Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Halloween Haunted House Trick Or Treat Lined Tote Bag Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



I used to love Halloween as a kid and loved collecting as much candy as I could to fit into my trick or treat bag.  Of course, back then my brother and I used brown grocery bags as our trick or treat bags.

I would have loved to have the trick or treat bag shown in the picture above that I made using some of my Halloween custom fabric designs.

Halloween Haunted House Trick Or Treat Tote Bag is an e-pattern to create an adorable 12" by 18" by fully lined trick or treat tote bag made using my custom designed Halloween Haunted House fabric - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2202848 and my custom designed Halloween Haunted House Mini fabric - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/22028568.   A large version of my Halloween Haunted House custom fabric with ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, witches hat, spider webs, and bats is surrounded by a smaller version of the same adorable fabric.  What an adorable way to collect all your Halloween treats.

The pattern is very easy to make and includes text instructions, step-by-step color diagrams for finishing the mug rug from start to finish,  full page color finish layout sheet, and full page single sided pattern piece sheets.

Halloween Haunted House Embroidered Trick Or Treat Lined Tote Bag Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


I used to love Halloween as a kid and loved collecting as much candy as I could to fit into my trick or treat bag.  Of course, back then my brother and I used brown grocery bags as our trick or treat bags.

If I were to trick or treat today I'd certainly make a trick or treat bag using some of my Halloween custom fabric designs.

Halloween Haunted House Trick Or Treat Tote Bag is an e-pattern to create an adorable 12" by 18" embroidered fully lined trick or treat tote bag made using my custom designed Halloween Haunted House fabric - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2202848 and my custom designed Halloween Haunted House Mini fabric - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/22028568.   A large version of my Halloween Haunted House custom fabric with ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, witches hat, spider webs, and bats is surrounded by a smaller version of the same adorable fabric.  What an adorable way to collect all your Halloween treats.

The pattern is very easy to make and includes text instructions, step-by-step color diagrams for finishing the mug rug from start to finish,  full page color finish layout sheet, and full page single sided pattern piece sheets.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Halloween Haunted House Mini Quilt Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



Halloween is definitely one of my all time favorite holidays and I just love decorating my house for the Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving holiday season.  As a crafter I have all sorts of decorations I use from cloth decorations to silk floral designs to woodcrafts.  Everything is fair game during this holiday season.

One of my favorite decorations is a Halloween mini quilt I made several years ago using some of my Halloween custom fabric designs.  So, I thought you might enjoy a free e-pattern so you could make one of your own.

Halloween Haunted House Mini Quilt is an e-pattern to create an adorable 8" by 14" adorable mini quilt decoration made using my custom designed Halloween Haunted House Mini Quilt fabric - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2202845.   My Haunted House custom fabric is surrounded by adorable black with white dots fabric and lined with solid black fabric.  Black with white dot fabric hangers are used to hang the mini quilt from it's adorable cat wire and wood dowel mini quilt hanger. Bright orange ribbon bows are added for Halloween cheer.

The pattern is very easy to make and  includes text instructions, step-by-step color diagrams for finishing the mini quilt from start to finish,  full page color finish layout sheet, and full page single sided pattern piece sheets.

What an adorable and cheery way to decorate for the Halloween season.

Halloween Haunted House Mug Rug Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



As a crafter I just love the Halloween holiday as there are so many different things you can make.  So many monsters and creatures.  So, when I was designing some of my custom fabrics I decided to create a few Halloween designs and, of course, create some free e-patterns for you.

Halloween Haunted House is a free e-pattern to create an 8" by 8"mug rug using one of my favroite Halloween custom fabric designs - Haunted House Mini Quilt fabric - http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2202845.

The Halloween haunted house with ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, witches hat, spider webs, and bats is surrounded by bright and cheery Halloween colored binding fabric.  What could be cheerier than enjoying a cup of coffee or tea while visiting the Halloween Haunted House.


