Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween Night!!

This one blew his top...! BOO!

October 31st

Have a wonderful, fun, and Spooky day!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Favorite Part of the Day

I so enjoy when I can stay home in the morning, instead of running off in the wee hours of darkness. Last Sunday morning, the leaves were golden and just glowing in the early sunlight. I smiled up at the brilliant blue sky, and admired nature's paintings. Then, I got my camera.

I am learning how to do new things with my camera and my computer, so I plan on doing more with these photos eventually. For now, though, I am enjoying my weekend morning just a bit longer.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

"Handcrafters Column..."

Good morning, friends! I am super excited about the many goings-on's this weekend!

My daughter, Mia, and I are going today to check out two beautiful places that have outdoor weddings and receptions here in WNY. (We celebrated Kevin & Mia's engagement last night with Kevin's parents at a beautiful restaurant. Had a great time...ahh.)

And, PaperPumpkin has been featured by etsy's wonderful MaryMary for this weekend's Special Sales Gift Guide! Shop this weekend and mention "Weekend Deals" and receive 10% off your Entire Purchase! ♥ (Oct. 23-25th)

Also, my first interview! The lovely Robin from
has featured PaperPumpkin this weekend on her Handcrafter's Column! Hope you check all of this out, enjoy, and even feel like leaving a comment to share! Wow! Quite a lot of excitement for little ole me!

Thank you, Robin, and thank you all! Have a fantastic weekend! ~K

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fabulous Fabric Pile

I thought I'd show you the piles I am playing in!
If you look carefully at the top, you will see that I do fold them when I've finished playing... sometimes.

Hope you have piles of fun too! Create!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Autumn's Inspiration...

I'm beginning to think that October is my favorite month. I feel so inspired by fall's colors and sounds and smells. The leaves are falling and crunching, and I am in the mood to create new little goodies!Instead of jumping in the leaves, this year I am playing in the piles of fabric!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cold Nose, Warm Heart

Have I told you lately, how much I love Mia's Sadie Pup? Snuggles and nibbles.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Sweetest Moments...

My lovely daughter, Michelle (Mia), is engaged! Yesterday, we went to get that perfect dress. Lovely, sweet moments in time...♥

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Where The Wild Things...aren't

I feel the need to follow up on my movie trip....

In my opinion, I felt that this film was not appropriate for young children or sensitive people of any age.

I LOVE the book and consider it to be one of the most wonderful children's books of all times. The movie, however, was dark and violent. I have always gotten a warm and fuzzy feeling from the storybook and its illustrations, but this movie was so depressing and un-fuzzy, that I left it bewildered and extremely disappointed, even sorry that children would go see it and feel worse about it than I do. I loved the costumes of the wild things! I loved the little boy, Max! But, I love the book and NOT the movie. Too bad...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Are You Kidding?

Did I hear the weatherman correctly? Will I see snowflakes tonight? Or tomorrow morning? Already? Isn't October supposed to be sweatshirt weather and sun-on-golden-leaves weather?

I am crossing my WNY cold fingers & toes in hopes that this is a prank and we really will have autumn...not winter...not yet. Please.

This photo was taken 3 years ago in October. Do you remember the now infamous "October Surprise" storm that cut off power for days and weeks here? This was taken from my upstairs window the morning after it hit.

Enjoy your fall everyone! ~Kathy

Monday, October 12, 2009

This Weekend's Big Birthdays

Columbus Day Weekend has been a time of big milestone birthdays for our family! Saturday marked the 90th birthday of my uncle and godfather. He's amazing, and so was the beautiful, special cake that was ordered for him, for his restaurant celebration:

It looked like a giant cupcake!

I am not that talented...nor that kind (haha), so....I made a cake for my brother's 50th birthday party on Sunday. Here it is, in all of it's GRIM Spookiness!
Don't worry, Jim ("Hime") will get back at me in due time! Afterall, he's the brother that dressed up as the grim reaper for my 40th...and was terrifying. :D

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I will count my blessings and feel gratitude. I am going to concentrate more on the things I do, instead of the things I didn't get done yet. I will find a gentle quiet in the midst of chaos.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Corny, But True

I was thinking, since my fall road trip on Saturday, that I would show you autumnal photos little by little. But today at work someone tried to belittle me (yes, squash me) I am showing you all of my lovely little, yummy little squash photos that I adore, all at once, to enjoy in a big heap!

Here's to being the responsible, enlightened, creative, mature, fun, cheerful, artistic, sensitive, and caring people I know you all are...I hope you never allow negative people to squash you down.

Thank you...♥K

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pumpkins! Pumpkins! I Love Pumpkins!

Here's Pumpkinville, Western New York style! Happy October to you all! ♥

Saturday, October 3, 2009

On My Way to Pumpkinville

~Drove about an hour and a half south to Ellicottville, today. Though the clouds were putting on a show, it stayed sunny and warm for my much anticipated fall road trip. The leaves are just starting to turn.
~I want to paint these clouds! (I'll show you my pumpkin and squash photos next! What fun!)
Enjoy your weekend!