i took a bit of a sewing break this week to be all ready to go next week for KCWC. well…i consider it a break, but i still ended up tracing and cutting two patterns and doing lots of thinking about what i want to make. also, we have some friends coming into town this weekend, so it was a good excuse to switch in/make some fall decor.
i made the bunting when i was first starting to sew, and i’m very proud of that little cheese dome. i went to the thrift store specifically to find a basic cheese dome for decoration and scored that little guy for $2, in perfect condition and still in his ’80s era box!
we finished our basement right before O was born, and there are still some blank walls that needed filling. i’d been wanting to make dana’s bats, and i think they fit quite nicely. Em is also obsessed with the old sesame street song “batty bat” by count von count – and i want to encourage her appreciation of the classics!
Em and i also did a little crafting together this morning during O’s nap…
it’s a pac-man ghost garland! i spotted this awesome pac-man garland and DIY template at mini-eco just a week after making my own pac-man lunch sack. how funny is that? pac-man is the new hot motif, apparently…though i made an owl ghost too. 😉
it wouldn’t be much of a mother-daughter craft project if it was just me wielding scissors while she watched, so i drew a variety of random faces on them so Em could color something in. i just tried to think of things i might be able to draw decently enough. hehe.
and finally, here’s my KCWC sneak peek. all oliver + s so far. two practical (one for the girl, one for the boy), plus one halloween costume that i’m grumbling a bit about (tulle! why did it have to be tulle?!). i might end up procrastinating on the tutu and opt for another pierrot or pair of warm pajama pants for O, which he needs. i kind of want quick sews that’ll bring me a lot of instant gratification during KCWC. i don’t really want to get hung up on something that might be frustrating, i just want to CHURN IT OUT!
see you next week! what’s your plan??
6 thoughts on “decorating for fall”
Let me just get this out of the way: I’m REALLY jealous of your eames chair and that awesome side table.
Ok, for next week, I might be a little too ambitious. I’m hoping to finish 6 items. But I’m getting all the fabric cut out ahead of time. (I bought the sailboat today thanks especially to you!)
Also, your halloween decs are adorable.
thank you and thank you! SIX?! you’re an animal! go for it! i think the sailboat might be my very favorite pattern – totally versatile, unisex, and easy to sew, but turns out really nice. have fun!
oooo i love your bats! i bought some black paper a couple week ago to make some of those too. your hopscotch pockets look great 🙂
i love the halloween decorations. i’m hoping to get it together enough this year to at least hang some spiderwebs up:).
Oh, I love all the decorations! And I have to say that I’m totally jealous of your basement. It actually looks like a proper room. Mine looks like a junk yard just threw up. It’s atrocious!
I can’t wait to see what you make next week!
adorable festive decorations! batty bat!