Monday, October 19, 2015

Halloween Haunts 2015 & GIVEAWAYS!!!

BOO! Welcome to day 2 of the Halloween Haunts blog hop.  Thanks to Marian at Seamstobesew for bringing us all together.  Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop, they are giving away a $25.00 gift certificate each day of the hop. You can sign up for a chance to win at any blog that is showing the entry box. Be sure to check out Halloween Haunts hop every day.

All giveaways start at midnight est Rafflecopter Time and end at 11:59 pm est Rafflecopter Time.

First I would like to share with you a table runner that I designed. I am happy with the way it turned out, I think it is boo-rrific.
  

  The center block was a design from a child's coloring book that I purchased at the $1 store.  I used painters tape to stick it to the top of the fabric and then used black thread and sewed right on top of the lines.  After it was all stitched I tore the paper away like you would with FPP.  I then stitched back over the lines with another layer of black thread.  Next I did free motion embroidery to color in the pumpkin and parts of the mouse.  Finally in that block I used colored pencils to add more color.  I wasn't sure what to do next so I added an orange border and used an Anita Good Design pattern for the pumpkins around the center block.

 Then I had an idea to applique a bat, moon, and star that is in the fabric pattern.

 Lastly, I hand embroidered Boo! and a couple of small stars : )  

 When Halloween is over I can just flip it to the other side for some Fall Stripes!

 
I have been making a lot of amigurumi lately and here are my most recent little guys.  Daddy, Mama, and Baby Bat! Thanks to my TTMT friend Snowie.  She shared this pattern with us last week from Lucy Ravenscar she has many interesting patterns. You should check out her site too!



Don't forget to stop by the other blogs today!  Here is the schedule for today:



Now for the giveaways...Yes TWO!  One from Fat Quarter Shop and one from yours truly.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

105 comments:

  1. That is a fun tablerunner and such a great idea to be able to use the other side for autumn time decoration! The baby bats are just so cute!

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  2. A great looking table runner!

    I am not an easily scared person.

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  3. Great idea to use a coloring book page. It turned out fabulous! Love the tiny bats too.

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  4. I like the idea of making it a dual season runner - just fabulous!

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  5. I love your reversible runner. Great use of fabric and time. Chainsaws scare me at halloween

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  6. Fantastic project! Love the way you colored the piece with thread! Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Very cute! The stitched design from the coloring book is fabulous. I have used coloring books to get shapes for applique, but never thought to use them the way you did -- very clever!

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  8. Very nice. You did a wonderful job on that pumpkin.

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  9. Great idea to make the table runner reversible. I had that idea to do for a Halloween/Thanksgiving wall haning...if I can get it done in time. I have often used coloring book pages for applique.

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  10. What a cute table runner. I love things that are 2 sided like that. I made a halloween banner that the other side is Christmas.

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  11. The double-sided runner turned out great, and the hanging bats are really cute!

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  12. Great idea to make a double sided table runner!

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  13. I love your tablerunner and what a great idea to make one you can use at both sizes !

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    1. I can't enter the little box about what scares me at halloween, that are big spiders :D

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  14. Very cute, thanks for sharing!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  15. I am not an easily scared person...but i dont like the bat. But yours is so cute!)

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  16. What a creative idea stitching over the page. I'll use that somewhere.
    I too like double duty of my runners. Great job, and great give away
    you are providing. Thanks.
    Enjoy today
    Tonia.

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  17. I love how you did the pumpkin, the various techniques, and then adding the extras such as the bat, stars, etc that much the fabric.. sew adorable, and then you get to turn it over and use it for the rest of the season. I'm sew glad you came haunting with us... this is sew much fun, I really missed it.

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  18. I love that rat popping out of the pumpkin and the bat is adorable! Very cute projects!

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    1. P.S. I don't like haunted houses at all! They scare the life out of me!

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  19. I love the reversible table runner- I'm all for double purpose! I hate haunted houses- waaaay to scary for me! Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  20. Very cute! Creepy noises are scary!

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  21. Love that the backing works on its own... Two table runners in one!

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    1. Ps: running out of candy is a scary thought, ha!

