Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween ~ Does It Have To Be Black & Orange?

It does not, but there should be some black and orange thrown about in there somewhere.  I say this with some authority, since my birthday is on Halloween {and as such, I believe I have something to say about it}!  I got an email from Fabric.com highlighting some holiday fabrics.  I wound up purchasing a few of these kid-friendly Halloween fabrics.

From the Costume Club Collection

raccoon.owl.halloweenfabric From the Moon Dancers Collection

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From the Happy Haunting Collection

happyhaunting.glowinthedark.fabric From the Spooktacular Collection

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Many years ago, when I was a young, stay-at-home mother, I wanted to do something fun for my kids at Halloween and I found a great candy corn fabric.  I also did a lot of sewing at this time, too, so I decided to make them Trick or Treat sacks.  How often do you see these great costumes on kids and then they have a plastic shopping or garbage bag for their candy?

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The picture above is what those old candy sacks look like today.  Not too bad after several years of Trick or Treating, washing, and age in general!  I’m making a bunch of these ~  including for two special little boys and one for that little granddaughter of mine {even though she won’t really be trick or treating!}.

IMG_7675_4182At this point, mine are usually pulled out, smiled over and then put back in with the decor I’m not using, which seems a shame really.  Maybe they could be chair covers! 

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I’ve made a few extra ~ you’ll find them in my boutique, hopefully by tomorrow.  If you think you might be interested before I get them listed, they are $5.00 plus shipping; you can e-mail me and we’ll work out a Paypal invoice.

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These Halloween bears are sooo cute!  If I have any fabric left over, I’d love to do something with cutting the figures out of the fabric and making something.

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This one has kind of a retro look to it.  I love these colors.

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I love this green!  The pink they use with it is great.  I liked it so much I diva’d up my granddaughters burp cloth with it!

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Love the hot pink glasses on the black cats!

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Here’s my little cutie’s Halloween burp cloth.

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      IMG_8198_4562 I’ve got several designer fabrics I’ll be adding to a few other cloths for a designer burp cloth look.  If they turn out any good, I’ll be making up a bunch more for my boutique.  {Fingers crossed!}.

I also got this great fabric that had panels and a banner-like piece at the top and bottom. 

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The panels would make great pillows or some kind of art piece.  Maybe on a canvas.  The banner piece is just too cute; a Halloween pumpkin parade!  I may need to see about framing that somehow.

18 comments:

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Cute fabrics!

Polly @ Make Mine Beautiful said...

I like so many of those. They aren't so traditionally Halloween patterned. I bet you're loving dolling things up for that grandbaby, aren't you?

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What great "new" colors and patterns for halloween! Oh, I'm loving the little burp cloth! So sweet!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So fun!! I love to see some other colors thrown in with Halloween to mix things up. Those are so cute!

xox
Jen

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Really cute fabrics. Almost puts me in the mood to start sewing again!!

Connie K said...

love all the fabric this my favorite time of year !

Pamela said...

Loving the fabs Kathy! I went crazy with holiday fabs and now have tons I am not even using but they are just soo darn cute!

One Cheap B*tch said...

So cute and I think I know who those two special little boys are! ;) I, myself love black and purple for Halloween!

Jeanine

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh--I love these, Kathy! And love the orange with purple...so cute!!!
As far as the rust, I have no idea what I'll do with it yet, but I'm so glad it's from Katrina...amazing, huh?
Hugs
xo

AB HOME Interiors said...

Wow Kathy those fabrics are amazingly cute and fresh! And I love the slip cover for the back of the chair!

Kim said...

How adorable Kathy! It's hard to choose which fabric is my fave. I love the idea of trick or treat sacks. Around here, kids just use pillow cases. Yours are much cuter!
xoxo,
Kim

Becca said...

Hi Kathy! What fun fabrics ... love all the mix of colors, too. I wish I was crafty enough to create festive touches with those. I'll just enjoy your creativity instead! Thanks for your sweet note about my Fall mantel. Have a great day, *Becca*

Jane said...

Such cute Halloween Fabrics Kathy...thanks for sharing!

Kirsty said...

Ooh I just love the happy haunting collection and your retro fabric! Gorgeous!
Happy Halloween from Australia!

Creative Breathing said...

What fun Kathy to see all of these great fabrics, and what a cute idea! Even Charlie Brown knew to have a cloth trick-or-treat bag! Have fun! Elizabeth

Rosemary said...

So cute Kathy!!!
Love the choices.
Thanks for the visit.
xo,
Rosemary

Debra@Common Ground said...

What a great idea! And I agree, there just has to be a little black and orange!!!
xo,
Debra

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, I love this material and what you did on the back of the chairs--brilliant!!!! And a Halloween Birthday!!! Happy Birthday early--the whole country will be celebrating it with you!
XO
Cindy

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