Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I've been searching for a really good looking Witch hat for a while now. I found nothing that was reasonably priced and all were made poorly. So I decided to make one.
I used acrylic felt that I happened to have. Next time I'll use better material. Wool would have been nicer. I doubled up the felt as well as added a heavy interfacing between the layers. Then I decided the use my free hand embroidery foot to sew the squiggly lines all over. This, along with the interfacing, helped give it some stiffness. I wrapped tulle around the base and stitched it in place. Then I tucked black feathers under the tulle and stitched them down. In the back I pulled up one of the pieces of tulle, gathered it and sewed it in place. Then I added the crystal button.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I finished putting up our Halloween decorations. There is actually more but I only decorated the foyer because our toddler can't get to it. Maybe next year we can add the rest.
Made this two years ago. It was actually supposed to go on the outside of the door but when I got done and hung it I couldn't shut the screen door. Doh!
I finally bought the Martha Stewart paper mice. I was going to cut them out myself but found these 40% off at Michaels.
Our Haunted Memories portraits went up four years ago for Halloween and never came down. Most people think they are just more of our family portraits like we have going up the steps. It's fun seeing peoples reactions. That's why we've left them up all year long. These linticular images are by far the best ones out there!