Friday, October 17, 2008

My special treat for the party!

Ok...I was too excited and I have a jammed packed schedule of games tomorrow, so I thought I would post my special treat for tomorrows Halloween Blog Party! Such a great idea and I just couldn't pass up a great party :) I am giving a sweet little Halloween pumpkin away. Just leave me a comment and I'll throw your name into my witches hat!! I will gather all the names and the lucky winner will be notified by me. YIPPEEEEE!!! Ok.....there is my treat. Next, I wanted to tell you about a tradition we do in our home every year. I love the little pumpkins and gourds. All the shapes and colors just make happy!! Every year our family goes on a hunt for just the right one to make our perfect family portrait.....
We paint faces and put party hats on each of us. We use toothpicks for arms and spikey hair. We have also used glitter, buttons and pom poms...what ever you like. My kids enjoy this as much as carving out the pumkins. Lastly, I wanted to share my favorite handmade Halloween costume...we try to make our costumes every year and this one from Martha Stewart's Magazine just melted my is my little chick. Gather a few white feathered boas, yellow tights and gloves and sew a red thingy on a white pilots hat (I don't know what hat is called on a chicken?? oh my!) and have the cutest darn chick costume ever!!! She looks like a mad little chick...but really she loved all the feathers and she was quite warm in all her layers....a perfect costume for a cold halloween night of trick or treating!!I hope you enjoyed all my tricks and treats. Have fun noodling around all the other party goers..thanks for stopping by mine! And a special thank you for the host A FANICIFUL TWIST for putting together such a great holiday party!! Enjoy ~jackie


Bone*Head*Studios said...

Jackie that chickie is the sweetest, Love the costume!!!
I would also love to be on your list for this sweet giveaway!
Thanks & Blessings,Flora

~Tonya said...

Oh Jackie, how very cute and SOOOO much FUN! Your ornament is so neat and cleaver...LOVE IT! You do such wonderful work.

Please throw me in for the drawing. I was on Shay's blog and her blog roll, it shows when people update and with a pictures...and I seen this. So, I just do not get too many places anymore.

You have PEAKED my curiosity for the Halloween Blog Party...I will have to check it out!

Have FUN tomorrow Jackie. Be Blessed my dear.


P.S. Love your music too.

Melissa said...

WOW Jackie! Your giveaway is super cute but that rooster costume is priceless! Looks like Halloween at your house is magical!

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

Yeah, what fun I want in,,,I love pumpkins they are my favorite,,,okay I'm off to finish my photos and get them up for the party, hugs, lisa

denversavage said...

Happy Halloween! This gorgeous little guy would be so happy living with me!

Your art is so awesome! Love it all!


katydiddy said...

That's the cutest chickie ever!

Susanna said...

Hehee.. what a lovely portrait!
And waht a cute homeless pumpkin... I just love him.

Jenn said...

ooooh HOW CUTE Jackie!!!
I always love to see your family portrait pumpkins...such a wonderful tradition:) And that chicken...well, that chicken just steals my heart:):):)

Happy Party Day!!!

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Adorable. Count me in. I am doing a giveaway too. Check it out...

Debbie Egizio said...

Oh my gosh that cute little chicken girl of yours is the most adorable thing!! Love, Love, Love your family portrait. That's such a fun tradition! And your Halloween party treat is fabulously spooky and perfect for today. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hope all is well with you. ;) Take care, Deb

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

OMG that costume just made me giggle and say is SO cute and your little chick SO charming wearing it!! Love it!
As someone who owns one of your creations (from OWOH and it is SERIOUSLY one of my prized possessions) I'd love another chance to win your giveaway. Now I didn't come for THAT so it's a bonus......but now my fingers are tightly crossed!!
Have a happy weekend!!
(please note I have a different blog now)
Lisa Oceandreamer

MARLOU B. said...

Chickie is so cute!! Your blog and your work are great!
Nice to meet you!
I would love to be on your list for giveaway!!!!
Happy Halloween to you!!

Tammy said...

Oh my gosh, I love your little pumpkin, well both of them.

Sleepy Hollow Craft Company said...

we had a SPOOKTACULAR time!
what a fabulous bunch of BOOTIFUL creations...that chick costume is amazing!!!
stop over at our party too!
Sleepy Hollow Craft Company

Lola Enchanted said...

That's the cutest chicken ever!!!!
please throw me oooohh, I mean my name in the witch's hat!!!!!

