Sunday, October 28, 2012

Wickedly Cute!

I'm happy to be included in today's installment on the Wicked Blog Hop!  Thanks to Wendy for hosting and Madame Samm for gathering us all together again! 

Here's my one block!
This is the start of a cute quilt called:  "Home is where the Haunt is!"   With other cute embroidered sayings that read "Mind your Mummy!" and "Bugs & Kisses Welcome Here!" - so fun.  Maybe by NEXT Halloween I'll finish my blocks.  Life got interrupted by preparations to go to Quilt Market (I'm having a blast, wish you were here!!) and we'll be packing to move across town the day I get back.  I can't wait to finish this quilt, so very cute.   Check out some more of Kimberbell's adorable designs on her Etsy shop.

Meanwhile, I still  have a thing for Ghastlies fabrics, and yes, I'm still a Ghastlie Ghoul!
My local quilt shop also loves Ghastlies, and the shop owner, Ann, came up with this pretty cute little Ms. Ghastlie, which she taught as a class. 


Ms. Ghastlie

Adorable, don't you think?
 

Sew... would you like to win a pattern, kit and a few notions to make a Ms. Ghastlie doll?  Ann is writing up the pattern as we speak, and it will be ready in a few days, just in time for Hallowe'en. 

To enter, click on the Rafflecopter box below and follow the instructions, if you're inclined.  The drawing will close on Oct 31st at midnight.  Then I'll be off teaching at the USU Sewing Training for FCS Teachers and 4-H Volunteers from around the state who gather to learn techniques/skills they can pass along to their students.  I 'm teaching a class of small, quick projects... and guess who's joining me?


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126 comments:

Kathy MacKie said...

Would love to win and make my own Ms. Ghastlie, thanks sew much.

Wendy said...

Your house of haunts is absolutely adorable! I can't wait to see your completed quilt, but it does sound as though you're busy, busy, busy, so I'll have to hang around til next year :) Great job and thank you soooo much for your Wicked share!

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a new follower.

Kathy MacKie said...

My favorite sew far is making potholders for Christmas gifts last year with my Grand daughters. It was their first time using a sewing machine.

Judy B said...

Love your wonky house! Thanks for the giveaway, who wouldn't want a Ms. Ghastlie! I follow via email.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Judy B said...

My make it for Christmas with children would be potholders. Thank you for the second chance! jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

♥Duff said...

Sweet! The final quilt will be so darling! OH, who can resist the Ghastlies? not me!

Lesley said...

Your block is adorable! Love the little wonky house...perfect fabrics! And Ms, Ghastly is a real charmer!

Britt-Inger said...

I love your little wonky house, it is sew wicked. The Ghastlie doll is sew adorable.
Thanks for sharing

Britt-Inger said...

I am now a new follower
Britt-Inger in Sweden

Heleen Groot said...

I already was a follower (one of the former hops....).

Heleen Groot said...

You block certainly is wickedly cute! That doll is perfect! I am still looking for something to make with my ghastly fabric (I've seen bags, table runners, wall hangings and I cannot decide....).

lefuntz said...

That house is wickedly cool and I love all the sayings.. I hope to see the finished quilt. Answer: My oldest granddaughter is now showing an interest in sewing. I taught her some basics and she is making a quilt jelly roll race style. I thought it would be a good way to master 1/4 inch seams!

Sunshine Girl said...

Great block - I love the title. Doll is fabulous too. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

That is a very wickedly wonderful house, thanks for the link to the pattern - I can't wait to see your finished quilt and the doll is fantastic.

Gill said...

I love the wonky house!!
I'm a happy follower!

Gill said...

My children are grown now but in 2000 I made a 'milennium bug' quilt with my local school! It was great fun and still hangs in the school hall!

charlotte said...

Very cute block. I hope you get the rest done. I am a very happy follower.

charlotte said...

My daughter and I made a quilt together when she was younger. We each drew our own sunbonnet Sue and I made a pattern out of them. We then traced and cut them out and appliqued them on blocks and I assembled and quilted them. We also always made decorations for every holiday. Lots of ideas out there for that.

Thearica said...

I am your newest follower! I have loved your Quiltscapes for a very long time! Who doesn't? :)

Thearica said...

I had my 8 year old granddaughter last summer and I taught her to make her first quilt. It was a small wallhanging. This summer she came for 2 months and made a friend and she was telling the friend about making her first quilt. The friend wanted to learn too so I taught them both how to applique. We cut out dolphins and both girls took to the needle like they had been appliquing for a long time!

I love teaching children who are eager to learn!

Michele said...

My 3 yr old daughter and I recently made her first quilt, a simple 9 patch that she stated loudly "I lub it" when she saw it all together. My son now wants to make one too. I hope they will come to love sewing just as I do.

