Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween Weekend!

Hello everyone,
  We are in the middle of birthday madness this weekend. My little one went to her first birthday party yesterday. It was a costume party and it was a lot of fun. She went  as Little Red Riding Hood.
  I made the cape last summer when I was still mostly on the couch after knee surgery. I didn't have a pattern or a plan. It turned out cute though. We bought her little friend a gift and then Friday night I made this to add to the present.
  Hats and scarves are always appreciated in this part of the world. It gets really cold here, below zero is nothing new to us. Then I came home and started making party food for another one of her little friends who is having a party today. Her Mother and I used to work together. She is in nursing and I used to be an activities director for the local nursing home. Planning parties was one of the things I did on a regular monthly basis. Sometimes we would have two or three parties. Anyway, she asked if I could make the food for her daughter's party. Lilly and Autumn are only 10 days apart in age and have been friends since they were two. I was happy to say yes. I made Mummy Dogs, Rice Krispy Treats, 50 cupcakes, bread fingers and pizza dip (it looks like blood, but I didn't get a picture) Worms in Dirt, fruit punch and chips and dip and a big bowl of candy. I will try to get more pictures at the party if I am not too busy.

  The bread rose a little too much and the bread fingers look strange, but all in all I think it turned out pretty well. We are getting ready to take the food over and plate it up on spooky platters and all the fun Halloween decorations. When I finished that I made Lilly a hat too.
  My daughter is a ham and was happy to model it for the camera. I love making hats. It only takes about an hour of my time and they look so cute.
  I really want to thank everyone for all the really nice comments I am getting on my posts. The biggest question I get is how do I get my crocheting done. Well, I am a very fast crocheter. I don't know why. I started crocheting 3 years ago and have never looked back. Lol. The other thing is, I don't really sleep as much as most people. I get up at 4 most days and have an hour or two to myself before I have to start doing anything else.
  This is what it looks like here around 4 or 5 am. Sunday is my favorite. Knit and Crochet Today is on at 5 am and I am on the couch with my Happy Ripple. At 6 I started making food for the party. Now we are getting ready to go and I have a little bit of time. Autumn is going to be a Fairy Princess, yes another costume party. I haven't gotten her dressed yet, we still have to set up and all. I will try to get pictures later. It is a crazy weekend. Thursday night was a costume party at the local library. Autumn was photographed for the local paper, it hasn't come out yet. Party Saturday, party today, party tomorrow at school and then trick or treating tomorrow night. Lots of fun.
   I hope everyone has a great Halloween. I will talk to everyone soon.


  1. What a busy time! your baking looks amazing, as does your crochet :)
    Happy Halloween :)
    Sue Xxx

  2. Wow Kashi, you are a dream mummy! Making all that party food and not even for your own party! What a great friend you are. :-) I honestly don't know how you do it. I used to be known for cooking up the complete feasts at my kids parties about 20 years ago, these days I am so lazy! LOL I love the little hats you have whipped up, the red cape and the scarf too. Lucky kids! Your little one makes for a simply adorable model, is Autumn her real name? My oldest daughter used to tell me when she had her first baby she was going to name her Autumn Lily. Hope all the parties go well. Hugs xoxox

  3. Autumn is her real name. We were going to name her Madison and ,at the time, I was working with three other pregnant ladies. I found out they were all going to name their little girls Madison. I told my husband "what do you think of the name Autumn?' He said 'Well that was the name I told you I liked first'. Lol, true story. So she is Autumn. Her birthday happens to be in Autumn as well. Just a coincidence.

  4. Its a beautiful name for a beautiful little girl. :-)

  5. You have a knit and crochet show, I'd get up early to watch We don't have anything like that at all. The cape is gorgeous beautiful colour, my fav. xx

  6. The show is called Knit and Crochet Today. It is on PBS (or Public Television Station). I think you may be able to view it online. I will check and get back to everyone. Now I had better get my Tuesday's Tallies post ready. I am running late. Lol.

  7. Your little one looks so sweet in the Red Riding Hood costume. The scarf and the hats look pretty too.

  8. When I said you had been busy before I had no idea- you must never sleep to achieve so much! How gorgeous is your little girl in her cape? I love it!