Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Halloween Haunts Blog Hop!

A huge thanks to Marian of Seams To Be Sew for organizing this hop! Halloween is such a fun holiday to create for; I appreciate her giving us all a chance to do just that!

First, I want to share a pattern from my 16" Round Table Mat Series (the .pdf pattern is available for purchase). It's called "Spooky Skies" and is the perfect accent for your Halloween table! The table mat is made in WoolFelt and cotton fabric.

The .pdf pattern can be purchased from
either my Craftsy or Etsy shops.


Next, I made two very quick projects for this hop, with the hope you will make them yourselves for your home. 

First up, I've created the easiest pumpkin you'll ever construct. I've seen variations of this around the web, but here's my version:

And here's how to make it:
  1. Cut a 16" circle from your choice of fabric.
  2. Sew a loose running stitch in floss or strong thread about 1/4" in from the edge of the circle. If you are using one-sided fabric, sew on the wrong side. I used homespun, which is the same on both sides.
  3. Stuff a plastic grocery bag (hopefully from your recycling bin) with other plastic bags, or crushed-up paper. Tie the handles of the bag together. (Your finished pumpkin will measure approx. 9" wide x 4" tall, so keep that in mind when stuffing the bag.)
  4. Place the filled bag in the center of your fabric circle.
  5. Stick a stick in the center, pushing it into your stuffed bag.
  6. Pull the gathering threads and tie off around the stick. (You're basically making a large yo-yo).
  7. Cut a "collar" from burlap, WoolFelt, or other fabric (I used burlap cut in a flower shape). Cut an "X" in the center.
  8. Slide the collar over the stick, and glue down onto your formed pumpkin. I used all-purpose white glue.
  9. Glue a piece of raffia or twine around the base of the stick, where it meets the collar. Tie the raffia into a bow.
  10. A there you go...a squishy, bumpy, fabric pumpkin!

Next is an adorable WoolFelt Bat Ornament (my own design):

You can hang it on your pumpkin to make it more Halloween-y, or hang it on a cabinet, doorknob or elsewhere in your house. 

The FREE instructions to make the ornament can be downloaded HERE. I promise, it's very easy to make! And, you could make it using black + any WoolFelt color you have on hand.

I hope you have fun making either or both of these projects, and/or the Spooky Skies Table Mat!


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And finally...

Be sure to visit all the other creative people on today's list, and for the rest of the hop!

Complete List of Haunts:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

New Pattern for Winter...the final pattern in my round table mat series

Here's the final pattern in my 16" Round Table Mat Series.

It's called "Pine Forest" and is the perfect accent for your Winter/Holiday table!

The .pdf pattern can be purchased from
either my Craftsy or Etsy shops.
Just click on the links beneath the first photo.