Friday, October 18, 2013

I got my voodoo doll pincushion!!!

Here is my fabulous pincushion package!! I think waiting is the hardest part and today it finally came(I say finally because I'm not very good at waiting)!!!


My pincushion is a gnome and I will love sticking him with pins!!! On his belly is the word kill, which at first I thought was done with beads but then, discovered they were pins!!!! I love all the little tuck ins and my daughter Laney already tried to "borrow" the witch pail..."just for 3 minutes". Three minutes in Laney-speak could be as long as forever!!! Well Sarah Jonas with the awesome name, I LOVE it!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My mommy mummy head

We at the Koeneman house love Halloween, maybe more than Christmas...if it wasn't for the presents...or so my kids say. Here is my mommy mummy head. She was a styrofoam head with a few holes in the cranium and really bad blue eyeliner and eyeshadow. I found her at a thrift store for $2.99. I took a sheet ruined by the red kool-aid monster and ripped it into strips and made my own modge podge by mixing 2 parts Elmer's glue and 1 part water. We LOVE her!!!!

Here is my next creepy project a sheet, a stuffed tiger, and a mannequin torso...



Saturday, October 5, 2013

It's definitely after midnight...

Well, my voodoo priestess pin cushion is ready to set sail, along with some carefully crafted tuck-ins. I loved this swap!!! She is shipping with a voodo doll wrist pin cushion, a ghostly table runner, and a cutesy owl bag. This was once again a labor of love. I think I may have a hard time letting go of this package... again. For me, everything does happen after midnight, my floors got mopped and my swap is finished!!!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Voodoo doll sneak peak

She is a Day of the Dead inspired voodoo doll...does that make her a Santeria doll...I'm not really sure, I'll have to look into that. I think I will paint the inside of the flower buttons red to make her look more like a sugar skull. I'm EMBRACING ARIZONA !!!

I'm also working on an owl tuck in, not sure if it should be on the bag or stuffed? Any ideas? I made the pattern for the owl myself by looking at about a million owls on Pinterest, and tracing a lot of circular shapes from my kitchen. If I leave it on the bag maybe it needs a moon. I just can't decide!


My new project

Ok, this started with a 1/3 of a yard and a 1/2 of a yard of fabric. I saw this on ksl studio 5 and it changed my life! It is so quick and it looks sooo cute!

Then it turns into this!!! I just added two cute little bows, hope my swap partner likes it!!!

I did get a little more decorating done...



Sunday, September 29, 2013

More Decorating

These squares on the wall are actually coasters that came in an 8 pack from the Target dollar section. I bought 2 packages and have 4 left to put somewhere else! I also recovered the chair!!

These little bats where more tedious but pretty self-explanatory, black paper...scissors. Very creepy and cheapy(not a real word).

That's all...for now.


Friday, September 27, 2013

The Decorating Begins

My creepy mantle! When my kids came home from school they were jumping up and down in sheer joy because...WE LOVE HALLOWEEN !!!!!!! Everything (except the mirror and the sticks) came from the dollar store, I love things that look good and are affordable! It's kind of my motto in life.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Voodoo Doll Pincushion Swap

I am officially swapping pincushions. I am sooo excited and am doing LOTS of research on the subject.

Val, thanks again for hosting another fabulous swap!!!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Thank you Kerry

I love my zombie Mad Hatter!!! He creeps the whole family out. The tuck-ins are absolutely fabulous!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I got my creepy zombie!!!

Thank you Kerry for my totally creepy zombie. EVERYONE in my house is freaked out by zombie Mad Hatter. My husband made me turn it around before bed because of the high freak-out factor. I just want to say that the tuck-ins are absolutely fabulous!!! Thank you!!!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Here is a sneak peak of my zombie in wonderland, can you guess who she is? My favorite part is the fishnet stockings ; )


Friday, August 30, 2013

Ok, life update.

We just recently moved to a new house in the same lovely town of Yuma, AZ. The house is the best one yet with granite countertops and a 5 burner gas stove(good job, honey!). Here are a few pics of some of my sewing endeavors.


Apron for Toby's teacher


Apron for Aiden's teacher


Present for Jill's B-day


Present for Tiffany's B-day

And now it is my favorite time of year...that's right it is the Yarnigras Zombie swap!!! I love making zombies and can't wait to make one this year!!! The theme this year is Alice in Wonderland!! Sooo many possibilities.