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  22. Your Halloween Quilt is Cute! You could do one and Let Kids Color! Love Your Bat Family too!

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  23. A child's coloring design is a great idea for a quilt block. The runner shows it off beautifully too.

    I'm not a fan of the creepy things at Halloween.

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  24. Wonderful table runner. I love that it is reversible. Your bat family is great.

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  25. Wow, never thought about using a coloring book like that. What a great idea, and a great table runner.
    Not enough chocolate at Halloween is what scares me!

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  26. Love the idea of using a coloring book for patterns. Have to remember that one. And as for what scares me at Halloween - people who dress up like Halloween creatures and sit perfectly still until you come near and then they jump up at you LOL

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  27. First...if that is your studio above...I LOVE IT!
    Second...your projects are to DIE FOR!!! and those little crochet bats are FANTASTIC! Great JOB!!!

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  28. You look ready for Halloween. Going to be Spooktacular.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  30. I deleted my previous comment because I didn't answer the question of what scares me most at Halloween. My answer to that is: SNOW! I don't want snow on Halloween (although, in all honesty it doesn't really scare me )

    Beth

    oneoldgoat1962@gmail.com

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  31. Adorable table runner! Thanks for sharing your technique on how to stitch it. It's almost like coloring with thread! Love that you can use the reverse side. What a time saver! Great job!

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  32. Oh how I love your pumpkin. What a fun way to "color" with the sewing machine. I think I have to give this a try. Making it reversible is a great idea too!

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  33. Love your studio photo - what scares me....all the candy that disappears....and the trail of wrappers that leads back to my sewing room!!!

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  34. Very creative table runner. I love your fabric storage picture in your header!

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  35. Hi, lilke your table runner! Thanks for sharing !
    LINDA msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  36. Cute table runner, like the mouse in the jack o'lantern. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  37. Very cute table runner and I love those bats!

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  38. Love the way your coloring book image turned out. Very creative. Happy Halloween

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    1. Scary time at Halloween is when you open the door to give treats and the spooks are taller than you are.

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  39. Love the reversible table runner. Horror movies scare me at Halloween.

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  41. Love your table runner. I especially liked using a coloring book for your embroidered design! To answer your question about what scares me at Halloween...running out of candy for the trick or treaters.

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  42. love your table runner. thanks for the giveaway.

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  43. Love your table runner. I am not easily scared. I guess driving the streets with all the Trick-or-Treaters scares me on Halloween.

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  44. What scares me is all the candy I'm stuck with!

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  45. Very cute. I'm not often scared, unless it's really dark and my dog starts barking and i don't see what she's barking at. I was scared for the kids one year, because there was a black bear walking up the road and the trick-or-treaters were up that way. Luckily for them, he found a garbage can and chose to have a picnic from that. No kids were hurt.

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  46. How clever are you to treat a page from a coloring book like FPP?! Sweet idea! I'm scared in haunted houses ... those dark and creepy hallways give me the willies.

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  47. Love the reversible table runner!
    Scary at Halloween for me is the fact that I'm a year older - it's my birthday!

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  48. The vans of people busing into my little neighborhood in order to gather candy scare me. And with the entire family in the van, you know no one is at their house giving out candy :(

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  50. I love the fact that your table runner is double sided.

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  51. I hate spider webs,,,,,,,,I try to make my table runners 2 sided ....Saves on closet space....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  52. I don't get scared, but once in a great while I get spooked (I live in the country)

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  53. Very clever idea. Enjoyed you site a lot. Sandy

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  54. Love your table runner and your very clever backing idea. I did not grow up with Halloween and I have a phobia about masks of any kind and so Halloween is sometimes fun on the light hearted side but not the scary side.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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    1. I was just going to enter your personal giveaway, but I think everyone has entered both giveaways at the same time and so I will just say that I love your giveaway of the book, and the gorgeous fabric and the cute little pumpkin box - it would be great to win those. Thanks for the chance.
      Pauline
      perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  55. I don't scare too easy but when I am home alone and the dog starts growling deep in his chest and his hair stands up --yeah my hair stands up too and NO way am I opening the door to see what he hears out there! Nope nope nope! Love your table runner. The thread painting is gorgeous and the bat so cute. Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your project with us. Happy Halloween.

