After doing the enromous Crackle top, I knew I needed to tackle some smaller items to give myself a little break. I've had this Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery sampler done for quite a while, so it was time to make it into something! A while ago, I bought this pink Minny Muu wreath fabric on super sale at superbuzzy.com and it's perfect for the Japanese feel of the sampler. I know a lot of people who would not object to adding some "pink" to their Christmas.
This time, I decided to get a little fancy and do a zipper back. I followed this tutorial and it worked well. The only thing I don't understand with installing a zipper is: what are you supposed to do with the zipper pull when you are sewing it all in? I end up lifting up the needle and pulling it down or up which results in some uneven stitching. If you have any ideas, please comment.
I also made Gregory a super hero cape. I used the pattern from Thread Riding Hood, found here. Charlotte has worn this more than Gregory - which means I need to make her one too. I just need to find my stash of wool felt - my fabric supplies have become very unorganized.
I drew my own lightening bolt because the clipart found online just wasn't right. This is a borrowed motif from Super Grover - a favorite in our house.
Linking up with Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and Le Challenge for the Heroes Challenge. Thanks for reading!