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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Halloween is coming...

I don’t care what other people say, before Christmas there is Halloween and believe it or not Thanksgiving.  For years, according to some stores (Wally World, Targe’, etc.) Christmas season started right after Halloween now it’s been moved up another month.  Usually there would be big Halloween displays, candy, ghost & goblin costumes for sale up until the big day and then Halloween candy discounts lasted at least until Thanksgiving and then in came everything Christmas. Not anymore Wal-Mart now has the Halloween display in one room and the Christmas display in another. AT THE SAME TIME! This is ridiculous! I love Halloween.   Just to show how much, here are a few Halloween goodies I made.
This little witch is “Salem” from Just Cross Stitch 2012 Special Collector’s Halloween Issue, I stitched mine on 28 ct Crystal Brash instead of the perforated paper and finished it into a small pillow.

This little cutie was snatched from “Fraidy Cats Welcome” from the same magazine issue.

I liked the 28 ct Crystal Brash so much I used it again this time finishing the “Fraidy Cat” as a hanging ornament.    

This beauty is “If the Shoe Fits!” from 2011 Just Cross Stitch Annual Halloween  issue, it’s stitched on 25 ct black Lugana. I used Kreinik metallic and DMC on the shoe and Thread Worx (Kreinik braid overdyed) for the buckle.  It will be finished into an ornament as soon as I can get the spider button to hang from the toe of the shoe.   I told you I love Halloween.
Thank you all for stopping by, I’m off to make more little xxs.

15 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Wow! Your ornaments are great!!! I LOOOVE the shoe & am sure the finishing with a spider button will be just spot on!

Mii Stitch said...

Wow! Your ornaments are great!!! I LOOOVE the shoe & am sure the finishing with a spider button will be just spot on!

Melinda said...

Love your Halloween Ornaments...

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for me, a gathering of families,friends, to remember all we have, even when we are at a low point. And to invite others to share with us. I believe we should all spend more time in Thanksgiving Mode...

Zora said...

What a pity that in Hungary we don't exactly celebrate Thanksgiving, Halloween "mania" has spread all over our little country only a few years ago. These little ornaments are very nice, but I fell in love with the sparkling fabric at first sight.

sharine said...

Very cute ornaments:)

Carolyn @ The Baseball Stitcher said...

I love the shoe!!!

Shirlee said...

I'm not a Halloween person but I know what you mean about rushing the seasons. I can remember long, long ago ... my husband & I taking our daughter & her friend to a local mall on Halloween. They were maybe 4 years old at the time so we're talking almost 30 years ago. We couldn't believe it when we saw decorated Christmas trees here & there around the mall! We even have a picture of Kati & her fried wearing their costumes, carrying their treat bags, & standing in front of the trees! Thanksgiving is almost a lost holiday. It's really too bad.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

You are busy making beautiful things. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me some joy! Thanks you. Hugs to you always Minnie!

Joysze said...

Love that shoe!!! Everything looks so cute, Minnie. :D

Annie H said...

Hello

Just found you!
Your Halloween stitching is lovely!

Faith... said...

Love the shoe, too cute!! All your stitching looks great.

I am in total agreement with you about the holiday displays. They are putting stuff up earlier and earlier and it is crazy. Soon they will just leace all the holiday stuff up all year round!

Melissa said...

I love your Halloween stitching! The witch is really cute :)

Sharon said...

Great finishes, but the witch would have to be my favorite!

Scattered Threads said...

Very cute ornies and stitching Minnie.

EvalinaMaria said...

Dear Minnie, you really must love Halloween. All looks great.