“At the first cock crow the ghosts must go
back into their graves below.”
I know that this a world of blog tutorials. I can’t make tutorials because I am just making it up as I go. I can share ideas. I can keep track of my own ideas. That is why this blog is so great for me. It is an idea keeper. Beginning tomorrow it is officially Halloween. That means that it is okay to decorate. It is okay to make treats. And costumes. How about a funky and fancy trick-or-treat bag for the very discerning goblet or goblin? This is for a little girl I know. She is a “good witch”.
- the fabric is from JoAnns. two squares any size. mine are about 14×14. right sides together. sew three sides. zigzag edges. turn right-side out
- the handles are from Michaels. they are cord wrapped with fluffy feathers. i sewed them on by machine.
- the black feathers are from JoAnns, on sale with a coupon. they come in one, long cord. i sewed the black feather strip by hand. eight tacks around the edge.
- added the little, orange flower and some bright ribbon with bells hanging from it. bells are nice because you can hear them when kids get into their candy !
Yes, I know. This bag is very impractical. It sheds feathers. It isn’t very big. My retort to those comments is:
- almost everything which is fancy or funky is impractical. a plastic Wal-Mart bag would be practical . . . but, well, . . . you know.
- it sheds feathers. so what. clean them up after Halloween
- big trick-or-treat bags mean more cavities and more running round in circles from the sugar. make a bag that lets you say “ohhhh…full. Guess we’re done”.
“When witches go riding and black cats are seen
the moon laughs and whispers ’tis near Halloween.”