Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Aprons


Hope everybody is having a good week.
This is a very short post.
I just want to share a couple of Halloween aprons I made other day.

First I made this one. A little witches apron. Very cute with details in black polka dot.

This is the other apron. I used a vintage style kids Halloween print and a different black polka dot fabric. I just love the way both aprons turned out!
I am trying to post more often now, since I am making an effort to work on my projects, and stop procrastinating! :)  Let's see what I will come up with next...

Thanks for stopping by !

Ana Paula.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Button Heart


Hope all are having a nice fall. Here still very hot, but it's getting better. Days ago I finished a new little project.

After I made my button monogram, I liked it so much that I started planning a new button picture. Took me a while to collect all the buttons, and figure the whole thing out.  I got most of the buttons at Joann's. The frame is an old one from the thrifty store that I spray painted white.

I planned the buttons placement for a while and started sewing them on. It was a fun and fast project, I finished it in a weekend.

Now it hangs over my bed. I love how it came out, with all those mother of pearl buttons . I am planing more button projects, probably a pumpkin of something like that.

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Ana Paula.

Monday, October 6, 2014

A Black Cat and Some Christmas Blankets.


I finished a little cross stitch for Halloween.

This is "Black Cat Alphabet" by JBW designs from the 2012 Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue.
I finished it as a cube,  and decided not to put a bow on the top so it can fit in one of the cubbies of my shelf.

Brenda also made some Halloween crafts...these little spool guys are from " Make it Yourself"  Fall/Winter 2013. But the new 2014 "Holiday Crafts" also has them.

I am trying hard to use the craft supplies and fabrics that I have at home. Just too much stuff! I had some fleece (that is so bulky to store) and some Christmas fabrics.

So, I made three blankets lined with fleece.

For these two I used fabrics from the line "In from the Cold" by Moda Fabrics. The polka dot fabric  for the borders is from Joann's.

This one I made using a very old fabric from Daisy Kingdom. I have this fabric for ages and did not know what to do with it.  I normally will not tie quilts or blankets, but because it came out a little puffy,  I did the old tying thing.

I am glad I made something useful with some of my "stuff". Now, let's see if we can use them this winter...it's so hot now, that does not feel like Fall at all, here in Southern California.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

Ana Paula.