Thursday, November 19, 2015

Monstered out - Table runner is finished!

Just three weeks late. That's not so bad, is it?

Cross-stitched monsters. Quilted spiderwebs. Bound with some Halloweeny fabric. Finally finished! Now to pack it away and be surprised by a new decoration I had forgotten about next year.

Thanksgiving is just a week away, and no crafts planned this year unfortunately.

But I've already started planning Christmas! On my to-do list:

  • New apron to match my Coca-cola-themed Christmas kitchen
  • Christmas curtains for the bathroom
  • A Christmas wall hanging for the living room
  • Miscellaneous ornaments
I've got time, right?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Last minute scares - Halloween table runner

So I didn't meet my goal to have my table runner done by Halloween. But I did get plenty of it done!

The monsters are from my original cross stitch patter; the cobwebs are free-motion quilted (Is that a word?) I still plan to add some more spooky fabric to each edge to elongate it a bit more, and maybe an additional border. But it's coming along nicely, right? And then...on to Christmas!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Hallo-busy - Zombies, skulls, and monsters

I have been pretty stressed out at work lately. You know how I can tell? I've been cranking out the crafts.

One evening as soon as I got home, I saw the zombie fabric I bought on a whim a few weeks ago sitting on my sewing table, and I knew instantly what I wanted. So with some old gray stash fabric, new bathroom curtains rose to life.

That same fabric-shopping day, I picked up some skull fabric, which I decided to make pajama pants with. Best of all - it glows in the dark!

And almost every night, I've been working on my cross-stitching. I realized this week that I've been cross-stitching for over 25 years. Holy crud.

I finished up Frankie and Drac, and I'm over halfway done with Mr. Sea Creature. Will I be able to finish this quilted runner before Halloween creeps up on me? That'd be a treat!

Next project - Our Halloween costumes. Details to come later. I'll be riiight baaccckkk......