The end of September is almost upon us ...... Wow where has this year gone!!!!
I do love this time of the year though - the oppressive Texas heat is a thing of the past (well at least it should be ..... 94 Deg today!!!), and I can start concentrating on preparing our home for the many hours that will be spent tucked up indoors, as Fall arrives and then gives way to Winter.
Halloween marks the beginning of all of this for us ..... a holiday still relatively new to our family, but one we really enjoy, just because it's FUN !!!!
It wouldn't be complete without some Halloween crafting ..... just a few little odds and ends. Both my Halloween Swap Packages are on their way (Zombie Doll all the way to Finland ...... how exciting is that. And my Witches hat, a little nearer to home). I'll be able to share their contents just as soon as their recipients get them. But in the meantime I've got some bits and bobs to share with you .....
If you've visited my blog before, you'll know that I love pincushions, in any shape and size. Everyone should have a pincushion for every holiday !!! Here is a Halloween one. They're quick and easy to make, and a great scrapbusting project. The Jack O Lantern started life as a place card holder. I whipped out the metal "thinggie" and there he was. I decided to have some sculpey fun too. The result these little pins to keep "Jack" company. They were really easy to make, and I forsee a host of different characters in the future.
Next up, a Halloween dishtowel. Another quick and easy project.
I keep a stock of plain dishtowels on hand all the time - you just never know when you may need a quick gift. I gathered a length of Halloween fabric and stitched it to the bottom of the dishtowel. I finished it off with a length of ric rac.
At our front door, Trick 'n Treater's get to choose from homemade items - some crafty, some edible, it all just depends what takes their fancy. What better way to get into the Halloween spirit, than by popping on a Halloween apron. I love this Simplicity pattern (the number escapes me right now), but it could well be my new "go to" apron pattern. REALLY quick and easy, but I love the little flounce in the skirt ...... very girly!!!
So we've cooked and baked up a storm ......... yikes, there's dishes to be done!!!! Fear not, for I have a fun solution for that too ....
Some hand knitted, 100% cotton dishcloths. I will have to go back and search for these again, so that I can give you the blog of the lady who designed them, and offers the patterns for free. Quick and fun to knit up. I prefer using these over those disposable cloths you can buy - and so much more eco friendly. A great gift idea too. I used Sugar n Cream yarn to make these (the big balls), and I could get another dishcloth of this size out of what I have left over in each color. Think of the lovely Christmas sets you could knit up and give as hostess gifts ...... Hmmm, time to stock up on those Christmas colors I think:-)
So there you have it friends ..... a few little Halloween crafting ideas.
Until next time ...... Keep Crafting.