Seven great Halloween party ideas for Grown ups

Why should Children have all the fun at Halloween? I must admit I do love Halloween. I find it a great excuse to have a party, dress up and eat some great food. Yet, all my parties these days are very Children focused. Now the boys are getting older, it might be the time to have a party just for …

Free skull with flower head band cross stitch pattern PDF

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I’d share with you this delightful skull pattern. Isn’t she beautiful? She’s got flowers on her skull and she’s ready to party. Although the pattern is quite large at just under 100 x 100 it has a limited palette and I have not filled in the skull, preferring just to outline her …

Free skull cat Halloween cross stitch pattern

I’ve got a thing for cats at the moment in my cross stitch work, I also love the filled in silhouette that is currently so popular. So I thought I’d combine cats and skulls for a cute Halloween design. Click on the pop out for the Free Skull Cat cross stitch pattern download.


Halloween party decorations and food

I just thought I would do a quick round up of all the Halloween party food and decorations I made for last year’s celebrations. I quiet like Halloween as it’s a chance to get together with friends and family and celebrate but without the pressure of Christmas. Good food, fun and the chance to dress up! Halloween is a chance …

Fabric Pumpkins

Decorating for Autumn (fall) isn’t something that I have really done before. But since moving into our new house and inheriting some lovely pieces of furniture I couldn’t resist adding a little seasonal decoration around the house. I made these pumpkins from scrap fabrics I had that all had a orange /brown accent to them. They are so easy to …

Free cross stitch Halloween Spider web PDF pattern

A great Spider web pattern to whip up for Halloween. Only one colour to use and would look great hung in it’s hoop. If you like my cross stitch patterns why not follow me on Instagram where you can see me stitching up my favourites of my designs.

Day of the dead embroidery and cross stitch

I have always enjoyed the imagery from the festival of the Day of the dead. I recently turned up some illustrations I had made during my jewellery making course which I took as part of my degree these had been inspired by the day of the dead. What do you think? The coloured background isn’t stitched it’s just to show …

Great Halloween craft ideas

I do love crafting for Holidays and Halloween is becoming one occasion we celebrate more than we used to in the U.K. We have a lot of catching up, until we are anything like the USA for all things spooky, but with that in mind I thought I’d quickly share my Pinterest Halloween board as it has some great, quick …

Free Dia de Muertos sugar skulls cross stitch pattern

I have loved the beautiful art produced for Dia de Muertos for a long time. I first came across the festival when I was in my teens and I have been inspired by the colours and symbols time and time again in all manners of my creative work.