Sunday, October 09, 2011

Wicked Spider Stitching

This was a quick little stitching project I made up for Halloween. It's adorable!

The Wicked stitch pattern is a freebie from You Can Make This. It originally calls for a crystal spider head with sequins on the body - but I didn't have either of those on hand, so I did my usual thing of just "making it work" as Tim Gunn says. In fact, that's pretty much my craft mantra - just make it work. So I used extra large french knots for the body instead of sequins and just satin-stitched the head. You can see that I'm not the neatest stitcher in the world, but I love how it looks!

The frame was an unfinished wood frame from Hobby Lobby - I just painted it black, sanded the edges for a bit of distressing, then added my very favorite matte craft varnish for the tiniest bit of sheen.

It's now one of my favorite pieces on my Halloween mantel...

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  1. So cute. I love your mantle. Great garland!

  2. Thank you Nancy! I'm having a lot of fun decorating for Halloween this year.

  3. Hi! I just gave you Versatile Blogger award over at Little House of Projects. Please stop by and see who else got the award and maybe become my newest follower! Thanks!

  4. That is a very cute way to show your Halloween spirit!

    Thanks for sharing that tut. Would you like to share it at my party?

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  5. Thanks Jane and Bunny Jean! :) I'm honored about the Versatile Blogger award - and I just linked up to the Bunny Hop Party. Thank you!

  6. That is so cute! I love your mantle!

    Thanks for your comments on my blog. I was also thinking of using Gorilla Glue on the stacked pumpkins but I figured that if they were going to fall, the skin would rip anyway. Who knows. If you do it and use hot glue, let me know if it works.

    New follower!

  7. I love your mantle and the garland is so cute!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Have a great week.

  8. Thank you ladies! :)


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