Wow! I can't believe how much sewing I have done in the last couple of weeks! I think that perhaps it is trying to take the place of knitting....not sure yet, but it is definitely filling the gap I have right now in between knitting projects.
Anyways, what have I been doing?? I decided I needed some Halloween linens and created my own table runner and placemats. For the table runner, I took inspiration from this quilted design
to get a layout for my fabric. The placemat design is from this tutorial
. However, I just made guesses on the measurements, based on the length of my table and placemats I already own.
Until now, the only other thing I have quilted are coasters. So I just made things up as I went along. I used Excel to create a pattern so I could visualize how many inches of fabric I would need and where to place the fabric. This helped me to get prepared so I didn't go crazy chopping away at my Halloween fabric! There were a few "oops!" along the way but I was pleased with the outcome.
As you can see, it is also reversible! And here are the placemats...nothing fancy, but fun to look at!
I really enjoyed making Riley's trick or treat bag! I learned how to make a double bag (a bag inside a bag) and was reminded about how much I enjoy doing embroidery. I am already eager to begin another project involving embroidery!
Next, I have a craft project I have been wanting to do for quite awhile now: Halloween countdown blocks! I was ambitious and prepared two sets of countdown blocks so that I can also make a Christmas countdown set as well...those are yet to be finished. If you like these cute blocks, you can find the tutorial here
Finally, I have glowing Jack O'Lanterns
that I made 2 years ago. They are from the same crafty lady as the countdown blocks, over at the Not So Idle Hands
. I may decide to make a monster
set to keep these guys company!
Do you have a favorite Halloween craft??