Monday, August 31, 2009

Batty and the Spider

Here is my version of 'Batty' by MonsterBubbles from the 2008 JCS Halloween issue. I loved the way they did the finishing in the magazine with lots of pins around the edge strung with different beads. But that was just too much for me. They used a dark tobacco colored fabric that I loved, but I used a piece of Cafe Mocha from enchanted fabrics that I had in my stash with some Moda fabric trim.

The hanger is crocheted from these directions for a leaf chain. That orange crochet cotton was tough to find. Even on-line a lot of stores were out of stock. A lot of Halloween crocheting going on I guess.



I crocheted the spider from a design at Kreinik. My version is a modification of theirs. I skipped the web and mine is much smaller. Their directions for the head are what I used for the body.



This was fun to play with. I'm on a Halloween roll now.

24 comments:

nima said...

wow...very nice....I liked your crochet embellishment too

Nancy said...

Batty is wonderful, and I love your spider! A unique finish that is all your own!

Miss 376 said...

Love the crochet hanger and spider. Makes for a lovely finish

Irishenchantment said...

i love this design its so cute and you done a good job on the hanger, its a different idea :)

Tammy T. said...

Great stitchery and finish!

Rachel S said...

That looks fantastic! What a cute way to finish that! I liked the pins too, but couldn't figure out how you'd keep them in the fabric.

TammyK said...

Awww... it's so cute. Love the spider & hanger. Really compliments it :o)

mainely stitching said...

I love your creativity!!!

Nita said...

Love it! The spider and orange leaf chain really compliment it!
And I know what you mean about orange crochet cotton - I've been looking for some locally and it's not to be found.

Daffycat said...

Fabulous Halloween ornament and wonderful embellishments!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great job and I love the little spider!!!

Ranae said...

I love what you did to finish off this piece, it's so awesome and very creative

Mylene said...

That is such a great ornament! Love it!

Annette said...

Wow what a lovely bat and little spider.
Nicely done

Siobhan said...

Wow!! You do the coolest things with such unique touches to make them your own. Really neat--love the spider!

Vonna said...

How cute is that?! I love it :)

Wendy said...

Well it turned out very nice! Great job you did on this one!

nadinesa said...

Ah! You're so talented! How do you find the time to do all of this?

BeckySC said...

That's just too cute!! :)

Jenny said...

Wonderful Annie! I love the little spider you crocheted, although I am not too crazy about spiders in general this looks kind of nice and friendly! ;-)

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wow!The ornament turned out pretty! The spider is so cute. Great job!

Carol R said...

That's great - love crochet spider!

Sandra said...

Annie the ornament turned out fantastic! The crocheted accents just belong there!

The spider seems alive, just love her!

Lhassa said...

J'aime cette décoration pour Halloween, bravo !