Heidi’s Haunted House

Earlier this season I created a paper piecing pattern for a haunted house. You can find it in my shop here. While my pattern will not teach you how to paper piece (also some times called foundation piecing) I did have a gal who tried it out (her first time paper piecing) and it worked out great. If you want a great tutorial to get you started with paper piecing I suggest this one. Next up I am trying out my house with Christmas fabrics to see what I can come up with.

Halloween Bedding

I’m so crazy about Halloween that for the last few years I’ve kept an eye out for some sort of Halloween duvet, without much luck. This year I decided to take matters into my own spooky hands and use my Halloween Cats pattern to get a duvet cover from Society6. I ordered it over the Summer when they were having one of their sales and saved it away. I also found the skull and crossbones sheets this Summer at TJ Maxx (they are Ralph Lauren so possibly a past season design) and they fit the whole Halloween-vibe!

Mini take one

The mini quilt I shared the other day for the Heather Ross swap was actually not the first mini I made. At first I thought I might like to use the new line of HR fabrics and created this little quilt, but I wasn’t in love with it. I decided to return to the drawing board and come up with an idea that used a wide array of her fabrics, and was a bit more colorful. I thought I’d should still go ahead and share some photos of my first draft, which I gave to my friend Jessee for her mini wall.

October’s Crafterween

Halloween Crafternoon (or crafterween!) was on Saturday, and we had a blast. I didn’t do a good job getting photos of costumes this year but we had a scarecrow, Mabel from Gravity Falls, Louise from Bob’s Burger, a “fork in the road”, crazy cat lady, Kiki from Kiki’s delivery service, a flapper, totoro, and I was a pile of fall leaves. I sewed faux leaves all over a dress, cardigan, and made a little head piece.
For the craft I got some Halloween stencils from ebay, and Jessee made some stencils with her silhouette machine. Then we stenciled things! I did a bunch of fabric that I plan to turn into Halloween pillows by adding some quilting around the image. I made a huge pot of broccoli and cheese soup (which isn’t very photogenic but always seems to be a hit as the pot was empty at the end of the night) and my twelve year old son has really been into baking so he picked out and made the baked goods the day before. He made 2 pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread, brownies, and peanut butter cookies. I baked a pan of gluten free brownies and chocolate chips cookies from a brand called Our House and they turned out really wonderfully! Amanda brought an apple crisp, and Katie brought spiced pear cake..so there was lots of delicious treats.
I made everyone my annual Halloween mixed cd (which I’ll have up here soon for your playing pleasure) and filled these amazing Beistle skeleton treat boxes with some candy and stickers to take home. I had such a good time that I am sad I have to wait another year for another crafterween!