Ale jc said...

always been a follower..yes

Ale jc said...

and second besides your amazing haunted block..your doll is divine...ohhhh my I do love a FAMILY doll ....
and the last thing I made with my children were flannel pj's we used to make everyone pj and nighties until all the grandkids started coming..now we have a company who designs them for us..

Carin said...

Your halloween house block is wonderful, you did a wonderful job. Thanks for giving us the link to Kimberbell etsy shop.
OMG... I LOVE Ms. Ghastlie, what a pretty lady she is. I love her cross stitched face !!
I'm a follower. The things I made with my kids (and that is years ago because now they are grown up) was making halloween balls. We bought lot of small creepy things and a lot of plastic balls that can hang (like they are from glas) and then they filled up those balls with the creepy things, like spiders, little frogs etc. We hang them everywhere in the house.
We also did this with christmas and then filled the balls with glitter, little stars etc. and hang them in the christmas tree. This was a lot of fun !!

Karen M said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen M said...

When my kids were little, we made long tubes of Christmas fabric. They stuffed them with batting scraps and we wove Christmas wreaths for their grandmothers. They were very cute.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great block and sounds like a wonderful quilt. Thank you for sharing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Adorable block - what a wonderful idea for a haunted house! Ms. Ghastlie is pretty amazing too. :) blessings, marlene

Aurea said...

Your block is adorable, one I would like to make and your other projects are wonderful. thanks for sharing.

Aurea said...

I have become a follower through facebook. My favorite craft with children was making a pumpkin with craft paper, cutting pieces of the pumpkin as I was telling a story. Thanks for the giveaway.

Catherine said...

I adore wonky houses. That`s going to be a great quilt! Mrs Ghastlie is sooo chic! I am a follower. Thanks for the very special Giveaway.

Vivian said...

I like to paint with kids on canvas. Very cute house block. Vivian

pinsandneedles said...

I'm a follower! Your wonky haunted house is great and those sayings are adorable. I love the Ghastlie family! Thanks, Deonn!

pinsandneedles said...

I taught doll making to children. We used felt and had the parts all cut out so they just stitched, stuffed and then stitched a simple face and some clothes. I used My First Doll Book by Winky Cherry for the patterns.

gpc said...

I am a follower.

gpc said...

My Grands and I do lots of fun projects. This summer we made fairy houses, and my grandson has an ongoing 'castle design' project with me. We make little pipe-cleaner people and castles all year long -- please excuse the mess, lol!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Mrs Ghastlie is terrific! I fell in love with the Ghastlies last year, thanks to the Ghastlie blog hop. Bought the new Ghastlie fabric this year too. Your owls are adorable. Great wonky block, such cute sayings. I hope you share the finished project. I'd love to see it.

At Halloween we enjoy making Ghosts from cheescloth and fabric stiffener. The kids think it's great to have self standing ghosts you can see through.

Jane's Quilting said...

Gee that is a hard question...I used to make a lot of things with my kids and grandsons. My kids liked paper mache the best, where my grandsons like to make Cookies and Marshmellow Treats. Happy Halloween

Barb Neiwert said...

I'm a new follower. Found you through the Wicked Hop!

Barb Neiwert said...

Favorite project with kids? I think that would have to be making Gingerbread houses at Christmas. The kids can get awfully creative with lots and lots of candy!

Rosa said...

love your wonky house.Your quilt will be fabulous!!

Unknown said...

You are so right, that is wickedly cute and I love your Ms. Ghastlie doll. I like to do cutting, pasting, coloring and beading type of crafts with my kids.

thepiececorps said...

Love your "Home is where..." idea and can't wait to see the completion! B-)

Joyce said...

So adorable, especially the Ms. Ghastlie doll!

Joyce said...

Just became a new follower!

Patty said...

I like the spider web block, and Ms. Ghastlie. Both are very well done. And of course I am a follower.

Patty said...

A favorite project I helped my daughter make,,,almost 20 years ago we made a big frog floor pillow. She did an amazing job sewing on the featherweight sewing machine.

Anonymous said...

A favorite thing to make with kids would be cloth pumpkins. New sew by stuffing with fill and tie at the top. I would love to win the Ghastlie Doll kit. Come see my ghastlie quilt on my WICKED stop...@ Kwilty Pleasures blog. Thanks.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love your projects. Your haunted house is great and of course, Ms. Ghastlie is wonderful!

In stitches and seams said...

love Mrs Ghaslie, she sure would add to the Halloween spirit ... great little block I think it will be a very cute Halloween quilt. How do you find the time to get it all done ???
i am also a new follower
in stitches

Cindy said...

Love your block!

Linda said...

Your little haunted house is wonderful!
I also love the Ghastlie doll and all the Ghastlies fabrics!

