Happy Halloween weekend. I hope everyone’s having a fun time!
We don’t really celebrate Halloween here in the UK with quite the same gusto as the Americans, which is a shame as I think any festivities revolving around so much candy can only be a good thing! But we do usually carve a pumpkin (see Simon’s rather menacing one from last year in the banner above) and have a pot of Haribo waiting for any trick-or-treaters.
In celebration of all things Halloween, I’ve created a free pattern for a spooky cross stitch sampler, featuring a little black cat, pumpkin, witch’s hat and Frankenstein’s monster.
Here’s one I made earlier. I used 14ct aida fabric and it turned out A6 postcard size. I painted a plain wooden frame with orange acrylic to give it that festive feeling (and match the little pumpkin!)
I hope you have fun making your own – you could always expand the border, paint the frame another colour, or add a few bats!
If you’re in a creative mood this weekend, here’s some of my favourite Halloween crafty tutorials from around the web:
I love book art and anything miniature, so will definitely be trying my hand at these tiny leather spell books from Ruby Murray
We don’t even have candy corn in the UK, but put a cat in a sweater and I’m there! This crochet candy corn sweater comes courtesy of DIY Maven.
How good do these toffee apple cupcakes look?
The rest of the pattern was designed by me and is not for commercial use.