Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What a Wicked Wednesday (a Giveaway will make it all better!)




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...

Ta-da!
All done and ready for broomstick travel!  You know she's happy because her tail is straight up in the air :)
 
This is the third stuffed animal I have made, and when I took her to work to show off, I was commissioned for a 4th!  So here is my kitty's sister temp-ing as an office cat until she goes to her new home (birthday present for someone who has a Halloween birthday!)




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!
 


83 comments:

Regena said...

great job, very creative. I am looking forward to going trick or treating with my granddaughter for the first time

Judy B said...

Your cat is sew original! Love your BOO hanging, looks perfect to me.

Sunshine Girl said...

These are great projects - how lovely to be commissioned to make another cat too - that's always a good feeling isn't it! Love the way you have quilted the boo hanging. Thanks for sharing.

Heleen Groot said...

Loving the cat-in-the-hat you made! They look adorable! The BOO looks amazing from my point of view..... The quilting is gorgeous. I'll give you a wicked tip.....If someone spots the mishap (I didn't), just say it is artistic freedom! You can get away with pretty much anything then...and I have!

charlotte said...

Cute cat. That fabric is wild! Love your BOO quilt. Great projects.

Heather J said...

Great projects. Love the BOO quilt. I am looking forward to seeing family this holiday season.

Fiesta said...

Brandy, your project is awesome. I am looking forward to traveling to North Carolina to visit my daughter during the holidays

Michele said...

The cats are just adorable and such a great idea. I've been eying that runner pattern too and am planning to make my own version. This holiday season we looking forward to creating many wonderful memories with our kidlets. Our ride on the Polar Express right before Thanksgiving will start it all just right. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kay said...

Your quilt is just lovely, thank you for sharing it. i love blog hops to get inspiration. My favourite part of Christmas is opening stocking on our bed with all of the children, they are teenagers now but still love it too. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Jeanie said...

Love the kitties and the Boo hanging.....great job on all! I love to take a pattern or idea and make it my own too....it's extra special that way! I just love the colder weather and decorating my table for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh that is such a cute little cat....and Boo turned out wonderful

Thearica said...

You did an awesome job on the BOO wallhanging! and that witchy kitty is adorable!

feltfree på Åsly said...

So Nice this turned out. Awesome. Thanks for sharing

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Cute cat and I love the "Boo" wall hanging. The quilting/stitching is great!

Gill said...

I love your 'Boo' - I'd like to do something similar!
I'm looking forward to having all my children at home!!
Thanks for sharing!

Mdm Samm said...

OHHHH YOUR BOO is absolutely perfect….you did a wicked job of it…mmmmmmmmmmmm

Rose Best said...

Very creative, and perfect for Halloween

StitchinByTheLake said...

Two great projects - since I love embroidery your Boo is my favorite! blessings, marlene

Vivian said...

Your Boo wall hanging is cute. I love connecting threads. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving the most, just being with my family.

Linda said...

Brandy, your little cat and your BOO quilt are both really wonderful! Thank you so much for showing us!
(I'm looking forward to being with my sons this Christmas. Can't beat being with family!)

Renea said...

Your projects are all sew Wickedly cute. Thanks for sharing. I always look forward to Thanksgiving. It is a no pressure holiday and is all about family and relaxing. Thanks for the giveaway.

withajoyfulheart said...

Lovely work...love your handstitching, cute little spider ;)

withajoyfulheart said...

oops, a little too quick on the return button. Our next holiday is Christmas...had Canadian thanksgiving already. Hoping to take it easy, life is too busy as it is. Down time = sewing time.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

BOO to you, good job!

Joan Kawano said...

Whoo hoo, what a great job. I love seeing a pattern and trying to figure out how to put it together myself. Glad you started blogging. Looking forward to seeing more of you!

Carol said...

Your kitty is very cute and I love his hat! BOO is very cool, too! Glad you joined us for this hop...hope to see you again. I love looking forward to seeing my grandsons faces at Christmas. It's so fun to see their excitement. :O)

Ann said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderfully wicked projects. Love the kitty and the boo quilt. I especially love the quilting with the spider web. For Thanksgiving I have the glass pumpkins from Halloween I can leave just change a few things adding turkeys and there you go. Of course outside is another story. Thanks again for sharing.

JanesQuilting said...

You are truly a creative girl and talented. Your projects are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

Carla said...

