From the moment I saw the Ghastlies Line
I knew a Ghastlies creature was soon to be mine
With no Ghastlies fabric in site what could I do
But there was no stopping me for I had the Ghastlies flu
A faint voice from the east cried “check out this store”
And if they are out don’t fret there’ll be more
So I waited impatiently for my creature to arrive
Then I cut and I stitched and I ripped till I cried
When I was done ran to the door
For I could hold my excitement no more
IT’S ALIVE IT'S ALIVE I yelled from the porch
And all the villages lit their torch
As they came closer I trembled in fright
But they said don’t worry, that creatures just right
So I smiled and said how do you do
Secretly knowing they all now had caught the ghastlie flu...
A few months back when I saw the ghastlies fabric on MadameGhastlies blog I fell in love with it and before long I had committed to being part of the Ghastlies Blog hop. After I had done that I kicked myself for a few days thinking. Okay you have only ever sewn a pair of pj bottoms before and you have never taken part in a blog hop WHAT IN THE #$%@ WERE YOU THINKING!! I spent another few days thinking of what to make and drawing up some ideas and then decided I wasn’t good enough to make anything so I was going to back out. Luckily I have a great husband that when he saw my sketch told me You CAN MAKE THIS. So with that vote of confidence and a husband willing to drive me to the fabric store and help pick out fabric I was all set to make something!
Here it is my Creature door/wall/tree hanging.
and a close up picture of the Creature
Now this being my first ever big sewing/quilting project I hit a few snags, but I think it turned out pretty good. I wasn’t sure how to quilt the middle panel so I just let it be. I stitched in the ditch around the borders and tried my hand for the first time ever at free motion quilting (I took me an hour to get the foot on...lol) on the boo fabric so if I messed up you couldn’t really tell. Also the Boo fabric glows in the dark..but since this is a ghastlies blog hop you will have to come back tomorrow to see that..lol
After making the door hanging I had a piece of Ghastlie fabric that was SCREAMING MUG RUG MUG RUG!! See he is even pointing to the tombstone saying if you don’t turn me into a mug rug you gonna be in here! WOW how utterly ghastlie!
And this is the back..
Now I know its not Ghastlie's fabric, but I am just pretty proud I made it
|Up until a few months ago I had never heard of a mug rug. However, I did some research and for those who are clueless like I was. It is a 6 X 9 mini placemat that is big enough for a mug of coffee and a snack.|
I am quite happy with the way that both projects turned out. I even made a little kitty to go with them. Here is a picture of them all hanging out
Thank you for stopping by and helping me celebrate my first ever blog hop contribution! I hope you enjoyed seeing them as much as I enjoyed making them.
***Each of the blogs featured today will submit one name from their comments to Madame Ghastlie. Which means that person will then have a 1 out of 5 chance to win a super Ghastlie prize. Check out her blog to see what today's prize or should I say prizes are...You read right there are going to be 3 WINNERS
All you have to do to enter is just leave a comment. I will pick one name by 8pm local time 10pmET (I think) and send it off to Madame Ghastlie our lovely hostess for this blog hop. She will have the winner posted on her blog tomorrow and I will post the winner on my blog as soon as I can tomorrow morning!****
And in case you haven’t already PLEASE stop by my Ghastlie Sistahs blogs today
Thursday November 3rd