I’m back!!! I think I now have my computer issues (virus) resolved and time to begin again with my blogging.
I haven’t blogged since the election in July…busy, regrouping, grandchildren, you name it. I guess, you could say that I needed to get it back together after such a long, hot summer! I really missed the creating and sewing everyday and when I finally got back to it, well, I just went a little nuts!
The first big day for our family after July was Emily’s 9th birthday and Lisa’s ___th birthday. We always celebrate those two together since one is the 21st and the other is the 22nd. I will have to mention that our youngest grandchild had her birthday on August 1st, turning 6, and her daddy our youngest son, had his birthday on August 8th. Somehow the pictures for those events are lost somewhere in computerland. I do, however, have some of Emily and Lisa.
AND THESE ARE ALL MY GIRLS EXCEPT FOR ASHLEY AND TIFFANY WHO COULDN'T COME . . .
I love Halloween and decorating for this spooky holiday and I thought I would share some of my Halloween projects with you. I know, Halloween’s over, but I’ll show them anyway.
These are some Trick or Treat bags that I found the pattern for in one of my magazines. I made four cat bags for the girls and a Frankenstein bag for Avery.
I made the Halloween pumpkin pillow a couple years ago at a class that I took at Dragonfly Quilt Shop and the Haunted Tree Pillow, I found in a magazine featuring Patrick Lose. Love Patrick Lose's applique!
This is Patrick Lose's design!
This birdhouse was made by my husband and I decorated it for the Halloween birds.
This painted pumpkin was inspired from Alisa Burke’s blog. Hers are much better!!!
The stuffed pumpkin came from one of my favorite artists, Nancy Halversen. I will have to say I have all of her books and each and everyone of them are GREAT!
This ticker tape wall hanging I made using Halloween fabric scraps. I cut a piece of muslin and cut squares and rectangles out of my Halloween fabric scraps. I then sew them around the edges to the muslin piece with batting on the back. After I finish sewing the fabric scraps to the muslin, I put a back on and sew it together with the front by sewing between the squares. I finish off with binding and hanging tabs. I found a square piece of wood in my husband’s workshop, painted it, and after it was dried, hung up my Halloween Ticker Tape Quilt. I have since made one for Fall and will make one for Christmas, etc. FUN!
Also using scraps, I made this Halloween fabric bowl. I will do a tutorial at a later date on how to make these easy and decorative bowls.
This Halloween ornament is made with a clear glass ornament, small fabric scraps, and Mod Podge (one of my favorite products). Just glue your scraps onto the glass ornament covering the entire all, and hang on an ornament holder. I also wired a decorative button to the ornament. I also made one of these for each of the coming seasons.
Finally, I made an Alisa Burke inspired tablescape. Cute, HUH?
I think I will stop here with the Halloween projects. I truly hope all of you had a great holiday and will enjoy the Thanksgiving and Christmas season coming up. I will say Bye for now leaving you with this quote,
“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things
of life which are the real ones after all.”
-Laura Ingalls Wilder