Thank you all for visiting my blog during Madame Samm’s Ghastlie blog hop. I hope that you all have visited and enjoyed my sistah’s from last week and found some Ghastlie inspiration. I know I did!
I don’t know about you, but I tried to resist the Ghastlie’s sew many times. I had a couple of encounters with the family before succumbing down with the FLU. There is something disturbingly enticing about this family. When Madame Samm announced the Blog Hop I knew that I had been bitten.
So without further delay....my first projects relate to the ghastlie chore of laundry! That never ending chore. As soon as it is done, it starts appearing again. I like to hang my laundry outside in the fresh breezes of summer, so I made a clothespin bag. I had an old bag from my grandma that needed to be replaced and the Ghastlies were the perfect fabric. I just reused the frame. It just makes me smile!
I also found this cute clothespin apron pattern. The front features the Ghastlie family as they dine.
The pocket is deep to hold many clothespins...or maybe some treats for the trick or treaters!
Yep, that’s what it was used for this Halloween!
Edit: I had many request for the apron pattern. I followed the tutorial here with a few adjustments to the pattern.
Next, I made this clever cover for a bucket.
It has plenty of room inside to tote your projects around. It is big enough for more than one project! The pockets around the outside of the bucket keep all your supplies close at hand.
It is cleverly made to slip right over a standard bucket (I purchased at Lowes). This bucket has already been on several outings!
Miss Helga Broomswell is watching over my projects.
Before I really began quilting, I made garden banners for the many seasons/holidays.
I thought the I would welcome the trick or treaters this Halloween
with a new Ghastlie welcoming banner.
I wonder what brew those witches are cooking up!
Some of my smaller Ghastlie projects include these pin cushions...one starring dear Prudence and the other features the knitters...and a small zippered bag.
Gotta love Prudence and the knitting sistahs!
This pattern was adapted from the Sweet Zip pattern by Terrie Atkinson. I made it bigger to accommodate the Ghastlie characters and added the handle.
I hope you enjoyed my Ghastlie projects. Now be sure to comment on this blog post as I will be randomly selecting one name from them to forward to Madame Samm for today’s grand prize drawing. That name will be drawn tonight and the winner will be announced tomorrow over at Madame Samm’s blog, Sew I Quilt. The winner will need to pay postage.
I will also be having 2 giveaways right here.
The first giveaway is the pin cushion starring dear Prudence. The second giveaway is
the small zippered bag. If you would like a chance to win one of these Ghastlie creations,
tell me so in your comment. Although you do not have to be a follower of my blog to win,
I surely would love you to become one.
Please make sure that I have a way to get in touch with you (or I will need to select a new winner).
I will draw the winners (for my giveaway) at 10 pm Nov. 4th (CST).
The first random number will get the pin cushion and the second number generated will get the zippered bag. Good luck to all!
Be sure to visit the rest of my Ghastlie sistah’s blogs posting their Ghastlie creations and leave comments to win prizes. Here is today’s links.
Edit: The grand prize winner for Day 8 is Duff from Mrs. Jane Ghastlie's blog. Congratulations!
Thank you for all the wonderful comments...still coming in :D I probably won't be able to get back to each of you individually but I read them all and really appreciate all the love. Stay tuned for my drawing this Friday.
Special praises to Madame Samm for all her effort in putting
together another FUN blog activity!
She is kind!
She is smart!