As you know, I'm sitting quietly in our hotel room here at the extended stay hotel. T-Minus 14 days and counting now! I also want to say a thank you to those of you who have e-mailed me with words of encouragement that this time will pass quickly. I do know you are right and to have you send such sweet words means the world to me. Thank you!!!
As I wait patiently, I thought I'd share some fun Halloween Machine Embroidery Inspiration that I found while surfing around Etsy. Now please note, I know some of you don't celebrate Halloween so in no way am I wanting to offend anyone. That is never my intent. Just take a look at the finished work and through it you might receive some creative inspiration while you are in the thick of your fall stitching and getting ready for those fall craft shows. Please note some of these are for the finished items you see in the pictures and some of these are for the embroidery designs only. Sources for these are located below each photo.
I just think this is such an elegant fall coaster set. It is completely done in-the-hoop. The monogram letters are not included so be sure to note that. I'm thinking a set of these would be great for a housewarming gift or for someone who picks up your mail when you go on vacation.
Another fun embroidery design. Again note as with the one above, this too does not contain the alphabet. I like the gathered ribbon used to create this pumpkin and think this would look great on a pillow. It is done in the 5 x 7 hoop.
Doesn't every mommy think their child is the cutest pumpkin in the patch? :-) This is for the finished shirt.
This is another fun in-the-hoop embroidery design. Sew Cha Cha has several other designs to hold candy as well. Here it looks like she topped the candy with clear vinyl but I also think sheer orange organza or tulle would look great too. Love the bow made out of black netting!
This is for the finished basket. How fun to use to hold Halloween candy or how about setting it by your chair to hold your current sewing project. She has a number of other beautiful totes for sale as well.
Cute candy corn bag. Make several of these and place in a bowl or how about hanging them on a tree branch with fall leaves and a black crow! Children will love this.
I think this outfit is adorable! I just love the little cheer leading style skirt with all the matching fabric insets. This is for the finished outfit and be sure to take note of the orange rick-rack at the bottom of the skirt. Super cute!
Another design I absolutely love. Once again, take note that the lettering is not included. Other examples are shown of putting a name in the split design. Personally, I'm quite fond of "Happy Fall Y'all" and I'd hang this hand towel in my kitchen just like it is.
So what fall and Halloween projects are you all working on these days? Shoot me a picture and a link of your project and if there is enough interest, I'll compile the pictures into another post and send my readers your direction.