A while back, I fell in love with this pillow. It was on my list of Halloween crafts, but I just hadn't found the right template for my oversize couch pillows (remember them from this?).
Flash forward a few weeks, and I found the above skeleton sketch in the trash! Little E had drawn it to carve on her pumpkin, but didn't like it after all. I pulled it out, enlarged it on the copier and turned it into a felt applique for the pillow cover. Instead of a blanket stitch, I made coordinating felt piping (see here for the how-to). I didn't have to worry about cutting on the bias because the felt is stretchy enough with the straight cut. I basically followed these directions to make the pillow.
With one pillow done, I was inspired to cover the other two in the same fashion. Little E supplied the ghost. Little A was more hesitant to draw on demand, so I found one of her drawings of a happy face and turned the hair into a stem. Can you keep a straight face when you look at him?
I'm so excited to have festive, custom pillow covers for the Halloween season. They are even more special because they are based on my girls' art work. I know we'll have fun pulling them out every year and remembering their 4 and almost 7 year old versions of these Halloween classics.