Nice to meet you!!! stop on over an enter my blog give away too!!!~

gail said...

Hi... love your halloween post. The little Chicken is adorable! Happy Halloween......gail

AwtemNymf said...

I'm Blog Hopping from Vanessa's "A Fanciful Twist" Party <{:O)*shuckles* *clucks* that is the cutest costume! That face-= pricele$$!
Stop by my place too... I'm having a couple of give-aways!
Have a bootiful day!
Be Enchanted!
PS: I'd love to be in the give away! I LOVE pumpkins!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

What a great party. Your family portrait is splendid and the Chicken Costume such a delight.

cindy said...

She's just so adorable! And love the family "photo" in pumpkins, cute idea!


Laume said...

That has got to be the cutest wee chick I have ever seen! Very clever. I didn't see the MArtha version but I'm guessing yours is still cuter!

Melissa Fischer said...

I love that sweet little chicken! I have been trying to make a mermaid princess costume- with no sewing experience! What we will do for our babies!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh that little chicken steals the show!!!Happy Halloween, Karen

NyteRayn said...

I was just hanging out over at a Fanciful Twist’s party and I thought I’d check out your blog! Thanks for sharing!!!

Shell said...

I love that chicken costume. So adorable.

Sandra Evertson said...

That is the cutest little chicken I have ever seen!
Happy Halloween!

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a wickedly wonderful post! I love the family gourd tradition and that has to be the cutest chickie EVER! said...

Gourd and Pumpkin Family Portraits and Wonderful chicken costumes??? I am so in love with that chicken costume! it is beyond wonderfully adorable!! Cackle Cackle!!

Dianne said...

Love the little chick costume, and little pumpkin family...and of course the giveaway is so sweet of you. glad I stopped by...Jolly Halloween!

Daydreamer :) said...

Nice gourds - hee hee. That chicken looks like an angry rooster I ran into once LOL. Really cute!

Happy nightmares,
Daydreamer :)

Creating Myself said...

Yep! Cutest chick I've ever seen!!!! And the Pumpkin Keeper is AMAZING!!!


Donna Cartagena said...

I love your little pumpkin fellow - so enchanting ! Your blog is wonderful. I'll be back often!

Altered Route said...

Sorry so late to visit...I traveled Vanessa's list from the bottom up this time. Great pictures of your lil'bird!!
Happy Halloween!

fawndear said...

That is the best chick costume I've ever seen. Thanks for explaining how you did it.

Kat said...

LOVE the little chick!! What a sweet little Pumpkin to give away!! I should've done that, next party I join I'm doin a give away!!

Marina Capano said...

What a wonderful blog! such a cute chicken! so cute so cute!
I would if you visit my halloween post too!


Carolee said...

Still making my way through the guest list at Vanessa's fabulous Halloween party....Just have to say I love your blog - an absolute delight!

Happy Halloween!
~ Carolee

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Oh Jackie, they are so adorable! Nad your little chick is so cute, I am dying over the feet. Just awesome!

Michelle said...

Sorry I'm late in dropping by! It's taking me awhile to work myself through the party list!
LOVE the gourd family idea and chicken costume, what a hoot!
Feel free to stop by to say Hi! I'm having a fun give away!

Jennifer said...

Wow, what a great blog. Love your pumpkins too.

Loretta said...

What an adorable pumpkin; I just love it! And what a darling chick! Great pics. Happy Halloween!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Jackie, you amaze me!!!! The chick costume and the great gourd figures plus a giveaway!!!!! I have 3 more weekends of shows or presentations and I will get back to you on my project for you. I haven't forgotten, just up to my eyeballs in "stuff". Maybe I need a chicken costume to make the adult stuff go away!!!!
Thanks for the peek!

Victorian Lady said...

Hi Jackie! :) I hope your witch's hat has room for one more! Halloween is just too much fun...I'm working on a mummy girl right now. :)

Cute little chick too! :)


Jo James said...

My whole family got the biggest kick out of that little chicken costume! SO cute and funny!
And thank you for the punkin people suggestion. I sense a new tradition in the works at our house :)

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog too.

Hugs- Joee

Jo James said...

PS- I added alink to your blog from mine. Hope that's OK.

More hugs- Joee

girl_gone_thread_wild said...


I'm so happy I found Ur blog, just awsum the lil creatures, feathers and all!

xo, Monica :)