Halloween is done, now onto Christmas... unless you're American then its onto Thanksgiving
I had a great Halloween! I love giving out the candy and my neighbours really get into it. Mark and Melissa gave out whole chocolate bars and changed their backyard into a spooky witches haven. I'm a little less imaginative and just gave lots of candy. Everyone likes candy!
Well, onto the next season! I was at the Dollarama and they are just getting their Christmas stock. Every year there's some new and really neat stuff. I found this star and silver snowflake. I changed the crystal on the snowflake to pink and used pink organza for the loop hanger for my sister's Christmas tree. She's been doing a pink and silver theme for the last few years. It looks pretty cool. The star I didn't alter but I was really happy on how nice it looked once I got it home. You never know at the dollar store if something is junk or nice until you get it home.
My sister saw these tulle skirts at a craft booth and asked me to make a few. It's a no-sew project which makes it really easy. This one is for my friend's daughter. I thought it needed to be super pretty so I added the crystals and pearls by hand. If you are thinking about making a skirt, make your life easy by buying the tulle on the rolls. That way you have the width you want. I bought years of tulle and then had to spend time cutting. Fortunately I have a rotary cutter and mat so I was able to cut 2 inch strips pretty quick... but it was still a pain in the butt.
Just a quick note that I've added the snail pattern from the Hector Tatting Seminar this sring to the side bar. The butterfly still needs some corrections. I also added a leaf pattern that I added to keep and share last fall but never linked to this blog? Weird. In case you were wondering the peep pattern by Karey Solomon I showed in the spring it is from the Tatting Times Volume 19, Issue 1, February. Be careful- its very addictive.