Hello everyone. Today I am the hostess of the weekly Bitten by the Bug 2 Cricut challenge. I selected a wonderful theme for Halloween - Any witch cut from any Cricut cartridge. I have a confession that I had an ulterior motive when I selected the witch cut. Last year I made a wonderful witch pillow using heat transfer flocked material and I thought it needed a mate!
Using Teresa Collins Chic and Scary cartridge, I welded the flying witch into the oval frame. I cut the images using heat transfer vinyl - Grey Metallic vinyl (which was NOT the easiest material to photograph!). I ironed the vinyl onto an eggshell colored home decorator fabric cut into a 13 inch square. Using my I-Rock tool, I added heat set gems to the vinyl as highlight. The gems are very difficult to see in the photographs due the glare off of the metallic finish in the vinyl.
I found this wonderful six inch wide mesh trim in my scrap room, left over from a trip to Joann's. I folded the trim in half and gathered it. I attached the trim around the pillow as a ruffle. And OF COURSE the trim was also very shiny and did not want to photograph well. I finished my pillow with a backing of black and white print home decorator fabric - the same fabric I used on last year's pillow!
In the photo below you can see my two pillows sitting side by side. I think my first witch is much happier now that she has company!!
Two more things: Last weekend my family and I attended a friend's wedding in Madison, Ga., with my older son being part of the wedding party. The wedding and reception were held at a plantation and it was very lovely. I wanted to share just a couple of the photos with you.
Megan and Dane Wood - the bride and groom - listening to a reading.
The Edwards family - Doug, Bethany, Aaron, Susan and Ian
My crazy children - Aaron, Bethany and Ian
CLOSE TO MY HEART
The last thing to day, I want to remind you that you only have until Wednesday of this week, October 31st, to order you October Stamp of the Month set! This is a wonderful stamp set and can be yours for only $17.95. With a $50 order you can add the SOTM to your cart during check out for only $5.00.