Sunday, September 18, 2011

Small Halloween Touches

It's official.  I have my first cold of the almost fall season.  It seems every time the weather turns unexpectedly, I get a cold.  Boo hoo!  Given my complete lack of energy this weekend, I was only able to eke out two small Halloween projects.  First up is this little spells bag:
I used some leftover coffee dyed fabric I had from last year.  I stitched up both sides of the fabric to create a little pouch.  I added a touch of polyfil to give the illusion that it might actually be holding wart of toad or eye of newt.  Then I hand-stamped the spells coffee tag and tied some tea-stained seam binding to it. 
Gather up the seam binding to close up the pouch and you have a petite pretty for Halloween.  Then I took some metal tags and hand-stamped some random Halloween images on them.
I add these all around the house in little nooks and crannies that can't seem to fit anything else.  Or I might even use them to tie my sons' class Halloween goody bags this year.  The possibilities are endless!

Now if you'll excuse me, I must get back to blowing my nose.  =(



sissie said...

I know what you mean. I have been coughing, wheezing, blowing my nose and feeling miserable ever since I returned from the mountains. I know it's the change of the seasons, but it's been drastic.
I love your little spell bags, so cute.

Hope you feel better.


Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Love these! So cute! Hope you get to feeling better soon. Put a spell on that cold and make it go away!

acorn hollow said...

I hope you feel well soon. Just take a spell out of that bag for a cure.

A Rosy Note said...

Oh, I love that little bag. It would be nice with some candy in it. Hope you feel better soon :)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Love these!! Thanks for the inspiration:)Hope you feel better soon.

A Cottage Muse said...

Hope you feel better but even a cold can't keep your crafty genius down!

Dina said...

Oh, so I'm not the only one fighting a cold?
Hope you'll feel better soon!
And I really like the spell bag!! :) Great idea.
Love and get well,

Patti said...

I didn't call you to meet me in NYC cuz I didn't want to catch your cold!! We will have to try to meet there some time ( I am trying to arrange a trip to stay for a few days next year - so that would be a perfect time to meet)
Love your little bags and apothecary jars!

Theresa said...

Get well soon! That same cold is going around our neck of the woods. that bag is so cute, it would make a cute little treat bag for the special trick or treaters! love it! t. xoxo