Friday, October 31, 2014

BOOgie Fever Table Runner

Some of you asked for the pattern for the BOOgie Fever Fiends.  There is no real "pattern," but here are the fiends that you can copy and cut out for your own use. This is not a quick project and it helps if you're an organized person.  I am not.  I lost pieces every time I turned around and had bits and pieces of fabric shavings and paper shards all over my craft room.  You will definitely need to sweep when you finish.  Take your time when cutting out the shapes, and most of all have fun!

Here are the drawings for the fiends on the BOOgie Fever Table Fever.  They can be copied onto 8.5"x11" paper then enlarged by 25%.  Finished sizes are approximately 12" tall.

To make the fiends, it was easiest for me to trace the shapes onto the paper side of fusible web, cut and iron pieces to appropriate colored fabric, then cut out shapes.  I then positioned them on their background fabric (9.5"x14.5"), peeled off the backing, and ironed them down. 

For the women's mouths I fused a white (teeth) fabric piece on top of a slightly larger red fabric piece (lips), then fused it to the face.

Details like the eyes, Mummy's bandages, Wolfie's nose, and Frank's and his bride's stitches were drawn on with a permanent black marker.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

What's Brewing at the Black Cat Crossing Blog Hop


Welcome to the last day of the
Black Cat Crossing Blog Hop
and my day to share my wicked creations.

A big thank you to Madame Samm for another great challenge and to Wendy for hosting this enchanted event and allowing me to join the fun!  And thank you, too, to Maywood Studio for sponsoring this hop.  

I ordered my Black Cat Crossing fabric online and was so excited when it arrived.  The colors were beautiful and the details on the panels were stunning.  Now I was tasked with what to create.

After much thought, I decided to make my first project a wickedly funny Halloween wall hanging.  The picture panels helped make completing this project quick and easy, my style of quilt.  

Frog looks happy Old Witch is in the cauldron and not him.

My next project is a table runner I call BOOgie Fever.  These characters were so much fun to piece and fuse and look great dancing up and down my dining room table.  Even Boney Bonnie thinks so.

Who says these fiends can't be wickedly handsome and ghoulishly gorgeous???

 And what's Halloween without a costume of sorts?  All right, it's only an apron, but that's as dressed up as it gets around here.  Boney Bonnie volunteered to help pass out the treats this year, so she gets to wear the apron. I think she looks lovely.

 I hope you had as much fun seeing my designs as I did creating them. Be sure and check out what's brewing at these sites:

Friday, October 31
Sew We Quilt

Have a Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Trick or Treat

Getting ready for the Trick or Treaters.  Since Halloween is going to be on Friday this year, I thought I might need to start early in anticipation of my monstrous guests. 

Five Little Pumpkins Sitting On A Gate


Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
The first one said,
"Oh my, it's getting late."
The second one said,
"But we don't care."
The third one said,
"I see witches in the air."
The fourth one said,
"Let's run, and run, and run."
The fifth one said,
"Get ready for some fun."
Then whoosh went the wind,
And out went the lights,
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight! 
 -- Coolest Halloween Poems --

Monday, October 27, 2014

Black Cat Crossing Blog Hop

Are you following the Black Cat Crossing Blog Hop?  If not, you're really missing some fun projects and talented bloggers.  Hope you can stop by October 31st and see my wicked entries.

Just a little sneak peek . . .

Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pumpkin Carving Time

Drawing the design
What is Halloween without pumpkins? 

After you pick your pumpkin and clean it out, then it's time to decise what you want the face to look like.

Then you have to pick a design and draw it on the pumpkin.

Begin carving!

Such concentration!
The Grim Reaper!

That's a great pumpkin!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sew We Quilt Blog Hop

By the pricking of my thumb
Something wicked this way comes

Ready for a spooky soiree?  
Sew We Quilt is having a spooky blog hop starting Monday, October 20.
Join us if you dare.

Wicked Wendy has the Schedule HERE

Those participating in this year's wicked fun are the following:
Monday, October 20

Tuesday, October 21

Wednesday, October 22

Thursday, October 23

Friday, October 24

Monday, October 27  

Tuesday, October 28

Wednesday, October 29
A Stitch in Time     

Thursday, October 30

Friday, October 31