Feeling Stitchy Stitchalongs - August & September

 I did finally manage to finish the feeling stitchy stitchalong for August which was to embellish a piece of fabric. Having never done this before, I did start it thinking it was going to be pretty easy to do but it ended up more difficult than I imagined. The little piece of fabric which I started to embroider spent a lot of time to-ing and fro-ing from the bag in which it was stored, loved one minute and hated the next. Anyway, this is how it looked in the end.

The stitchalong for September is a cute Halloween design. I'd been looking for something Halloweeny to put onto a trick or treating bag for Little L and it was ideal.

I split the design into two as the bag I will be making will only be small so it will have a picture on both sides. The fabric I used started out as a bag which a pair of my boots arrived in, along with all the usual packaging. I knew it would come in handy one day if I kept hold of it. As the fabric was pretty pale in colour, I used felt to try and make the ghost's body stand out a bit more against the fabric.  

I'd better drag my sewing machine out sharpish to make Little L's bag as it will be her first time going trick or treating . At the moment she wants to be Spiderman and has taken to wearing an old Spidey costume of the boys lately. Not very Halloweenish but if shes happy, that's all that counts.


amy said...

Well, I like the August one; I think it turned out great, and I agree, it's really hard to figure out what to do with something like that, especially at first. It can be challenging to have no limits at all! And you are super quick with September--I like what you've done with it! And you've reminded me that while my boys have sewn trick-or-treat bags, my youngest, of course, does not. I guess I have another project to add to the list!

Shell said...

Thank you Amy.
I surprised myself with finishing the September one so fast - I'm not usually that speedy :)

Patty said...

This is my first visit to your blog but I know your felt ghost. I admire it every time I see it on Feeling Stitchy and wonder why I didn't think to do that. Your stitching is really nice. I love the cat's hat. Are those French knots? Wow! I still need to do the pumpkin but I did everything else in a back stitch and hate how it looks.