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Witchy Poo Boots with oly-fun*

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Witchy Poo Boots

Witchy Poo Boots

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor decorating; tuck Witchy Poo Boots under a doorway, furniture, over a cupboard door in your car trunk or anywhere else you think might be fun. Weighted base holds them in place. Happy Halloween everyone.

Supplies & Tools:


  • Using the patterns provided cut out four boot pieces.  To request a pdf of the Witchy Poo pattern simply leave a comment asking for one and I’ll do my best to send you the pattern in a timely fashion as my mother used to say. 
  • Stitch rick rack to each of the boot fronts and stitch lines along heels as indicated on the pattern.
  • With right sides together stitch each of the boots together. Clip curves, turn right side out & press
  • Insert fiberfill into boots leaving a 2” space along the top edges.
  • Pin two 8 x 18 inch sections of Oly-fun™ to top edges of the boots, right sides together. Stitch along the sides and bottom edges of the rectangle. Note: Space the boots 2 inches apart. Turn right side, press then top stitch.
  • Stitch along the top edge, leaving a 2 inch opening. Stitch a second row 2 inches down from the first row, forming a channel to fill with Poly-Pellets®.
  • Fill the channel with Poly-Pellets® then stitch the opening closed.
  • Hand stitch buttons along front edges of boots.

This post is part of the Designers Craft Connection bloghop. To see what my designer friends have created click on the Designer Craft Connection badge on the left side of my page. You will be able to hop forward and backward and see inspirational Halloween projects.

Please note:  I was provided product from Fairfield Processing to complete the project.



Punkin Heads

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Over 110 fabulous Halloween Ideas shared by bloggers. #halloweenideas #halloween

Halloween is absolutely one of my FAVORITE holidays and to celebrate I pulled together the creative minds of some of my talented blogging friends to bring you over 110 fabulous Halloween ideas! From costumes to parties, crafts and home decor, recipes and free printables, we have so many fun ideas to share! I guarantee you’ll find a project (or 10!) that you would love to incorporate into your Halloween festivities. All week (Monday through Saturday) myself and my blogging friends will be sharing our fun creations with all of you. Each day will include approximately 20 Halloween projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

Here is my contribution (Lucky #13 – how appropriate for this time of year) to this fun Blog Hop. I call these little guys Punkin Heads.

PumpkinheadsA  by Lorine Mason

 Let’s get started! First of all you will need to gather up your craft supplies. Here is a quick shot of the items needed to create your very own Punkin Heads.


Step 1

You will need: Glue, T-shirt yarn or cut your own strips, beads, google eyes, pompoms, leaf cutouts, foam balls (I used 2 and 3 inch balls), a measuring tape, scissors and bottle caps for the bases. If you are planning on creating your own t-shirt stirps. Cut strips  1  1/4″ wide, cutting across the width of the t shirt and pull to form tubes. You will need fifteen orange strips 20″ long and one 12″ green strip.

Step 2

Set one strip aside and lay the fourteen  strips onto a flat surface. Use the remaining strip to tie them together at the center point.  Fan out the strips as shown in the photo.

Step 4

Center the foam ball on top of the knot and wrap strips up and around the ball, being sure to cover the entire surface of the ball and tie using a  green t shirt strip. Tie a bow and trim. Glue bottle cap over the knot to create a level standing surface. Use glue to attach the eyes, nose etc to your Punkin Head. Create a fun hairstyle for your Punkin Head by trimming and tying knots. Beads may also be added to individual strands of hair before tying a knot. Add leaves. REfer to the project photo for ideas on decorating and styling your Punkin Head.


Join in our blog hop! Just like yesterday, simply click on each of the links below, for the Halloween projects you’d like to see in more detail and it’ll take you right to that post with additional information and photos on how to create it. Have fun and pin away!

110+ fun and fabulous Halloween projects and ideas. #halloweenprojects #halloween

1. Football Field {Dollar Store} Costume
2. Glowing Boo Pumpkins {Dollar Tree Makeover}
3. Frankenstein Treat Boxes
4. Halloween Notepads
5. Glamorous Feather Halloween Wreath
6. DIY Baby Carrot Costume
7. Pumpkin Macarons
8. Washi Tape Pumpkin
9. Twisted Halloween Sugar Cookies
10. Halloween Trick or Treat Tree
11. Halloween Drink Label Printables
12. An Old-Fashioned Family Halloween Party
13. Punkin Heads
14. Pottery Barn Knock Off Trick or Treat Banner
15. Embroidery Hoop Spider Webs
16. Jack o’Lantern Drinking Glasses
17. Witches Spell Halloween treat & printable
18. Steam Punkin Party Favor
19. Host A Pumpkin Picking Picnic
20. Spiderweb No Bake Cheesecake

Follow our Fabulous Halloween Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Design Dazzle’s board Fabulous Halloween Ideas on Pinterest.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another 20 awesome Halloween ideas!

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Thanks to all 110+ fabulous bloggers participating! We’d love for you to visit their blogs and see what else they’re up to!

