Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wicked Awesome!

Here is The Wicked Creators Schedule 
Time for some WICKED fun!!!!
This is my very favorite blog each year.  A huge thanks to Mdme Samm for having it again and to Wendy for hosting it again.  It is unbelievable how diverse the projects are for this hop.  I get so many great ideas and ghoulish inspiration from the other hoppers that I would need a hundred Halloweens to be able to make everything!!!  So a big HURRAH to all the hoppers too!
So this year I thought it would be cool to make a bag out of Halloween fabric.  While I was searching for who knows what I came across a wonderful (and free!!) bag pattern and tutorial.  It's called the Tohoku Tote and can be found HERE.

I decided to send this along with a table topper to my swap partner in the Quilted Table yahoo group I am in.  I am happy to say that it was quite well received!
The next project I worked on was a bunch of coasters to use up some cheapo fabric that I bought just because it was Halloween.  I thought it would be fun to just have them all over the house.
 As it turned out, someone else liked them also!!

Or was it my coffee he was after?
Now my final project turned out to be the best Halloween decoration I have made to date.  I used the Amy Bradley pattern Happy Halloween.  Instead of making a wall hanging I made a valance!!!  Isn't it so cool?!
When I first hung it up I liked it but thought it still needed something so....
I went out and bought some lime green sheers!  That is the best window in the house now.  There are a few more characters that didn't fit into this valance so there will definitely be another one made next year for the living room bay window!  I love Amy's characters!
 Here's another close up!
I tried to get a spookier picture but this was the best I could do with the shadows.  Oh, and guess who came out to photo bomb yet another of my pictures!  Look on the light!
Oh, he's a tricky one!!!
Now that you have seen my family portrait line up go on over to these other hoppers today...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Halloween Goodies

I just love the HALLOWEEN season!  I don't mean all the mean spirited trick and mayhem that some few psycho's who use the season as an excuse for their criminal activities.  What I love about it is all the fun and silliness that goes with dressing up and decorating.  It is a chance for those to shy the rest of the year to embarrass themselves in public to throw caution to the wind!  And for those of us who cannot help but let our freak flags fly all year long, well, we just love all the extra company!!!!  So this year I joined in a Halloween Tablerunner Swap and this is what I made for my partner.  I am happy to say that it was quite a success in it's new home!  
I also sent her this fun tote.  I used decorative stitches on the handles and below the top band.  I used glow-in-the-dark thread for these stitches so the first time she uses it at night she will get a fun surprise!  It was quite hard to part with this tote.  I just love that kooky witches shoes fabric!
And look who got in on the fall decorating !!
Coming soon is the WICKED bloghop!  So tune in and be ready for some really cool Halloweeny goodies!!