Monday, September 28, 2015

A Freebie Finish and Weekend Fun!


Today I made a halloween cone from a freebie I found on the web. It is from Country Sampler and I added a link to the PDF File, since it asks you to subscribe to get it, for some reason. But, I found a direct link so you can use that and make one for yourself.

I messed up, seem to do that a lot lately, lol. I forgot to put it on the fold when I cut, so I just did a blanket stitch to sew it together. In the original, the sew line is in the back. I also added the tie and a couple of jingle bells. I had to take a photo on the floor in the kitchen so I could get better light on it.


This weekend we watched Nicholas for the day while his dad worked on their house. He played outside with grandpa and Bean and then we took him to the toy store. He used the word, Wow, a lot. I was looking for a few things so he would have toys to play with, at our house, but nothing good and we ended up going to a smaller store that carries toys and a little plastic wagon that he can use in the house. Of course he had to try out the toys in the store, I think this is, what do you mean, you aren't buying it for me, look;)


Sunday we went to the antique barn, and I was so excited when I saw a vintage tin halloween garland, then I realized, it was not for sale, errr. Since we were at the north end, we went apple picking at the orchard I went to as a child and we took our kids there. It has new owners, but the new orchard is dog friendly and Bean was in heaven. He was like a kid in a candy store, apples, people, dogs and more apples. Nothing like hundreds of round red balls on the ground to get him going.


" I think I need my own bag!"


15 comments:

Kate said...

Debbie, thank you for the link to that delightful project! Yours looks good with the blanket stitch ... nice to 'dare to be different'. :) Nicolas and Bean are both adorable.

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a fun Halloween finish!
That Nicholas sure is a cutie. So happy you are spending time with him.
Hugs :)
Lauren

annie said...

love the cone!
very festive!
ah, how cute both of them are, wonder which one is the bigger kid?

paulette said...

I just saw this Halloween Project in a magazine that I was flipping through...VERY cute!! Your little Nicholas is ADORABLE! Love the look he is giving you!

The Eveningstitcher said...

NIcholas is such a little doll!!! Everytime I find something I like, it's always "NFS"...You sure are cranking out the projects, Deb! I love this wall pocket!!

Sandi said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one to cut off the fold. Several years ago I was cutting a lemon print fabric to make a tablerunner. I treble checked that I did my math right, made the cut, yup on the wrong side of the fold, got two 18.25" cuts instead of one 36.5" one. Then had fun figuring out the downsided blocks and borders.

Great pictures of your two boys!

Anna said...

thank you for making the "mistake" first...now hopefully I won't! I can't believe how grown up your grandson looks! And Bean...well I fear he will be a toddler forever, LOL

Julie Fukuda said...

Patterns are like rules ... made to be broken. The tie and bells are such a nice touch.
I wonder who buys fancy toys like that. An ordinary wagon can be changed into any number of vehicles and lasts a lot longer. Bean knows how to make fun out of every outing.

Jackie said...

Thank you for the link. I like how yours turned out....

moosecraft said...

lol! Nicholas sure was having fun on that big truck! ;-) Bean is so cute! I bet he "herded up" many, many apples before the day was done... ;-) The halloween cone looks awesome!

Allie-oops Designs said...

I love yours with the blanket stitch, it looks more prim to me that way - love it. Nicholas is too cute for words, he NEEDS that truck, don't you know!!! The pics of Bean with the apples are hysterical. He looks so excited!

Sue Bennett said...

Give that dog a bag. How adorable. My grandson would love the big truck. The project is perfect for fall. I like your blanket stitch.

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Karen in Breezy Point said...

The cone is very cute--thanks for the link!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Nicholas is just adorable and he looks right at home in that dump truck... ($500.00) yikes...What wonderful Fall projects you are crafting...Gotta love that Bean!!

Karen said...

The cone is cute as can be. I have printed out the pattern. Thanks, Debbie, for the link.