Great work! Your stuffed kitties are so cute and your Boo is perfect. I, like you, always want to figure out how to make the pattern. I keep all those catalogs for inspiration for "some day". You should see my stacks...lol Christmas is family time and I love being with my family.

Cyndi @ The Nosy Pepper said...

Your cat as adorable!! Thanks for sharing :)

Gmama Jane said...

Your projects are BOOTIFUL!!!!!
Gmama Jane

Annette Schultz said...

BOO ..... love it. I love to add a few things around the house for Halloween. Making gifts for other for any holiday / birthday and Christmas would be something that I enjoy about the holidays that and family.
in stitches

M-R Charbonneau said...

You did a wonderful job with your projects. That cat is adorable and I love your quilting on your Boo quilt. Way to go on figuring out the pattern yourself!

thequiltedcat said...

Great job! Your BOO quilt turned out wickedly cute.

sandi said...

Your cats and Boo wallhanging are adorable! This is my first time on your Blog and have enjoyed reading it. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm working on a Christmas BOM and hope to have it done in time for Christmas.

Lorene Holbrook said...

love your quilting on your boo quilt. great job!!! I look forward to spending Christmas with family. Our 2nd son will be getting his bachelor's degree a few days before Christmas and we will be attending the ceremony. we are so excited. it's our 2nd child to get a degree and he will go on for his masters! we have so much to be grateful for the Christmas!

Mary said...

Love the kitty. Congratulations on being in the top three today. Great job. Happy Halloween.
Being with my family for the holidays.

Crickets Corner said...

Such a cute little Halloween kitty, love it's hat. Congratulations on making the top three today! I think your BOO deserves it. I'm looking forward to having all my family at my house this Thanksgiving and again for Christmas Eve, doesn't happen every year so this year is special.

SIMPLESEW said...

I like quilty back too.. and I love the word BOO.. I like seeing you doing the Hand work. I like to see how folks do things. I have a new Grandbaby Due Nov 28, Let the Holidays Begin..

Just Quilt It said...
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Just Quilt It said...

Oops, I forgot to comment on what I look forward to! Great work on the cat, but I love that "BOO". It looks just great. Great job figuring out the pattern on your own. I always look forward to seeing my children/grandchildren during the holidays. This year, we are going to New Orleans to spend Thanksgiving with our daughter. It will be even more special since our 45th anniversary falls on Thanksgiving Day.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the kitty. It turned out great. Thanks so much for sharing.

Linda said...

HELLO, WHAT NEAT PROJECTS YOU'VE DONE>WHAT A CAT!
I'M WORKING ON CHRISTMAS PLACEMATS AS ONE HOLIDAY GIFT.
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Fantastic job on the "BOO" wall hanging. Your little kitties are so precious. I look forward to spend time with my family. Thank you for sharing halloween with us.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wonderful projects! Awesome job! Congrats on being one of the chosen.
I'm looking forward to seeing family for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Kathy H said...

Your little cats are wonderful. I always have trouble stuffing them without lumps. Love the Boo wall hanging too, great quilting. we are looking forward to having family come visit with us.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

LOVE your Boo wall hanging! the spiderweb quilting looks amazing!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

tink's mom said...

Great jobs all the way around. Love the bear, he is a sweetie. Welcome to the world of Blog Hops, be warned, they are addicting, but such fun.

Lydsfire said...

Lovely 'Boo' wall hanging! I will be looking forward to nature's fall colors this autumn holiday.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Spooktacular projects. Your wall hanging it lovely. Great job.

Leah said...

Those stuffed kitties are spooktacular!! So is your Boo wall hanging. Very nicely done.

Quilting Tangent said...

I like your BOO quilt. Happy Halloween! Looking forward to Peace and Quiet, hopefully working on my quilts. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Britt-Inger said...

Your cats made me laugh and I am still laughing. They are so spooktacular, love them. And your BOO wall quilt is awesome. As we don't´ have so much Halloween in Sweden, the only thing with this holiday are the spectacular colors of the fall. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop

Wendy said...

Love, love, love the cats! Your little quilt is fantastic as well! I always look forward to my sisters big get together for the family this time of year.

Kathy L said...

Love your cats. I enjoy remembering past holidays.

Linda J said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blog hopping. Congrats too on making the Halloween Wall of Fame today. You did a great job on BOO and your stuffed kitties complete with witches for the one you are keeping. Did you know you were coming up as no reply blogger? Google plus setting probably? I left a reply on my blog for you in response to your sweet comments.

