Welcome to my haunted house!
Please enter if you dare!
Don't you just love Halloween and all of the wacky characters that surface on October 31st?! I'm such a fan of rats, bats, cats, spiders and other creatures that go bump in the night.
I wasn't sure what I was going to make until I saw a magazine that had pictured a cake decorated with a Ouija board design on the top. Perfect theme for the Wicked blog hop! I searched for some free Ouija board clip art and printed it on fabric. I knew that it was going to be a runner and started with the Ouija board fabric and built my runner around the three boards, designing as I went along.
Here's the finished runner. It's pretty big.... 55" x 17" and covers the full length of my table with a little hangover on each end. I had to stand on a lawn chair to get the full width in the shot.
My table is ready for visitors. The candles are lit and the goblins are welcome!
And with the lights off, it's even kind of cozy.....
Here's a close up of the Ouija board fabric. This is the same Ouija board that you can still buy in the game departments today and it's the one I had growing up.... I loved using them at sleep overs, even though we didn't believe that the cursor was moving by any other method than our own giggly guidance.
I used the Magic binding technique again on this runner. I cannot tell you how much I love this technique and how quickly I can finish binding a quilt or project. I love the look of the flanged edge and the fact that there is NO hand sewing. Here's the top side of the finished runner.....
Here's the backside of the runner showing the extra line of stitching that this binding technique makes. I have no objection to having that extra line next to the binding.
I also like to decorate Sewphie for different holidays. I use cling on's that are removable and don't leave a mark or residue.
You know I had to put a picture of Oliver in this post somewhere. ;) Here he is modeling his new costume..... a hamburger. He's not thrilled because it isn't a scary costume.... I mean, who's afraid of a hamburger!?
I put him on the table to explore the new runner and the little cemetery. Not being used to having an extra 4" of girth, he quickly annihilated the cemetery, knocking most of it over as he made his way through the skulls and goodies, sniffing and checking things out. I think he liked this because he was now kind of scary as a GODZILLA Hamburger, destroying order and causing mayhem!
Still with me?...... Here's another giveaway for you. I picked up a few Halloween items at Target ...two can cozy's and some coasters..... and also have three pieces of fabric.... the fabric that I used in my table runner. The pieces are a little bigger than FQ's. Just leave a comment and you will be entered for a random draw on November 1st.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will return soon. Now it's time for you to visit the other wicked blogs and see what they have conjured up for you! Here's the gruesome lineup for today;
Gracie Oliver Arts (you are here...BOO!)
I Piece 2-MaryThe Distracted Domestic
And where would my manners be if I didn't extend my thank you to Madame Samm, head blogger organizer extraordinaire, and Wendy, our wicked hostess for this hop! Thank you both for the time and effort that goes into making a successful blog hop!! May your lives be overflowing with treats!