The pattern is very easy to make and includes text instructions, step-by-step color diagrams for finishing the mug rug from start to finish and full page single sided pattern piece sheets. The pattern also includes suggestions for alternative bindings like those shown in the picture above.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

How To Make A Painted and Stenciled Terracotta Pot Decoration FreeTutorial & E-Book By Linda Walsh

Since I had just finished my Linda's Blog post on the painted and stenciled terracotta pots I had made I thought you might enjoy a step-by-step "How-to" on how to make one of your own.

My instructions on how to make painted and stenciled terracotta pots of your own are shown below.

How To Make A Painted and Stenciled Terracotta Pot Decoration



Supplies Needed

4"-5" Round Terracotta Pot (with or without a tray)
Patio Paint - 1 Bottle
Varnish - 1 Small Can
Provo Craft First Impressions Rub-On Stencils - 1 Each For The Border and Picture
Popsicle Sticks
Brush - 1
Potpourri - 1 Pkg

Instructions

1. Wipe the terracotta pot with a moist paper towel and then let dry.

2. Brush paint the terracotta pot with the Patio Paint inside and out and let dry. Do the same with the terracotta tray if you are using one.

3. Apply a second coat of the Patio Paint to the inside and outside of the terracotta pot and let dry.  Do the same with the terracotta tray if you are using one.

4.  Select the stencil you are going to use for the border at the top of the terracotta pot.  Cut enough of the stencil border to cover the top of the terracotta pot.

5.  Using the popsicle stick gently rub the stencil on to the top of the terracotta pot.

6.  Select the stencil you are going to use for the picture in the center of the pot.    Using the popsicle stick gently rub the stencil onto the center of the pot.

7.  When you are happy with the design and the stencils are adhered to the pot gently brush the entire pot with the varnish.  Do the same with the terracotta tray if you are using one.

8.  When the terracotta pot is completely dry add seasonal potpourri.

9.  Congratulations - You're Done! Now make as many of the painted and stenciled terracotta pots as you would like to decorate around your house.

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Last Minute Fall Leaves Centerpiece and Paper Leaves Fall Wreath Free Tutorials by Alisa Burke

As mentioned previously I LOVE decorating for Fall and Alisa Burke has two wonderful ideas for Fall decorating -  wonderful and colorful Fall centerpiece and a wonderful and colorful Fall wreath. I'm definitely going to have to try both of these.  How about you?

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Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: I needed some last minute decorations for the weekend and while it would have been really easy to just make a trip to Target, I decided to put more of my felt scraps to use to make a colorful, free form, felt leaves centerpiece for our table.

Glittered Pumpkins Free Tutorial by Pamela Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs

I know I've told you a zillion times that I love decorating for the Fall. Well, what would Fall decorations be without a few pumpkins. If you agree then you'll be pleased to know that Pamela Kellogg has a tutorial on her Kitty & Me Designs blog showing you make glitter pumpkins. Enjoy!

Glittered Pumpkins & Pumpkin Biscornu Designs

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Here's what Pamela had to say about her tutorial:  Well, my new Kitchenaid has kept me quite busy! I've made 3 batches of cookies this afternoon. I also made some fudge and another candy. I'll have photos soon and I'll share my fudge recipe. It's so easy!

In the meantime, mom & I did a fun little project yesterday. Glittered pumpkins:

I was driving to the Post Office yesterday, and decided to stop at the farm market on the way back for some squash. Those little tiny pumpkins always catch my eye! I already had a few but decided to get some more and suddenly, I had this idea to glitter them and add some dried flowers to the top. So I bought 8 pumpkins and drove over to mom's house! (Ya'll know I love my glitter!)


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Pamela's Bio:Designer, Textile Artist and Instructor. Although I love all forms of needlework and embroidery, my true passion is Crazy Quilting. I enjoy a quiet life in our little cottage by a lake in Northern Illinois. I frequent flea markets and antique shops looking for do-dads that I can sew on to my stitching projects. I offer some of my handmade items, along with my mom's and my sister's, in my Etsy shop. I enjoy baking and share many of my recipes here. And did I mention glitter?

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