Welcome to my turn (for the first time ever, in any!) of the Wicked Blog Hop! I am very excited to be able to share my projects with so many of you, and I hope you enjoy them. I must extend my utmost appreciation to Mdm Samm and Wicked Wendy for putting together this hop and allowing me to participate. I've been following the other blog hops for awhile now, and didn't really think I was ready to show off my own works, but I found I like the slight pressure to get things done by a certain time!
FYI, I'm an avid photographer, so now you've been warned about what's to come!
My first project was a combination of my two favorite costumes growing up, the witch and the cat. I take my husband to help me pick out fabric when I do projects, and this batty one caught our eye right away, then he picked out the hat fabric.
Trying on the hat for size, maybe it's a little too much...
All done and ready for broomstick travel! You know she's happy because her tail is straight up in the air :)
While I was working on the kitty I received a catalog in the mail from Connecting Threads and was inspired by one of their patterns, found here. I thought it was such a great pattern, and I couldn't get it out of my head, so I figured out how to make it myself.
I had to really think this through, especially without instructions :/
But I figured it out!
Me working on the embroidery. My husband and I like how the uneven-ness of the stitches actually add to the character of the spider and the web. As opposed to just looking sloppy hee hee :)
The amazing disappearing ink pen I found at Joann Fabrics (gotta love those coupons)
Finished, yay! Finished size: 35.5"x17"
Here's my favorite part, how the quilting on the back turned out:
I did have a little issue on the very corner, only one, but you can kind of see the lower RH side of the "B" swerves away from the rest, and I am not very sure why. Any ideas? And then how to correct it?
I thank you very much for looking through all my pictures, I hope you enjoy them. And now, I have a giveaway! I was very fortunate to win some patterns from Gerri Robinson with Planted Seed Designs during a Christmas-in-July hop that I tuned into, and she was super generous, so I wish to be the same! I have two patterns of hers, as well as a mini-charm pack of Savonnerie by American Jane Patterns for Moda, just something to give you a bright spot of happiness in this upcoming dreary weather.
Kindly leave a comment about what you're looking forward to this holiday season
(your thoughts on the projects too, if you like)
and I will do my drawing Saturday November 2nd.
Please visit the others today, they are sure to have amazing projects as well! Also, the rest of the schedule is a post or two down my page.
Pampered Pettit (this is me)
Thank you for stopping by, and
Have a Happy Halloween!