Monday, September 28, 2009

Halloween Finish

Firstly I have a confession to make - we do not celebrate Halloween in South Africa! But I do love it! This is my first Halloween piece and I absolutely loved stitching it! The chart is available as a free download on Maryse's blog.

I stitched it on Floba using some of the recommended DMC threads. I used Chameleon Threads Baked Earth for the brickwork on the mansion - I love how it turned out! The roof is House of Embroidery's Winter. The lettering is done in Weeks Dye Works Trick or Treat - very appropriate!
I finished it as a flatfold so that it can be displayed for the next couple of weeks. There is a great flatfold tutorial on Vonna's tutorial blog. Thanks for the great tutorial Vonna!
I was fortunate enough to have some fabric for the backing - it is a Timeless Treasures Fabric and tones in perfectly.
Have a great week with lots of stitching!


11 comments:

Vonna said...

BEAUTIFULLY done :)

Daniela said...

It looks amazing. Great job! And here in Finland we don't celebrate Halloween either.

Chrizette said...

Oh it is so pretty, Michelle! Ek sal maar moet "tips" by jou kry vir my PIF's wat ek moet maak :)

Dankie ook vir die inloer by my blog :)

Cari said...

Michelle, thanks so much for visiting my blog! Your halloween project is just adorable and your finish is perfect!

Thanks so much for sharing the link for the pattern.

Enjoy your afternoon

Wendy said...

ow, that is so beautiful !

Sadie said...

Lovely Halloween project. You finished it off very nice. :-)

Lonneke said...

Wow! That looks great! I love the threads you have used. They are perfect! And your flatfold looks very nice.
I took a peak at Vonna's blog, I think that she is a very creative lady!

Siobhan said...

What a gorgeous finish! Great job--I love the backing fabric.

Carol said...

Hi Michelle! Thanks for visiting my blog--so glad to discover yours. I love your finished Halloween freebie... You did a great job finishing it. Some day I'll get my nerve up and try a flat-fold, too :)

Sharlotte said...

Nice finish!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Michelle,
You are very creative! Your flatfold turned out so pretty.