Thursday, October 31, 2013

Be afraid.........

be V-E-R-Y afraid....
 

 
Ya skeered yet?
 
Don't be...
 
It's just Betty Crocker and a few Wilton candy molds!
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A shirt for Polly

 

The  * PEACE - ful *  little witch...


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A "bite" of candy corn

 
Just a couple outfits and goodies for my grand babies.


Since my grand babies are still young, I don't do scary.

...YET
 

The candy corn design is from Planet Applique - one of my favorite sites.
I have purchased MANY designs from Planet Applique and they always stitch out perfect!
 
Hope everyone is having a great day!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Recycled sweatshirt


Here in Florida, October weather is usually fairly warm.
A few years ago our weatherman predicted colder weather on Halloween day.
Wanting something warm and festive for my daughter to wear to school the next day, I quickly got busy recycling an old sweatshirt.
I'm sure you've all seen this idea before, but I just thought I would share how quick and easy this was to make.
No need for buttons, zippers or even an embroidery machine!
 
 
All I did was simply cut the sweatshirt down the middle for the front opening and cut the ribbed neckline off.
I made a small amount of bias tape and attached it around the neckline and down the front opening.


 I used the same fabric as I did for the bias tape for my applique.
 I ironed fusible web to the back of my fabric and simply cut squares around a few of the designs to use as applique.
I then placed the squares onto the sweatshirt and ironed them on.
 
 
No need for an embroidery machine to sew these on.
I just satin stitched around each design and I was done!
Most sewing machines have a zigzag stitch and with just a few adjustments you can turn that zigzag into a nice satin stitch.
Once you master the satin stitch, there will be no stopping you!


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Love, honor and cherish...

My parents were married 63 years when my mother passed away.
~ They we inseparable ~
On my parents 40th anniversary my mother lovingly presented my father with her very first handmade quilt.  My mother passed away in 2007 and this quilt remained on their bed until my father passed away in 2011.
When my father passed away I inherited this wonderful memory of a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

 The colors of this quilt were perfect for my fall décor.



Blessed are the daughters of Piecemakers, for they shall inherit the quilts.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fall mantel


A few years ago I decorated my mantel more Halloween-ish for Fall.
 I added my BOO swag, spiders and a few ravens.
 

This year I am going more with a warmer fall décor - no Halloween.
 
I like warmer better.
How 'bout you?
 
 
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I'm lovin' milk paint !

 
I started changing my decor from summer to fall a few days ago and decided to incorporate a few pieces I inherited. One of which was this bookcase belonging to my grandmother.
 

I've never really liked this bookcase because the wood is dark mahogany and my house is mostly light or painted furniture.
So... Mr. Fisherman got to work.
After a lot of sanding and a couple of coats of Driftwood milk paint, here is the finished product.
 
 
 
Now, I love it!
 
 
 
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Meet Stanley, the scarecrow.

 
He's been around for longer than can I remember.
 

I made him many years ago using a pattern out of a Women's Day, Family Circle or maybe even a McCall's magazine - can't remember which.
 

He's made of felt, old blue jeans, a little raffia and... 

 
  buttons for his eyes.
 
 
 
 
Whatcha think?
Too cute to be scary?
 
 
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