didn't go as planned. But either way it's a good thing for us because it's a truly terrible Thanksgiving centerpiece. I especially love the label--I wouldn't have known without it!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Birds of a Feather


I was going to save this little gem until December (it being a wreath and all), but I decorated my house for Christmas yesterday, and thought it was fitting.  This was submitted by a reader (and I apologize, because I can't remember which one).  I believe the reader stated that this was at a friends house!  I'm sorry reader that you have very strange friends.  So lets get to the actual wreath.... ummm... first there is a full on BIRD sitting in it!  A BIRD people!  Not to mention the color or the generous use of feathers.  I weep to think how many birds had to suffer for this person to have such a wreath.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Specialty toilet paper

So it's not exactly making your own toilet paper (but I bet there is a crafty person out there that has) but it's really close. It's making your plain toilet paper into something really special! You can create all sorts of phrases to really make your toilet paper an integral part of your bathroom. Something that people will be talking about, say, around the Thanksgiving table like the example above. Maybe you could emblazon your toilet paper to say things like "Your home for the holidays" or "Let it go, let it go, let it go." Can you see all the possibilities!? They are endless!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Washing in style

Washing after the family is never a glamourous job ... Until now! Turn those icky, yellow scrubbing gloves into some fashionable. Laura B., who sent in this little number, points out that the fabric on the end is a plastic shower curtain and who wouldn't love the darling rickrack! And these can be made to suit anyone's taste! And after you're all done cleaning, why not leave them out near the sink to show off how well they match your kitchen's decor.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

If Someone Can Figure This Out ... I'm Impressed!


Really?  I have no idea what this is even supposed to be??  I keep trying to figure it out and I keep coming up short.  It has hands, this I know.... and possibly some legs?  There is just nothing I can figure out about the rest of it.  Please I beg you!  Put me out of my misery and tell me what it is (or supposed to be I guess).

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

No Free Hand Outs!


While I must admit that I'm impressed with the handiwork (pardon the pun), It's still pretty darn ugly.  This, among many other food art items was sent in to us by reader Janet.  Because, you know, when I'm eating bread, I like to pretend it's a human hand.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Blast from the past

Are you an old-fashioned kind of woman? Want a one-of-a-kind experience that you'll never forget? Try these homemade sanitary pads! They're made from soft flannel and are designed to handle light, normal and heavy flows. It's safe for the environment, comes it all sorts of fashionable prints and colors and is (probably) a lot softer. Sold on it yet?
Hmm. Not me. Firstly I do not trust myself to make something that would be critical to me not being embarrassed during that special time. This is one craft that cannot go wrong. At all. And how about cleaning up? Yech! Can you imagine bringing plastic baggies to haul these babies home and getting them cleaned up for the next day? So, though I'm all for being a bit greener, I'm going to stick to disposable feminine hygiene and I don't feel guilty about that at all.
Thanks Kathy W. for sending this in!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Forget Your 4 Shirts: Make ONE!

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Because I know we are all looking to consolidate our closets, now we have the solution.  Take the shirts and make one really weird looking one!  The sad thing is the shirts she destroyed actually look pretty cute, the one she made... not so much.  There is just so much wrong with this craft it's hard to know where to begin!  First there is the ruffle at the bottom.  Is she going for a really short mini skirt look?  What is the point?  Then you have the vest looking thing which is then attached to solid pink sleeves.  Lastly to top it off... to give you the best idea of the fashion sense is the pants chosen to accompany the "shirt"... couldn't find some blue jeans?  Decided to go for the clash.... OK.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Skull art

I know that we've talked about skull art as appropriate for Day of the Dead, but I'm not sure about this. A real skull off some who-knows-what rodent and embellished with a bow? Eh ... no. Though I think what really makes it great are the two big front teeth that are visible. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

In Honor Of Yesterday's Election


This fabulous wreath is the perfect capper to the huge turnout of voters yesterday.  It looks like someone took parts of a really foofy wedding dress and added some stars.  Not only are they stars though, they are stars WITHIN the stars!  Genius!  I really don't get the circle within the star though, that may be a bit much, and really serve no purpose.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The incredible wearable egg

And again this is another accessory that I can't imagine why someone would want to wear. Is there a lovely bacon and pancake sweater to match? Did your grandmother always fix you fried eggs and maybe this is the perfect reminder of her? I don't get it and won't be wearing any eggs around my neck anytime soon.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Glove? Purse? You Decide


Ahhh, older ladies strike again, as these are the only type of women that would even think of this strange looking purse.  The hand is complete with nail polish, a wedding ring, and a handkerchief!  It doesn't look large enough to actually hold anything, and would anybody really even CARRY this around.  Wow!  What a lovely hand you have there!  Ugh, just wrong!