I sewed this dress for Scarlet last year and was so sad that Halloween was over because she couldn't wear it anymore. Well, when I found out we were having Wednesday Jones, I KNEW another Halloween frock had to be made. This is what I came up with. I'm in love!
How cute is my new Halloween album? I love it! This is pre-decorating it... I have to add a few things here and there and then I'm ready to begin my pages. I'll start with Halloween 1994- Patrick was about 7 months old and he was Lucky- the Diet Coke construction worker guy. Do you remember him. If you don't, he was the hottest guy on TV that year. :) Just like baby Patrick!
So, this new blogging thing is killing me! The pressure! lol Now I can't be the slacker I was created to be. lol
Okay, so I've been slightly distracted today with a few things and a little bit of Halloween craftiness, but I have managed to do a few items on my list and will do more tonight when the kids are night nights.
I made a card for Sandy. Not the greatest, but hey... it's homemade... kind of... Okay, it came from a CK kit and took me like 2 minutes to make, but whatever! It's the thought...
The Dorothy party dress stuff has been purchased. The rainbow buttons are for the bows in her hair. So, I'm not staying true to the authentic Dorothy hair ribbons, but I believe if Dorothy would have had the opportunity to wear my rainbow bows, she would have FULLY gone for it.
#3 Okay, this wasn't on my list but I'm going to put it on tonight's list and cross it off immediately, so I feel like I've accomplished more than I actually will have done. Right?!!!?????!?
So, I decided at midnight last night that it would be super fantastic if my fireplace had witches stockings hanging from it during Halloween. Okay, how fabulously Halloweenie is that?! (yes, I am tooting my own horn, I am fully aware)
I then promptly grabbed some butcher paper to make a pattern and fabric to sew it with and just went for it. Here are the beginning stages...
I forgot to mention... after you sew the stocking on the white line, cut it out.
I'll show the rest soon... when it's stuffed and fab. If you want to join me, buy some black fabric, filling, a fall pick and rusted metal stars. It should be pretty cute!
As for the sausage quiche... well, we went to Chili's instead. I'm going to make it for brunch tomorrow and post about it.
The new Halloween tablecloths I just made... or the fact that I just sewed a Halloween tablecloth in August?!?!?!?!! I was just trying to figure out how to sew a circular tablecloth and thought I'd make something for my fav holiday!
The whole circular tablecloth thing is a snap, BTW!
For a table 42 inches in diameter and 30 inches high (standard size circular table) use 6 yards of 54 inch wide fabric
Cut fabric in 2 equal lengths of 3 yards each, then halve one of the 2 pieces lengthwise (parallel to selvages)
Pin one cut piece to either side of the uncut piece (right sides facing) and sew
You now will have 3 panels sewn together
Fold the panel in half (wrong side out)
Pin the end of a 52" length of string, tied to a dressmaker's pencil, to the center of the fold
Using the pencil, sketch a semicircle onto the fabric
Cut along the chalk line with scissors making a large circle
Cut a square of contrasting fabric and hem it
Place the circular tablecloth on top of the table and then place the square piece of fabric on top of that
Here's another one I just finished. It will be the permanent one that I trade out from time to time with different seasonal tablecloths.