Friday, September 23, 2016

A Halloween ornament finish

Good morning,

I hope it is as lovely where you are as it is in Western Kentucky.  I picked up pinecones this morning so my boys can mow the lawn tonight.  Hopefully, the grass will dry out by then since it was damp.

Well, I finished this freebie a few weeks ago and finished it into an ornament this morning.  It was for a monthly challenge and this months theme was fall.  It is called Autumn Witch by the Snowflake Diaries here.  Her blog is lovely.  This is what I started with.  I hand-dyed some evenweave with chili powder.  It is a very pastel shade of rusty/peach.  I have plenty left over to make the Sugar Skull pattern from the 2016 JCS Halloween issue.


Here is how it turned out.  Luckily, it turned out how I envisioned it.  Unfortunately, it doesn't always work out for me and I have to alter or scrap a piece.

I had to wait until my package from 123stitch! to arrive with my favorite needles.  I personally love Piecemakers; it just feels so good in my hand and they are sharp.  I needed some 28's so I could put the beads on.  Here is in it's current state.  It is called Paris from Monsterbubbles from the 2007 JCS ornament issue.  I omitted the some of it so it would match this beautiful fabric I found at Walmart a few months ago.


I love the black, grey and pink combination.  I know you can't tell but it is really sparkly. 

Lastly, here is an update on Happy Camper.  I accomplished a lot, especially the white on the top of the roof.  I was falling asleep but now it will be more fun.

Well, I hope to get my ornament done next week so I can show you.

I hope you have a great weekend.
Mary

6 comments:

  1. Lovely Halloween ornament finish! So, does your fabric smell chili powder? Very cool idea! Happy Camper is looking great. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. The fabric did smell like chili powder for a few days. Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great weekend also.

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  3. Thanks for your comment on my blog and the Birthday wishes. You are a "no reply" person so I hopped over here to reply.
    Love your Snowflower Diary witch. I have only stitch the Spring one but the others are on my list!

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  4. Your little witch freebie turned out adorable. Looking forward to seeing the tower finished, too. Great job!

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  5. Beautiful fabric! I love your finishes looking forward to seeing more finishes in the near future!

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