Thursday, September 26, 2013

Meet the BOO Babes.

Good morning Bloglanders

I hope you are well.  Today I brought my Halloween treat bags to show:

We don't do Halloween down under in Sunny SA but I love these celebrations and always try to make little treats to give away to children, family and friends.  Normally I string all the treat bags and hang it above our fireplace.  As the occasion draws nearer, I start giving / mailing away and the last few get delivered to the mailboxes on the actual day - normally the children in my neighborhood.

This year I decided to make a BOO family. In my picture you can see the little girl and boy. BOO Mum and  Dad is still in the making and so are all the nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts.  When they are done, I'll show my fireplace bunting.

And my inspiration .................................... came from the Silhouette blog's free cut file of the week. It actually began more than a week ago with a challenge. Yes, you know how I feel about that!  The challenge was to use words from the Silhouette shop in a project but as I'm Afrikaans, I don't buy English sentiments. Big Surprise when I downloaded the free Halloween shapes ........................ it included the ghost, a speech bubble and a BOO! Well, BOO is BOO - even in Afrikaans. I just love it when a plan comes together.

For the ghosts I've used tracing paper left behind from my architect son's projects.  I sized the ghost (mum is bigger and dag the biggest) and then did an internal offset in a perforated cut.  I used top stitching to sew 2 shapes together through the little perforated holes. It really works!  I added a little bow for the BOO girl and a tie for my BOO Boy. And a BOO banner - mounted on a toothpick.

I love the little BOO family.  Do you still remember the "Bag of worms" I did last year?  If BOO Babes are not your thing, check this post out here. And for the ones that don't like the "click here" - a pic!!

Whether you are a BOO person or a wiggly worm - I'm sure your treats would be adorned all round - especially if you use scraps on hand and it doesn't cost a thing. Oh, wanna know what's inside the BOO Babes?? Ghost poo!!

That's it. Thanks for looking at my blog today. Please come back to play as I have lots more to share with you right here.


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