Welcome to the fifth day of the Eerie Nights Blog Hop!
If you are new to my blog, welcome!
Special thanks to Marian of Seams to be Sew for organizing
and to Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy for hosting the hop.
I also want to thank the sponsors of the blog hop:
I fell in love with these Timeless Treasures fabrics:
Glow Webs by Gail Cadden, Glow Ghosts and Dark Clouds.
I decided I needed them for the blog hop.
I just love fabrics that glow in the dark.
I began crazy quilting in May of 2012.
This was the very first block I crazy quilted.
It has been safely tucked away for more than 4 years.
Loosely following this tutorial I found on Pinterest, I turned the block into a pocket on a tote bag.
I used Dark Clouds fabric for the exterior, black cotton for the interior and the Glow Webs for the inside pocket.
I have wanted to try making a zipper pouch for over a year.
A couple of blogs I follow have shared this zipper pouch video on YouTube by the Missouri Star Quilt Company. They looked like so much fun to make, but the idea of cutting a zipper intimidated me.
It was SEW much easier than I thought it would be!
Before you try making one, let me warn you, they are addictive!
I made a second zipper pouch using the Glow Ghosts fabric on the exterior and the Glow Webs inside.
This time, I put pockets inside using a spider print from my stash.
I also added an optional wristlet strap, using the wristlet instructions found in step 2 of this tutorial.
For the tissue-pack cover, I loosely followed the tutorial I discovered through this Pinterest pin.
I must confess...
I was thrilled to see the zipper pouch glow in the dark.
Seriously. It is the little things in life...
Picture me finding my 16-year-old and 19-year old sons in the kitchen and insisting they follow me.
Into the hall bathroom, of course!
There is not a window in there.
We squeezed into the small half bathroom. I closed the door, turned off the lights and clapped my hands with delight.
When I turned the lights back on, my boys were shaking their heads and trying not to laugh.
I have another confession.
I needed to make a second tissue-pack cover.
It's a little embarrassing, but last year I realized one of my bags did not have a good place to keep my license, debit card, gift cards, Safeway card, Fred Meyer card, library card, etc.
Out of necessity, I pulled the tissues out of my tissue-pack cover and stuffed the cards in there.
It was perfect.
There was plenty of space for the thick pile of cards.
Now I have one tissue cover for my cards and one for tissues.
I have read great things about Aurifil thread on other blogs.
Out of curiosity, I decided to try some.
I really liked it!
I used the variegated yellow/orange Aurifil thread
with this Halloween print from my stash to make a glasses case.
To make this case, I loosely followed the tutorial
I discovered through this pin on Pinterest.
(I cut my fabric 3.5-inches by 8-inches to make it smaller
so my smaller framed glasses would not keep falling out.)
To say I am thrilled to have a Halloween themed bag and accessories is probably an understatement.
(Did I mention some of it glows in the dark?!)
For next year, I may add another (smaller) zipper pouch
to hold my coins and a second glasses case.
(I do not want my sunglasses to get jealous.)
For the blog hop, we were asked to share something we already have that we like to use at Halloween. Every October these two tealight holders add some candlelight to our home.
I do hope you will visit the other blogs participating today!
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Do not forget to enter the drawings!
(Please note: some of the prizes will only ship
within the United States.)
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Wishing you all a Spooktacular Halloween.
Thank you for stopping by!