Dog Collar Ruffles with oly*fun™

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Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including Dog Ruffles! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!

Along with my Halloween Dog Collar Ruffles #28, I’m sharing 88+ more really awesome handmade costume ideas from talented bloggers everywhere!


101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things


Here’s my contribution to the Handmade Costumes BlogHop. A big Thank You goes out to Izzy, my daughter’s dog for being the best model ever. It seems if you leave your pet under my care for a week you just never know what they might be wearing when you get them back!  I would love to hear your comments as would my fellow contributors to the hop.

Ruffled Dog Collar

Supplies for Dog Collar Ruffle:

Cut the following pieces from oly*fun™

Orange Crush – cut one 5 1/2″ inch x 48″ rectangle for the ruffle

Jelly – Cut one 6 1/2″ x 48″ rectangle for the ruffle lining
& one 5″ x 24″ rectangle for the collar slide & one 3″ x 3 1/2 ” rectangle for the collar tab

Snow White – Press HeatnBond® to the back of a piece of  oly*fun™ and cut three 1/2″ x 20″ strips to be used to cut the accent triangles

Instructions for Dog Collar Ruffle:

When pressing oly*fun:  Set your iron to the silk setting and always use a pressing cloth. Never touch a hot iron directly to oly*fun™. Both sides of oly*fun™ may be considered the right side of the fabric, the choice really is yours to make, however be consistent for a more finished look. All seams are 1/4″ unless otherwise noted.

Dog Collar Ruffles

With right sides together stitch the ruffles together along the 48″ length.   Slide the fabric so that the short ends of the fabric match along each of the side edges. B  One side will be purple the opposite side will be orange with a purple stripe. Stitch both ends. Turn right side out and press carefully.  Top stitch through all layers, sewing 1/2″ down from the purple stripe.

Remove the paper backing from the Snow White oly*fun and randomly cut triangles of different shapes and sizes, fusing the triangles to the right side of the ruffle (Orange Crush).  C  Sew two rows of gathering stitches along the top edge of the ruffle spacing them 1/4″ apart.  D

Turn under the short ends of the collar slide 1 inch, folding the fabric to the wrong side and press.  Stitch 1/4″ away from both the cut edge and the folded edge. E  Fold under 1″ to the wrong side of collar tab, then fold into thirds so that the finished tab measures 1″ x 2 1/2″.  F  Cut two 1″ lengths of Velcro® (hook side- yellow) and two 1″ in lengths of (loop side – blue). Sew one Velcro® hook and one loop to either side at one end of the collar tab. Stitch a loop section of Velcro to the opposite side of the collar slide. (Note: this section of Velcro® is added only if you intend to add the optional bow to the collar.) Measure up 1″ from the edge and stitch the tab to the  top of the collar slide.  G & H

Pull the gathering threads and pin the ruffle to the collar slide right sides together. Stitch using a 1/2″ seam. I & J Press carefully. Turn under the opposite edge of collar slide and pin it on top of the gathers. Top stitch.  L & M

Optional Bow: Cut a 3″ x 36″ strip of oly*fun in desired color. Top stitch 1/4″ away from the raw edges of the bow tie  to add additional color. Tie a floppy bow and hand stitch a 1″ section of Velcro (hook-side) to the back of the bow.

 Insert the dog collar into the collar slide and use the Velcro® closure to secure. Fluff up the ruffle and your pet is ready for the PARTY!

 And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!


