Halloween apron swap package!

Halloween apron swap 2009

When I got home tonight I realized that I didn’t check the mail yesterday.  I went outside and found a box for me: my Halloween apron swap package had arrived!  I got the camera and opened it right away.  As I type this, I’m wearing my delightful new apron and black headband with black rose and feathers.  It also came with purple and orange jack-o-latern tote bag, perfect for bringing my lunch to work tomorrow; a small plate with the cutest bat saying “Screech” (in my right hand, it’s turned away from the camera); a beaker full of skull and bones candy; and a smaller felt Happy Halloween bag.  You can see more pictures of the apron at Gin’s blog.  I especially like how the ties are long enough to be wrapped around to the front, as I’m doing in the picture above, or tied in a big bow in back.

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October 18, 2009. Tags: , , , . Pictures, Words. 1 comment.

Halloween Fabric Cards

Halloween cards

I spent several hours this afternoon making fabric scrap cards.  My original inspiration was from Crazy Mom Quilts who was in turn inspired by a book I have since purchased.  Something about the cards is so pleasing to me; this batch is mostly Halloweeny, and it’d be so easy to make them for any holiday or theme.  I made some earlier this summer in mostly greens and blues, and I expect to keep making more of many varieties, especially when I’m procrastinating like I was today.  I went into my sewing room with the thought to work for a couple hours on cleaning and organizing or cutting out fabric for the next baby quilt, so of course I made fabric scrap cards instead.  I did want to make a few for a swap package I’m mailing off tomorrow, and I did pick up a few pieces of material from the floor to turn into cards, so while the net effect was still towards mess I did get to feel a little bit productive.  And hey, it’s not even 8 pm, there’s still time.

Update: Ok, so now I have 6 more cards and the room isn’t any cleaner.  It’s only 8:30, there’s still time…

Update 2: Added a picture of some of the Halloween cards.

October 11, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, Projects. 2 comments.

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