Thursday, October 11, 2007

Making, Baking, and Sharing

Welcome to my house. Here are two decorations I made for the front porch.

This is a big floral arrangement I made in a large black plastic cauldron. We have a thing about sunflowers and ravens at our house.

And here is a closer view of the wreath I made for the front door. Come on in and I’ll share Halloween kitchen doings.

I try occasionally to tone down my tacky Halloween tendencies so I cross-stitched a simple pumpkin-theme hand towel. I would share the source but put the magazine with the pattern somewhere but where? Oh dear, I’m getting Junezheimers.

The October 2007 issue of Country Living magazine has the most beautiful cake on its cover that I just had to try. So this past Sunday was baking day at my house. I made the cake which I then gave to my neighbors as lately they’ve had a rough time with an injured child. They insisted we have a piece of the cake, too—oh, it’s so yummy!

That’s a goofy Halloween owl in the background. My husband insisted it had to be in the picture although I just wanted a picture of the cake. Ah well.


Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Junie you have excelled yourself.
Such wonderful decorations then baking that beautiful cake to give to your neighbours. (Where do you live? I'm moving next door)

Polka Dot Creations said...

I love your decorations. I don't really like to decorate for Halloween, but I love to decorate for fall in general. Lots of pumpkin, gourd & leaf-motif things around my place :-)

Keri said...

Oh where'd you find the ravens? I've been wanting some for MY Halloween decorations!!!! Cute wreaths BTW. :) said...

That cake is beautiful!!! I can't believe you made it look just like the photo, how pretty.

Lisa said...

I love seeing pictures of your creatively decorated home! You're amazing!

Ali said...

I wish I lived next door to you June. Although I'd probably seethe jealously behind my curtains at the cuteness of your decorations!

Gumbo Lily said...

My son and his sis-in-law made the same cake from Country Living. It was good, but soooooo rich!

Cute front-door creations Junie!


Mrs. Staggs said...

Your decorations are so lovely June. I love the combination of the sunflowers with the ravens. It's a classic one, and you've made it look especially nice.
Your towel turned out really nice too.
What a thoughtful friend you are to take the time to bake that cake for your neighbors.
I think it's great that your husband is thinking what would look great in the photo....he's interested!
Take care.

Lisa said...

Great job on your cake. I bought this issue because of the cake on the cover. Hmmmmm, delicious!

a pink-bee said...

How neat- love the way you add decorations to all areas of your home.That cake looks yummy - I like the bird behind it in the pic :)!
Oh Gosh - I need to get out and get my halloween pumpkin, you have inspired me- yet again Junie :)
Have a happy day- loving fall weather here this monring :)

Kerry and Rachel said...

I love your front porch. It makes your home look so inviting!
The cake looks divine!
What nice fall treats!

mjanice12 said...

I've had my eye on that cake ever since my magazine came in the mail. Now that you have told us how delicious it is, I have no excuse not to make it.

Yummers! said...

That cake with chocolate dripping down it is a fantasy come true. I'll have to check to see if that issue is still in the stores.

Your decorations are great. This is sunflower season and they give such a nice seasonal 'welcome' to your house.

I get all carried away with Halloween too. Look at my site today and see the dos in their costumes. Also...been making Halloween pillowcases a few posts ago) to send to my daughters in their Halloween Boxes.

Come visit,
Joni (of Yummers)

Carol said...

Come on kids, we're trick-or-treating at Junie Moon's house!

Great stuff, June!

Miss Sassy said...

MMMMmmm. That cake rules. What did it taste like? I'll have to look for that recipe.

amandajean said...

your house looks so cute and homey!

Scrappy Moments said...

Wow, I Love Your Sunflowers! I am so glad I visited your blog, You are so talented, I enjoyed everything, how Inspiring, I am a crafter as well :)


La Tea Dah said...

What beautiful decor! And the cake --- yummy yum! How sweet of you to take it to the neighbors.


in_stitches said...

Junie, you never cease to amaze me. The last time I was here to view your blog, you'd just finished the 'Dancing Skeletons' pillows. Look at all you've done since then..what? a week ago? haha. Your crafts are so well made and I love your outdoor autumn decorations. Very nice. I just bought that Country Living magazine yesterday.. and some beautiful orange-y-gold Mums for a couple of containers on my front porch. But working full time, I don't get to do nearly as many things as I'd like to do. Thank you for cheering up my life. :)


I love to cross stitch seasonal towels. I didn't realize that such wonderful towels were available. They used to only have the small, white ones. Your cake looks delish!