skull fashion

My daughter’s Hallowe’en dress lent itself well to a crafty bite. Because it is so small, I found it easy to do a little bit after dinner most nights. I usually broke it down into similarly flavoured pieces. One evening I would cut, or sew, another I would press. Some nights I did nothing, but it was ok-I could strategize for the next bite.

The pattern was McCalls 4351. This is what it should look like.

Aw. Isn’t that one angelic looking little baby? All pink with a little bow?

Here’s my girl, the Demon Horde.

Skull Dress 1Skull Dress 2

I also made a little bag for trick or treating. Pretty sure I got this pattern from bhg.com but I can’t find it right now. I made the straps too long somehow.

ETA: This is a pattern from All People Quilt. You may have to sign up for this one.

Skull BagThis post is long, long overdue. The little bean in this photo is just over a year old. She has since worn this dress on the subsequent Hallowe’en and this year my big preschooler was a kitty. Her then 3 month old sister was Supergirl. Next year, the dress will make a comeback. And it glows in the dark.

The crafty bites have been more like crumbs the last year….

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totally tote

Remember that fat quarter club I joined? Well here’s what this Amy Butler fabric inspired me to do.DSCN3454That’s right. I made this tote bag, courtesy of Happy Zombie. I received and used three fat quarters within two weeks. This is unprecedented.

I can also say that I am not the worst top-stitcher in the world.

A few changes:

I made only one pocket.

I sewed the straps on a little closer because I wasn’t sure if I would catch the sides of the pocket otherwise.

I reinforced the strap by backstitiching before going down the other side.

It turned out the perfect size for magazines. Luckily, the recipient is a great fan of travelling with magazines.