Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Witches, Grungy and Scary!

Witches, Witches Everywhere!!

And their cats, too! *cackle*

Pumpkin Carriage pulled by 2 scary cats!  The wheels are 4 vintage wooden spools!  Witch has a broom!

Hag witch has a cauldron and broom.  She wears a grungy stained cheesecloth cape!
Her eyes are sewn on black beads and flax hair felted on!

See her turkey feather in her hatband?  Her kitty has square head nails sewn on for legs, rusty bells for eyes, and rusty wire for whiskers!

Between being sick, I have made witches for my Etsy shop.  Witches are so fun to make!  I have many more items in the making, nothing really to show.  They are made using great patterns by My Primitive Saltbox I bought from Patternmart.

There is a wool pumpkin I made a out of reclaimed wool with feather stitching on the seams.  The stem is brown canvas.  It needs something before I put it in the shop, but I'm really proud of it as I didn't use a pattern.

Punch Needle

For my 1st Punch Needle project I chose a pattern by one of my fav fab talented artists Robin at Bird in the Hand Primitives .
Its the Jack and Cat one.  I'm making it for a very special person (its a surprise!).  The only problem with it is; I made it way too big!  LOL  I ran out of ecru floss. Eeek!  Not to worry, I told DH to order me some and he got me a case of 12 skeins! Hmmmm!  I'm glad I didn't order anything too big or expensive!  Silly man.  Needless to say, it will be quite a sizable piece!
When I've made more progress, I'll post a pic.

I've also been making purses like crazy.  Gals are really loving the Camo hobos with colorful bandana elbows.  I get so much pleasure out of making these bags.  They are so much fun.  I always use the latest "cool" camo fabric.  Some are Mossy Oak Breakup Infinity, Realtree or Mossy Oak Breakup pattern.

I listen to audiobooks while I sew.  Right now I'm listening to Restless in the Grave by Dana Stabenow.  I'm waiting for the 2nd book in the 50 Shades of Gray trilogy.  Woohooo!  Its taking so longgggggggg.

So, now I'm finally showing myself since we're in the last weeks of August!

I've either had shingles or was recovering from shingles all of August so far! There went vaca! There went a celebration for 22 years of marriage! UGH it wasn't fun; I don't recommend it! LOL

I have a dear sweet friend who is pregnant with her 1st baby, who I'm fearful of visiting, as its a danger for her to be around me when I had shingles.  I hope I get to see her soon.

Back to sewing purses! 


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Love your little witch and her cat too!
Oh shingles ~ not a fun thing to have. Hope your feeling better now.
Happy creating!
Prim Blessings

MaryMaryQuiteContrary said...

Thanks Robin! Feeling almost back to normal (whatever that is!) hehe.
Mary Jo

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!! Glad to see you!!!! Love the witch and cat!!!! Love Love your purses!!! Gorgeous!!! WOW!!! No wonder you are busy!!!! hugs

MaryMaryQuiteContrary said...

Carla! Wow its been a long time since we talked! Thank you so much for your kind words. I've been crazy busy. I can't keep up LOL

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