Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween costumes

Basically around this time of year my sister has this fantastic idea that I want to make her and her kids halloween outfits.  eh not really but I will do it.
I am making a corset for my sister. she wants to be a sexy witch lol. Okay wear a corset for a full evening see how you like it ( I am putting boning in).  The girls out fit is a fit of 8 yards of that cheap pink satin to make a very girly princess's dresses....far cry from the dead brides all  the girls were last year.
I have been making halloween outfits  and there makeup for my family for decades....Dragons & Demons, Baby Dolls and Ninja Turtles.  Lady bugs  and fairies The most fun I had was the Demon. I had rented it out a few times after my son used it. Each time it one a prize.  I had built this head with spray foam and paper mache and hooked up red light where the eyeballs where supposed to be  attached the battery pack. Voila creepy glowing eyes.  Unfortunately that is one costume that I don't seem to have a picture of.
Yesterday found me hunting down sites with spooky stuff with instructions.  Go here if you want to see some really fantastic props.  If you have any any homemade Halloween  props, outfits or quilts that you want to share with me and others. Leave me a comment maybe I can get a list started...

Friday, October 23, 2009

I remember!!!

I Remember !!! Tonight I have to get my crap together for a workshop.  As for the buns  well I just have to make a trip to the bakery again.  I still haven't decided on what I am going to work on. I have so many WIPs and UFO's its kinda hard to decide.  

I could work on my many leaders and enders that I have maybe make something out them work on my Orange Crush. I think though I desperately need to be able to do something that I can finish in one day.
I have been good for not starting to many new projects (yeah right) and I am sick of squaring up half square triangles for my Old Tobacco Road. 

Worse comes to worse I could also cut out that evil pink satin for the Halloween costume that my niece weedled me into making.   I hate cutting satin and I hate sewing it . darn stuff slides all over the place.   
Anyone else have that as a pet peeve?

Hugs everyone

ps. isn't he the kewlest Alien.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This past week

Well I posted that I was going to a workshop for last Saturday, guess what! I was to bring 3 dozen buns for the workshop on Saturday so off I went to the Bakery (Just so you know Upper Crust Bakery in Selkirk is the BEST) to get them .  I drove off to the Church hall so that well I could park close to the doors. I got there with  a half hour to spare so I drank my Timmies ate my yogurt and berries and waited for the arrival of the gals...I waited and waited .... and waited. 9:15 saw me driving back home to check my email in case that it was on Sunday. ...NOPE.
So there I sat at home having more coffee and deciding what I was going to do with 3 dozen buns. I went there a week early.

I hope I will remember that this Saturday is the workshop. With my memory shot  I think I will need a reminder because I have been doing a lot of dough head things and forgetting a lot.

A Big Huge THANK YOU goes out to Lori from Dakota City Quilter for these wonderful goodies.   I LOVE Halloween

There is a giveaway happening in blogland

Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe is having a give away. This is what she wrote in her blog.
"A Fat Quarter Bundle of Red Rooster's Pumpkins & Spice Fabrics by Whimsicals. Hello! Yes, that's 27 fat quarters."
Isn't that one of the best prizes! You have to go here  to enter in this fun Halloween giveaway

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A new week

Quilt guild meeting tonight. I am going on a 1 day sew along with these ladies this weekend.  I have to decide what I am going to do.  I have a number of Bonnie quilts that have been languishing in there bins ....I have to quilt up 3 baby quilts.... I have tons of cutting for my Shakespeare in the Park.  I have my boo itty bitty quilt to do.  I have about 80 pinwheels to do for OTR.  I just have to too many choices. I am off for more coffee. I need a Timmies fix. Lets see what I come up with a little later today

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pay it Forward!!!

I received my Pay it forward from Pam It is a lovely fall Bag with a pin cushion that she has shown on her blog. and a lovely little Double Wedding Ring pin. THANK YOU PAM!!!

So who wants to be in on the fun?  I am committed  to creating, making, sending 0ne gift for Three  People this year.  All you have to do is commit to making three gifts for 3 people in the next year once you have joined me . I already have one taker She is one talented quilter. She does applique, paper piecing and regular piecing. As soon as her blog is set up and running I hope she puts photos up of all the quilts that she has shown me.

So Think about it let me know and I will get back to you!!!

On another note I woke up to this today... sigh.... Yup that's snow...
Hugs everyone.