Well, it may all be sleigh bells and jolly tidings everywhere else around July, but around here we’re howling at the moon and having ourselves a spooky time. It’s Halloween in July! In celebration, I thought we’d have a ghoulish little roundup of some of the creepy crafts our stitching wizards have made for everyone’s favorite time of year.
OK, my favorite time of year. But on here I practically count for everyone.
Lace as always is a big hit with the gothic crowd (as you’ll quickly be able to tell from this roundup) and this gorgeous mask was whipped up by Storied Threads, embroiderer and costumer extraordinaire. I just love the addition of the flowing feathers! It makes it all look so dark and romantic.
Our creepy take on old world primitive style was a big hit when we released them, and Lyn Sews wasted no time in stitching up three of the creepy characers of the Primitive Macabre series into this awesome Hallowen triptych. I’m really loving the burlap colored fabric she used as well, it really gives them an old world feel.
It’s a little bit steampunk, to be sure… ok, a lot of steampunk… but steampunk is going to be huge for Halloween again this year, and you might as well embrace it! dj ghostuk made this gorgeous ensemble with the raven mask (pictured up top) minus the raven’s beak, but plus 4 different steampunky colors to fabulous effect. You’ll also notice a tiny little lace key hidden up top amongst the feathers of her hat.
The whole effect is really fantastic, and something I would be proud to rock on Halloween! It’s also making me wish I had a lot more hair…
Speaking of rockin’ it proud and loud, Carol stitched up this Dia De Los Muertos Calavera dress for a friend, and I am just loving the skull fabric! And the pose. But really, you can never have enough skull fabric, can you?
Lace is at it again, in full gothic effect! These lace bats were not originally designed to be a necklace, but when has a little thing like that ever stopped an Urban Threadster? Certainly not one like Nayayane, who stitched them together and added some bling for a festive way to celebrate the season.
Or any season really. Give them little Santa hats and I’m sure they’d fit right into the Holidays.
Just feeling dark and spooky any old time?
Well like our any-season Santa-hat-wearing winged mammals (bet you dont see that sentence on a blog everyday) this bag is perfect for any time, provided you’re feeling a little spooky. And, if it’s not feeling spooky enough, well you can add some of our winged friends to this elegant tree design stitched up by My World’s a Stage, and call it good.
Need a costume in a hurry? Crafty Dame has just the thing! Stitch some freestanding lace wings and baste them onto a tee, and you’ve got a little magic in a hurry. Not feeling so heavenly? Stitch ’em in black for a darker twist.
Of course, who could forget our fangtastic little vampire bunny, who really us trying so very hard to hypnotize you with those beady little eyes of his. Hippofairy really captured the essence of everything I love about fanged bunnies, namely that they always look cute and little bit bonkers. He fits the bill nicely.
Finally, I just had to finish this one, because not only is it a truly epic picture of a Elizabeth’s grumpy kitty in our witchy little lace hat, but also, it’s really begging to be LOLcat captioned. Leave your LOLcat hilarity in the comments!
If this Halloweeny roundup doesn’t get you in a witchy mood, well just wait to see what stitching wizardry we have in store for you tomorrow. And when I say wizard, well, I really mean it…
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