Monday, 25 October 2010

Spooky Sewing

I have had this purple pumpkin fabric around for years, part of a Halloween themed bundle of printed cottons that I just had to buy at the time, not knowing why but...well I've said it before...some day it will come in handy! So I decided to make some speedy Halloween bunting for our sitting room mantlepiece. I cut the fabric into triangles using pinking shears and sewed it to a length of smooth cream string, and soon it was done!
Another little Halloween make is this small heart. I wonder if you recognise the fabric, or have bought it yourself perhaps - it's the Liberty fabric I got at the V&A Quilt Exhibition earlier this year. It was a popular print and lots of people I know seemed to choose it, as well as the other colour way on blue. I knew this fabric reminded me of something.....and for me it's perfect for an autumn project.
So I made this little padded heart to hang up in the kitchen, adorned with one of my favourite pumpkin buttons from Mill Hill and a little greeting printed using rubber stamps on a scrap of bias binding.
In my studio this week, though, it's springtime, and I am imagining blossoms, birds, early roses, butterflies and  the pretty flowers and scent of lilacs and lavender.....the lovely thing about our changing seasons is just that - the pleasures of each one are soon over but we can look forward so much to the next, and the next....
Have a lovely week. x


Marigold Jam said...

Very clever - although I am not really into Halloween myself I love the little heart. Love to the idea of Springtime blossoms etc especially as it is freezing here this morning and I'm just off to scrape the car!


Anonymous said...

I think sometimes we don't appreciate our changing seasons especially when we're in the middle of winter!! You're right though there's something positive about all of them and it's nice to look forward to each change.
I just love your Halloween makes the little heart is so cute. Such a good idea stamping a little greeting onto bias binding.
Have a great week Helen.
Vivienne x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, I love the fabrics! At first I thought the orange one had witche's brooms on it, but now I realize they are rakes!? Great ideas and as always love your projects and style. Hope you have a great week in your world of spring blooms and tweets! xo Robin

sandra said...

A Liberty I haven't seen before! Lovely colour. I am still really enjoying hearing about all your Autumny things while our weather gets hotter!

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Love the Halloween bunting!