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

Ghastlies! Wonderful! They are so warmly welcomed into my household & stash now that my husband can't wait to see what's coming next. We now refer to them as "The Fam" and remind us of a few from our Family Tree. I would love to make the doll and her little pet...what a HOOT!

Mommarock said...

I am a new follower.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower. Love your block. ALl your funny sayings gave me my morning laugh. Thanks for sharing.

Mommarock said...

Favorite project we made was a HUGE colored paper chain that was numbered. We started taking off a paper chain each day with the largest number. It was a count down to when daddy would be home from a military deployment. This gave the kids an idea of how long it really was going to be before he was coming home instead of asking every day. I had 4 children, and it gave them some sense of time and some sense of being a part of bringing him back as they were taking a day away each day.

mary mahoo said...

I'm a long time follower! Love your block,,and that Ms. Ghastlie? She needs to live with me!!! Thanks for the chance to win, and for sharing with us all.

Kathy H said...

One of our favorite Halloween things to make were ghosts out of white fabric with stuffing for a head. THe kids would draw faces on them. I still have them and some of the faces are pretty crazy. We also would make spider webs from popsicle sticks and put pipe cleaner spiders on the. The ghosts are my favorite.

mary mahoo said...

I love making papier mache with kids. It's always fun to see what their imaginations create in 3D!

Needled Mom said...

I love the darling house and Ms. Ghastlie is darn cute too. I love to make paper towel ghosts and witches with the little ones.

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower.

Margaret said...

I used to teach a craft class to kids from first grade to eighth grade. It was so much fun. Probably the most fun was the modpodge projects. I miss not teaching anymore but I have started teaching adults to sew and that takes up a lot of my time.

Mary said...

I just became a follower, Too long ago on the kids. He is 26 now. I love your block and the Ghastlies doll is adorable. Thank you.

Bonnie58 said...

I am a follower. Great block. Love it
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Bonnie58 said...

a favourite project was teaching 3 10 year old boys how to make fresh apple pie from scratch one summer . It was great fun
bonnielarson58@gmail,.com

Just Quilt It said...

My favorite quilting project with my granddaughters was to help them make table runners for their mother--they are 10 and 6. We also bake pies and make noodles together. Granddaughters are so much fun!

Just Quilt It said...

I am a new follower!

Charlene S said...

Making a quilt with a grand child is my favorite. Two put a rail fence together, one cut out tumbler blocks, and one sewed tumbler blocks together.

Charlene S said...

I am a follower!

krislovesfabric said...

Love your projects, I am a happy follower :) I am making a quilt with my son which has been fun!

sew.darn.quilt said...

I'm a new follower!!

BizyStitches said...

Fun Idea for a halloween quilt. Love your sayings too. Thanks for joining the hop.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Making holiday decoations for Christmas when they were little, cotton ball snowmen, we had scads of them all over the house! I still have them of course and I still put them out, much to my boy's delight!
I would like to give Ms. Ghastlie a wonderful home, thank you for the chance :)

Mrs.Pickles said...

very cute thanks for sharing!

Calicojoan said...

We used to make lollipops when the kids were small. It was so much fun, and I do miss those days. Thanks for a great post. Home is where the Haunt is, just tickles my fancy!

Stitches said...

I am a new follower but I had to follow by email. Google won't let me follow you with Google Friend Connect for some reason. My granddaughter like to make Gingerbread Men cookies and decorate them at Christmas. She does a great job and it's alot of fun.

LJ said...

I've been following you for quite some time. You were one of my "firsts"! YOU always deliver. Ms. Ghastlie is adorable. I'll be watcing for your quilt. The house block is so cute; love the wicked twists on the sayings. :)

LJ said...

Not so good with kid projects; a fact which sometimes makes me feel badly. But...it is who I am. The grands and I do like to cook and bake cookies together.

Judy1522 said...

I am a follower

carla said...

Hi!!! WOW!!! I love your block!!! It is very wicked awesome!!! The doll is wonderfully wicked!!! Great give away!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

Judy1522 said...

My daughter and I made a pillowcase doll together for one of her school projects many years ago. We both had fun working on it and ended up giving it to her teacher who loved it.

carla said...

Hi!!! I am a follower!!! I made gourd rabbits one year with girl scouts!!! I did dream catchers with some children at a pow wow!!!

Cindy said...

Hi, I'm a new follower! Love your projects. My favorite thing I've made with kids are decoupaged clipboards using scrapbook paper and tied ribbons on the clip. I taught 40 kids in one day! They loved it, and it gave them places to hang pictures, favorite stuff they made, etc. I cut out the scrapbook paper ahead of time, but the girls did everything else.

SIMPLESEW said...

