Ghosts + Bats + Cats, OH MY! FREEBIE

We have neighbors down the street who have a party for everything, it's awesome! One of the best is the Halloween party they throw each year. Their house is totally decked out and everyone is required to wear a costume. They kick you out if you don't dress up. I've had tons of fun dressing up these past few years
Hubby and I as queen bee and bee keeper…
On the 31st, I will enjoy hanging out at home and passing out treats. Last year I gave out Matchbox cars and a little candy, this year, haven't decided what to hand out yet. Any thoughts? I do like this idea

All that aside, we have some fun Halloween bags up for grabs today. 15 to be exact. How cute is that top fabric?

To enter to win a BAG (open to everyone, world-wide):
•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out DOT and AT so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 9pm (PST) Tuesday, Oct 25. (winners will be notified no later than Oct 26 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

Don't forget to leave us your email! We will only contact you if you win.

We will randomly pick 15 people to win bags.

One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified.

We will ship shopping bags internationally. You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can. Non-English comments will be removed.

Good luck!!!!! Teresa

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Photo Finish Friday

Treasures from an afternoon walk. :)
Oh, my, this looks SO good.

I know hubby would love it if I made these.

How cute are these pumpkins with succulents?

Big step.

How cool is this?

DIY for Halloween angels.

A lot going on here this weekend. Adult halloween party tonight so excited to wear my costume. I'll post of pic of me in it. Tomorrow will be packed too. Little Girl has volleyball all day and then Big Girl is in a school play in the evening. SO excited to see her in the play! Have a good one. Happy fall, Teresa

Before + After Dresser

I finished! Just had to show you today. I love it more than I thought I was going to. I mean, I thought it would look nice and all, but I really want to keep it. Sigh. It's off to the classroom auction that I mentioned in this post. I hope it will get some decent cash for the school!
 I bought new brass knobs at Home Depot for $.98/each. They were the cheapest they had but I really like how they make the piece look more masculine. I wanted the dresser to be gender neutral and felt the original was pretty girly. I feel like I was successful.

 I took photos of all the open drawers so you could see how fun the names look!

What do you think? Teresa

Workday Wednesday

Here's something I haven't posted in a while, a chalk paint piece of furniture! It's not for me, my house is pretty full. I'm making it as a classroom creation for the Little Man's school auction coming up. It looks kind of cute in this photo, but there are actually a lot of chips in it and it looks junky in real life. I got it for $15 on my neighborhood Facebook page. It is sturdy though!
 I'm HORRIBLE at remembering to take before photos. Life goal to get better! Ha!
 Here it is painted and distressed…

The classroom part of this project is we had the kids cut their names out of magazines and we used Modge Podge to adhere the letters inside the drawers. So, from the outside it will look like a cute dresser, on the inside, the fun names!
 You can see my distressing pretty clearly here. I still need to do the coats of wax and then will be done.
I'll post a photo next week of the finished project, inside of all the drawers too. Cheers! Teresa

PS: other Annie Sloan chalk paint projects (aka "a walk down memory lane")


Wicker dresser + elephant dresser

Table + chairs

Small cabinet

Desk (one of my favs)

Free bench!


2 dressers

California Bag!

Bag # 39658, on its way to the pool in Palm Desert
Wendy H.

Russia Bag!

Hi Teresa! My name is Tatyana. I'm from Russia. 
Participated here: 
And I won! Thank you for your handbag. Here is a picture. I wish you good luck and a good day)

Ukraine Bags!

Dear Teresa!

My name is Tatjana. 
I am from Ukraine. 

I want to send you a photo of me with my favorite bags - 38928 and 39633. 
I always use them during my shopping - it means almost every day!))

Thank you for your wonderful work!

Waiting for the next freebie!)))

Sincerely yours,

Holland Bag!

Yesterday I got this picture from my former director (Monique Scheepers) When I left my job at University I made a bag for everyone. She took her bag to Italy and made this picture!

Chapter Coordinator
THE NETHERLANDS, Achterhoek Region

Photo Finish Friday

This is one of the only plants the deer won't eat.
Huh. Some of this I didn't know.

Oh Mother Earth, under a laser microscope and not.

I'm going to make this today. Gluten free!

These look interesting…


Pretty market totes to DIY.

Super cute upcycle.

What's shakin' bacon? It's been kind of a weird week around here. I did something to my arm so was not able to play tennis at all. Wow, did that open up my schedule! I got through my entire stack of alterations and even some other "back burner" projects. Yesterday Little Man turned 12. My baby is 12. So so weird. Even weirder is Big Girl turning in college applications. Little Girl has a fever, poor thing. Off to sew bags. Have a great one! Teresa

Workday Wednesday

I'm finally caught up on alterations, yay! And, of course, while writing this post a woman contacted me about sewing patches on to boy scout uniforms. :) I had a little fun this week. A friend of a friend in the neighborhood asked if I did calligraphy. I do and she brought me a board to paint on for her daughter's wedding. It turned out so cute. I hope the couple will want to keep it after the wedding!
 While at Joann, I picked up this cute flannel remnant. Perfect for jammie shorts for Little Girl…
 And, I whipped up a pair of jammie pants for Little man who turned 12 today. What?

Can't believe it. XOXO--Teresa