Monday, October 22, 2012

A Halloween Treat!

I needed a hostess gift to take to our annual ladies Halloween tea.
I saw a picture of a throw pillow in a catalog and it was a little....okay whose kidding....a lot out of my price range.

After looking at it for awhile I decide that I could make the same pillow.

Witch's legs showing off her fancy shoes!

I had a good time designing her shoes, and deciding if she had skinny legs or not.

I used wonderunder to attach the legs and shoes to the background fabric. I used some scrap fabric, and some new fabric. One of the Flea Market Friends suggested using old ties for the legs.  I thought that was a great idea.

Before I spent any money on pillow forms, I stopped by the Goodwill to see if they have any pillows that I could use and sure enough I found a few.

A few buttons and ribbons for shoe laces equals all done!!



  1. Chris, how cute is your pillow! Love it! Great job! xo Heather

  2. Smile-worthy! Love the ribbons on the shoes!

  3. These make me smile! They really are darling. And I love that you made them instead of buying them!
    Great Job!
    Erica :)

  4. Absolutely perfect! Love the embellishments on the black boots.

  5. Chris-those are so creative. I love how you added the extras. I'm sure your girlfriends loved them!You were super resourceful on those!

  6. Didn't these turn out so cute. I must tell you I was inspired to purchase fabric because of all your beautiful work. A pillow is just where I will start. Fingers crossed. Elizabeth

  7. Chris, These are really fun! :)

  8. Look how creative you are! Fun pillows! I see a new header too!

  9. Chris your pillows turn out so cute. Love how you decorated her shoes.

  10. Hi, Chris! Thanks for visiting me...I couldn't answer your comment by email...but the red and white tile is in my laundry room. When we built our kitchen addition...the old kitchen became the laundry room...which is where I can use lots of vintage. The kitchen is Craftsman style, so I only use a few touches in there...except at Christmas when it's all gingerbread and peppermints...lots of lovely red and white...which makes me so happy!

  11. Oh, my gosh, Chris, those are just so cute!!! How clever you are! Love using the ties for the legs & love the buttons on the shoes - really wish I could make one - hmmm.... maybe for next year?!
    xoxo Jane

  12. Oh my goodness, these are adorable. Love, love, love.
    Happy Halloween, and have fun at your tea.

  13. Such an adorable pillow, Chris--you're so very creative! My mom always used to see something adorable and say "I can do better myself!"--and she always did!

    Wishing you a wonderful day!