Back in June and July I was really busy.
I have so much to show you! Halloween
is fast approaching. On my next posting I will
have many halloween patterns to share with you.
Please dont look at the mess in the background as it
cannot be helped. I have a little room But everything
back there is being worked on.
This is my little halloween set. It doesnt set in a basket.
All of it sets in a little halloween cardboard box. It has
a scene painted on it all around the 4 sides. No I didnt
make it. Its just something to place halloween candy or
something like that in it. Here I am using it to place my
halloween stuff in it.
2 witches and a black cat. So cute they are together.
When the sales start coming on and the sales should
be here. You can buy these little stuffed witches and other
little animals for a little of nothing. I love to use these
little stuffings as pincushions. Not that it gets me out of
work but they are just so cute. How could you resist them?
Its better to find a use for them than for them to just sit
around. I bought both of these witches last year when
the sales came about. The little adorable cat came from the thrift
store. He was only 25cents. I see that I have forgotten
to snap a pic of the Chatalaine. Between the witch and the
cat is the chatalaine. The black ribbon has spiderwebs
going all thru the ribbon. I purchased this at
Joanne's Fabrics. An little orance pincushion
has a witch's head attached to it. Its just a brooach
from the dollar store that I got a long time ago.
Next year I intend on
adding to my little set something cross stitchy.
I do like the wooden thread spools. They are just right
for holding a little pair of scissors upright. The top and the
bottom of the spool is just felt cut with pinking sheers
and lightly glued onto the wood. A ribbon of black bats
circle around the wooden spool. They have yellow-green
eyes. I like placing my sicssors in these spools because it makes
them easier to grab on to. I hope you like the fob.
This little fob when I found it at the thrift store was
missing all of its little charms except for the little
plastic orange trick or treat basket. There is a ghost
on the side - it is so cute. Since the little bracelet was
broken all I did was attach a little key ring with some
black ribbon to the bracelet and the ring. I tied it in
a knot and let the black ribbon hang as you see here.
The charms came from Joanne's Fabrics. There is a
black spider, a mummy, a little sign that says happy
haunting, the basket and a spiderweb with a spider.
This little bracelet only had the little black things on
there to hold the charms. It must have been broken
but when I saw it - it was for me. It was only 50cents.
How can you go wrong with that!
My daughter helped me look for something to make
a needleminder out of. We couldnt find anything suitable.
So I couldnt make one of those but I will be keeping my
eyes open for something that will work.
This other item is a needlecase. Super-Simple! I did not
want anything that was not going to hold many needles.
In fact I am kind of getting tired of the cute little
needlebooks that will not hold the threads while you
are working on a project. This needlecase
can be made in a matter of a few minutes.
To make one of these - take 2 pieces of different
colored felt. There isnt any sewing involved. There isnt any
glue either. Cut the outer piece of felt any color and size you want.
Cut the inner piece of felt smaller than the outer piece.
This little pumpkin head is
a little brooach with a pin on the back. This basically
holds my 2 pieces together. This is going to hold
a lot of threaded needles! On the back all I did was
cut 2 small slits to run some ribbon thru. To close the
needlecase all you do is fold it into thirds and tie up
with the ribbon. Sorry I forgot to snap a pic of the
folded needlecase. However it is in the basket in the
very back in the first picutre.
Here's the back of the needlecase. Be sure when
you cut the slits that you do not cut the inner felt
Ever since I have posted about the potholders - I have
gotten alot of hits on it. This scissor case is a potholder.
In fact Its a biggg potholder. But I liked the design that
was on it. I knew that I wanted to show this pumpkin
so I sewed it together in a little different way that I seew
the others. I hope you like the tiny witches hat!
Here is the back of the scissorcase. I sewed it together
down the middle. But before I did that I sewed the bottom
Another little pic of the witches hat. It is small
for my large gingher scissors. The point is made from
a 2 inch piece of felt. It is lightly stuffed. The black
brim is felt and is just a little bigger than the cone.
This is another potholder soon to be made into
another scissor case. I like the ghost and the purple
color. It is so vibrant.
Now - this is a new item that I am not sure that you
will like. My intentions were to have this as a floss holder.
It will hold many of them. In fact it could hold 36. You
wouldnt believe what I made it from. You know those
dishwasher baskets that come with every dishwasher.
Yep - thats what it is. The baskets come in a few other
colors than white. I picked up 3 of these this past summer.
All I did was cut the basket apart and take small ribbon.
This ribbon is the same ribbon that is on the needlecase.
I just wrapped it around the outer rim. A little glue to
start and a little glue to end.
Next year I hope to wrap the floss on it for a project.
I have another one of these that I cut a few strips of pink
flannel not even an inch wide and just wrapped it around
the outer sides just like above. It turned out really pretty.
I hope you like.