Thursday 18 October 2012

Halloween Blog Hop

Somehow I missed out on the last blog hop that one of my friends hosted recently so I was keen to participate in this one.

Being Australian Halloween is very small here compared to the USA.  However for some reason literally hundreds of kids come to our street every Halloween.  I boycotted last years festivities after my Jack O Lantern that I had lovingly  carved the year before was smashed by a disgruntled teenager after we ran out of candy.

The crowds have gotten so big that groups of my neighbours are now banding together to make getting the candy more of a challenge for the children and also so we don't feel so raped, pillaged and exhausted when it is all over.  The use of tents and sheets etc makes it more of a game and gives the local children more places to hide when they want to scare the trick or treaters.

So to my block.  I wanted to do something a bit scary and not too traditional.  It is called Frankie's Boy and is obviously Frankensteins monster.  I hope you enjoy.  For those who know me already - you know I love doing faces so I couldn't resist another one here.  Just click the link under the photo or go to movies tab on my home page.

For new visitors to my blog I am also doing a series of Disney Princesses (the next one will be out soon).  I have been away from my blog a bit lately as I was overseas in Hong Kong during my children's school holidays and on my first day back my cat was diagnosed with terminal cancer - so forgive if I have been a bit preoccupied.  It was a big shock and she doesn't have much time left.

If you are interested in becoming a pattern tester please message me as I am always looking for new people as I design much faster than I sew.

Frankie's Boy


  1. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net19 October 2012 at 01:46

    I would love to become a pattern tester for you. Can you tell me more about what it entails?

  2. Hi, Michelle. I'd love to be a pattern tester. I've been paper piecing for 18 years and absolutely love it!

  3. Ohhhh I love this one !!!! I'm currently making Ghostley treats from day 10, trick or treats are printed from day 19 and after that I'm going to do the lovely mister Frankie :-) He's so cute !
    I'm going to make all the 31 blocks and put them together in a quilt.

    If you still looking for a pattern tester then I would be interested. Sounds great !

  4. What a fanta"boo"lous Frankie!!! I love him! Dang... So many monsters, so little time...

  5. I would love to test the patterns, I am having so much fun learning and making a few of the PP and following the hop ! I love frankie...

  6. hi. you have made wonderful things. if you still need some one to test please let me know thanks angie

  7. Franky is faboolous. Thank you for participating.

    I'm in Canada. I decorate my entire yard and give out full-sized chocolate bars. I always buy lots and lots of extra. Have never had any issues with the display being vandalized like some neighbours have. Always a lot of respect, a lot of oohs and aahs and a lot of kids running down the driveway yelling, "full-sized". It's my favourite time fo the year. :)

  8. Wow! We also never faced that problem. I sure am glad you and the neighbours found a way to manage the crowd! I love your block, Michelle! Sure glad you joined the blog hop!

  9. What a great block! This has been a fun hop. If you are still looking for testers I would be interested. Joanne

  10. What a fabulous block,your work is awesome Thankyou

  11. Thanks for Frankie. He was my favorite monster and movie when I was growing up. Your work is great.

  12. Thanks again for mister Frankie boy. I just finished it and posted a picture in the Halloween paper piecing flickr album

  13. Great pattern. You certainly captured his essence!!! I love it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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