Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Mysterytown Pillow

I wanted to make my Mysterytown Cross Stitch into a project case but the size just wasn't working for me so instead it became a pillow :).  And I couldn't decide what features to include in my case.  I know I'll need a scissor leash, a needle pad, and a clear plastic zippered pouch for thread, but what am I forgetting???

Back to the project at hand--I really wanted to add black pom pom trim around the edges but everywhere was sold out (or at least everywhere that was open on Sunday) so I settled for orange.  After getting it home from the store I realized there were a few pom poms missing but there wasn't much I could do about it so I'll just hope no one notices.

A closer shot so you can see what an amazing pattern this is (The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery strikes again).

 And of course one  Halloween pillow is never enough--and JoAnn was having a great sale on Halloween fabrics--so I whipped up this 18" burlap pillow late Sunday night.

And since I finished this project, I am now, by my new rules, allowed to start a new one :).  I'm debating between Wacky Witches by Cloud Factory and the new Christmas Celebration Sampler by Frosted Pumpkin...  Oh, who am I kidding?!  You know I'm going to get them both ;)

BTW, I've been working on a new project/tutorial that is cross stitch related.  So far it's been a fail but I'm hopeful.  If nothing else you can get a good laugh at my expense :P.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Witch on a Broom-The Final Halloween Themed Paper Pieced Pattern (FOR NOW)

I assure you, there will be more :).  And there will most likely be some other holiday themed ones before too long.  But in the meantime I leave you with the huge Witch on a Broom.  I tried to vary the sizes of my other patterns a bit so that you weren't stuck with a bunch of small square minis but this one is measuring in at a whopping 24" x 36"!!  I plan to add borders to mine and make it a small lap quilt.

I would love to see what you're making with my patterns so be sure and add #sewingwithsqueak to any Instagram photos ;)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Big City Bags October Link Up

Once again I have nothing to show you for this month's challenge :(.  Hopefully you all can say differently. 

(Photos used with permission of Martingale Publishing.  Photograph by Brent Kane.)

If you managed to get your bag complete please link up below for a chance to win this month's prize a $35 gift certificate to spend on anything you like at the Fat Quarter Shop! 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Witch's Boot-A Free Paper Pieced Pattern

Don't worry, I only have a couple more Halloween themed paper pieced patterns to show you, then I'll move on to something else :).

I have several more I'm trying to get ready to publish by Monday so there may be a barrage of them on here and Instagram over the weekend.

My most recent pattern is Witch's Boot.  It is once again free for a limited time so get it now!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Arching Cat-A Paper Pieced Pattern

Once again I've come up with a pretty creative name for my pattern haven't I?  

Despite that, I really like this little guy.  And like our last little kitty, he is not overly Halloweenish if you change the colors :).

Click on the link above to find out more about this pattern.  Hurry though, time is running out for the free Halloween patterns!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Party Fit For a Princess

Princess turned one last week and I had grand plans for her party.  But as usual, things came up and I had to scale it back a bit.

This is what we ended up with...


There were of course lots and lots of balloons  :)

Lots of presents...

 I had my special rice crispies.  I like to make mine extra gooey and add a touch of vanilla extract plus sprinkles :).  Princess punch consisted of Sprite and pink lemonade.

 Our cupcake cake was half vanilla, half chocolate and had pink icing with white lettering and silver ribbons and glitter.  I added the Little People Princesses to help tie it into the overall theme.  The castle (and the princesses on the cake) were actually some of her presents.  I found pink goldfish crackers at the Target by our house and I made Princess Popcorn by adding melted white chocolate and sprinkles to microwave popcorn.

And here is the princess herself.  That bow didn't stay on long so I'm glad I was able to get this shot!!

All in all I think it was a success!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


My Halloween Mysterytown cross stitch block is complete.  The pattern is by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and was released in four different parts.  I fell behind on this project soon after I started it and never thought I would be able to get it done in time to display it this year.

I have yet to decide what I'm going to do with it.  I keep going back and forth between a pillow (yes, another one!) and a project bag of some sort (possibly to hold my next project...I'm thinking Cloud Factory's Wacky Witches).

Now that this one is all finished I need to get back to work on my Once Upon a Time Sampler...and Gingerbread Lane...and the 12 Days of Christmas Sampler...and the Woodland Sampler...and the Kawaii Winter Wonderland Sampler...and those are only the ones I've already started, there are many others still waiting in the wings--obviously I have a problem!