Halloween Bedtime

The Ninja pumpkin design is from XXXand the witch -costumed koala is from an old Amazing Designs collection, Seasonal Daisy Kingdom.

Alastair’s pillowcase design is Embroidery Boutique’s Ninja Pumpkin design. Vivian Rose’s little witch -costumed koala is from an old Amazing Designs collection, Seasonal Daisy Kingdom.  The moon and stars were added.


Soooo busy!  I thought my “golden years” were supposed to be leisurely!  But they are not and I am not complaining about my full, rich, active life.  Still, a little leisure would be nice.

I know I have promised Part 2 of my post on lace tape, but that has been pushed to the back burner, due to new family demands and responsibilities.  I’m sorry about that but it will be posted as soon as I can get to it.

Aside from all the must-do’s I managed to squeeze out these Halloween pillowcases for my two younger grandchildren.   6 yo Alastair who is a big time Ninja fan, and Vivian Rose, 2.5 yo is delighted with anything.

The really fun feature of her pillowcase is the moon and stars, in the sky and on the witch robe.  After the success of her firefly dress with glow-in-the dark lightning bugs, I invested in several spools of glowing thread. It offers so many creative opportunities!!!!

There are not many colors available so the yellow is not very bright—-at least not in daylight.  But look what happens when the lights are out, when our adorable little girl is tucked in and ready to fall asleep, or planning her mischief for the next day.


1-glow in the dark

This is Vivian’s pillowcase in the dark. It glows! The moon, stars, jack-o-lantern and robe stars shine in the night sky. What child wouldn’t be fascinated by that?


It actually glows yellow, but I’m no great photographer and this was the best I could do to capture the iridescence.If you look back at the daylight design, you can see the moon, stars, witch robe stars and the jack-o-lantern face.

Now that was so much fun that I might make one for myself, or my grown children.

Are you sewing anything for Halloween?  Jenny Jo, what incredible costumes are you making for your Fabulous Five?  I’d love to hear about it and vicariously enjoy the making of your projects.

Back to must-do’s.


I just have to share this with you.  My 11 yo granddaughter confided to her mother that she had heard some bad news from a friend about one of her neighbors.

She said, “His parents tried to raise him right.  But it’s so sad.  He ended up working at a drug dealership.”



3 responses to “Halloween Bedtime

  1. Pumpkin. Ninja. You are an awesome Nana! I’m tentatively planning an Alice in Wonderland theme for Halloween. I only have to make four costumes because we’ve decided that our oldest is too old for trick-or-treating (and he’s taller than I am). I’m thinking of making Gideon go as a playing card and Nathan as a box with a label: “drink me.” I want to finish my current project first, which I’m hoping to do this afternoon.

  2. Jo, that sounds adorable. Nathan sounds big enough to go as the “parent!” while you stay home and hand out candy.

  3. from Martha Pullen forum: Gosh, those are cute! Great job

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