Stitchn’Sew Ghosties with Therm O Web

Sharing some more Halloween fun with you today, and a super easy sewing project.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb StitchnSew GhostsA pair of spooky Halloween ghosties made with Therm O Web Stitchn’Sew felt interfacing.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb StitchnSew Ghosts2All you need for these cuties is a bit of interfacing, black felt, and stuffing, and a few basic sewing skills. If you don’t have a sewing machine, both can easily be sewn by hand. Then add your favorite embellishments and trim, and maybe an old rusty wire for a hanger. I dunked mine into a coffee bath to get them nice and grungy, too.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb StitchnSew Ghosts3I’ve got more details, including a full step-by-step tutorial and free downloadable patterns, up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Hope you are all doing well, my friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Oh, and by the way…

2014 Halloween Haunted HouseMy Halloween Haunted House tour continues on Friday….

Easter Treats with Therm O Web

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Hi Sweeties! I’m sneaking back in today with a surprise extra post. I don’t want to let Easter week slip by without sharing my new Easter projects with you. You all know I can’t just let a holiday pass by! So I hope you don’t mind if we have a busy week here on the blog. I’ve got lots of fun little bunny rabbits to show, starting with these softie felt pocket pouches I made for Easter Treats Week on the Therm O Web blog.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb EasterBunnyTreats2These cute little felt pockets are the perfect size for holding some special holiday candy treats or small gifts. Or how cute would these be as a table setting on your Easter table with a napkin and silverware tucked up inside? I’m thinking the soft felt would make this a great jewelry pouch, too. And being made from fabric, these little pockets are completely re-usable. So many ideas.

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Of course my two sweeties are awfully partial to sweets, so candy tied up in a cello bag with a big bow for me.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb EasterBunnyTreats4I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun Easter bunny project using Sizzix dies. Hope to see you all then!

Nesting

Nik with Spring Nest

I have been a bit behind this year in my seasonal decorating. Easter is just two weeks away, and I’ve hardly done anything to prepare. This weekend, though, I was determined to change that, and with my little Missy’s help, we did haul up the Easter bins from the basement.  I still have some fluffing to do, but it’s beginning to look quite rabbity around here.

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This year, I am finding myself drawn to a simple, natural palette. I have so many brightly colored Easter things, but I seem to be craving the peaceful and soothing tones of nature more. And since I feel that decorating should follow your heart, I am keeping things calm, and quiet, and clean.

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I wanted to share with you all some of the sweet things I’ve been making on my weekly crafty play dates. Rustic little things that are making me smile. Last week, we were on a nesting kick.

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I really love how our nests turned out, and they were quite simple to make. This one was made from simple hemp and twine. We dipped the strings in a bath of glue and water, and then wrapped them tightly around a small balloon. After letting the strings dry overnight, you pop the balloon, pull it out between the strands, and then cut your string ball into two halves. We added handles made from real vine wrapped in wire.

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The eggs are real, too. My friend, Paige, keeps chickens, and these are from her hens. She carefully blew out the eggs and then we added flecks of paint in two different colors. It’s a bit hard to tell in the photos, but these eggs are the most beautiful light blue/green color. They come from her Easter Egger chickens, which lay the most amazing pastel colored eggs.

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I made another, smaller nest from the rusty wire we used on the handle. I just wrapped and wove, wrapped and wove, until I had a wee small nest.

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So we made one of those, too. 🙂

Happy Monday to you, my friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!