First of all, please forgive any typos in this post as my left index finger is injured at the moment. (Man, those rotary cutters are sharp!) Anyway, I was thinking about the Nativity Advent calendar that I did a couple years ago, and thought it might be neat to make one for Halloween. As I was thinking about what I wanted this Halloween countdown calendar to look like, I remembered some drawings that I used to make as a child during Halloween time. They were elaborate pictures of witches brewing potions and riding around on broomsticks with their black cats. This the scene I came up with, straight out of my childhood imagination.
Everything is sewn by hand or machine. It measures 20″ x 30″ and has 31 pockets to put each figure in. Every day for the month of October, you take a figure out, and add it to the scene. When the scene is complete, that means it’s Halloween. I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. I want to go back to my childhood and play with all the fun pieces that I imagined!
I think my favorite parts are the little embroidered spell book, spiderwebs, and jar of eyeballs. 🙂
I cut the Velcro into little pumpkins and stars to keep it cute and functional.
To get the PDF pattern, please visit my BRAND NEW Etsy shop, Cutesy Crafts Boutique!
I am really excited about my new shop! I plan on selling all sorts of handmade gifts, holiday decorations, and who knows what else. Check back in often to see what else I come up with.