Friday, October 20, 2017

Confession Time

I went to Michael's last weekend....I may have gone a little nuts.

It all started when I saw this posted in a Facebook group (not mine, and I don't know anything about the pattern) -

The little house is from Michael's, and I actually knew exactly where to find them, because I had looked at them a couple times wondering what I might do with one!  So I made a beeline for Michael's.  I ended up with not just that little house, but another one that looks a bit different, plus a black metal shadow box with a scalloped edge that I think will be a perfect fit for the zombie girl when she's finished.  
(If you're keeping track, that's 3 items.)
Then I saw one of those little matboard fake books that said "Spells" on the cover - oooo, put a little witchy design inside it, Crafty Brain sez!  Then I came across the wooden cut-outs that looked like tombstones and such...plus all the Tim Holtz ghoul-y 3-D scrapbooking stuff.  And at least 50% off?  Oh dear.
(Book, a few wooden cut-outs, scrappy things.....now we're close to 10 items.)
Some creepy black moss stuff, also on clearance, some little bat charms from the jewelry aisle....Crafty Brain has now taken over and is running wild.....

...and I couldn't persuade her to put anything back, either.  At least I stopped C.B. from grabbing the giant red lantern from the Christmas aisle (NOT on sale!) to do some sort of stitchy ornament arrangement....

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I just wish I could stitch faster

A bit more of the tree, and now all of the cat...still feels like it is taking too long...  :/

Monday, October 16, 2017

Zombie Girl has a Leg!

(Her own, that is.)

Also, thank you to everyone who commented on my "feature" over at the Blogger of the Week blog, and has stopped in over here as a result of that.  :)  Welcome!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Lo, the Christmas Frog

The other project I got out on Saturday.
He's in a 4-inch hoop, to give you an idea of the size.  I think that is a 28-ct. linen, in some mystery shade of blue.  The hat was my own addition - I'm not sure if I want the red part bigger?  I'll chart my nephew's name and birthdate for the back.
Should be a quick finish!

Monday, October 09, 2017

More Zombie Girl

I spent this past Saturday stitching with some friends, and here is my progress on The Zombie Wood.   (The faint orange tint at the top left of the picture is reflection from my hoop.)  I added the beads on the front of her dress - even zombies like a bit of bling!


I also started a little design that will be a Christmas ornament for my new nephew born in August - a wee frog from an old book of motifs.  Let's hope my sister tells him they called him "Tadpole" before he was born, and not the truth ("Swampy")!  LOL

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Too Cute to Eat Your Brains

Here is my little zombie.
The fabric is a grey-beige evenweave...it was unlabeled in my bin.  I bought the pattern online from The Floss Box in 2012 - the site still exists, but it doesn't seem to have been updated recently, so I'm not sure if it is still working for sales.  A small picture of the finished design:
(My fabric is actually pretty close to the color of the background in the picture.)

Friday, September 29, 2017

September Smalls SAL

In addition to my tea-dyed piece, I finished this:
"Keep Calm, Paddle On"
by White Lyon Needleart Designs
stitched on white evenweave with a mystery hand-dyed thread

And last night I finished the tea-dyed piece into a no-sew cube (or in this case, brick).
Here is another angle, which shows the fabric pattern a bit better.  I used the same fabric - found at the thrift store for $0.49! - as the backing as well.
Now I'm on to a Halloween pattern ("Zombie Wood" from the Floss Box), but soon enough it will be time to break out a Christmas design or 2...