Friday, September 24, 2010

Sew-in Treats

I'm all packed for my little sew-in tomorrow. Me and two friends and maybe my middle daughter, will go set up and sew until our eyes blur, our backs ache and we can't sew any longer. I'm all packed up but just have to load the machines in the car tomorrow. Yeah, I'm taking two. The Pfaff for piecing and in case I get anything done, the Juki for quilting. I have a "few" projects packed and hopefully, I'll put a dent in a project or two.

I wanted to give the girls a little something festive for their sewing table. I know it's not even October yet but with Halloween candy in all the stores and me gathering up my stamps up for Halloween cards, I guess I'm in that frame of mind and this is what I came up with.

I found the bottles at Michael's last year. They are "message in a bottle" invitations and I think I got them in the dollar spot. I had seen something similar here but don't have any stamp sets like those in the photo. When I saw these, I HAD to get them even though they aren't quite the quality of the ones on the Taylored Expressions site.

In case anyone is interested, I used the spider from a retired Stampin' Up! set called Just Flying By and "Boo" from a retired set called Bitty Boos. I just stamped them in Basic Black and punched them out. The ribbons are from Michael's and I punched three stars from orange, black and yellow cardstock. I put a small clear bead in between each star to keep them separated from each other and threaded them on 24g wire. It's really easy to bend but holds its shape. I just wrapped the ends around a knitting needle. If I had more time, i would cut a bigger design and colored it but it was getting late after I packed all my stuff so it'll have to do. And anyway, it was just to give the girls 'nutrition' to get them through those grueling hours of sewing!! :o)

I got the candy at Target. Juju Ghosts, Jelly Pumpkins and Fall colored plain and peanut M&M's.



The Other Barb said...

too cute!!

Vickie said...

I'm going to a retreat Wed. Do you think you could whip me up a few party favors to take? I could probably do it myself if I weren't reading blogs.
Those are really cute.

Robin said...

great spooky treats, loaded with energy to power your sewing mojo!

ojaiquilter said...

Job well done on all of it. I don't know how you get it all done. You are always whipping things up!! I love the bottles.

greetingarts said...

You're so awesome, Liz. Hope you had a blast, and got a lot of UFOs crossed off your list!