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No-Sew Fabric Halloween Wreath, by Tiffany Hood.
I decided that being this close to Halloween, I wanted to make a fast and easy project for my home. This wreath is so simple, and it requires NO sewing! Simply use a rotary cutter, ruler and mat and cut 2 yards worth of fabric (I used 5 different patterns, total 2 yards all together) into 5" x 1" strips.
Then, using a wreath frame (I used a 10" frame), just tie the strips into a knot around each row until all four rows are covered.
Then I used the cute Icons chipboard stickers and some wire to add a cute little Halloween scene in the corner. Easy! It probably took 4 hours, but most of the time was sitting in front of the TV tying knots watching my favorite show!
Too Cute To Spook: Chipboard Icons; Too Cute To Spook Fabrics by Riley Blake Fabrics (about 2 yards total); wreath frame, 10"; black heavy wire; black ribbon
Halloween Owl Wall Hanging, by Kathy Frye.
This appliqued wall hanging features Bella Blvd’s Too Cute To Spook fabric, along with a multi colored stripe and green grid from their Puppy Park fabric line.
The little owl is perched on a real tree branch, which is held in place with ribbon loops. His green eyes are just fussy cut pieces from the multi dot fabric. The sky has appliqued stars, the moon and Bella Blvd star buttons.
Check out the free motion quilted 'spider-web' around one of the spiders! The stripe orange fabric is perfect for the pumpkin.
I also added some green vine tendrils, created with yarn, to give it some dimension. I also included a photo from the back of the wall hanging because I used the selvage from the fabric on the hanging sleeve!
Too Cute To Spook Fabrics by Riley Blake Fabrics; Puppy Park Fabrics by Riley Blake Fabrics; thread; Fusible Web (for applique); star buttons; quilt batting; ribbon; branch
Halloween Toddler Outfit, by Christine Ousley.
Wow, how exciting! Today is my first post on the Bella Blvd blog and I'm thrilled to bring you my project just in time for Halloween. Bella Blvd's fabrics are amazing. All those wonderful patterns and colors translated into fabric is a scrapbooker/sewing enthusiast's dream.
I have a friend whose little girl loves to wear the boutique style clothing that I love to make so as soon as I saw the fabulous prints in Bella Blvd's Too Cute To Spook line, I knew big ruffle pants and a swing dress would be perfect!
If you have ever thought about sewing clothing for children, ruffle pants are super easy to start with. Two pattern pieces, each a mirror image of each other, a little elastic and the ability to sew a straight line and around a curve is all you need. One of my favorite books, Little Girls Big Style, has step by step colored photo tutorials which will get you started and soon you'll be sewing all kinds of things.
I find it so interesting that putting fabric together for an outfit is a lot like choosing pattern paper for a scrapbook page. When you choose your fabrics, you want to use a variety of print sizes. So the orange web fabric, which is a small print, looks great against the large and busy polka dot fabric. In scrapbooking, you do the same thing. Photo mats or background papers are a great example. You want to frame and define the busier patterned paper with the plainer paper.
Another tip I'd like to share is something else that I find myself doing whether I am scrapbooking or sewing. I try to keep the big bold and large prints away from my focal point. On this outfit the fabric that I chose for the dress was adorable but subtle so it doesn't overpower what it the most important feature, her cute little face. If I had used the big polka dot fabric near her face it would have overwhelmed her. I like to do the same thing when scrapbooking. Light small print patterned paper near my photos and the big bold ones around the sides and background.
Too Cute To Spook Fabrics by Riley Blake Fabrics; Pattern: Ruffle Pants Pattern used from the book Little Girls, Big Style by Mary Abreu; Pattern: Dress "Lucy" by The Children's Corner