Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Halloween Eyes

Finn over at Pieces from my Scrapbag is working on a Frankenstein for Halloween and asked for suggestions on eyes. This is one way I love to make them. First I applique on eye shapes - I've used a blanket stitch here - and then attached buttons. On this first set, I started with big pink buttons and added little yellow ones on top of them, stitched on with orange embroidery floss.

For this next pair of eyes, I added stem stitch around the appliques for emphasis. This isn't a double layer of buttons but a couple of really cool ones I got in one of those bags of craft buttons you can get at Michael's, Hancocks, those kinds of places. It was really just pure luck, but aren't they great? Something similar might be available on cards.

And, no, you don't get to see the whole pieces - it's not Halloween yet.


Finn said...

Wow ! The "eyes" have it...LOL. I really like them...am thinking now about making him a Cyclop...hehehe...or maybe one of those funny bloodshot eyeballs they sell at Halloween in his pocket..or as a necklace...I'm off to see what WalMart might have.
Checked out a Perler bead site yesterday and was struck by how much fun I could have with those!
At this point in my life my total expose to beads is "seed" and "pony"..pretty pathetic huh?

Tonya Ricucci said...

It's safer to have very little exposure to the pretty, shiny beads - it's too easy to start accumulating a stash. Can't wait to see how Frankie turns out.

Anonymous said...

Heh, heh, I know what the whole pieces look like. Hope your headache is better.