Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Little Batty Halloween

Greetings Ghoulies!

We're creeping ever closer to All Hallows Eve, only 2 more days, yay! Are you ready for some more Halloween foolery? What I have for you today is my favorite thing I've made this spooky season, a little stitchy, a little quilty and a whole lot of color.

A Little Batty Halloween!
A Bad Bird pattern by Andrea Zuill available in her Etsy shop here.

I stitched this pattern in no time at all, less than a day actually. Once I started, I couldn't stop and didn't want to. This was a truly fun stitch up, it reminded me why I love embroidery so much.

I knew exactly what I wanted to make with this stitchery, a quilted wall hanging to add to my Halloween decorations.

I found this fun Candy Corn printed cotton at JoAnn's after I'd stitched my piece, and the colors and style worked perfectly! I love the way they're both kind of silly and cute, but not too cute, ya know?

The piecing around the embroidery was simple and fast, and I didn't even freak out about the binding this time, bonus! Plus, I'm getting a lot better at corners, all four of these look pretty darned good (if I do say so myself).

To hang this piece, I just made two little tubes to slide a piece of dowel through, then tied ribbon around the end of each side of the dowel. I painted the dowel black to so it would coordinate better with the fabric.

Viola, Halloween art!

I love it!

I still have a couple Halloween tricks up my sleeves to reveal in the next couple of days so stay tuned! I hope you guys have enjoyed these little Halloween posts, I sure have enjoyed sharing them.
See you tomorrow!

p.s. After I hit publish guess what I'm going to do? I'm headed to the kitchen to whip up some Harry Potter themed goodies to take to Jill's Harry Potter Ball tonight, wahoo!! I'm making Pumpkin Pasties and Butterbeer Cupcakes, ooooh! I hope they come out ok! If they do, I'll make sure to snap a couple of shots and share the recipes. Toodle-doo!


Kristi said...

Oh, Lisa! This is fabulous!! I also love it when I find I project I just can't put down. ♥

Gulcin of Olric said...

It's so cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

Denise :) said...

This is really a darling little stitchery! The candy corn fabric was icing on the cake! :)

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

That is so dang cute!!

Shirley said...

Hi Lisa, I made a set of Halloween tea towels for a bridal shower gift. I enjoyed them because they were fun and easy. I listed some in my etsy shop also. You talk about material fading. There is these sheets that you can put in when you wash your material that will catch anything if it fades. My daughter-in-law told me about them after I ruin one of the tea towels I embroidered. The dark gray turned this god awful color because it faded so bad. Made me sick. Have fun celebrating Halloween. Your Missouri Friend

dosierosie said...

That is really cute.

Bonnie said...

oh my gosh! absolutely adorable!