Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Halloween Crafts...Better Late Than Never

I really like black cats at Halloween. I was walking through JoAnn's and spotted a Sculpey clay ornament kit with a cat in a pumpkin. I figured I would give it a try. It was fun, but not something I'd want to do all the time. The bigger ghost and the spider were also part of the kit, and I made the smaller ghost and pumpkin with the leftovers.

Little Black Kitty
Started: 22Oct2006
Finished: 29Oct2006

[Well, not really "finished." I think I'll make a tiny pillow out of it someday and put it in a bowl with Halloween candy. Maybe next year.]

Tricky Treats
Started: 16Aug2006
Finshed: 22Oct2006
I brought this one in to get framed before I was able to get an actual photo, so you'll have to look at the pattern picture.

Bringing this in to get framed was an experience. It was my first trip to the cross stitch store in my area. I walked in, and my jaw dropped. The place was HUGE. Samples EVERYWHERE. They must have had 300-500 hanging all around the store. It was GORGEOUS. But then I got ignored for at least 30 minutes by the two workers, despite my efforts to get help, and by the time I left I was FUMING. And the cost of framing is three times as much as what I'm used to. I don't know if the woman at my previous cross stitch "home" was incredibly inexpensive or if this new place really rips people off. I'll give the place another shot when I pick up my framed piece in January. I'm hoping I just got stuck with the rude workers that day.


Blogger gray la gran said...

what do they do at the cross stitch store that's special for framing that kind of work?
i have a cross stitch piece to work on for christmas. someone suggested to me to go to the craft store and buy the "parts" there for framing.
hmmm ... does it need to be put behind glass?

6:43 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

What cute Halloween stuff.

The best prices for framing are at You need to assemble the parts when they arrive at your house, but it isn't too hard and you'll save a bundle. Another option is to use the framing discount coupons at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or JoAnns in the Sunday papers every week.

10:11 AM  

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