Friday, October 25, 2013

Wicked Blog Hop

Woo hoo! Today is our day to participate in this fun hop! First, the bunnies and I would like to send a big thank you to our hostess, Wicked Wendy over at Why Knot Kwilt and to the ever so talented Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt. Did you see the film trailer Samm made for this hop? It was so cool!



Alrighty then, let's get hopping along. You know I absolutely love, yes love, working with wool felt and Valdani floss. You also know that I love decorating. Well, I decided the pumpkins David carved for our mantel needed some friends.



I took the bat from my Bitty Bat postcard pattern,


enlarged him to three different sizes,


stitched them with floss, couched some sparkly orange yarn to give him some bling,


attached them with orange buttons and braided some yarn for the ends to


to make a Bitty Bat banner for my fireplace! Now say, "Bitty Bat Banner" three times fast. hee,hee,hee. I'm such a dork.


It was super fun to make and I think it looks perfect on my fireplace. The pumpkins think so too. :)


My Postal Fusions are becoming addicting. I have lots of new designs coming out soon. They are fast and fun to make. You can purchase my pattern in paper form from my SHOP, or you can purchase it as an instant download from my CRAFTSY SHOP and save yourself the postage. Not to mention you can start playing right away. ;)

*Please note, I'm currently in Houston at quilt market, so if you order a paper pattern, it will be next week before it is mailed to you.

Thank you for visiting with me and the bunnies. Now we invite you to hop over and visit our friends who we are delighted to share this day with.

Marjorie's Busy Corner
Freemotion by the River
Kwilty Pleasures
Feathered Nest Studio
Sew Peace to Peace
Marla's Crafts
Scraps and Thread Tales
Jane's Quilting
Quilt n Queen
Colorpoint Quilter

Hugs and happy hopping!
xx,
Michelle and the Bunnies

83 comments:

Bettina Groh said...

I love your bitty bat banner!!

Judy B said...

What a wonderful batty banner! Have fun at market and thank you for sharing.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh you are batty! So cool with your pumpkins.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh that is lovely and looks so stunning - you have a beautiful home too. Thanks for sharing.

Heleen Groot said...

I said it six times fast...... And giggled a bit, I must admit! Love the bitty bat runner and adore the postal fusions. Especially the boots! How fun. Thanks for sharing!

speedyrabbit said...

Love it Michelle it is perfect,give the bunnies a hug from me and Speedy,xx Rachel

Christine M said...

Your bats look great hanging on the mantle Shell.

Jeanette said...

Love the bitty bat banner. Hugs, xx

Britt-Inger said...

Oh i love your bat banner. It is so awesome. Thanks for sharing your creativity

charlotte said...

LOVE the batty bunting!!

Michele said...

Oh your batty banner is just perfect.

DebbieM said...

I love the bat banner. You r so creative. Hope u r having fun in Houston.

Mdm Samm said...

Bitty Bat Banner does it for me....totally filled with HALLOW wickedness and those pumpkins are Wow!
Do us proud in Houston..

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Bitty Bat Banner....lol. They are adorable!!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your Bitty Bat Banner is Boo-tiful! But then again, everything you do is wonderful!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet friends! I can imagine that you are all hoping about, teaching, sharing and scooping up as much inspiration as possible! NOW, you are all so ready for the BOO HOUR and like for any occasion, your art makes the moment all the more special. We are waiting for you to come home. Be safe, enjoy! Anita

tink's mom said...

Oh Shell, what a great idea this is. They look Vonderful there, they set off the pumpkins beautifully.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Shell this is so wonderful! Love, love, love it! Blessings, Marlene

Connie said...

What a neat bat banner and your new patterns are so precious!! Have a great time in Houston!

Linda said...

I LOVE your little batty banner and your post cards! Thy are perfect for the season!

Nadine said...

Awesome Bitty Bat Banner--heck I can't even type it three times fast much less say it! I really need to try this wool applique. It really looks like fun. Thanks for sharing and have fun in Houston! :-)

Robin said...

Aw, your bats are so cute! All your postcards look so fun and spooky!!

Jeanne Gwin said...

the bat banner is awesome as are you! Thanks

Vicki H said...

Cute Cute bats. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

What a great idea that banner. I need one for my fireplace. Have fun in Houston. Thanks for sharing

Vickie said...

Have fun in Houston, wish I was going :( Your bats banner was a very cute idea ! Blessings !

Just Quilt It said...

Those bats are the perfect touch for your mantel--and I love the pumpkins! The postcards really look like fun.

gpc said...

Adorable! What a cute idea! :)

Rachel said...

I like all those little postcards. What does one do with fabric postcards? Can you mail them? Do you mail them?

Brandy Pettit said...

Your banner is great! And I really enjoy the postcards, I look forward to hearing how Market went later too!

Malini said...

Wickedly wonderful projects. The bats are so much fun and the orange bling floss detail is wonderful!

Love your postcards too!

Createology said...

Bitty Bat Banner...Bitty Bat Banner...Bitty Bat Banner...BOO-tiful! Wicked fun hopping about the blogs. David's pumpkins are fabulous! Bitty Bat Banner...Bitty Bat Banner...Bitty Bat Banner equals tons of fun!

Judy said...

Your bats and banner are so wondeful! There is a new bat-exposition at the natural museum here in Luzern, Switzerland, my kids and myself are going tehre tomorrow, so it will be a batty weekend!

patchouli moon studio said...

