Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It’s A Ghastlie Day!

 

If you have this thing for Ghastlies

and they have tied you in a knot

and you wish you could get them out of your mind

than this may be a thought.

We heard her plea for a cure

Mdm Samm was pos/it/ively sure

that we could stitch the nights away

in hopes that we MAY----???

( all 54 of us) 

BUT....

The side effects are Ghastlie

there is no mistaking too.

if you don't run this very minute

YOU too will catch the FLU...

We suspected all along

this was her master plan

she did not want to be alone,

with all  YOU Ghastlie FANS..“

When Madame Samm put out the call for Ghastlie lovers around the internet, I just couldn’t resist. I had to play along with the blog hop! I discovered this material by Alexander Henry last year and fell in love.

For those of you who don’t know me…I have something of a purse fetish. I have made so many that I have lost count! I knew right away that I had to make a purse…or two… from this addicting fabric.

First I made an everyday purse. I sketched out the shape I wanted and went to work! I used a metallic braided ribbon and made a shabby rose with an antique rhinestone button for the center. Lots of pockets inside and a magnetic clasp…it’s my new favorite everyday purse!

front:

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back:

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Then, since I had a wedding to go to and just COULDN’T carry a dress purse I’ve been seen with before, I knew I had to make a fancy one with my two favorite Ghastlie ladies! I used the tutorial from here to draft my pattern. Mine was a little fiddly since I have a shaped purse top. I had to sew my purse to the frame as it is the sew in type. I used antique lace from my grandmother, a necklace for the strap and silver beads on the trees. I LOVE how it turned out! Here are both sides:

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Life wouldn’t be complete without a journal to write things in…we must record the important things in life! I covered a composition notebook with the dinner table vignette since this represents the Ghastlie family so well!!! First I had to paint the cover white so the book’s pattern wouldn’t show through the material, then I adhered the fabric to it. I finished it off with more of my Grandmother’s antique lace and a ribbon on the edge!

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Last, but most definitely not least are these portraits framed and ready for the wall. They will hang above my sewing area so that I will always remember the fun I had joining in this blog hop!

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nametagloralyn

Here are the other participants for today:

Mrs. Barb Ghastlie

Miss Karen Ghastlie

Ms. Jen Ghastlie.

Ms Penny Ghastlie

Mrs Rhonda Ghastlie

184 comments:

Susan said...

Wonderful additions to the Ghastlies family! You purse and journal cover are exceptional!

Kathy MacKie said...

Yep, lovin' it, never can have too many purses that's for sure.

Grammasheri said...

Ohhh...your purses are just lovely. The evening handbag is both fun and classy at the same time. Loved the beading on it! The fabrics in picture frames is a neat idea...I may frame one for my sewing room wall, too.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The bag is just fantastically Ghastlie! BUT the clutch purse is just super. Yes - a journal and little photo frames - a must in any studio. Thank you for sharing today.

Cherise said...

Great purses! At the laces are to die for! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Teresa said...

Bsgs of fun here, I love it all, so inventive

charlotte said...

Love the bag!!! Thanks for sharing such fun stuff with us.

Suzan said...

Great ways to use up your "Ghastlie" fabric!!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, Ms. Loralynn, your projects are fantastic! I especially love the evening clutch and journal with the antique lace and your favorite ladies! Sweet!
Ms. D

Fiesta said...

Great projects. I love the bags.

karamino said...

Great purses and I love the bag also! Thank you for sharing

Becky~ said...

Oh my this is sooo sweet.The journal is awesome, and the purse is just to cute.

Barb said...

Black lace is the perfect embellishment for Ghastlie projects!

Sharon said...

Your purses are wonderful...For some reason i really like the look of the ghastlie fabric with lace..is that not weird...and the journal cover with the pic frames are added bonus's you did a great job...

CarolCHO said...

Ghastlies!Ghastlies!Ghastlies! Wow,such talent!Luv all of them :)

Rhonda P. said...

Love the purses! What a great idea!

Patticakes said...

Love your everyday purse and evening bag! The lace was the perfect addition. I also thought your journal one of the most creative use of the Ghastlies!

Messy Karen said...

i have a few empty frames. so guess what i am going to do. this is such a clever idea. nice work on your other projects.

LynCC said...

Whoa! LOVE LOVE the purses!!