I love the doll !!! I love that her face is cross-stitched. I am a follower, Your blocks are fabulous. I love to decorate cookies with my grandkids, we have a party every year, also painting easter eggs, the plaster ones. I have them from every year....

Gmama Jane said...

I've been a very long time follower and love everything you make. The Ms. Ghastlie Doll is one I want SOOOOOOOO Badly!!! I've been hooked on Ghastlies since last Halloween's Blog Hop. I have several items made from this fabric and my Granddaughter (age 7) is just entralled with all the Ghastlie characters. Who can't love little miss Prudence or *Hammer Girl* as my Emma grace calls her!! So Please enter me!!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Gmama Jane said...

I'm always making projects of some kind with one or more of my 5 Grandpeeps!! They love anything that involves painting and nature. My only Granddaughter loves all types of needlework so I'm teaching her to sew. She and I are making a small Halloween quilt for her American Doll.
Gmama Jane

Leah said...

I am a follower. :)

Leah said...

Do carving pumpkins count? The kids and I will be doing that this evening.

Carol S. said...

I love your block--it's so wickedly cool! I adore that Ghastlie doll, too. My grandsons love to build those premade Halloween houses with me.

Pauline said...

I love your block, it is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Really cute wicked block ! I am a follower and my granddaughter loves to sew but so far just straight lines , I would like to start with pillowcases .

Corrie said...

Sounds like you have lots going on! Your block is cute, would love to see the whole thing. Take care!

Ariane said...

I love your block!! It's adorable!! I'm a follower!!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Rosemary B here:
Your block is adorrrrable! so cute, I love it hanging
Your witch is really lovely, well done!
Love the owls too
thank you for sharing your amazingly wicked creativity

Lyn said...

I am a new follower. I love making quilts with my Grandkids.

MoeWest said...

I love your house block and ideas for the quilt it will be part of! I'm a follower.

MoeWest said...

My grandkids like to do craft projects like painting wooden birdhouses. I'm always looking out for things to add to my craft stash for our next crafting session.

Marla's Crafts said...

I am making a quilt with my eleven year old granddaughter. Hopefully we will get it done this winter.

sandra said...

My grandson helped me make his spider costume. I love the block so cute and I bet the quilt will be adorable. I have been a follower for quite a while.

sandra said...

I forgot I had two entries because I am a follower and I do love the doll.

Beezus said...

I'm a follower. :)

Beezus said...

I've made lots of stuff with my nieces, such as tie-dyed t-shirts, scarves, hats, etc, to simple bags. I've also done a bit of decoupage with them, and I really think that with the current duct tape fad in all kinds of flavors, that decoupage has a HUGE window of opportunity for sprucing up some sort of box, shelf, stool, you name it! :)

Denise :) said...

Deonn -- your block is so cute -- love the "haunt" part! I'm a follower, too! :)

Betteem said...

Hi, That haunted house is so Wonky, Wicked wonderful! Ms. Ghastlie is so neat and I'd like to win the pattern. Thanks! Your tutorials are great and very helpful to new sewers. It's great that you are teaching kids!

Denise :) said...

I love crafts with kids that involve nature. Creating collages with 'finds' from the nature trail, making tp tube bird feeders, etc. Fun stuff!! :)

InGa said...

Very cute house. :-)
Its fun to try teach them how to knit.

barbara woods said...

i am a follower

barbara woods said...

crochet i teach any grand that wont's to to chochet

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Great block...love it! I'm already a happy follower.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

My favorite project to make with kids are collages...it's always fun to see what they come up with using everyday items.

evelyn said...

Love your little haunted house.

colleen said...

I am a follower of your blog. The block is darling!

colleen said...

I love teaching kids handicraft projects.

Abbigail said...

I love your little haunted house! I enjoy making towels with my grandkids hand prints on them at the different ages to give their mom from them.
hulseybg@gmail.com

Rina Mason said...

My favorite thing to make with kids is pillowcases. They get to pick out the fabric and can sew straight lines so it's pretty easy.

Rina Mason said...

I am also a follower. Your little haunted house is too cute and I love the doll. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Cute house!

Theresa said...

I am now following. Your little house is cute. I love the Ms. Ghastlie doll.

Rachel said...

Oh I love that wonky Halloween house!
Darling!!

Maria Kievit said...

Love the ghastlie doll. Quite the piece of art.... Thanks for sharing.

Maria Kievit said...

Am a follower

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the great wicked stop. The grandnieces liked making the woven potholders - we got a loom and kit from JoAnns.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I am a follower.

I'm also a Ghastlies Ghoul, hehe. Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win. Love your doll!

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

When my kids were younger, at birthday parties we would decorate t-shirts or pillow cases. All the kids loved it and they had a memory as well as something to take home.

Thanks again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Carrie said...

Cute block.. and I'm a sucker for everything Ghastlie.