I’m making slow progress on quilting my queen sized autumn quilt. The days when it has been dark and stormy, when I want to quilt, my noise-sensitive springer spaniel can’t settle down due to the wind so sewing is pretty much out of the question. We’ve had some spectacular fall days too, so I’ve been lured outside planting Hope in the form of daffodil, tulip and Siberian iris bulbs, and cutting back my perennials so that I have a nice level surface to to toss my shoveled snow on when that day comes!
So I’ve decided to show you some of the Halloween crafts I’ve been working on. The bats, shown above, are from a great tutorial from Modern Textiles in Minnesota. You can find the free Bat Tutorial here. I had fun looking through my seldom-used stash of black fabrics for the undersides of the bat wings. I decided to hang my bats differently than the recommendation in the tutorial. I used black carpet thread and rang the thread from the under belly of the bat, right through the body. That way the thread could be easily removed if the child preferred to have the bat as a soft toy rather than hanging it up. The bats have flown off and totally delighted 3 children who range from Kindergarten age to Middle School.
With some scraps from the felt I used for the body of the bats, I made a Jack ‘o Lantern face to put on an orange baby dress for my Bamboletta Big Baby for her Halloween costume. I used a scrap of orange fleece and some ribbon to make her bonnet and the cute booties came from Carter’s. (I found the orange baby dress and green sweater at Primary.com last summer and the lime green leggings came from a thrift store). So Big Baby now has a cute DYI Halloween costume. I can take the felt face off the dress and the green sweater and leggings will be great for St Patrick’s Day too.
So, not quilting much. but still having fun being creative!
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