Friday, October 28, 2011

Teenage Werewolf

I made this costume for my friend's daughter-she is going as a teenage werewolf. She wanted an expensive store-bought hood/scarf thing but instead I purchased some faux-fur at Joann's with a coupon and used some left over black fleece I had on hand (10 years old!) and whipped this up for her. The fur only cost about $7 and I have quite a bit left over. I added some fur to her skirt and made a pair of leggings that will fit above her boots. I also added a little glove thing on the back of the 'paws' so she can slip her hand in there (like the one she wanted to buy). I can't wait to see her in it!

It matches Josie the cat!

Here is the hood up close.

Hmmm... the white Pointer dog shed on it. This will also keep her warm Halloween night.

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts finish it up Friday. Now that this is done hopefully I can finish quilting the quilt I'm working on and have pictures of that next Friday.

Monday, October 24, 2011

I MUST start labeling my quilts!

My friend's mom received her "inspiration" quilt-she loves it by the way-and her other daughter asked "where did Tracey buy this?"'s time to start putting labels on quilts. But, WOW! she thought it was store bought? I guess she didn't notice the thousand imperfections-woo hoo!

Off for more Halloween costume making! I'll post pictures of the great "Teenage werewolf" costume I'm making for my friends daughter-too cute!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Holiday Table Mats

I LOVE these! Tutorial here. Thanks Love Laugh Quilt. I think I may make some like she does with the fleece backing, but I also like the idea of making it two sided like this.

I think the fabrics I chose are a bit too busy, next time I'll choose some that are a bit more solid and aren't directional. They are a great first try though, and hardly took any time (or fabric!) at all. Without having to get a beverage, use the bathroom and re-wind a bobbin I could probably get a top done in 1/2 an hour, and it will be an easy "assembly line" project for Christmas gifts. One side can be Christmas, and the other just winter for the rest of the winter-or send them for Thanksgiving.

Here's the fall side:

Here's the Christmas side before I sewed it together, hmmmmmmm.......not sure why I didn't take a picture of the finished side.

I love all the great ideas and instructions you can find on the internet!