Hide Your Brains. The Zombies Are Coming!!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with zombie crafts!!

This zombie frog is made from a couple of children's sock, felt and buttons!














This pumpkin head zombie was made from felt and is less than 2 inches tall. He was inspired by the book Zombie Felties.














I've shared this zombie octopus before but he fits the theme so what the hell!

Crafts for "Cat People"

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I've had a couple of swap partners lately that are "cat people". I'm more of a dog person myself but can't deny that kitties are cute!

I made a couple of throw pillows for them to celebrate their love of cats.

This one was made for a Halloween swap. My partner loves black cats so I thought this would make a fun decoration for the holiday. I used a bright orange fabric, felt, buttons and embroidery floss.















I am crafting for another swap partner that has adorable Siamese kitty cats. This one is for her!















These projects involve very simple sewing and a bit of embroidery. I think they make unique gifts and provide a fun way to personalize your couch!

Halloween Quilt

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I made a Halloween quilt! I used the Oh Frannson Mix Tape quilt pattern (again), some Halloween printed cottons, beige linen for the sashing, spider web fabric for the backing and spooky tree fabric for the binding.





























It's a small quilt that is meant to be used as a wall hanging for the holiday. I sent this one off to a recent swap partner but I have enough fabric left over to make my own!

I still have a lot to learn about quilting and definitely need more practice but I'm enjoying the process.

Is it a Cat? Is it a Bat? It's a Cat Bat!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I found the pattern for this Cat Bat in the book, Plush-O-Rama. It was really fun to make and sewed up pretty quickly. I will be making more of these little hybrid creatures soon! This project is a great way to use up fabric and felt scraps.



















Fabric Scrap Cards

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Let's start a holiday card revolution. Instead of sending Christmas cards, why not send Halloween cards this year?!

I made these cards with some scraps leftover from a Halloween quilt. I cut the fabric into squares using pinking shears, attached the squares to blank cards using a glue stick and then stitched around the squares with the sewing machine.


I'm going to give this set as a gift so I packaged each card with an envelope and slipped it into a clear plastic sleeve then tied them up with a Halloween ribbon.















These were fun and easy to make and a great way to use up fabric scraps. I'll be making more of these to send and also to give as gifts.

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