Thursday, November 1, 2012

One Last Halloween Post

At the Hook-O-Ween our rug guild had a few weeks ago, Tonia was wearing the cutest pumpkin man on top of her hat. She made it using a pattern from a magazine she bought last fall.

After everyone admired it and said they wanted on just like it, she consented to show us how to make one at a later gathering. When we met that day she had all the supplies we needed except for the orange wool to make his pumpkin head - so we each provided that for our projects. It was so fun to see each of these little guys progress and take shape - they each assumed their own personality when they were finished.

Here's my little guy displayed on a perch in my home.

And then Tonia showed us how she used the exact same pattern to make a snowman, so I'm pretty sure there will be some of these shared at our next show & tell! So cute! I'm even trying to figure out how to make him into a Santa - we'll see how that goes.

Here's some follow up information about the frog that attended our Hook-O-Ween. After doing some research it was decided that he was a Bullfrog and after the meeting he was released into the wild at a local golf course near a river - he should be happy with that outcome!

And here's a picture of my little 2-year-old grandson wearing the dragon costume DD#2 & I made for him last week. My daughter knew exactly how she wanted it to look - we bought a McCall's pattern (on sale for $.99) for a hooded sweat suit and then found a tutorial online for adding the spikes up the back and another tutorial for the tail. (the internet is so awesome!) She did all the cutting and designing and I just did the sewing. We were both very tickled with the way it turned out - thought he was adorable - and he had so much fun!

For the last few months I've been saving ideas on Pinterest for a Quiet Book. and I started working on it this week.The plan is to have it done and give it to him for Christmas. I'm having so much fun - but I haven't been doing much quilting or rug hooking because of that. Not sure if anyone will want to see it when I'm done, but I think he's going to love it!


Raymond Homestead said...

Oh my gosh those are so cute! How fun you all got to make one!

Janet O. said...

The little pumpkin head, and snowman are so cute!
I can't get the photo of your grandson to load. : (

jody said...

the book sounds wonderful! i cant get the pic of your grands costume but will try later, it sounds wonderful! my daughter made me the same pumpkin man last year and i was so excited its sitting here in the den. she surprises me... with what she can do sometimes. i am going to show her the pic of the snowman! enjoy your day gayle!

annie said...

I love the little pumpkin people! And the snowman, but the dragon, is just too cute for words!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

The pumpkin guys and snowmen are just too cute, but your grandson is the cutest of them all. Great job on the costume!!!
Hugs :)

Mimi Sue said...

He's a cutie Gayle! Grandkids are so much fun. Love those pumpkin guys/snowmen. Do you know the pattern she used? I might like to make one too. Mimi

Kyle said...

The dragon costume is adorable. Loved everything you've been working on.

merumo said...

How fun! I'm not so much of Halloween girl, but love decorating with Halloween stuff around the house. I wish I could leave mines out a bit longer. lol

woolwoman said...

I'm telling you now - those are the cutest little pumpkin men and snowmen - just darling and that little dragon is precious - soooo cute - I bet he was darling dragging that long tail. Can't wait to see you new quilt ideas.