88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

1. Handmade Baby Hamburger Costume

2. DIY Baby Game Boy Costume

3. DIY Minecraft Steve Costume

4. Football Brothers Halloween Costumes with DIY Pads and Onesie

5. Star Trek Halloween Costume for Kids

6. A Bee and Her Keeper

7. No Sew Magician Costume

8. Flint Lockwood Costume

9. Pinocchio

10. Marty McFly

11. Princess Wedding Dress Costume

12. Handmade Lalaloopsy Doll Costume

13. Homemade Toothless Costume

14. DIY Mermaid For Less Than $20 (No-Sew Option)

15. Easy Tinker Bell Costume

16. Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes

17. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth

18. Family Monsters University Costumes

19. Scooby Doo family costumes

20. DIY Storm Cloud Costume


88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

21. Cheap and Easy DIY Spider Costume

22. Easy Tin Man Costume

23. No Sew Bee Costume

24. Planet Halloween Costumes

25. DIY Cheshire Cat Costume

26. DIY Instagram Board

27. Elsa crown

28. Dog Collar Ruffles

29. DIY Pineapple Baby Costume

30. DIY Lego Movie Costume

31. Weeping Angel Costume

32. Disney Planes Costume: Dipper

33. Easy Pirate Costume

34. Easy Costume Idea – Renaissance Girl

35. 10 Minute Homemade Jellyfish Costume

36. DIY Cat Costume

37. Lucy And Ricky Costumes

38. Easy Frozen Costumes (Carrisa!!)

39. Easy Greek Goddess Costume

40. DIY Family Willy Wonka Costumes

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

41. DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume

42. No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume

43. Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume

44. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes

45. DIY Raccoon Costume with Printable Mask

46. Easy WildStyle Lego Movie Costume

47. Simple Hello Kitty Costume

48. No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume

49. DIY Inspector Gadget and Penny Costumes

50. DIY Frozen Elsa Dress Baby Edition

51. Fairy Princess Dog Costume

52. DIY Hashtag Halloween Costume

53. Toddler or Baby Egg Costume

54. Easy No Sew Olaf Costume

55. DIY Baymax Costume

56. DIY Tooth Fairy Costume

57. Baby Short Stack Pancake Costume

58. Elephant and Piggie Halloween Costumes

59. Instagram Halloween Costume

60. Peter Pan & Mr. Smee Halloween Costume



88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at ReallyAwesomeCostumes.com

61. Wildstyle Costume from the Lego Movie

62. Fred and Wilma Couples Costume

63. Viking Family Costumes

64. DIY Cruella de Vil Costume for a child

65. Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Treat Bucket

66. How to Make a Minecraft Steve Head

67. DIY Harry Potter Costume

68. DIY Duck Dynasty Costumes

69. No Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume

70. DIY Skunk Mask

71. Ghostbusters Proton Pack DIY

72. Frozen Anna Costume Tutorial

73. Candy Corn Costume

74. Paw Patrol Halloween Costume

75. No Sew Toothless Dragon Costume

76. DIY Robot Costume

77. Wonder Woman Costume

78. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume

79. Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume

80. DIY Boy Garden Gnome Costume

81. Group Costume: Bob Ross, Happy Tree, & Squirrel

82. DIY Blues Brothers Costumes

83. Snow White Costume

84. Peacock Princess Costume

85. Scarecrow Costume

86. Easy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume

87. Handmade Teddy Bear Costume

88. Princess Elsa and the Spy Kid

89. DIY Baby Koala costume

What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?! Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it! Also, follow the Handmade Halloween Costume board on Pinterest!


Millie B Bibs – Halloween

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Halloween in around the corner and even the little ones want to celebrate the occasion. Using the Millie B Sunday Dinner pattern and  just a few changes you too will have the best dressed baby at your Halloween event.


The Tweaks:

Sunday Dinner Girl’s Bib; Cut out the pattern pieces using two coordinating Halloween prints. Fat quarters of fabric work perfectly. Do Not cut out the skirt pattern and instead purchase 1/3 of a yard of nylon tulle at least 45″ wide. Fold the tulle in half across the width of the fabric. It should now measure appx. 6 inches by 45 inches. Slide the top layer of tulle up 2 inches. The top layer of tulle will now measure 4 inches and the bottom layer 8 inches. Sew two rows of gathering stitches across the folded top edge. Adjust the gathers and pin the tulle skirt to the bib front. Continue following the directions to complete the Sunday Dinner girls bib. Trim each of the tulle skirt layers to the desired lengths. Using a 16″ length of 1/4 inch satin ribbon, tie a bow and sew to the bib front.

Sunday Dinner Boy’s Bib; In this particular case the pattern was not changed – it is simply about the fabric choice.

The Millie B Sunday Dinner pattern is available as a download at my craftsy store so that you can have the pattern in just minutes. Or, if you prefer a printed version of the pattern you can purchase it through the Annie’s catalogue or contact me directly at Lorine Mason

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Sew cute and ready for Halloween!

Halloween Drooling – Problem solved

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Halloween Bibs by Lorine Mason

Creating fun gifts for new babies is sew easy. Choose your favorite bib pattern and then dress it up by adding a tie, a skirt and a bow. Like so many projects it’s all about the fabric. Choose fun prints and create combinations using those prints that make you smile. I believe that is the best advice I can give you, if it makes you smile it probably will do the same to whomever you decide to give these fun bibs. Whether creating them for gift giving, for craft sales or for for your own miniature goblins they are just plain fun!

Halloween Corseted Cupcakes

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Have you ever thought about having your cupcakes wear a corset instead of yourself? Frankly I prefer my cupcake to wear a corset as I find them somewhat confining. Good thing Eileen Hull and the folks over at Sizzix came up with this great Scoreboard die so I could cut out my cupcake corsets in no time at all. We are busy these days but our party treats still need to reflect our personal style. I can’t wait to get started on the lastest blog hop with Eileen and the whole crew of talented designers signed up for the Fresh Vintage Blog Hop starting very very soon. Stay tuned!!!!!!!!

Upcoming bloghop

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Having a Halloween Party in the next week or so? I could not resist lacing up Eileen’s cupcake die to create corsets for my delicious cupcakes. So Simple – honestly! Punch some holes – lace them up and add some metallic accents with a silver rub-on product. Slip in the cupcake of your choice and viola they are done. What fun! I am looking forward to creating a few more perhaps with a wedding or holiday theme. Lots of sparkle.

The 2010 bloghop is set to go next week and I have my project ready to go. Tune in on the 4th to see it along with the 50+ artists playing along with Eileen, Karen and Brenda.