Saturday, October 20, 2012

"EMMA and Nonna's Craft Corner"

Hi there everybody - thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have been enjoying your weekend and getting lots of crafty stuff done!  My granddaughter Emma is spending the night with us tonight and when she gets to my house the very first thing she does is run Lola (our Yorkie) all over the house!  Lola is always so excited to see Emma and it takes a few laps around the house to burn off that excitement!  The next thing she wants to do is...CRAFT!   I have trained this girl!  So, tonight we thought we would work on a Halloween decoration, and this is what the two of us came up with....

Isn't this cute?  I'm thinking I may have to change the name of my blog!

*We looked over some of the files I have downloaded from the Silhouette Online Store and decided on this fun witches hat.  The file is 3D Hat Box - Witch.

* Next we cut everything out - I handled the computer and Emma loaded, hit the cut button and unloaded the paper for me.  I think her favorite part was pulling the paper off the mat and seeing how the cuts looked.

* Next, she helped me figure out how to put the parts together and held things together for me as they dried.  She also got to add the glitter to our silver buckle - she thought that was awesome!

* It took us a few minutes to decide how we wanted to embellish our hat, but we finally agreed on the cool, metallic purple sprig (Michaels) and some bright orange Crinkle Ribbon.  Emma insisted that it HAD to have orange on it somewhere because after all it is a Halloween project!

* I wanted to add a flower to the center of our ribbon, but my guest designer had another idea - she thought we needed a spider!  You know...when she's right...she's right!

* This cute little witches hat has a cool little secret....

The top lifts off - and you have a great little box to stash some Halloween goodies!
How cute is that?

I had planned on posting some photos of Emma with her creation, but she and Lola are zonked out on the couch!  I think they have worn each other out - I'm just hoping they both sleep through the night!

I'm going to link up our project in a couple of challenges that are going on this week...
Eek! Boo! Ahh! Challenge #4 at Cut It Up Challenges
Halloween Challenge #6 at The Cameo Spotlight
Halloween Challenge at Decorate To Celebrate

Well, this Nonna is pretty tired too, so I think this is about it for me tonight. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Oh...and if you are ever in need of a guest designer...I think I know someone who would be just perfect!

Until next time,


  1. That is awesome!!! What a great project to tackle together. I am curious, how hard was it to make? I might have to get this file too if you tell me it was pretty easy. Have fun with Emma while she is there.

  2. This is so cute! I love how the top comes off and becomes a box! Your stitching looks great too! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  3. Totally love your witch treat box!!! Lee-Ann :)

  4. I love this...what a fun little box. I love the bow and sparkly branches! :)

  5. Sounds like a good time. Ths witch's hat is sooo cute.

  6. Tanya, such a lovely post and what a wonderful time to spend with your grand-daughter. This creations is fabulous - wow! TFS

  7. Emma and Tanya, you make a great team! Love the witch's hat box! Have fun filling it with goodies! ~Hugs

  8. Sounds like a perfect night to me! And that hat is adorable--love it!

  9. This is adorable!! LOVE the embellishments you added!! GREAT 3d Halloween project!

  10. You and Emma make an awesome team - this is fabulous!! I love the design and Emma's right...the spider is perfect for the center of the bow!! What an awesome treat holder!! You should definitely link this up at Decorate to Celebrate (!! Happy Sunday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. How cute! Looks like you guys had so much fun!

  12. What a fabulous hat! I love how it can also hold a special little treat inside :) Sounds like you and your granddaughter had a fun day! Thanks so much for joining us at Cut It Up!


  13. What cute treat box! I think you two decorated it perfectly and it sounds like you had a great evening. :)

  14. You ladies did a fabulous job on the witches hats. Sounds like you both had a good time.

    Hugs Nana
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  15. I agree with your guest designer! The orange ribbon and the spider just really set it all off! This hat is gorgeous!

  16. Fabulous teamwork Emma and Tanya! Love the witches hat and Emma is right,the spider is fabulous in the centre of the ribbon.Great project Girls.
    Jayne x

  17. I really love this witch's hat! You both did a great job!

    Thanks for sharing.


  18. Oh my goodness!! You and Emma did a fabulous job on your project!!! I love it!! And when Emma is right, she is totally right! The spider is just the perfect accent!! :)

  19. This is such an awesome box. Love the add embellishments. Perfect halloween treat.

  20. Oh wow Tanya, this is so fun! You and Emma do great things together....oh, I can't wait for Arya to get bigger to play in my craft room with me too! This is just adorable-tell Emma you guys get at A+ from me....super cute!
    Sherrie K

  21. love this!! my kids' fav part of crafting is pulling the paper off the mat too!! :)

  22. Very creative. It's always nice to have little helpers to make your projects.

    Barb from Toronto, Canada

  23. I love this Tanya!! what a precious memory creating this with your granddaughter!! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges!!

  24. Wow this is amazing!! I love this cut and that it's a treat holder too! Great job!! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges! :)

    Cut It Up Co-Founder

  25. Tanya ~ Well you and Emma make an AMAZING team! I have to say ILOVEd your story! Thank you for sharing! You have trained this crafter right!! I LOVE this hat!! It is way too CUTE and the little surprise ( treat box) Eeek!!! Well now you can return my hat to me! LOL! I LOVE withes hats for some reason! I ahve one going up next week but nothing like this!! WOW!! LOVE!! Oh give the little Lola a pat too ~ she was probably by both of your sides during the process too!!!

  26. Great hats, I like the spider and purple flowers!!

  27. WOWZERS! super cute witches hat!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate and have a fantastic weekend!!

  28. Oh Tanya, what an amazing little with hat! Sounds like you had a great day/night! You both did a fantastic job and I love the sparkly buckle and the purple embellishments.
    Hope you are doing well :)

  29. FUN project! Great surprise how it opens!!! So glad you played along with us over at The Cameo Spotlight! :)

  30. Tanya,j

    That is BEAUTIFUL!!! :) And I love Emma's touch: the spider is perfect!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  31. Tanya, this project just jumps out at me in the Cameo Spotlight Challenge Gallery! It is an awesome decor for Halloween as well as a treat container! So glad that you played along with us! Happy crafting!

  32. This is so stinkin' cute and a super fun center piece for any Halloween party!! Love the details that you've put into it - amazing! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Cameo Spotlight Challenge - we're so glad you did!

  33. Such a cute story and I love what you made!


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