Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Iron Crafty #19: Monsters and Witches and Ghosts Oh My!

This week's challenge:

"Halloween is just over a month off and I am itching to get started on decorating. Ideas are popping up all over Pinterest and the dollar store is full of good cheap supplies. So, that is our theme this challenge, make something for Halloween. (To all you crafty moms this is a chance to get those costumes done early!)"


Well I haven't quite got the umph together to finish costumes. I'm scared that Lane will change her mind at the last minute and I'll have a super elaborate, expensive fairy costume that will only fit her this year, but that she doesn't want to wear because she wants to be a cheerleader or something....

So I went with something to keep my fingers busy while I watch all the new shows that are coming out now. I always feel so lazy if I'm not doing something while sitting in front of the TV.

Here is what I came up with:

Everyone meet Paulo and Stella. They are conjoined twin zombies that share the same braaaaiiiiinnnnn.....

I actually got the template from a book called Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery.

I got it from my sister and brother in law last year for Christmas. I'm glad I finally got a chance to try something from it.

Aren't they fabulously creepy?

I even lined the bag with scary fabric. This was one of those pieces of fabric that gets shoved into a bag with really cool Christmas fabric at the thrift store. You know, the extra ugly stuff they want to get rid of?

Paolo and Stella "might" be up for grabs as the door prize at the WEST sale that I am a vendor at in October. I say "might" because I'm really attached to this bag right now. I have no idea why, but I love it so much. I want to use it as my library book bag.

Don't know why this photo is sideways on here, but it still shows some of the stitchery.

 According to the designer of Paolo and Stella, they are fighting over what to have for dinner.  There is an entire backstory in the book.

I made them into zombie twins for the challenge because they are super creepy. I think it fits. :)


To see all the other super creeper Halloween inventions from Iron Craft, please check out the Flickr Group.

1 comment:

Just Crafty Enough said...

Oh yeah, they are super creepy & I can see why you are attached to them! It is one of those things like looks cute at first glance & then you realize what it really it.

Reminds me of when I was doing a release party for the Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream album. I made siamese twin baby dolls and used them to decorate the venue. Two older ladies were there having lunch & asked if I was having a baby shower. ALl I could think of was that was one sick baby shower!