Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pumpkins and Vampires and Ghosts, Oh My!

Being a fan of Twilight and the Sookie Stackhouse books, I had to make some little vampires this summer. To be perfectly honest, I saw a how-to article that was extremely un-impressive and decided that I could and would make much cuter vampires. Does that ever happen to you? Sometimes I just see things published that look like a child made them. It irks me.
Well, here they are!
These are my three little vamps. The lady in pink is unnamed, and then there's Bill the Vampire and Alice.
They are the perfect size dollies for my mom's fashion dolls. Each one has a pipe-cleaner skeleton so they can bend easily and sit with their friends.

This is a wreath I made today. I'm ready for October!
I took a styrofoam wreath (from a dollar store), wrapped it in thick, black yarn (hot gluing only on the back as I went. You don't want those stringy things and clumps of rogue glue to be seen.) and then wrapped it in the purple eyelash yarn every inch or so (again only gluing on the back). I made the pumpkins and ghost out of felt, blanket stitched them and put green grosgrain ribbon as stems for the pumpkins. After everything was stitched and stuffed I hot-glued them onto the wreath. The "Boo" is made of vintage anagram tiles I found on Etsy. Yay!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pretty Pink

A few projects from this summer for my cousin who is expecting a girl. As if you couldn't tell from all the pink!
Kaylee should be joining us any day now! We are hoping for Monday.
This is the first time I've made a block letter. It was really fun and a challenge for my mind with all the measuring. I wanted it to flare on the ends, so it took maticulous measuring and cutting.
I hand stitched the stretch fabric onto the top cutout of the K and folded the edges over. I added ric-rac to the side panels. I love how it stands up by itself! It sure did require a great deal of stuffing to get it that firm.
These are burp cloths for my cousin's baby shower. The embroidery was done on a machine and I sewed the ribbon on with the sewing machine. I thought they turned out great. Which is your favorite?

Friday, August 14, 2009

My Best Friend's Wedding

My best friend Michelle just got married in New Orleans last Saturday. I am so happy for her that I can't even truly express it. She and Klint have been together for 5 1/2 years and their wedding was definitely worth the wait. It was perfect in every way. They live in Baton Rouge finishing their masters degrees in music. My husband and I are crossing our fingers that they will be closer to us after this year passes. We love them dearly and miss them terribly. They are our perfect match.
The St. Louis Cathedral where the wedding took place.

I took some portraits of her while we waited to walk from the hotel to the church. She wanted to keep busy. =)