Tuesday, 9 September 2014

My Projects from Felt-o-ween

If you're a fan of cute stuff, Halloween crafting and sewing things from felt then you're gonna love Felt-o-ween: 40 scary-cute projects to celebrate Halloween.


I blogged about this book briefly last month, but it seemed a bit weird to be talking about Halloween in August. It's okay to talk about Halloween in September, right? :)

I'm excited to show you guys the projects I designed for this book! I was rather chuffed to see that some of them made the cover - maybe you can guess which ones are mine before you scroll down?


First up, there's the Creepy Crawly Wreath. I had sooo much fun making this wreath and I was especially pleased with how cute the spider turned out as I am not usually a spider fan. If you don't want to make the whole wreath, a few felt spiders would make spooky-but-cute Halloween ornaments.


Next there's some Candy Corn Bunting: those colours are a classic Halloween combo!


Don't fancy some bunting? How about a Rainbow Skull Garland, instead? I think these skulls would also look great appliqued onto things like cushions (pillows) or even sewn onto a t-shirt to make a Halloween-ready outfit.


Dressing up as an animal this Halloween? You'll need some ears! These Ears-To-You Headbands are simple to make and great for costume parties at any time of the year, or for kids who love to play dress-up.

 

I don't usually dress up for Halloween but I love wearing something slightly spooky as part of my outfit for the day.. like these Skull Hairbows.

 

If you're planning lots of Halloween-themed sewing, why not start with a Devil-Made-Me-Do-It Pincushion? The little red devil design would also make a great Halloween brooch. 

 

Make your Halloween-party cupcakes creepy by adding some Graveyard Cupcake Toppers! If you enlarged the ghost templates and added a loop of white ribbon they'd make adorable ornaments.

 

I enjoyed making all these projects for Felt-o-ween but I think my favourite is this one - the Vampire Plushie. I had to keep my work pristine before sending it off to be photographed for the book but I just wanted to hug this little guy.


And of course there are 32 more "scary-cute" projects to discover in the book! :)

Felt-o-ween is published by Lark Books. It's available from Amazon USA, Amazon UK, The Book Depository and many other bookshops.

[P.S. The Amazon and Book Depository links in this post are affiliate links]

7 comments:

Ingrid K. said...

OMG, Laura, you are so talented! :) What fantastic projects! Hard to pick a favourite! They are all highly original! And they look a lot of fun. Well done!!!!
Ingrid xx
http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

Manu said...

The vampire softie is very cute indeed! :-) Halloween is not exactly my fav holiday but I really like these spooky projects, they look all really cute and well worth the cover of the book. Congrats!

Mad said...

Halloween is my favourite holiday (despite having to hide inside as I have 2 black cats and don't like strangers turning up at my house!). The wreath is ADORABLE! I will definitely be buying this.

Kay said...

Well done! I think my favourite is the skull bunting. x

BugsandFishes said...

Thanks guys! It is so nice to be able to finally share the designs I've made for this - it's been so many months since I worked on them :)

Ingrid - Ah, you are so kind, thank you so much x

Manu - you know, I was not the biggest Halloween fan before I worked on this book but I love it now. So many decorating possibilities!

Mad - Yay! Do let me know if you make something from it! :)

Kay - Thanks! x

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

congrats!!!
the pincushion is great!!!!
xxxxxx Ale

BugsandFishes said...

Thanks Ale! :)

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