NOTE: This is reposted from several years ago, but still has some good ideas for quick and easy Halloween projects. I hope you find something you like.
Halloween has never been a favorite holiday of mine but our grandchildren get absolutely giddy with the fun it brings. This year, I’ve joined in the celebration with sewing projects.
This candy jar was so quick and easy. Our grandchildren are all big Disney fans so the iBroidery.com design with Mickey and the pumpkin seemed perfect. It was embroidered on orange felt then glued to a fringed circle of black burlap. The embroidery was glued to a strip of fringed black burlap then adhered to the jar with double sided tape (one of my all-time favorite sewing notions).
It has been a wild ride in the time I’ve been out of the loop. After 5 days of Hurricane Matthew preparation, hunkering down with no internet, tv, cell or landline service and then clean up, we headed to Mayo Clinic. My husband underwent a minor cardiac procedure, as if ANY cardiac procedure can be minor. He’s just fine, we’re back home and now I’m back to blogging and sewing.
First, I want to share this cute, quick and easy Halloween faux-pieced wallhanging that I really enjoyed making just before Matthew made his unwelcome visit. A complete photo tutorial is posted here at Brother’s new blog, Stitching Sewcial. The designs are from the new Disney Halloween Collection at ibroidery.com
There is still time to whip up this kid-pleaser for the increasingly popular Halloween season. Unlike corn stalks or hay bales, this decoration can be packed away for next year and more years to come.
Children love this, especially when they see Goofy’s skeleton glow in the dark.
Goofy by day
Goofy by night
I especially like the yo-yo pumpkins that dangle from each side. Continue reading
Posted in Disney, Disney projects, Holiday Projects, machine embroidery, quilts, techniques, Tutorials
Tagged Brother Dream Machine, Disney Halloween, faux quilt, Halloween, hurricane Matthew damage, machine embroidery, quilting technique
As I’m sure you have noticed, the stores have been jam packed with Halloween costumes, decorations and jack ‘o lanterns for a month now. With all that pumpkin exposure, I couldn’t help but get in the mood to make something to celebrate the season.
I’ve always found that the orange and black signature color scheme just too grim. But with the addition of purple, the entire Halloween mood is lifted, at least for me.
And my goodness, the fabrics!!!! In addition to the adorable prints, the currently very popular burlap is available in a rainbow of colors, printed with text, and to my delight, with orange polka dots. Now that was something I could work with. Continue reading