Sometimes it takes some serious willpower to stop creating in order to take photos and post. Today I mustered up the will and photographed a few of the Halloween projects I finished up this week.
I’m working up the courage and skill level to take on a few twin size quilts — the kind with actual batting and binding. [shudder] Sounds scary. I thought I’d better start off with a couple of small projects and work my way up. I’m a picky perfectionist and so far quilting has been a fun but frustrating journey. An addictive one, too.
The patchwork squares are two and a half inches with a three inch border (19″x19″ finished).
I also made a few more pumpkins using the pattern I shared last year. They are quick to whip up. I’m pretty sure everyone I know owns one of my pumpkins now. They, too, are addictive. I’m done for the season, though, because I ran out of stuffing and crafty funds. Boo.
I’m getting better at this pillow making thing. This one is fully lined with a fab purple zipper down the back. It’s the first zipper closure pillow I’ve made. It’s a milestone worth sharing, moving up from envelope style to zipper, right? I didn’t even have to pick. The stars must have aligned that day because my seam ripper usually ends up being a part of every project at some point.
I also made a quick wood craft. I was checking out the cutest candy corn decorations my sister-in-law had on her mantel at my niece’s birthday earlier this month. I was thrilled when I later found similar unfinished candy corns at The Wood Connection for $1.25 each and grabbed them up. I painted the fronts and backs (each back is one of the three colors shown on the front). After the paint dried, I quickly applied a walnut stain and then used a cloth to wipe it off. And that’s it. Quick and easy. I thought of adding raffia but didn’t have any. It might have been attractive. Guess we’ll never know.