Thursday, October 31, 2013


Happy Halloween, Friends!
I have always looked forward to Halloween since I was a child. Aside from the fun of the day, I was also anticipating my birthday.... 5 days away.

Having 4 children close in age, I look back fondly on all of the costumes that were lovingly made and the excitement that filled our home on this holiday. Such times seem to be not that long ago......but they are in my heart forever!
So, my nostalgic little self has to shelve my memories for tonight and make do with a treasure trove of candy for our neighborhood trick or treaters.
A Basket Full of Treats
Fortunately, we get a lot of kids, so not much candy is left and THAT'S a good thing!

I stitched a few Halloween goodies that look good enough to eat or hold goodies that you CAN enjoy!
I must say that I had a lot of fun not only with the stitching but also the finishing!

                                       First up is a Halloween cupcake!
This is  "Boo" by Homespun Elegance stitched over one on 28 ct natural linen.
I made some color changes, added a few of my beaded counting pins and a confetti bat.
I thought the polka dot ribbon was perfect and LOVE how it turned out! What do you think?
This was my first cupcake finish and I know it won't be my last :)

Looks good enough to eat!

Take One My Pretty from Plum Street Samplers "My Pretties" was stitched on PTP 32ct. Prank.

I covered the box with coordinating fabric and filled it with treats for my DD. I also stitched a message inside the lid for fun.
I love the eyelet finish on this.

Finally, a mini Altoids tin was the home for my own little pumpkin creation. The 32ct light orange linen was a remnant in my stash, stitched over one. (The pictures aren't great because I took them with my phone.)
I added ribbon to set it off along with a few mints inside. This was a treat for my dear Mom, who appreciates all of my work and can't believe I can stitch such small detail!

Believe it or not, I still have Halloween finishes in my pile and hope to complete them this weekend.
Maybe if I have a candy rush from the leftovers....I will be successful!
Tonight was fun...our many trick or treaters had their fill and my DH and I enjoyed them!
A Good Night Was Had By All
I hope you have a good weekend, my friends. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments. I appreciate every one!
My next celebration is my birthday and there will be a giveaway during November for my faithful followers! Think Christmas.....



  1. What wonderful finishes, well done!

  2. Mary, could you please tell me a little bit more about the cupcake finish? I think I would really like to try that.
    I would love to see a picture of Rosie sometime!

  3. I do love the cupcakes beautiful finish I think you are going to have to show how to make them on your blog just wonderful.

  4. Wonderful finishes, I adore the cupcake finish, so brilliant.

  5. I love how you finished it into a cupcake. Please show us how you did that. That would be darling with a birthday theme stitched onto the top.

  6. Mary, I love your Halloween finishes! Your little cupcake is so cute. We don't have trick or treaters here, wish we did. I do love seeing the excitement in their eyes.

  7. All your finishes are gorgeous Mary and I am sure your Mom appreciated your little gift too. I've been meaning to get an altoid tin done for myself too, but have yet to get around to it…I will have to get that on my "to do" list. Thank you for your inspiration. Don't stay away from blogging so long:). I enjoy visiting with you:)

  8. What a sweet post!! Love your finishes ~ especially the cupcake!

  9. Oh, what cute finishes, Mary!! Love that little box you made for Mary Anne. Does the cupcake finish use those silicone cupcake holders? What a cute idea!!

    Hope your November is off to a great start :)


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