Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Halloween

Hope everyone had a happy and wonderful Halloween and got lots of candy.  As usual I made some goodie bags for all of our trick-or-treaters. And by all, I mean our 4 trick-or-treaters, LOL.  We don't get a lot, (I think the most we ever had was about 15) so I tend to do a little bit more for them.  HERE is my post for the bags I made last year and then HERE is my post for the bags I did in 2010.  I saw these cute muslin bags on Etsy (MuslinBags) and immediately my mind started thinking of what I could do to make them even cuter, hee-hee.  I had embroidered on bags the prior 2 years and have to admit I was thinking of doing it again this year with the muslin bags.  However, with me being sick for the past 2-1/2 months, I was not up to all the work with the embroidering that was necessary.  I needed something simple....stamping would be simple! And I like simple!!!
Originally I was thinking I would make 24 bags, but when I started coloring them....well let's say I decided to go with only 12 (I made 24 last year, and I think we had only had 10 treaters...so I felt safe with 12). I bought some Halloween activity pads, some halloween stuffed animals (bats and pumpkins), 24ct crayons (got them real cheap, bought them during the back to school sale, 25¢ each) and then of course some candy.
For the bags, I used some adorable stamps from Penny Black, Batty and Magical Meg. The bags are very simple to do. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored them with Copics.  You can't color them like you do on paper, coloring on fabric does bleed a lot more. One thing that might help with the bleeding:  I always put a paper towel under the cloth so that it can help absorb some of the ink. Once I had finished with the coloring, I heat set them by using my iron.  See I told you they are very simple.
And here they are all:
Oh yeah, almost forgot....I added a little tag to each (they just seemed naked without it).  I used a PTI tag die, PTI Mr. Bones Stamp set and die set and a MS edge punch.
Another Halloween has come and gone...must start thinking of what I'll make next year.  Enjoy the weekend everyone.

13 comments:

Jennie said...

Adorable!

Caroline said...

WOW these are amazing I may even make the trip over to come trick or treating at your house next year !! xxx

cathylynn said...

Hey Paula I'm knocking at your door and saying Trick or Treat!!"
Holy cow these bags are fabulous. You should be thankful that you don't get 200 kids! You are so talented and I love your style!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Gloria said...

Wow Adorable as usual......Trick or treat---can you hear me....(lol)

Kelly Neis said...

Wow Paula, these are gorgeous, lucky trick n treaters, I wish I were there to collect one of these bags. I love what you did and they turned out perfect.

julieprice3 said...

These are fabulous Paula, you do such a lovely job on fabric, nice work, I'm sure they were well received
Hugs Julie P

Janie Printz said...

Sure wish I was little & lived in your neighborhood cuz these are just too darn cute to spook !!! Paula you are so talented in sewwwwwwww many ways & I truly mean that. These are amazing & if I live to be 100 I will never get the knack of coloring on cloth like you. Every detail picture perfect & these are just for kids !!! Lucky little ones & I'll bet they put your address on their calendar for next year ...
Big hugs, Janie

Loz said...

These are Sooo cute Paula. I hope you had a fantastic halloween..Loz

Linda said...

Oh I wish i went to trick or treat at your house Paula!!!!! Wow another so creative project and gorgeous bags!!!!!! Wow spectacular work as always my friend!!!!!!

Sandy said...

You are such a dear lady Paula - what wonderful trick or treat bags you made - now if only you will send me your address, I will come trick or treating at your house next year. I sure hope you are up to snuff. It takes a while and lots of rest.
Love your blog and sure do appreciate your talent!!
Sandy

Paper Tails said...

I love your trick or treat bags. They are awesome....I had only 3 kids. Boo....I hope you are feeling better.

Karen

Suzan L said...

Hi Paula, your Halloween bags are so darling! What a nice treat for the trick or treater that came to your house! Oh, they must of been so excited to get one! I know I would of loved one! :-) Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Suzan

Brittany said...

lovely, such cute bags.. Hugs, Brittany, xx
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