Monday, October 31, 2016

The great Halloween roundup for 2016

Just some teasers as to my Halloween makings for this year. You saw the tote bag.
Here are some stamped cards  (post on how I made them to follow this week)
And the inside of the cards
They are quilted and attached to card stock.
I'll tell you about the stencil and the card making later, as well as the Halloween quilt. It's a whole pattern How-to that can be used for any collection.(Later...)
I used this stencil
to ink and paint 9 sugar skulls  all with different colored flowers. I used a new tool (later...)
Here is a Halloween throw sized quilt

And the piece de resistance, my peyote bracelet complete with skulls and swarovski crystal fringe!

I still need to finish the fringe but it's almost done.
I changed the pattern a little
1. I did even count peyote, and made it narrower than the pattern called for
2. I did long fringe on both sides
3. I put colored skulls instead of their tasteful gray

the link to my halloween or Fall colored bracelet is at ArtBeads, and it's a free pattern.

I like Halloween

It was a good kick start to return to the studio, along with my community of Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks. I needed to sew, and create, and make. I had a hard time coming back to it from the loss of my Poodle-son Cole as all the joy left the building. I had to go find Joy and bring it back, little by little.

The house is not as joyful as it was... I still cry each day.... it's just that I create something each day between the tears and it's a start.

Enjoy these posts from prior Halloweens with my darling boy...

link to this post is pirate-poodle


  1. Love love love the bracelet. I have some jewelry, from India, that is similar. And no connection with Halloween. Oh Cole...

  2. That bracelet is absolutely fabulous! I hope you'll wear it more often than just Halloween. And sweet Cole with the halloween quilts! Aww!

  3. Happy Halloween. I love the bracelet!!! Look at that handsome boy wrapped up in that quilt!

  4. So much fun stuff! I love the bracelet too! I can't believe you made all this...wait, I can too believe you made it!
    Love the pictures of Cole!

  5. You have my curiosity up, especially with the sugar and stencils. Halloween offers to many opportunities for creative things with many different themes. Your beading is beautiful.

  6. Happy Halloween! I wish I had the energy to keep up with you! I've missed a lot the last couple of weeks. I'm afraid to check out the link to the jigsaw puzzle site. I'll never be heard from again!

  7. I know this is a tough time for you. I well up when I see photos of Cole too and I never met him (but I feel like I knew him because of your wonderful posts). Keeping you and your hubs in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Mickie

  8. Oh you are a girl after my own heart! Love them all!

  9. All such fabulous and creative projects! Can I just say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the nail color?! ღ
    P.S. Cole looked as proud as can be of your projects. Just look at that sweet face! I hope seeing those pics brings a smile to your heart. It did mine though I know you still miss him.

  10. I love all of your Halloween craftiness - especially (of course!) the quilt! And thanks for sharing the photos and posts about Cole, too. What a beautiful guy he was! Hoping your memories are comforting to you.

  11. Loving your Halloween quilt. What a great way to use up those scraps in my box.

  12. Love your cards and all the other Halloween items - thanks for sharing them on Midweek Makers

  13. These are so pretty! Really creative. I love the skull with flowers, that's beautiful.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  14. It's so good to see you playing again! So many wonderful projects, too! (Oh, that bracelet!!)

  15. Beautiful work Lee Anna, and an equally beautiful poodle. I'm glad to hear you are finding moments of joy in your day!

  16. Glad you are finding ways to bring back some joy. I'm sure there are good days and bad, but hopefully the good days come more often! Love all the projects - especially the bracelet and the sugar skull stencil is so cool!

  17. Very cool indeed! There isn't any artsy types here. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  18. It's always hard to start again without our beloved furrbabies. Granny still grieves about hers too. Soft Pawkisses for the occasion :) <3

  19. I love it that you're able to heal your heart with creativity. And I love it that you make space in your life for your tears. It's hard, I know. You're in my thoughts.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  20. We're very impressed with your creativity.

  21. You have been a very productive young lady! Wow! I'm glad you're finding joy piece by piece! Thank you for sharing your memories!