Thursday, December 6, 2018

Elves Can Help!


Need some help with your DIY Holiday projects?  Let Annie Lang's Workshop Elves give you a hand!   You'll find LOTS of fun elves waiting for you at Annie Things Possible

Sunday, November 25, 2018

GOT ELF STUFF?

Make holiday storytime FUN this year by making these adorable Elf Listening Ears for the kids to wear while reading Annie Lang's Elf Books!  You'll find
A Little Elf Upon a Shelf and A Little Elf from Another Shelf available in both paperback and Kindle versions in Annie Lang's Book Store!  When you buy the paperback from Amazon, you can download the Kindle edition for FREE.  Right click the project page below to save the full size page to make your own printable DIY elf ears!

Here's a fun Help Yourself Elf Hot Cocoa recipe for a group book reading activity.  Don't forget to let the kids help out and ENJOY! 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Annie's POPSOCKETS!



What's a PopSocket?  Just click the image above to see a demo!
Brighten up your days with these inexpensive handy little gadgets for your digital devices.  They also make perfect stocking stuffers and holiday basket fillers, too!  I'll be adding many new designs as they make their way through the Amazon team approval process, so check my Exclusives page often to see what's been added.  Got a favorite character you'd like to see on a PopSocket product?  Let me know and I'll see what I can do.  All of my PopSockets items are individually produced, processed and expeditiously shipped through Amazon.  You'll find the direct link to each available design posted on the Exclusives page on my Annie Things Possible website.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

NOVEMBER IS HERE!


Annie Things Possible E-News subscribers should check your email for the code to get the November FREE monthly bonus downloadable!  Not a subscriber? Just go ahead and sign up and you'll always get the latest news and updates each month for free!  Happy November everyone!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN



I've been spending the afternoon getting last minute decorations put together for Halloween which happens in only a few days. With the help of my  Silhouette Portrait cutting machine, I'm making orange cardstock danglers for my porch and windows using my pumpkin carving patterns.  Enjoy this step by step tutorial on using the images with a Silhouette Portrait cutter. 

Find more printable patterns you can use for cutting files at anniethingspossible.com


Saturday, October 27, 2018

Autumn Decor in Minutes!



If you need quick and easy decorations for your Autumn or Thanksgiving gatherings, here's a great DIY project idea you can complete in less than 10 minutes.  Best of all, you can make them both for next to nothing with supplies you can easily find at your local Dollar Store if you don't already have them on hand.  So start the timer and give it a try!

Friday, October 19, 2018

CRAFTED IDEAS



If you enjoyed my Wishing Witch project, here's a few more ideas as to what you can make for Halloween with basic craft items you may already have on hand.  All the projects shown here were originally published in magazines nearly 20 years ago and the directions/patterns are no longer available but with the character project ideas are timeless.  Hope you enjoy...and don't forget to share this link!

This Candy Holder was made with painted flower pots.  The cape can also be made with a black plastic table covering or black felt.

This project is just as easy as can be...just sponge paint a canning jar and add the face with a black permanent marker if you don't want to hand paint the details.
My Peek-A-Boo Pumpkin character pattern can be found in Annie Lang's Scarecrows in the Pumpkin Patch line art design book and you can download the pdf from my Annie Things Possible website!  



These pumpkin characters were painted on gourds, but you can apply the same idea to paint pumpkins that have been hollowed out and then use them as serving dish holders! 


Super easy and fun for kids to make! If you don't have felt on hand, you can use heavy cardstock or posterboard.

This pretty autumn plaque decoration project has been around LONG before I sent it off to a publisher as a magazine project submission.  Like I said...some ideas are simply timeless! 






Friday, October 12, 2018

WISHING WITCH

Here's a quick and easy project you can easily make with the kids on a rainy afternoon! You'll need craft paint, brushes, a small piece of black cardstock or posterboard, scissors and paper mache cone shapes.  I purchased a 6 pack of cones online to use for other character projects like angels, santas, candy corn, pumpkins and ghosts.  I paid half the price for the cones I found at local craft supply stores so buying in bulk was a good choice for me.  Here's a basic step-by step of how I created the Wishing Witch character.  You can add any embellishments or paint colors to make it your own.  So let's get creative and make a wish!





























You can right click and "save" the free pattern below!  When your witch is finished, just write a wish on a piece of paper, tuck it under the cone and wait for the magic to happen!  Enjoy and feel free to share this link ...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

MAKE IT HALLOWEEN!

Halloween is so much more fun when you MAKE it yourself!  Whether you are getting ready to decorate for a party, packaging Halloween goodies for the treaters, creating costume accessories or simply want to whip up some not too spooky DIY items for your home, you'll surely want to get started now!  I created the header graphic above using the downloadable "Spooked" Font, Halloween prints and clipart characters found on the Annie Things Possible website.
Make everything from flyers to wearables to totes and paper novelties using Annie Lang's clipart, fonts, digital art prints, activity books and line art patterns and have a GREAT Halloween!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

INDIAN SUMMER



We're enjoying a few day of Indian Summer here in Michigan.  Yesterday seemed the perfect time to head on out to spend a little time in search of a few of our local autumn delights that will quickly disappear within the next few weeks.  The autumn colors are not as bright and vibrant this year due to the recent weather, but every now and then, Mother Nature provided us with a surprising display of reds, oranges and yellows scattered along some rural country roads.  We spotted a few pheasants along with a flock of wild turkeys crossing the road and watched several farmers hard at work harvesting their crops.  This year, my son wanted to visit the Holly,Michigan area which just happens to be the town where he grew up.


We made a stop at the Mitchell farm which featured a surprising display of pumpkins, florals and autumn decor naturals for sale like indian corn, hay bales and cornstalks.  In years past, the Mitchell farm sold produce and goods from their barn, but they've since moved to an open area to accommodate visitors and feature hayrides, u-pick pumpkins and activities for children.  It was the perfect setting for putting you in an Indian Summer mood!  From there, we took the back country roads that eventually took us to town and then out to the cider mill we had frequently visited in years past.


Deihl's Orchard and Cider Mill is a bit off the beaten path, but it's an enjoyable ride through a few twisting curves and wooded areas during the fall season.  Since we visited on a weekday, there was not much going on.  In years past, we visited during the Ciderfest which was always fun, bustling with activity and had a festive autumn atmosphere.  I must admit our hearts dropped a bit as we pulled into the parking lot where we were greeted by 2 red porta-potty stations and several bales of hay with a few scattered pumpkins on display under their sign.  Okay... not exactly getting excited about the "Deihl's Orchard and Cider Mill" ambiance vibes going out, but it was a beautiful day and we were after some apples and cider.  When we walked inside, the mill was not running so we missed out on watching how the cider was made.  The shelves seemed a bit sparse as compared to years past, but we could smell the freshly made donuts and headed over to watch them being made.  Twenty minutes later, we had our donuts and then sought out the cider and apples.  Coolers lined 2 sides of the aisle so we grabbed some cider and I inquired as to where the Pack-n-Tote room was so I could mix and match apple varieties.  Apparently it was not available and I was directed to a cooler where I could choose from apple varieties  bagged in plastic bags like you would find in the grocery store.  Picnic tables were made available across the road should you happen to want to enjoy the corn maze along with your cider and donuts.  From there you could also enjoy a nice view of their barn and I took a few snapshots before heading for home while enjoying the scenic drive along the way.  Despite the cider mill experience itself, the apples, cider and donuts were absolutely amazing and exactly as we had remembered.  Indian Summer rewards are truly bountiful if you seek them out!