Friday, October 30, 2015


Just a little bit of this and that.......
First up is the 4th block in the Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Designer BOM.  This one is the Post Office and I just love the cute little mailbox! I'm a bit behind on the series, as #5 is waiting in my sewing room and #6 will be here in about 10 days.  Oh well..... 
Here's my latest eBay score..... a vintage, miniature sewing machine....dollhouse size.  It's just as cute as can be...made of metal....I'm guessing brass....with a removable plastic cover.  The only moving part is the treadle. 

And lastly, another eBay goody..... a thimble with a picture of a child's sewing machine that is very similar to the machine that I have in my collection.  Sorry about the just didn't come out well.

That's it for now.  I have lots of projects waiting for me in my sewing room....Christmas will be here before you know it!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Halloween Haunts 2015 Blog Hop

Happy Halloween!!
It's my day to show you what I made for this fun blog hop.  I'm sorry that I only have one project.  We had lots of time to create as many goodies as we wanted, but it just wasn't a great summer for creativity.
This hop was hosted an organized by Marian of Seams To Be Sew.  Thank you for taking on the huge task of organizing this large hop and all of the hoppers.  You can find the full list of participants on Marian's blog.  Today's participants are linked at the bottom of this post. 
So here you have project....but I took lots of pictures to make it look like more!  Are you fooled?! 
I made a small hanging to fit my table stand and used an Amy Bradley pattern.  It's from a whole quilt of different characters but I liked the ghost best.

A little close up of the applique.  I normally double the fabric on light colored fabrics so that you can't see through them.  Because this was a ghost, I wanted that see-through look.

Those creepy hands in the picture above came from the Dollar Tree.  They are tongs...salad tongs....handing out candy tongs, whatever.  I've got to tell you that they are actually really well made.  They're solid plastic and, of course, only $1.00!  I bought a couple of pairs to place around the house.  Get em' while you can if there are any still hanging around the Dollar Tree!

And what would Halloween be without a couple of pictures featuring the Sarducci Brothers?!!  After all, Halloween is their favorite holiday.

Rat riding.....the latest carnival attraction!

 Please visit the other ghoulish crafters that are joining me today.  Here's a list of today's participants and links to their sites.
Featured Haunts On Monday October 19

Charm About You
Quilting Affection
Moose Stash Quilting
Gracie Oliver Arts-You are here!!
Kwilt Krazy

And an extra bonus.....there is a daily giveaway sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.  Honestly, I had some problems with the link so I wasn't able to put it on my blog, but you'll find a Rafflecopter giveaway link on many of these other blogs.

And a final note.......Have a happy, safe Halloween!!!