Family Fun Project....


This witch was an on again and off again project. Thanks to Madison it was on again!I think she just loved the idea of having many cat's in our yard. Thank you Martha!

We saw this idea here on Martha Stewart's site .She gives great directions and free patterns too.


You will find patterns to three cats and one very large witch. Along with the patterns she will give you a supply list and step by step instructions. Just piecing the pattern together was the most time consuming but fun and we were able to get all of the pieces on one full sheet of plywood. Her directions make you think you need two but if you place them just right you can fit them all.

I just attached the pattern on the plywood with some scotch tape and started tracing the outer edge.

Not only did I have fun..

but Madison did too!

I used a hand jigsaw to cut the pieces out.

We made it a family affair.

Make sure you use good exterior paint on this project.

We just rolled two coats and let her dry.

Here she is almost done. I still need to attach her broom and a small lantern from her hand.

We started working on this project a couple weeks back just in case you noticed the highlight hair do, ha! We set it out and a day later I noticed something strange...did you see? Look closer....

What in the world!

The culprit! Her name is Alley. Remember the dog with the broken leg back when...

Yes, we are talking about you Alley. If she was not so darn cute I would have to be mad..hehe.
I guess you would like to know the winners of the two giveaways last week. Well here they are! French Elements winner of the pillow goes to forthesakeoftime.blogspot.com
Paperhill and the two yards of free fabric goes to Jenny from lotsofloveformine.blogspot.com
Thanks for playing!

53 comments:

  1. I love that witch and cats! What a project. You make it look so easy. Very fun!

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  2. Oh dear Lord.. Alleypoo.. geesh, wee dogs just love to add their ah.. 'touch' to everything.

    Congrats winners!

    Now Suze.. you are adventrous but boy what fun did you have eh?

    Love them and are you going to put wee spot lights behind them for night time fun??

    Enjoy the day!

    ~Olivia

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  3. Your talents continue to amaze me!! Love how the whole family got involved! Shame on that dog!!!

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  4. That Alley...she chewd mine too I guess? Congrads. to your winners. Have a good one, call me later.

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  5. I would love to order one please..
    extra large.
    xo

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  6. What a great project. I'm so not showing my daughter this post or she'll have me cuting out plywood this afternoon.
    Have a great Monday.

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  7. Very cute project....and it's nice it was that the whole family got involved!!

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  8. I used to cut wood and make things for my yard years ago.....you are putting me back in the mood! Very cute project!!

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  9. You did a lovely job...sorry about your sweet doggy putting her "mark" on it for you!

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  10. what a great fun project. I love all the shots of your family in there.

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  11. Martha aint got nuthin' on you!!!! You see and you do!! And I LOVE it all!!! Plus your woodwork tastes good enuf to eat!!!
    Have a fabulous week..can't wait to see what you do next!!

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  12. Too much fun! I suppose Alley had her own character to add! Have fun in AR and tell your hubby I said "Go Hogs!"

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  13. I take it Alley doesn't like black cats????? So cute!

    Suzanne

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  14. What a great project! Those look great! I started emailing you the other day and I honestly cannot remember if I finished it and sent it to you. :) What game are you coming to?

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  15. That turned out great! Can I borrow Maddy to come over and help me with mine? Y'all are so cute!

    I wish you could have been with me Saturday. You would have loved it!

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  16. What a great project! And can you blame the dog from trying to eat the cat? :b

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  17. Wow! The witch and cats turned out GREAT! What an awesome family FUN project.

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  18. At least Alley ate the Halloween decor, and not the house like my yellow lab named Lagniappe likes to do on occasion. BTW, this project is too cute...thanks for sharing.

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  19. Oh my goodness, I love the witch and kitties. I've gotta check out Martha's site!

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  20. My husband and I were just talking about doing this project!! Yours turned out great!

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  21. This is an awesome idea! That dog is cracking me up!!

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  22. I can't find the cute witch pattern at Martha Stewart. I clicked on your link, but it wasn't there. Can you get me the link right to the downloadable pattern?

    Thanks for all the cute ideas!

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  23. You amaze me at how you decide to do something and just go for it. I have to contemplate starting it far too long. Your project looks amazing, and poor Ally was probably just startled by the new visitors. Jackie

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  24. I LOVE your witch! I've made several things from her site as well but your's is amazing.
    Also, thank you for letting me see what I missed at Roundtop. My son was sick & we had to miss out.

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  25. SO CUTE Susie Bloop!!!!

    Anxiously anticipating the creation you made for us too!

    Layla & Kevin

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  26. Oooh I LOVE this. I'm totally making it. My hubby just doesn't know it yet. LOL Thanks for such a cute project.

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  27. LOVE the witches! Soooo cool!
    Alley is too cute! :)

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  28. What a FABULOUS project!!!!!

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  29. Love the Halloween decor, so much fun for the kids!
    That pup of yours reminds me of my doggies, always laying where they shouldn't be and chewing up my stuff......precious little things.

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  30. I have been dying to try this and you guys make it look easy! I may just have to do it!!

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  31. Shut UP! I won! I was just reading casually avoiding the paper for grad school I'm suppose to be writing! Hooray for me!!!!!

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  32. Love Love Love that witch and those cats. Do you get many trick or treaters? We get tons, and this would be so perfect in my yard. I may have to try this.

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  33. It looks awesome. I have printed this pattern two years ago and still have not attempted it. I love the way it turned out!!!!

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  34. What a fun project ~ I love your witch and cats.
    Dogs love to do that, dig in your garden ~ oh no!

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  35. Cute, Susie!!! :) I have a witch phobia (long story), yours is pretty darn fun. I love how you guys made it a fun family project! :)

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  36. That looks great! My dog would totally destroy it. Im afraid I wont be able to put anything out now because of him!

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  37. Seriously impressed over here Susie!!!

    :) T

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  38. THAT witch and cat project looks absolutely AWESOME! and I agree Alley is too cute to get mad it and perhaps she was trying to help!

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  39. The witch came out great, your lawn looks perfect for Halloween.

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  40. that is really fun...and i love that the whole fam took part...even the dog in the messing it up :)

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  41. Your doggie sure has been keep busy remodeling your front yard. I love how that witch and cats came out. Sure is a lot of work.
    Ruth

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  42. Well your pumpkins look great. I had some I was going to paint and my sister thought I was crazy. I knew I wasn't. Sure have just done it.

    Ruth

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  43. Oh my gosh! I love it.

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  44. Really like the new wreathes...Really love the witch!

    Thanks for stoppin by =)

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  45. What a great project; I love how she turned out,,, with the three cats.. I would love to see her when you get her all done,, lite up at night... so very cool... and with a face like she has it would be hard to get mad at her.lol

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  46. This project looks amazing....hum, now all I need is find the jigsaw...

    Chelsea

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  47. Love them and are you going to put wee spot lights behind them for night time fun??

    Enjoy the day!
    Work From Home

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  48. Very cute project....and it's nice it was that the whole family got involved!!
    Work From Home

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  49. Girl, that is THE cutest thing. Well, if witches can be cute. : )

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  50. OK I made this over the weekend. And man does the cutting and taping of the pattern take FOREVER.

    And you must have a serious jigsaw because we had to go through a few blades on ours. LOL But I think it all turned out so cool. Thanks again for the idea!

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  51. I want to make this so badly, can you tell me where to get the pattern? The link you have does not include the download....thanks Susie, it looks awesome!
    ~Angie~~

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