QuiltSue said...

What great projects. I specially liked the "photos"

Quilter in the Gap said...

I absolutely adore your purses!! They are too amazing for words. Thank you so much for sharing them as they have inspired me!

Mimi said...

Love your purses!! Would turn heads I'm sure!! Thanks for sharing some great ideas.

Melinda said...

Just fabulous Mrs. Loralynn! Love that purse! I'm all about a bag, and yours is just ghastly! I'm up tomorrow and I can't wait but I'm a bit nervous after seeing everyone's great projects!

Donna said...

You will stand out in the wedding crowd! Adorable purse.

Brigitte said...

would have loved to see the faces of the other wedding guests, your purse is just a showstopper
greetings Brigitte
and love the idea of the framed ghastlies

Linda said...

Great projects!

Madame Samm said...

OHHHHHH my dear Mrs Loralyn Ghastlie...these are amazing projects..your purses yes darn right lovely...black lace, details...well YOU brought a most deserving nod or two...I like YOU . lol

krislovesfabric said...

Those purses are just wonderful, thanks for sharing!!

piece peace said...

These are all great, but the dress bag for the wedding is my favorite (tough choice). Thanks for sharing.

Renea said...

Your Ghastlie projects are sew cute. Thanks for sharing.

sao said...

You really outdid yourself.....love love love love the purses. I had never thought of using a necklace for a handle - but what a wonderful idea!!!!

sao in Midlothian, VA

Melanie said...

I have been looking everywhere for a purse pattern! Love this. Thanks for the chance.

Carrie said...

I love your purses! They are awesome, I need to make "another" one.. LOL! I loved looking at what you did with the fabric! Ms. Carrie Ghastlie

Mommarock said...

Oh my goodness I love the creative minds on this blog hop!

yorkie mom said...

Beautiful purses! love the framed fabric! What a wonderful idea!!

pinsandneedles said...

Such cute purse ideas! I also love the journal cover and the touch of the special antique lace. Love it!

Michelle said...

TOO AWESOME! Love the purse!

Mary said...

What wonderful projects!

Mary
iammaryburke @ gmail.com

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

Love the purses!

Carol C said...

Love, love, love that small purse you made with the lace and your journal cover is pretty cool too. In fact, everything you did was wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

tpott said...

What beautiful and also creative work! Great job, I wish I were creative like that, fantastic. ;->

KristyLou said...

Those purses are too cute.

Kathy said...

These are amazing projects! Love the purse, you are so talented! Thank you for sharing today.

Stray Stitches said...

You are very creative!!

mblittle5 said...

Oh my, I just love the purses, but especially the dressy one!

alidiza said...

These are adorable... and that lace is totally ghastly!!!

Penny Barnes said...

Loralynn! I LOVE your bags! And the journal...what a great idea! Just might have to put that on my Ghastlie To-Do list!

Cliodana said...

love the notebook!

Barb said...

YOur projects are just way to cute!!!!

Ariane said...

I love all your projects! Especially the little framed purse. Gorgeous!!!!

Marie said...

Love the journal cover. Thank you for sharing.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What acan I say!!! Your work is just adorable...I love all of it..purses...portraits...everything!!

Amy said...

Your projects are soooo cute! I love love love the journal!!!

Kasey said...

Those purses are so cool! Simply amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Crafty Newbie said...

You've been a busy girl! I love your purse with the pink flower. The pink flower just sets it completely off! The lacy one is very beautiful too! Thanks for sharing!

Des said...

Super cute idea putting those faces in a frame!

Carrie P. said...

Well you certainly created some neat projects with the fabric. Super! Love the trim on the bags too.

Chiska said...

I love your purses!

Paula said...

Loved the big purse, then I saw the small fancy one and fell in love. Gorgeous!
Paula

Kathy H said...

I love the purses. It would have been great to have one of these for the Halloween season. Maybe I can make one for next year.

If Toys Could Talk said...

Everything you made is awesome! :)

debbie said...

Wow! You have been busy! Love your little purses. It amazed me when you said you just sit down and designed a purse. I guess since you've made many in the past it has become part of how your brain thinks. I wouldn't dare try on "real" fabric. I'd have to start with something I'm not so attached to. Wonderful job, and thanks for sharing.

gill said...

I love the fussy cuts framed like portraits! What a great idea!!