Createology said...

Your Wicked Kitty with Witch hat is too BOO-tiful with her bat fabric. Your BOO quilt is stunning with all the Wicked Web stitching and Spider. Thank you ever so much for joining this Wicked Hop. This year I am embracing the holiday season with my husband and not dreading spending it with greedy people of the past. Handmade gifts and lots of together time with family and friends. Wicked Halloween Wishes to you...

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Love, love the BOO!! And I'm looking forward to snow and family time :)

Nadine said...

Brandy, awesome job on the cat--love that hat too--and your Boo quilt is really cute! As for that corner issue on the B (and it's a very hard to see issue as it is!), my border corners do that too sometimes and I think it's just due to the layers shifting as the quilt is moving under the presser foot while quilting. Maybe better basting might be the answer so the layers don't shift as much, but I'm not that hip on basting myself so I tend to do as little of it as possible which does end up causing me grief later. ;-) I'm looking forward to quiet time with family around the holidays! Thanks for sharing your work.

madebymeinred said...

The boo quilt came out so well. The quilting is gorgeous.

lefuntz said...

I love your quilting on the Boo hanging. And I love your kitties. I want one (but my cat might not approve). Happy Halloween.

Audrey said...

That is awesome bat fabric. Your BOO hanging is wonderful, especially the quilting. Thank you for sharing and for offering a giveaway. Happy Halloween.

Sewgirl said...

Your kitty and your quilt turned out fabulous! Nice quilting on the quilt too. I am looking forward to having family gather for the holidays, always the best part!

Vickie said...

Bootiful kitty and quilt Brandy !

jan said...

Spooktacular Kitty and wall hanging. I love your stitching.
Great job Brandy!

gpc said...

What great projects! The quilting is fabulous! :) I am looking forward to family, as much of them as I can get, lol.

Pam said...

A lovely Kitty, I have stocked up on treats and hope to have lots of little visitors.

Barbara Kanta said...

I LUV your BOO!

Robin said...

Brandy, you did a fantastic job on both projects! That cat is adorable but I REALLY love your wall hanging. The little spider is just too cute. Look out because these hops are addicting!! This was your first but probably won't be your last!!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Wow these are great! I am actually looking forward to having no Christmas projects left to make! I have way too many that I have not even started!

QuiltSwissy said...

llove your BOO! Hlloween is my favorite holiday. We are not Christians so I look forward to sharing wiith friends at Christmas and gettiing presents! Hopefully, quilty ones! LOL.

QuiltSwissy said...

llove your BOO! Hlloween is my favorite holiday. We are not Christians so I look forward to sharing wiith friends at Christmas and gettiing presents! Hopefully, quilty ones! LOL.

Shannon said...

Your kitty is so cute. What do you have on the inside of the hat when you put the mod podge on? The wall hanging is great!! It is cool to be able to figure out a pattern that you like without having to buy it. You did a wonderful job on the quilting. This will be our first Christmas with our first Granddaughter. I'm so excited!!

Debi said...

Spooky! Very cute kitty and lovely Boo. Your quilting is beautiful and really makes Boo all the more special. Thanks for sharing!

leanne said...

fabulous kitty and love your Boo wallhanging - both great - thanks for sharing - I'm looking forward to some time off !

Debbie said...

Love the boo wall hanging. I can see using the idea for other holidays. I look forward to giving all my family a lap quilt for Christmas.

LJ said...

Your cat is so cute - love the hat. I bought my first Mod-Podge the other day for a project; hope it turns out as cute as your hat. The BOO! quilt is so darn cute. Love all your quilting stitching. Honest, I couldn't see a problem on the back. I'm not actually making too many Christmas gifts this year; I have some in-the-hoop coin purses to do up. We have early Christmas in early December so my time is short.

Michele T said...

I love your BOO wallhanging!! I'm looking forward to chillin' with my family this holiday season!!

Margaret said...

I love that wall hanging It is great. I am just going to rest this season

Jeanne Gwin said...

Well here is a wicked Boo right back atcha, thanks for sharing your great wall hanging.

DeAnna S said...

Great project. You did an awesome job on the hat and Boo Quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Quilt n Queen said...

Spooktacular first blog hop, awesome projects...luv the BOO wall hanging!! Happy Halloween!! Pauline

Cindy said...

I love both of your projects. What a great job!!!