October Pin it and Do it | Inspiration on Monday

Posted 19 October, 2015 by Trish in Crafty / 16 Comments

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Autumn 2015 Pin it and Do it Challenge

Welcome to the October edition of Pin it and Do it! I’m guessing that today’s links will be Autumny/Pumpkiny/Yummy goodness. What do you think?  The past month has been busy busy–spending most evenings finishing up my cross-stitch (didn’t grab a picture!) or setting up the Halloween Village (hopefully pictures coming this week). I love this time of year!


Boo Sign from Southern Revivals (My Pin)

The original inspiration has a separate plaque for each letter, but I decided to just use one plaque with all of the letters. I was really pleased with how this turned out (except for being able to tell where I creased the scrapbook paper  before mod podging) and plan to make a similar JOY sign for Christmas. I still need to hang it…story of my life. Maybe I’ll have it hung before Halloween? The girls painted the letters for me. :)

Boo Sign


Rolled Fabric Bows from Our Best Bites (My Pin)

I whipped these up the night before picture day and the girls love them. I tore 18″ long strips 1″ wide from my scrap fabrics (the pink is from Elle’s baby quilt!). You can see from the picture of the girls that the little rosettes are small. I think I made these a little too tight but the girls love them. I cut a little felt circle, hot glued the rosettes down, and glued the pearl in the middle.



Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars from Annie’s Eats (My Pin)

It’s a bit hard to review a recipe when you failed to follow the ingredient list or directions. The original recipe called for pretty specific things that I didn’t want leftovers of (prunes, pepitas, pumpkin spice, sunflower butter) and some of the things I just flt out substituted–I got a mix of nuts/dried fruits from the grocery to sub out the prunes and pecans. I used almonds. I used half almond butter and half peanut butter in lieu of sunflower butter. Instead of pumpkin spice (which I could have made), I just shook out the spices without measuring at all. I know. So sad, but I was in a hurry!

The bars didn’t hold up quite as nicely as I would have expected–maybe because I didn’t use pureed prunes? But the taste is fine (maybe I regret not measuring the spices more) and even though it is a bit crumbly it would be fine sprinkled over yogurt.

PicMonkey Collage


Not a pin…but I wanted to share since I’ll likely forget to share again once they’re done. I made some little Halloween skirts for the girls! Ok, so I’m not done with them yet (Evie has hers one to measure her tiny little waist so I could add elastic. Making little clothing items is a bucket list thing for me and I’ve been petrified to actually do something. I’m thinking of making rolled fabric bows with the leftover fabric.

Halloween Skirt


That’s all she wrote! Now it’s time for me to get busy on some of my quilting projects before Baby Billy Bobbette makes her appearance at Christmas. Whew!



Pinspiration on Monday

Welcome to the Pin it and Do it edition of Inspiration on Monday! If you have a regular Inspiration on Monday post, go ahead and link it up below. If you’re curious about Pin it and Do it, the rules are simple–find something on Pinterest (or pin something to Pinterest) and do it! Hope you’re here to join the fun!

Inspiration on MondayAutumn 2015 Pin it and Do it Challenge

Link-Up Rules:

1. Link up your post(s) below.
2. Please link back to Inspiration on Monday or my blog somewhere in the post you are submitting
3. Please share the source that inspired you in your post. Credit where credit is due.
4. Try to comment on at least one other participant’s post. Encouragement can be so inspiring!


Thank you to everyone who has participated in Inspiration on Monday and Pin it and Do it over the past few months! I’m taking a little break from the link-up, so this will be the last one for a bit. 

Happy Creating!


16 Responses to “October Pin it and Do it | Inspiration on Monday”

  1. Granola bars NEVER work for me. They always just turn into granola. And they always look so pretty in the recipe pictures! There must be some secret.

    I love that little skirt! I wish I could sew … we bought this minion costume for the boy from Costco and it’s just so subpar. I crocheted a hat to go with it since the one it came with sucked, but even still, I wish I had the skills to sew a proper costume.

    • And all I can think is that *I* wish I had the skill to whip up a minion crochet hat!!! (Evie talks in minion so this is her nickname).

      The skirts were actually pretty easy (though the undersides do not look pretty). The hardest part was getting the ruffling to work…though I’ve yet to finish out with elastic so I might be singing a different tune by the time it’s all said and done. ;)

  2. It’s all great. Very creative! I know you won’t do this event for a while but I will sure try to participate next time again

  3. Have I told you lately how much you are my hero? I really wish I had that talent and patience for all of the crafty stuff you do. If I were to make a sign like that, it would be a disaster. I don’t know how you manage to squeeze it all in!

  4. Love those skirts and bows! And I’m definitely stealing that plaque idea – maybe even for gifts. So cute!