Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Ghastlie Blog Hop Day 4
"Will you walk into my parlor?" said the Spider to the Fly,
'Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlor is up a winding stair,"
"And I have many curious things to show you when you are there."
"Oh no, no," said the Fly, "to ask me is in vain;
For who goes up your winding stair can ne'er come down again."
I originally was going to make pieces inspired by Sabastian, but suddenly is became about Prudence - who's name means: 'the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason'. Disturbing little child in a disturbing family - is she their stability? So I had to use some pink mixed in with all the dark and macabra.
And like any little girl who needs to make some order to her life - a diary upon the bed - oh, that rascally Sabastian will sneak in almost anywhere. Yes I made my own Prudence pattern - that's black lace from my great grans hat shop and I know she would love this - and the diary is a sleeved cover for a composition notebook, so once filled a new one can be inserted. And yes, a little pocket to hold a pencil or pen.
Extra pillows - some comfort to our poor Prudence in this disturbing family? A tissue cover showcasing the uncles and a candle mat (pattern 'Spider's Den Block' from McCall's Quilting)- both using up scraps from the quilt and other projects.
A self portrait - since the family is in fear of mirrors. Dear sweet Prudence, if we could only get that hammer out of her hands. Again using scraps from other projects - just didn't want to waste any little crumb. And I found the most delightful witch's hat hanger - would make her old knitting aunties happy.
** since so many have asked - the hanger is from:
And when no one is looking, we can change things up. My first use of Minky, I'll admit. But even a little girl like Prudence deserves some cuddly! There's that darn cat!!!
AH HA - caught that crookedly cat! Yes, I used one of the likenesses in the Sabastian fabric and designed my own bit of furry scarey. My own fur babies do not like Sabastian and give him quite the 'HISS & SWAT' attack.
Here is my collection of Alexander Henry's Ghastly fun. Reversable quilt with pillow case, two reversable throw pillows, mini wallhanging, tissue cover, candle mat, Sabastian, and Prudence.
MY GHASTLY GIVE AWAY
I started this piece as a runner, then thought a window treatment. As you can see it was never finished. Also, 7 pieces of fabric for your own Ghastly fun. They range from a FQ to half a yard to a full yard. You do not have to be a follower, but I would certainly welcome you. Specify if you would like to be in the drawing in your comment(s), and I will ship interational (I will cover shipping). This will be open until the end of the Blog Hop and name drawn midnight Nov. 4th - will post on the 5th.
Please be sure to visit today's other guest bloggers and leave them a comment:
Mrs Katherine Ghastlie
Ms Sharon Ghastlie - ME
Mrs Gooden Ghastlie
Ms Selina Ghastlie
Mrs Melinda Ghastlie
Today's grand prize - These rulers always MEASURE up to the Ghastlie Standards - Creative Grid top 3 rulers....Whoo Hooo - Evelyn (Ontario, Canada)selected from my blog comments was the winner!!
**UPDATE - The 2 Winners from Day #3 are Sheri from Mrs Penny Ghastlies
Jackie from Mrs Karen Ghastlies..
4 Yards of this GHASTLIE Collection from our sponsor
Alexander Henry Fabrics...
Check in at SewIQuiltNow as Madam Samm has all the updated daily give aways and the full blog hop schedule. And share a comment with the lady who dreamed up this ghastly blog hop, I know she will love to hear from you.
Q: What do you call it when a witch's cat falls off her broomstick ?
A: A catastrophe !