Which is where I found myself this week. Sorta procrastinating, but feeling creatively witchy.
It's only 20 days to Halloween and I still haven't got anything done that I wanted to do this year. So, I'm putting a bunch of mug rugs together with a spooky flavour and I'll use these on the table outside with some orange candles and a plastic pumpkin or two.
In South Africa, we don't really do the Trick or Treat thing. This has only become popular over the last couple of years, but where I live we don't have many children knocking on the door. So, instead, we will have a party where our friends will be asked to dress up.
Here's a pic of what I looked like dressed up as a witch a couple of years ago! Even Mozart, my darling 19 year old boy (who is now in kitty heaven), obliged to being a witches cat for the day.
The end of October is soooooo hot in South Africa that, instead of pumpkin soup, I will make a gazpacho.
Back to the mug rug thing...
Mug rugs are all the rave at the moment and they are ideal to use up bits of fabric tucked away in your stash. There is some debate on the right size a mug rug should be. I've made them to fit the hoop on my embroidery machine, so these ones end up at 6"x8". I figure any bigger, the cookies and cakes will get bigger too and I'll just get fatter!
Hope you have a great week stitching!
Love from Sunny South Africa,