Jacqueline said...

OMG you are one talented Ghastlie...loved every single project.

jleibfried@aol.com

Melinda said...

Oh my - what wonderful projects. I especially like the evening handbag.

Leah said...

All you creations are wonderful! I love the black lace on your notebook cover, just lovely!

Lisa said...

Wow so many wonderful projects! The purses are amazing- and I've never thought to cover journals in fabric!

Bettina Groh said...

What a great way to use the fabric!! I LOVED the purse and the "change holder"!!!

JCnNC said...

You Is Creative! I love all your projects, but really the evening purse just fits and I love it. JudyC Ghastlie

Vikki B said...

Fantastic. I love the pink rose on the bag, it goes so well with the fabric! The notebook cover is great too, wouldn't have thought to do that with my fabric!

Brandie said...

Love them! Something different and ghastly!

Needled Mom said...

So cute. I love that smaller bag!! That fabric certainly leans to many fun projects.

Jessica said...

Wonderful! I love the journal idea!

Allison C said...

LOVE those portraits. What a great idea!

Createology said...

Your Ghastlie creations are my very favorite so far...I am in love with your little fancy beaded and lace purse. This is a Super Ghastlie Party and thank you for being part of it.
P.S. Your followers section is not functioning today so I will keep trying! Bad Blogger!!!

Pippa Parsons said...

love the day to day purse and the photo frames are delish, well done and thanks for sharing ;o)

Gmama Jane said...

I'm a new follower mainly because those little dress purses reeled me in!! I would SEW love to have one of those. I don't do purses or at least I don't think I do purse...don't misunderstand...I carry ALL types and designs of purses, I just can't MAKE them. It would ne over the top if I could pick your brain or peep over your shoulder while you sew your purses but alas I can't. Perhaps a tutorial??? Even still, I have a difficult time understanding most tutorials unless they are very very visual. I prefer actual videos but that is very time consuming for most.
Blessings
Gmama jane

Gmama Jane said...

Oh by the way, I am IN LOVE with that antique lace from your Grandmother!!!!!
Gmama

Connie said...

Wow, what great things you made with the Ghastlie fabric! Love your purses, I bet your clutch was a hit at the wedding!
Quilting by the River

Judi said...

Nice job! I especially love that first purse!

VickiT said...

Great looking journal and the purse is just awesome. I really love that. Great job.

paulette said...

YOur handbags are WONDERFUL!!! Love them all!
Paulette

Dara said...

Loce the bag- I really like the pink accesnt.

Liz Renner said...

You're so talented, have a wonderful Halloween!

Snoodles said...

I like your everyday bag the absolute best. Oh, wait a minute. I think I like the journal cover the best. Sigh. They are all wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

Love them all. Your purses are wonderful.

Kelly said...

The purses are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them.

Heather said...

Wow, just love the evening bag. Beautiful!

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

Your framed purses are to "die" for! I am really enjoying this Ghastlies Blog Hop! Does it have to end? LOL Thanks for designing such great pieces for the rest of us!

Charlene S said...

I just love the journal cover and both purses. These projects would be just perfect for my granddaughter who loves the ghastlies all year round.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Great purse!! Now all you need is a simple black dress to go with your evening purse!

Denise :) said...

Love it, love it! You did a fun job with the Ghastlies stuff! :)

Doris said...

Love it ALL! Especially the little metal frame purses. I have an antique frame I want to do this to!

And nice portrait of Rufus and Prudence. ;-)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I adore that notebook! scary but so pretty!

Marcia W. said...

Your purses and use of black lace trim is elegant and perfect with the Ghastlies. Thanks for the inspiration.

Beezus said...

Oh, that little hand purse for a wedding! I love it! :)

Joanna said...

Love the little purses. So pretty. And your poetry is super ghastly good.

Julie said...

Ooo...great ideas with the Ghastlie fabric!

Carolyn said...

Awesome additions to all the wonderful Ghastlie creations! I think I will make one of the covered books with the dining table fabric, and use it to put recipes in. Cute idea? And I LOVE LOVE making purses. You're turend out adorable.!

Marilee said...

Purses? I never would have thought that this was the Perfect fabric!

tink's mom said...

Your work is wonderful. I'm up tomorrow and I did several purses myself. I adore the dress up purses. Stellar.Ms Selina Ghastlie

Staci said...