Michelle from bunnies to bats your woolies are so wickedly cute!!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great idea! love the itty bitty bat banner. So very clever. Was thinking my woodstove mantle needs a little love for the holidays too.

Leah said...

Your postcards are spectacular! And love how you made larger bats for a banner. They look great!

JanesQuilting said...

Oh wsht adorable bats...I love them. Tour wall hanging is also sweet.

Debbie Rhodes said...

every thing you do is so silly cute... thanks

Stitches said...

I say Bitty Batty Banner X 3...adorable..

madebymeinred said...

Wow. You made some lovely pieces. Great stitching.

Tammy said...

Oh my gosh I love the itty bat banner. It is way to cute.

Joan Kawano said...

Soooo cute. I've been drooling over them since I saw them a few weeks ago. Delightful!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Oh my goodness! What a great batty banner! Love it!

Vera said...

Nice projects! Well done!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Oh felty fun!

Crickets Corner said...

Love your Bitty Bat Banner! It's the perfect compliment for the mantel. You know I had to try saying it three times so I guess that makes me a dork too. lol

Quilting Tangent said...

Bats on the mantel are so cute.
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Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I like your felted creations!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

LOVE the bat banner! so cute!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Linda J said...

Your postal fusions are adorable so it would go without saying that the bat motif would work well bumped up in size a bit. What a wonderful fireplace garland they made, anchored by the carved pumpkins!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I am batty over your bitties.

MoeWest said...

Your Bitty Bat Banner looks wicked! I like that you made them in different sizes.

Nancy M. said...

I love your "dorkiness". Fun banner that looks great.

Karen said...

Your bat banner is brilliant!!

Rose Best said...

Lovely work, really enjoyed

sandra said...

They are all so adorable and I especially loved the bat banner across your fireplace so wicked.

sandra said...

They are all so adorable and I especially loved the bat banner across your fireplace so wicked.

Sandy said...

Such a cute idea to make that bat banner!! Darling against the white fireplace. Thanks for sharing with us.

Quilt n Queen said...

Michelle, your Bitty Bat Banner is spooktacular on the fireplace and your Postal Fusions are super cute. Thanks for sharing!! Happy Haunting, Pauline

Suze said...

What a Beautiful Bitty Bat Banner! Hope you are having a quilty time in Houston. It should be warmer there in lots of the US. It's brrr here in OK. Folks are having heaters serviced very soon in the season this year. My son's friend moved into a new (to him) house and it was infested with bats. His wife was out of town and he moved to a hotel. My son was there and trapped the one bat they saw in a room. They called an exterminator type person who scared the guano out of my son's friend who is skiddish anyhow. Love your banner and it rocks in the room. Thanks for sharing and being a great inspiration. BTW - love your luggage - easy to "spot."

Gill said...

I love your batty banner and your postcards!

leanne said...

love your postcards and yes, the bitty bat banner looks fabulous on your fireplace - thanks for sharing and hope you're having fun at quilt market !

M-R Charbonneau said...

I love your designs, Michelle, especially your Bitty Bat Banner. Very cool!

LJ said...

"Bitty Bat Banner, Bitty Bat Banner,
Bitty Bat Banner"...does it count if I type it? Dork or not, you are an amazingly creative dork. Love those bats and also love all the postcard patterns. I've not gotten into felt, yet, but your designs tempt me wickedly!!!

Janarama said...

Love your bat banner. Looks spooktacular on your mantle.

Audrey said...

What a great Bitty Bat Banner. Just right for a mantle and those spooktacular carved pumpkins. All your designs are delightful. Thanks for designing them, and for sharing your projects.

Barb said...

So.... cute are your designs

DeAnna S said...

Wow...your projects came out awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Cyndi @ The Nosy Pepper said...

I adore those bats!! So so cute :)

Theresa said...

Your bat banner is wonderful!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

How I love your home; I can see the employees on their lunch break doing ZOOMIES on that fabulous and perfect wood floor! teeheeh

The biggest hugs to you dear friend, for coming to visit my post. She's been gone now 27 years, but poetry digs up the past, looks into the future and celebrates the now. CARRY ON! Anita

Debi said...

Wow, what a great idea! Love the bats as well as all of the patterns. Thanks for sharing!

Jillayne said...

Beautiful black bitty batty banner Mrs.!
You have really hit your stride Shell - beautiful designs!! I'll be ordering my copy of the latest book soon; it looks amazing!
I hope you have a great time in Houston, and that your business grows, and grows... (Sorry Harrington and Hannah - you might need to find your very own assistant!)

Annette Schultz said...

love your bats !!
I will have to check out your post card designs Love making them too.
in stitches

Carol said...

Wicked bats...love them hanging on your fireplace!

krislovesfabric said...

Love your bats :) they look great "en masse" hope market went well for you!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love your bitty bat banner. Looks great on your mantel.

Mrs.Pickles said...

aww so cute thanks for sharing

Shannon said...

I love it!! It is so cool!! The bats are perfect for the fire place.

Mara said...

Very cool Bitty Bat Banner, your stitching is beautiful.

Brandy Pettit said...

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Ann Bassett said...

Wow, that is super cute. I hate real bats, but I love your wool felt bats and the sparkly yarn is perfect. Nice.

Carrie P. said...

love your bat garland. you are so creative.