Scarecrow & Gracie


The Wizard of Oz??

Taken when Gracie was very young.  I think she thought this scarecrow…straight from the Wizard of Oz…was the real thing!  I did the life-size face transfer using products from Michaels, applying the ‘face’ to some muslin fabric.  I then sewed a back fabric section to the finished face and fitted all around a styrofoam head, pinning in place as needed.  I then made the costume, stuffed with straw and placed my finished scarecrow on the front porch.  My own Toto and scarecrow!!

Have a fun and safe Halloween everyone!


Hocus Pocus


The Sanderson Sisters-Winnie and Sarah

Sewing today and watching my favorite Halloween movie – Hocus Pocus.  Don’t go for the real scary stuff, and this movie’s just fun.  Besides, it has a black kitty names Binx  (one of my daughter’s cats is named after this movie kitty because he showed up on her doorstep on 10/31/09).  And hey, it even has a brief scene with a honey colored cairn terrier!


 Oh that face!

The other thing I love about this movie is…you guessed it…all the lovely costumes and set designs.  Now those witches’ costumes would be fun to make!  And of course the glorious colors of fall in the lovely town of Salem, where at least some of the film was made, make me want to buy a plane ticket.

So, what’s your favorite Halloween movie?