It seems I was tardy to the Halloween sale at Michaels last week. I had in mind to buy a skeleton to fit inside of a large pumpkin and another skeleton to turn into a mermaid. When I arrived at the store, there was hardly anything left in the Halloween section. No matter how many times I walked around the store, I just couldn't manifest one out of thin air. So, I had to give up.
I was about to leave the store, when I found a flocked Dia de los Muertos patch of La Catrina. Apparently, the Crafty Chica designed these wonderful Dia de los Muertos items that Michaels carries. I couldn't resist the flocked patch and brought it home.
I have a stash of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos fabric and new that this patch would look great against some of these fabrics.
It was a quick iron-on process. I had half a yard of fabric that I was able to turn into a quick patchwork with la Catrina centered. I was debating what to turn this into. Which is a problem I seem to have with lots of my WIPs. Considering I have quite a bit of fabric to work with, I decided to make a tote bag. Yes, I have a large collection of tote bags.
I used this lighter Dia de los Muertos fabric to line the bag and used the other piece of colorful fabric for the back side of the tote.
I used some lightweight interfacing in order to give the bag some sturdiness. I have already overstuffed it with library books and embroidery projects and it held up nicely.
I love how my new tote turned out, but I still would like to find two skeletons for my Halloween projects. If you happen upon any, send them my way, please!
Until next time.