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


Here's what we look like with our costumes. My daughter looks great and I can't believe she left the crown on. I on the other hand felt silly the whole time. And no, that's not my hair.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Posted these a while ago. But here are my monkeys that will be at Plush You! which is opening friday at Schmancy in Seattle.

Monkey #1.

Monkey #2.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Big show opens Friday, October 9th 5-10pm.
Show is being held at
1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101
1914 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101
1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101

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!
You can kind of see the spooky side of them in this pic.
Black feather wreath with a crow. Added the bows.
Pumpkins from Hallmark over a two year period. The owl I found at an antique mall five years ago.