Monday, November 19, 2012

Halloween/October Wall Hanging...a few weeks late

I started working on this wall hanging in September, with the intention of hanging on the wall October 1st.  Well,  I didn't make that deadline, in fact, I just finished it this past weekend.  It took having surgery and being laid up in a recliner for a few days to finish up binding a lot of my projects.

I love the Ghastlie prints from Alexander Henry.  I chose Family Reunion print in deadly mauve.  I added in some prints from my stash to make the wonky log cabin blocks.   My favorite scene is the center scene, and I think fits great for my October wall hanging.  My husband an I were married in October, and I love the couple so I made it the centerpiece.

So it is either a month late, or 11 months early.  It is all in how you look at it.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I have had a lot of time to sit down and sew lately.  I decided to use some of my favorite Vintage Modern scraps and some hand quilting to make a little mug rug for my office desk.

I used Green Bee Design & Patterns' Little Bits Mug Rug.

I used several different shades of pink and aqua to hand quilt circles around the center of the rug.  I am really pleased with the outcome and I highly recommend following the pattern by Green Bee.
On the back i used my favorite print from the collection, Vintage Modern.  I have plenty more scraps and items on my list to make for my kitchen.  Time to get crackin.

November Finishes

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Happy Halloween!

It is the Sunday following Halloween and I finally have my computer up and running and a moment to share our costumes with you.  I decided to do a family costume and Claire wanted to be Jessie from Toy Story. So of course she wanted her dad to be Woody and then I was to be Bo Peep.

For Claire's Jessie, I took an old pair of jeans and made some chaps and sewed them on. For the shirt, I bought a button down shirt for $6 from Old Navy and added the yellow cuffs and yoke.  The hat was bought by Grandma from the Disney store.

For my Husband, Woody, I made the vest and he had the rest in the closet.

Mine was a bit more complicated, but fairly easy.  I made a gathered skirt out of pink polka dot satin with a white cotton under skirt.  The top was a pink cotton Old Navy shirt with a blue satin overlay.  I used ribbon and lace to embellish the top.  Then late Tuesday night, I put together a simple pink bonnett.

Here is our family, after a good night of trick-or-treating.  I hope you all had a great Halloween and a great weekend!


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