All your projects are just darling. Those bags are perfect. Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop.

Angie @ Summerfield Quilts said...

Your purses are wonderful and that journal cover would make a person think twice about snooping inside. lol. Thanks for sharing your great creations.

Donna said...

those bags are ADORABLE! how fun

MooseStash Quilting said...

Those projects are just Ghastlie adorable. Love the little frames and just might have to make a couple for my quilting cave too! Great idea!

Code2fornow said...

I love love love your journal! The purses are super cute too, but that journal....omg!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Love all of the items you have made. Have to get some of this fabric.

Denise said...

I like your ideas. Great Purses!
I liked the pattern of your larger purse and I think the evening bag is divine!

Pam said...

I love your bags! My husband had an antique silver purse frame that I absolutely fell in love with but didn't know what to do with it. :(( He is into selling stuff and sold it out from under me! I wish I would have hidden that beauty for one of these! LOL

Sewn Seabee said...

I am a bag lady too - this blog has been sew much fun!

Hello said...

I love the way you designed your purse, very cute! I'm glad you shared! :)

Thanks!!

I also must say I liked the book as well, very cool. :)

LJ said...

I loved your everyday purse and the motifs you chose for it. Of course, the fabric rose was a neat addition. But, your fancy purse for the wedding is adorable!! I loved that. Marvelous.

sheri said...

You are such an inspiration your everyday bag is awesome and I would buy one.the evening bag is just so kissey!!! loved all your projects thanks

Karin said...

love your projects!!! Especially the coin purse!!! Great job!

Marie said...

How cow, you really have an addiction! I'm certain my daughter would love one of those purses. What a great idea for her birthday. She even has her own collection of Ghastlies fabric...like mother, like daughter;-)

Sandy S said...

Oh my goodness! These purses are AMAZING! I can't decide which one i love more!

Celine said...

I love your 2 purses. Your everyday purse will for sure be admired!

silvia said...

Fabulous projects!! I LOVE the portraits!!

Sherri said...

Both purses are great, but really, that second one is over the top! I love it! Hmmm, I have some lace around here that should be used too! You've tempted me most of all, so far, to cut into my fabric!!!

You also cost me a buck fifty for an art notebook at the thrift store today....I want to put a bit of MY Ghastlie fabric on it! Thanks...I think!!!

Lorri said...

Absolutly 'Ghastlie'. Love them all. Now I need to make me some. Thanks.

Kelli Bear Haven said...

Such lovely creations. I really love the portraits you made. I would keep them up year round.

matate10 said...

You have added such creativity to the day. Love the purses and the journal cover. Great job! Thanks!

Myra said...

I love all your projects. That purse is wonderful.

Dianne Giles said...

The Ghastlies are just so versatile - they fit in anywhere! Great bags, Cheers, Dianne

Jennifer Gail said...

Oh boy, that's one cool bag.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Your purses are to die for!! Love the portraits and the journal. The ghaslies are so much fun.

Quilting_Chris said...

Very, very cute. Love the bag and I would never have thought to frame the pictures. Too clever. Thanks for sharing.

Quilt n Queen said...

WOW....luv the purse and the oval portraits....you are so creative. Thanks for sharing in the Ghastlie hop!!

Sallie said...

Love your Ghastlie creations - especially your everyday purse! Thanks for sharing!

Twinstitches said...

Hi Miss. Loralynn!

I love your little metal frame purses, they are pretty for being Ghastlie! I also love the look of the fabrics paired up with the vintage laces you found. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful projects with us!

♥Duff said...

OH lovely! I , too, have a sort of bag fetish. I think the raw-edge rose with rhinestone button center is adorable and oh-so-creative. OH, and thank you for uploading pics with extra pixels--I love when I can click on a photo for a closer look!!

Heather A said...

I especially LOVE your little special occasion purses! Neatest thing EVER!

sandra said...

What wonderful purses, I know I would adore to have one. Everyone has been so creative and I really am enjoying everything. Thanks for sharing.

sandra said...

What wonderful purses, I know I would adore to have one. Everyone has been so creative and I really am enjoying everything. Thanks for sharing.

iluvmybugs said...

Your purses are sew, sew pretty!!! TFS

lgentymk said...

