It’s finally September so I’m allowing myself to start posting Halloween stuff now! yay! Joann’s was cool enough to send me their Fall press kit, containing lots of project ideas for Fall & Halloween! Feeling inspired, I chose to try this silhouette embroidery hoop project first. But with a twist – I made mine glow! Read on to see how I did it!
Rather than using lace fabric or doilies like the instructions called for, I used a fabric that is kind of like a really open burlap. After putting it in the hoop, I pulled on the strings to make the edges look all tattered.
If you want to make yours glow, you’re going to need a glowstick! I recommend layering two pieces of felt for your bat because just one piece is too thin and will allow the glow to shine through (which doesn’t look so nice). After you’ve attached your bat to the front, flip it over and sew two small strips of felt onto the back to hold your glowstick.
Here’s what it looks like in daylight. It’s such a simple, cheap, and quick project! :)
I hope everyone had a fun St. Patrick’s day! I baked green cookies (which weren’t even that good thanks to the crappy 99 cent store mix I used. bleh!) to get my fill of dying things green and then went out for green beers!
I’m having a sale in the hat shop this week. Use code “GREEN” for $5.00 off any hat. The code is good until Friday and works on both premade and custom hats! :)
I get excited about St. Patrick’s day because it’s an excuse for me to dye things green and drink beer! While I was looking for ideas for new things to dye green, I came across some yummy food and drinks to share with you! Enjoy this round up of green, rainbow, or somehow Irish goodness! I want all of it!
1. Lucky-tini jell-o shots
2. Guinness chocolate pudding
3. Shamrock blizzard with Irish whiskey
4. Rainbow cupcake in a jar
5. Shamrock chips with pot o’ gold dip
6. Green macaroni & cheese
7. Rainbow jell-o shots
8. Mint chocolate chip cookies
I’ve had some requests for a Christmas tutorial round up! So here goes! First though, you should check out the Ornament Parade over at Craft Snob, where I contributed a sea shell ornament tutorial.
1. I know I’m not the only one who loves owls, so of course I had to post these!
2. Isn’t this a cute little tree?
3. This invisible Christmas tree is so rad!
4. Pretty crochet snowflake ornaments!
5. Embroidered ornaments.
6. These candy lights are so pretty!
7. I loved making owl cupcakes for Halloween! Now there’s reindeer cupcakes!
8. Felt ornaments.
I hope everyone had a fun Halloween! I was really surprised (and bummed out) by how few people were out that night. I assume everyone celebrated over the weekend. I opted to wait until Halloween and kinda wish I hadn’t. Oh well! It was still a fun time!
I carved pumpkins with friends and then we were off on a bike ride, bar crawl! I hadn’t intended to wear a sweater, leggings, or boots. I was planning on wearing striped knee socks and these cute heels that look like saddle shoes. But damn, it was cold! And I wasn’t about to try riding my bike in heels!
Jill is a bat, she has wings tied to her arms. I wish we had gotten a picture of them. She made them out of a pair of jeans at the last minute. It was pretty clever! I’m already looking for a reason to wear my costume again! And I’d also like to make more yarn wigs! It was so fun to make and wear! Can I just be a full time rag doll?!
For me, Halloween would never feel complete without pumpkin carving! I see many pumpkin carving parties in my future! My pumpkin has a gash through the middle of it so I thought it needed to be normal on one side and screwed up on the other! :P
How was your Halloween? Did you dress up?