Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags (Now Listed)

Happy Fall!  It makes me sad that summer went so quickly, but to be honest, I love fall.  I love sweatshirt weather, Purdue football games and watching the farmers harvest their crops.  This also means that Halloween is just around the corner.  I am not the biggest fan the 'scary' and 'disturbing' Halloween scenes.  I detest scary movies and their movie pre-views on the TV at night.  My brain is way to overactive and imaginative for all that. I do love the cutesy, and festive aspects of the holiday.  Cute costumes, little witches and goblins trick-or-treating.  Pumpkins, leaves candles - love all that too.  I am excited to start decorating with all things fall.  The kids are starting to put their requests in for their Halloween costumes.  So far requests are for Frankenstein, a Princess, and a Jedi, and who knows what the twins would like.  I think, I might be sewing for a while.

This brings to me to my latest project that I have been working on.  Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags.   They are now listed in the AddyLou Etsy Shop.  These are perfect for your little one trick-or-treating.   They come in 13 different styles. AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Spider Web

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Monster Face

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Happy Pumpkin

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Skeleton

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Ghost

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Black Cat

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Candy Corn

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Boo & Skulls 1

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Boo & Skulls 2

These are just a few of the cute Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags I have for purchase in the Etsy Shop.  Head on over to see what more I have to offer!  Look under the HOLIDAY category to see all the Halloween Trick-or Treat Bags available.

Thanks for reading!

Under Construction!

www.addyloucreates.comHi All! It's been awhile. I am sorry about that. I took some much-needed time to focus on family, moving and creating. We are settled finally in our rental home, patiently awaiting our home to be built. I am working on getting my shop up and running on the site as well as on etsy. So pardon my mess while I try to figure all of this out. Everything should be in its place, so you should be able to find things you'd like. If you can't...send me a message and I will help you out. Thank you so much! Have a lovely start to September!


shopsmall2014 ||AddyLou CreatesHappy Saturday! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I am running a sale over at the AddyLou Creates shop this weekend during the Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday!  Going on from November 29 - December 1, 2014.  I am offering 20% off with the code "MERRY" used at check out.  Come see what I have, there are lots of fun things for the little ones.   Have a great weekend!  And Happy Shopping!

What I've been up to Wednesday {6.11.2014}

Somewhere between my last real post and now I seemed to have disappeared off the face of the blogging sphere.  That is not the case, life just took over and I had a really hard time catching up.  I may have not had time to write about what I had going on, but I can share now. The whole month of April was a wash.  Never have I wanted a whole month to be OVER!   Yes it was that bad!  I threw my back out the first week in April, the day my husband left for a three-week job stint out of the state.  For anyone who has never hurt their back....you don't want to!!  Especially not with young kids.  After visiting the chiropractor multiple times, a little ice/heat therapy and some simple exercises, I am slowly getting better.  The crazy three weeks that the hubby was not home was interesting.  The weekend that the hubby finally was home was FANTASTIC!   We spent some time with my family for my nephew's first birthday. He caught up on all my honey-dos that I needed done. They were mainly things that I couldn't lift very well or were too heavy to move on my own due to the month's previous injury.  Sunday that same weekend - enter injury number two.  (For those who know me, I am the biggest klutz!!!   I have issues walking on my own two feet most days.)  As I took some garbage out to the garage, I missed the step/stepped on the edge wrong, and twisted my ankle/foot to the point I thought it was broken.  I have never seen something swell so fast, or had an injury hurt so bad - ever!  A few choice words may have flown from my mouth in that moment of pain, which then caused me to pass out.  Scaring and scarring all five kids who were flipping out because mom was hurt and giving the hubs a panic attack.  Needless to say, I was not really a happy that my much-needed 'date night' was spent in the emergency clinic getting x-rays and being taught how to use crutches.  It just ended up being a really bad sprain - and its doing quiet a bit better now, but still rather sore and swells easily.


Due to all the excitement that happened in April, I was unable to get to my sewing area very well.  And I got behind.  Which then caused May to be my catch up month.  And let me tell you.  I was a sewing mad lady!!!  Here is the overview of what I really have been doing, beside trying to heal and chasing kids.

Before all the fun injuries happened, I was able to get some cute Easter baskets made for my nephews and niece.  Along with personalized birth stats for their parents.


Mother's Day brought some fun custom orders.  One for oven towels and another for a personalized Grandma Pillow.Mothers-Day-Gifts---Addylou-Creates I have also be crazy busy with customs orders for birthdays, new babies, and sibling shirts. Custom---AddyLou-Creates

My biggest projects was getting my little sister's nursery bedding done for my newest niece or nephew arriving soon.  They are having a farm themed nursery.  So glad it all came together well.


And with the end of May and beginning of June, came the end of school.  Teacher gifts needed to be made, spirit week pajama shorts had to be sewn, and pants with huge hole needed to be turned into shorts for the coming warm weather.


Things are still keeping busy.  Lots more projects coming.  I am currently working on my Sewing 101 Series.  Preparing posts and tips for you all.  I am also getting a few tutorials together as well.  Please just bear with me, as summer is here and spending time with my kids is high on my list of things to do.  Hope you all have a fantastic Wednesday!

Until next time!!


Homemaker Monday {4.14.2014}


homemaker monday large We are coming off of a very busy Spring Break.  We weren't able to go anywhere with it being super busy at my husbands work.  But the kids and I had a pretty good time with what we were able to do.  It happened to be a beautiful week.  We were able to play outside a lot.  Which after this long winter, was wonderful.   We visited both sets of grandparents and a few aunts and uncles.  Baked lots of goodies. Watched lots of movies at night.  It's been great not having a to be anywhere at specific time, but it's also nice knowing there will be a routine getting back into play.  The twins really need that back!

Thank you to all who ordered on my 'Oops Sale"!  It was fun shipping off goodies to all of you!!  There are a few things left in the sale section if you are looking for something.  :)

AddyLou Creates 9The Weather:

I think the weather is going to be slightly confused this week.  It's going to start off cold, with a chance of snow on Monday, but then warm back up by week's end.  Crazy Indiana weather!

On my reading pile:

The Dark Witch by Nora Roberts, and the lenten devotional I have been doing with the kids.

On my TV:

Another Indycar race recorded from earlier Sunday.  I guess I shouldn't complain, I am sitting with my hubby writing while he enjoys.

On the menu this week:

{Monday}  Soup

{Tuesday} Tacos

{Wednesday} Homemade Pizza

{Thursday} Leftovers

{Friday}  Something meatless and light being that it is Good Friday

{Saturday/Sunday} Easter Dinners with Family!

Home to do list:

Spring cleaning, Organize kids clothes.

Shop to do list:

Blog Posts, Finish custom orders, work on some brewing ideas.

Highlight of the past weekend:

Spending time with our family.  The hubby has been working crazy hours, so it was nice to spend some time playing and working around the house with him.


 Do it with passion, or not at all!

From my Camera:

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Wishing you all a wonderful Holy Week!