So now I am working on the Halloween box. My original plan was to create new pillow covers for the first pillow form I sent. So I sat down last night and made this pillow for this next box. After all what is Halloween without a Jack-o-lantern.
Can you figure out what is on the Jack-o-lantern? I have decided to tell you my blog friends how I am creating some of these things for my boxes to Afghanistan, but don't plan on lots of pictures. My camera is AWOL and I have to borrow MDH's camera for the pictures I am taking. I traced it free hand from the picture and then cut it out of the paper. I traced the cut put areas with a pen onto the orange felt. Then I took embroidery floss and satin stitched over the places that you would have cut out on a real jack-o-lantern, making sure to cover up the pen ink.
Have you guessed yet? That's right, it's an owl. I hope she likes this one as well as she did the last one.
I also went to Wally's World and bought a small solid foam pumpkin. Basically I gutted the pumpkin by cutting a hole in the bottom and then scrapping as much of the Styrofoam in the inside out. Once it was pretty hollow, I cut a jack-o-lantern face on it and then put an electric tea light under it. (Its the one on the left.) That was yesterday. Today I went to the local dollar store and found small carvable pumpkins. They weren't there yesterday. I think that both of these will be in her box. Should I carve the second one or leave it for her to carve? Hmmmmm.
Other wise, all I need is some Trick or Treat candy and a bag of cereal to fill the box. I will be putting it in the mail shortly after the 1st of October.