Wednesday, September 26, 2012


I finished the crown last night and Violet wanted to try it on again this morning. It's made out of gold costume satin lined with a cream colored felt. I did have to iron on a fusible interface to the satin before I sewed it all together.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Violet's gown is complete. Working on the crown now. I did have to make a tulle underskirt for this because it was just laying so limp.
Two thumbs up were given for 'spin-ability'.


It's officially Halloween season around here when the Halloween decorations come out. 
Standard stuff like the leaf garland up the steps, giant terracotta jack-o-lanters, and vintage reproduction paper masks and pumpkins were all brought up from the basement.

Some new stuff this year was added. Bought a small apothecary jar and filled it with spiders. Then I stricky-tacked the spiders outside the jar and up the walls. Violet got to help me stick these all over the walls. The witch book is new. It's just one of those cardboard books/boxes you can get at HobbyLobby. I painted it to look old. The inside has some fun orange and black scrap book paper I found.

More spidees!

And more spiders on our Haunted Memories photos.  These keep us in the Halloween spirit all year long. Love the reactions we get from people who have never been in out house before and see these for the first time.

Made this panel for the door. It fits in well with my paper victorianesque Halloween decor. It's a fabric quilt panel .

Monday, September 24, 2012



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These have been sitting around for about 3 months waiting to be finished. All I needed to do was add button holes and elastic but I kept putting it off. I realized that the weather is changing and I need to finish this stuff up.
The jacket is made of a heavy corduroy with a cotton lining. Will be great for fall and warmer winter days but not for the bitter cold temps. I made a 6 so I hope she'll get two falls out of it.

I decided to make some of these skirts again. I haven't made these for two years. The bunch I made her two years ago, though shorter, still fit her and look good with leggings. So the new ones will get at least two years of wear.