seems i can't quite escape thoughts of kitty cats these days
when i was cutting out the cat for this hallowe'en garland i almost cut the ears rounded and stumpy
but this is a black cat on an orange background, not an orange cat on a black one...
maybe a project for another day
this project has been in my head for a while now so it was time to get it out
"put to fabric" ... as it were
when i made the "fa la la" garland, i knew i wanted to do a hallowe'en one
and shopping in the garden centre last week gave me the perfect word
they had the cutest little wooden blocks with the letters for "spooky" on them
but i'm on budgetary restraints these days
saving for a trip
and so they stayed behind
at home, the graph paper and tracing paper came out
and the eraser (very big eraser!)
and a few hours later i had created my own spooky letters
and a bat
i braided some twine for the pennants (which you can't see, but it's stunning, i assure you... really, it is just stunning!)
and then in between each i sewed on antique buttons
i don't often make things for me, but this is a keeper
and now that that idea is finally finished with i can catch a breath
.... but then i did find some really cool lace down at the fabric shop
and some pretty rhinestone trim
and another one with sequins and beads in a pretty taupe....
and so it goes...