Pumpkins are wonderful, but the best part about Halloween, aside from all the free candy, are black cats! Are you lucky enough to have one in your life? Or two? Or five? Black cats are like potato chips: ya gotta have more than one! In our home, it’s a rule that there will always be at least one rescued black cat. Honestly, though, we always have at least two, along with a rainbow of other colorful felines! When it comes to cats, the more the merrier!
This punch needle black cat has brought along a few of his friends. Two little stripey pumpkins are ready to get into trouble (I would not put them in charge of handing out candy. The only place it would go would be those big, grinning mouths!). But that ghost? Its sheet is freshly washed and ironed, ready to party on the best night of the whole year…Halloween!
Happy Hallowkitty makes a beautiful art piece when mounted to a decorative board but would look great sewn onto a basket or pillow, too. With it’s curved outline, it can be a little tricky to iron its remaining fabric border of weavers cloth behind the design for mounting. A quick fix for this is to make little cuts along the board with a pair of fine-tipped scissors, almost up to the thread loops. This lets you fold the fabric back and more easily iron it into place before using acid-free glue to stick it onto a well-worn decorative board.
Hallowkitty would also look sweet sewn onto a craft bag…or better still, a trick or treat bag! Especially if after that you fill that bag with sugary treats! Besides, why should kids have all the fun? (Admittedly, Halloween candy that you steal from your kid’s trick or treat bag always tastes better! Shhhh, don’t tell anyone!)