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  56. very inventive runner....love it!! thanks for this chance.

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  58. Love your little bats! Thanks!

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  59. Not many scares for me although, I do get angry at people who would mess with the candy in order to hurt children.

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  60. Love your work. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. Very neat idea about the coloring book page! And your runner is quite cute. Smart idea to make the backing work for fall. I love when you can make a two for one project. What scares me at Halloween is when they have a guy dressed up and he jumps out at you near the houses, I do not think that is fun at all! Thanks for the chance to win your neat Halloween themed prize pack!
    My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com
    Thanks!

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  63. Brilliant idea to use a coloring book page for a design! I might have to try that out. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  64. What a fun table runner. I love it that's reversible. Thanks!

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  65. Running out of Halloween treats before running out of Halloween spooks is what scares me! Love your project!

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  66. Great Table runner! I've done something similar but Ive never used free motion embroidery technique before. I must try this for an upcoming project!! Nice design
    Gmama Jane

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  67. I am scared by the number of kids who come to my door looking for candy!
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  68. P.S. I too HATE Haunted Houses of any type!!! The scene in To Kill A Mockingbird where Scout is dressed as a Ham from the school play and she and her brother are walking thru the woods when they are attacked but ultimately saved by
    Boo Radley, has scared me since I first saw it in 4th grade!!

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  69. I love your table runner,very nicely done!

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  70. What scares me ? Creepy movies late at night :)

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  71. I love the thread painting on your pumpkin. I am afraid of running out of candy on Halloween. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  72. Wonderful table runner and I always like a multi purpose runner. I don't like the haunted hayrides with people jumping out at you.

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  73. Love the table runner, especially that center block!! Your thread painting is perfect.

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  74. What scares me at Halloween? "tricks" if we run out of candy or have to take a break from answering the door for on reason or another!

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  75. Two great projects and what a great tutorial on the coloring book page. Using threads to add to the project is a great thread art technique!!

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  76. Haunted houses scare me. Cute table runner!

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  77. The only thing that scares me at Halloween is little kids and the extra traffic.
    I absolutely love your table runner, it is so cute.
    mtmom57@gmail.com

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  78. Pranksters scare me. I love the little mouse in the pumpkin--too cute.
    senstrings at yahoo dot com

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  79. I like getting the begeebee's scared out of me at a theme park - all the lights out - everything scares me - first the screams - then the laughs - when I have a strong mans shirt and body in front to hold onto and to guard me!

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  80. Great table runner. Thanks for sharing. I don't like the eerie music

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  81. I think the same way as you do with table runners! I like to have them pretty on both sides so I can flip them over and get double use out of them.
    What scares me at Halloween? The candy. I fear that I will eat more than I hand out. Then my hips will expand and that is just very scary.

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  82. The old scary Alfred Hitchcock and Vincent Price movies!

    Lovery your patterns!

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  83. What a great table runner! I like the way you used a colouring book page, and the bat is so cute!
    Realistic spiders scare me at Halloween.

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  84. I'm a real weenie when it comes to scary movies. I just can't watch them.

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  85. Haunted houses scare me!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  86. I love that the table runner is double sided. And like MaryBeth, I also can't watch scary movies. Ever since I had kids I just can't handle that stuff anymore!

    debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

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  87. Great idea to make the table runner reversible-really cute and versatile!

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  88. What scares me is the leftover Halloween candy-too tempting!

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  89. This is a fabulous table runner! It`s fun, cute, all around wonderful!

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  90. Oh this is soo adorable. I love the techniques and how you made it. And reversible too...great idea!

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  91. So cute! Really fun techniques and I love the little mouse coming out of the pumpkin!

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  92. I think it is just great how you used the fabric to create your designs. Thanks for hopping
    institchesandseams@hotmail.ca

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  93. Super cute and love the reversible- ness your bats are adorable

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  94. Cute table runner, love that it's reversible.

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