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...

76 comments:

  1. Thanks for emailing me and leaving a thread trail back to your blog hop post. I sure would not have wanted to miss this! The spider is so cute I would try to lure him to my web if I could but he looks too happy in your home. The valance and lime green sheers are so bright and happy looking even in the shadowed photos. Your post has really brightened my night. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  2. We must be twins, I have the same bag fabric and of course, the Amy Bradley pattern my favorite! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Hee hee, silly spider photo-bombing you! I admire the lime green in the dining area, what a great way to brighten up a room. Thank you for sharing your projects!

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  4. Oh my goodness ! That is a cute window treatment.....good thinking !

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  5. What lovely projects - I love the window valance - I think I am going to have to make myself one of those for next year now too! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your projects are amazing! Loving the valance with all the ghastly faces! But honestly, spiders are not pets....you should not allow him to follow you around the house......Creepy, crawly....brrrrrrrrr or rather IEEIEIEIEIEIEK!

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  7. Very nice projects. Well done.

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  8. Very cute idea for decorating. It looks great with the lime sheers.

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  9. What a spooky family! What a spooktacular idea for a valance and the lime shears just absolutely make the portraits pop! You did a marvelous job, too! The spiders are cute, cute, cute! The bag is adorable and adorned with a bow, too. I am blown away by your creativity. I scrolled down and saw the adorable table topper you made for a swap that fits this theme, too. It is awesome as well. Thanks for participating; sharing your projects and creativity' and being a source of amazing creativity.

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  10. Awesome valence and I love the fabric you used on your tote bag!

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  11. You have one super duper looking Halloween window!

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  12. ROBIN, what a wicked idea....now those lime green sheers....lol
    your window treatment is absolutely wicked....I will send Amy a link, she will be BOOOED over lol

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  13. What a great idea..love your window treatment....

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  14. Great window treatment. Lime window sheers are wonderful.

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  15. love your valance and those lime sheers are fabulous - so bright and happy and a little spooky :)

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  16. Great projects. I really love that valance and the window scape with the additional curtains! Perfect décor for Halloween!

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  17. What great projects! The valance is fabulous and something I never would have thought of doing. Thanks!

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  18. Love your window treament, it is just spooktacular, (need I spell tht right). Anyway, every project is just great.

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  19. Ha ha! Cute post and even cuter projects! Love the valance!

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  20. Great use of the Halloween Halloween blocks. I have 12 sitting in a pile waiting on me to do something with them. I am thinking a wonky kwilt top. Thanks for sharing your creativity,

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  21. OMG, I want to move into your house! Those fun little creatures on your valence are wonderful! Love the green sheers to go along with them too. Looks like I have another project to add to my growning wish list! Cool spider too. I could have some "big" fun with that one! Love the fabric you found for the tote bag too. I know you swap partner was delighted!

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  22. Great bag, coasters and valance! Your spider must feel right at home! Thanks for sharing today!

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  23. what a cute curtain that is a nice idea... maybe Christmas curtains in the future?

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  24. that is such a cute idea! I've never even thought about changing out curtains for holidays. I usually just decorate around them.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  25. You are very clever--love the curtains! Cute post and your photo bomber made me laugh! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Never would have thought to use quilt blocks for a valance, especially Halloween ones. I love how colorful they are and yes Amy has darling patterns. That little spider is wickedly cute too. Well done my pretty!

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  27. Love your ideas. Hope you don't mind but I believe that would be a good valance for my home also! Thanks for the wonderful ideas....

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  28. Cute post, I don't think I would have been able to part with the tote. Great idea for the valance, I think snowmen would be cute for winter.

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  29. What fun - I love your projects
    Thanks for the link to the tote!

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  30. Your project are so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop

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  31. Your valance is great! and your coasters also, your house is ready for Halloween.

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  32. The valance is a terrific idea. The lime green curtains were just genious. Love your little spider buddie not to mention the bag and coasters. Great job all the way around..

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  33. Cute projects. Happy Halloween! 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  34. What a great ides making a valance. I would hate to take it down in November.

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  35. I love your little spider. He's so cute!

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  36. Awe...great projects. Love them all.

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  37. Your projects are great. Thanks for sharing

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  38. love your projects!!!!!! The valence is adorable!

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  39. Wonderful projects. Especially like your valance. The green sheers are perfect.
    Thanks for sharing and for the link.

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  40. Great projects but I'm in love with the valance. Thanksfor joining the hop and sharing such great projects.

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  41. Your valance with the lime green sheers is Wicked clever. Great tote too. Thank you for participating in this Wicked hop. Smart black spider...

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  42. The valance is just a fantastic idea! A good point for me to buy the patterns.... for next year's Halloween :-))

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  43. Well shut my mouth! What a great idea your valance is and it is so wicked!

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  44. Robin, your bag is quilt but that valance is beyond cool! Amy Bradley's patterns are the best!

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  45. What an amazing adaptation for a valance--I love it! Awesome bag, cool coasters and I love your spider friend. Well done!

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  46. I love your bag robin. The valance is adorable - love the lime green sheers with it. But that photo bomber - he is totally cute!

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  47. The the spider is my favorite. ( did I really say thar?). Love those lime green curtains. Clever addition

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  48. i so enjoyed your blog and your projects. i smiled all the way through. Thanks

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  49. What a neat valance and the green sheers are perfect for it!! Cute little spider too!

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  50. Fantastic valance. The lime green sheers are definitely perfect. Those pesky spiders. They show up everywhere leaving evidence of their presence. Happy Halloween. Looking forward to seeing the bay window next year. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Awesome Colors! Awesome Fabrics! I like it all!

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  52. The valance is such a super idea and I love the spider very creepy. All of your projects are wonderful.

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  53. What a cute idea for the valance and curtains!! And the bag is so cute. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  54. Those lime green sheers really put the finishing touch on your window. Very creative to make a valance out of the blocks. Love it.

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  55. Totally awesome way to use those adorable blocks!!! And the green sheers are just perfect!!!!!

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  56. Cute, cute projects! I love the coasters. The bag is really great, and that valance is over the top. Great job!

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  57. Just adorable and your photo bomber is a hoot.

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  58. Darn that spooky photo bomber! But he is cute. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  59. Love these projects...that valance is just perfect! Blessings, Marlene

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  60. My, what a handsome family you have there, tee hee! Looks similar to mind. Maybe we're related, ghouldfriend???

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  61. Such fun projects! That spider is creepy looking. Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  62. A spooktacular parade of wicked and wonderful projects. You gotta just luv the valance. Luv Amy Bradley's patterns. Cute bags and coasters too. Thanks for sharing...happy haunting!! Pauline

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  63. Your projects are wicked nice! Thanks for the link to the bag pattern. I love making bags. Amy Bradley patterns are always fun!

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  64. Love all your projects. The valance is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Love the mug rug...and of course the rest too..Thanks for sharing

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  66. I love Amy Bradley patterns and you certainly used it to make a wickedly awesome valance...I love that idea! Very cool lime green sheers, too! :O)

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  67. Love it! Those green sheers make it sing. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  68. Fabulous valance - what a neat, creative idea for Amy's creatures - yes she has great ones! I thought...how lucky that she had those green side curtains because they showcase the valance perfectly!!! lol You did good. (I know it should be well but 'good' fits here better. :)

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  69. Silly spider HA HA!! Th bag is so cute. You can never have enough coasters. I love the valance!! It is perfect!! Great job!!

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  70. Great projects but I especially like your valence. ANd what a great addition to add the sheers.

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