how charming!

Today Sweet Cousin Sassy and I held our first girl's toggle party! We collected Halloween charms for two weeks or more. We met at her dad's restaurant and took over a booth to put the toggle bracelets together!

We both found great goodies for the bracelets... Loopy and I made candy corn from sculpting clay and glittered it up. We drilled holes in Scrabble tiles, typewriter and keyboard keys, little skulls and more. Maybe you want one of these bad boys for yourself? You're in luck! Sweet Sassy is holding her first giveaway. Hop on over to enter and you can look just like one of us... cousins, aunties, mothers, daughters, nieces (Grandma and Nana were there too) and bloggers!

It was tricky work but the afternoon flew by! The girls enjoyed themselves. Notice that Loopy never once put down the Jonas Brothers book that The Fan brought back from Europe.

Modeling our new Halloween fashions. Reeeallly. You would just die to have one of these, would you not?

On the way home, I couldn't resist the sight of Loopy wearing her hat from Urban Outfitters that she talked me into on the hottest day in July.

I will fill up the shoebox this week and get it ready to drop off at Safeway. We're filling it up for a little girl... lipgloss, hard candy, toothpaste and a toothbrush, a soft new facecloth, soap, pencils and erasers, note pads, and some sort of bracelet (of course)! Are you filling a shoebox this year?


Kaz-A-Me said...

am I the first again? Love the bracelets - I know Jenn should skip over to Sassy's blog and try to claim one for herself. Loopy is beautiful as always.

alittlebitofscrap said...

I've never heard of the shoebox thing and we have Safeway here, so I'd better check it out. Thanks for checking on me. Yep, I've been ill, but much better now. Your charm bracelets are adorable. So much fun. This is an idea to keep stored away for a "maybe" day :)

3continentfamily said...

How cool!
Loopy's got great taste in hats!

Jo said...

Ooh I love Loopy's hat, she wears it so well!
We filled a shoebox last year when my daughter's school collected, hope they do it this year again.
I simply have to go over to Sassy's blog now, those bracelets are to DIE for! Ha ha!

Jerri-Lea said...

Love the bracelets!! Great job girls! Loopy is so lucky that she looks good in a hat, not all of us can pull it off!


Your bracelet rocks! I can't believe you made the candy corn. Wait a minute, of course I can. Isn't Urban Outfitters a fun place?

sassy studio said...

I had so much fun Saucy! Thanks again! Great job pumping up my give away!

Lisa said...

Loopy is adorable in hats!! Just gorgeous.

Those are some awesome bracelets. You and your family never run out of fun things to do.

Yummers! said...

The bracelets are GREAT!! I think I'll try Christmas bracelets. Where do I even start to look for charms... that aren't gold or silver?? I love the Sculpey idea and the scrabble letters! But, I love a quest... so the hunt will be part of the fun. I'll share when I finish... promise. Any hints you'd like to share??

Loopy is beautiful!! Looks like she should be doing some modeling. She has that special something!


Katie said...

Loopy looks so Vogue! I love the hat.

Lurrrv, the bracelets!

And I just LOVE Samaritan's Purse.

Saucy said...

Loopy wore her hat to school and one of the girls told her she looked like an elf! Then she snatched the hat off her head and WORE it so obviously being an elf isn't that bad! Oh, and she pulled on Loopy's new toggle bracelet and broke it. Good thing Sassy is coming over tonight, we can make a quick repair!

Girls are so mean and weird.

MJ said...

Nasty girl. I can't believe the behaviour of that girl in middle school.

However, what a great bracelet! And, even better, wonderful memories! What a fun idea to keep in mind for the future!

Rue said...

Hi Saucy :)

Those bracelets are really cute! Love Loopy's hat!!

I just caught up on your blog and I wish I could just follow you around all day. You have so much fun :)

We have mean girls here too. I don't understand why they have to be that way. Tell Loopy she's gorgeous and that they're jealous and that I said so... hmpf!

Welcome home The Fan and The Secret Weapon!!


Mrs. G. said...

It takes a certain je ne sais pas to wear such a stylish hat. Loopy has it.

Genevieve said...

savvy bracelets, very nice!
btw-lurrve loopy's hat...

~If you have time over the next week, please take some head to toe shots of her so I can start working on the new piece. Usually if you place her in front of a solid color wall, that works best in this line of work. Because I'll have to extract her from the photo to place her in the scenery I'll later use. That will work out so much easier.:)

thanks again darlin!

salmagundi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I certainly enjoyed checking out yours! What cute bracelets and a gorgeous "Loopy" in the hat. She really has model written all over her. I love Saskatoon even though I haven't been there for years. We lived in Sidney, Montana for 5 years and ventured across the border several times. Thanks for reviving those memories. Sally

Yin said...

Oh those bracelets are fantastic (I'm trying to win one!) and so is Loopy's cloche. Loopy is fantastic and boo on those mean girls who don't know better!

Lisa Milton said...

I'm inspired by your bracelets - they are amazing.

(And your acts of kindness have been on my mind all weekend, stretching me to think of what I can do in my corner of the world. Thank you.)

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Oh those are so C-U-T-E!! Going to have to save that idea for next year or maybe do it for Christmas. So much fun!!

Loopy is darling in her hat of course!!

Oliver Rain said...

That hat is absolutely WONDERFUL. I wish I looked that good in a hat. The charm bracelets are adorable. The charms are sooo cute.

AwtemNymf said...

Ya know- the girls must be mean because they are jealous! Why else would they give Loopy, whom I shall say Is gorgeous, a hard time! Just remember what goes around... comes around- sometimes tenfold!
Tell Loopy to keep her chin up! And I love elves! :O)
Love the toggles. Never heard of the SHoebox thing-a-mah-jiggy?
Oh-0 Love Mary ANtoinette.... there's a party in her honor...on Nov. 2nd (thought of you and HAD to tell you *winks*) Mary Antoinette Party
Hugs & Faerie Dust!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

great bracelets! You have inspired me!

Aspergertopia said...

Bea-U-Ti-ful. The bracelets, the hat, the box - your generosity.

Now off to Sassy's to see if I can't win me one of those spookylicious bracelets.

Take care!

A glance at my world said...

I love the bracelets photos from the shoot look great :)

Angela Harris said...

These photos are gorgeous! She should really be a model. She would look beautiful in those magazines for Alloy or delias or for Charolette russe or something. Love that hat! This is a cool idea. I've never heard of it either.

Genevieve said...

so excited to paint could always dress her up as Marie Antoinette. ;)