Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Creepy Countdown

This project reminds me of Nightmare before Xmas - the hill that Jack walks on and unwinds.
Want to make this -here are the instructions  for this

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pumpkin Face Throw

I know this is a real time consuming project but I had to post this because I love the pumpkin faces.
Instructions here

Sewing Room Organization Part 1-Crates and Soda Carriers

 
 
I am going to be showing how I organized my sewing room. I will start with this wall. The crate is covered up by marvel heroes fabric. I hated that thing without it but it was the only thing that could hold my albums.
 
 
Laura Gunn of Paint in My Hair gives a pdf tutorial on how to make a cover right here

Link here to make this cover by Sewn Up


From Cat on a Limb-there's a tutorial on how to cover a soda carrier here

Sew Many Ways Tutorial here

I didn't bother covering mine since I liked how it looked. I put all my glues in mine.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween Costumes Toy Story's Woody and Jessie Part 2



Here is the start of Woody's shirt. I bought a very light yellow shirt at Goodwill. I started marking the lines with a ruler and sharpie. I ended up dying this in Rit Dye color lemon yellow to get it a lot darker.




I used a t-shirt to outline my vest. I had to cut the back part twice. I had to measure it on my son a few times to get the right fit. I lined the vest with black flannel and used a black and white trim around the vest.

This is how it looks so far. I bought the bandana at JoAnn Fabrics for 50% off.


I made the holster out of felt. It wasn't too hard.

I made button holes on the back so the belt can go through.


I used one of those ceiling stars my son had so make the sheriff star. I just painted it and used fabric puff paint for the writing. I glued on those pin back like this.



I have more to show you  including Jessie's costume.

How to Make an Eyeball Display

That big eyeball is quite spooky. Here are the instructions to make it here

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Halloween Costumes Toy Story's Woody and Jessie Part 1

These are the costumes I am working on. I am making these for my son and his girlfriend. I have the shirts, jeans, fabric, trim and even the hats. I'll be starting on them very soon and will post the progress.

With Woody-I need to make his vest and draw the lines on his shirt. I've also need to make the sheriff star. I don't know what I'll do about the boots-perhaps he can borrow some from someone.
 
 
With Jessie-I need to put the cow fabric on a pair of old jeans. I need to make the cuffs and collar. I've also need to paint her cowboy hat red and do the trim around the hat.

There used to be a pattern for this but that was a few years ago and now  it is impossible to find and if you do find it , the price is about 50.00 dollars or more.

How to Make Witch Shoes






Aren't these cool. More info here except it is in Spanish but lots of pictures that you get the idea even if you can't read it. From Dale Detalles here




Friday, October 10, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Cool Halloween Drinks for Everyone

From Bitz and Giggles this recipe for this drink here
Recipe for the Dragon Blood Punch  here

From Lady behind the Curtain recipe for this potion here

From Eighteen 25 the recipe for the Candy Corn Drink here

Wednesday, October 8, 2014