Can't get over how wonderful the evening bag looks and the journal. So impressed and can't wait to see more on this blog hop.

daisy said...

love your projects and that little purse is gorgeous - love your choices for the fussy cutting !

MoeWest said...

I love your purses and the portraits!

annmarie said...

Cute, cute, ghastly purses!

Lori said...

Your purse and journal are my favorites! Thank you for sharing!

Annie said...

Oh, Loralynn, your purses are fabulous! Especially your dressy wedding purse in victorian style! Fun journal to use too.

Lee said...

The vintage looking purse are wonderful! The journal love it! thanks for sharing.

stitchinRN said...

Journal, another great idea. I travel a lot and now may have to make a cover for my journal of travel history book. Thanks,

Sheila said...

Wow you were really busy making Ghastlie creations , great !

Mrs.Pickles said...

Great projects!

kathy said...

Purses are my favorites to make. Yours turned out so Ghastlie I'll have to make some for myself. Great job!

Carol said...

Oohh, I want that purse! Exceptional work.

WoolenSails said...

I love your vintage purses and items, works so well with the fabric, beautiful pieces.

Debbie

CJ in NC said...

I love the purses! They would be fun to carry and show off. Thanks for sharing.
CJ in NC

Nancy B said...

Love your Ghastlie contributions. The purses are adorable!

chicken mommy said...

Gorgeous purses. I have been trying to make a purse for my daughter for nearly a month. I only have a glimmer of the hard work that you have done on yours. I just love that clutch.
Jan

Pat V. said...

I just adore your everyday Ghastly purse! I would love one like this, it's just fantastic! Better get some fabric & start sewing...

Laine said...

There have been some great projects throughout this blog hop but I think your purses have got to be the best. They are #1 on my list. I absolutely love them. I may have to visit my LQS tomorrow to see if they have this fabric and make me a purse. Thanks so much for this excellent idea.
lsandes@comcast.net

Ella said...

Gah! Ghastlie bag love!

ritainalaska said...

pretty, powerful projects! very good ideas for projects of our own.

Laura said...

Love the journal and purses! And the frames are to die from! lol

Tonya said...

I LOVE the notebook. I will most definitely be making one for myself with my leftovers.

Kim said...

Fabulous projects, I love them all! I really want to try the composition book and the framed portraits. :)

Patty said...

I love the bag with the flower on it. And the framed fabric portaits are darling!

Holly said...

What lovely projects! I adore your small purse!

Kate B said...

Love the bag and the coin purse...

Brenda said...

Your bags are so fun. LOve, love the little one. And the journal cover has made me think, I may need one covered with Ghastlies also.

Barb said...

Oh you were sew busy with The Ghastlies! Love all of your projects!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Oh My! I love them!

Pam in Texas said...

What cute projects! I love the creativity!!! I love your purses!!

Sherill said...

I love your purses! Neat idea to frame a print for the wall! Thank you!

Carolyn said...

What an exceptional journal cover!!!!! The handbags are great I am sure when they are used they will turn heads!

Janet said...

Love the dress purse. For a wedding? Or an evening at the opera?

evelyn said...

Awesome projects. You are sew creative. I love the antique lace on the wedding purse and journal. Everyday purse- wish I had that! And the framed portraits are perfect. Well done!

suesueb said...

Such a sassy purse~love it!! How cool that you used some lace from your grandmother too!

Michele said...

Very nice. I love the idea of framing them. I just have to copy that idea to decorate my new sewing studio.

Ramona said...

Maybe I posted on the wrong entry. Loved the rose - perfect for those Victorian Ghastlie Girls and the antique black lace was "to die for"!!! ;)

Nancy said...

Loralyn, I Love all your Pieces!! Especially your evening Bags, so creative!!!

Huggs, Nancy

Jodi said...

Oh I just love your purses. You are so great at designing them. I bet you were stopped a million times by everyone asking where you got your purse. hehe. The picture frames are wonderful as well.

Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Shawna said...

OMG...how wonderful are all your projects!! I love your little fancy purses. So cool. Even the journal is super neat. Thanks for sharing with us. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

Susanne said...

Your purses are great. And your bag too. Great work!

Susanne

Mama Spark said...

Love your bags!! Those portraits are adorable!!

Manda said...

Great projects! That purse is amazing! :)

Jennifer M. said...

Love those purses! They came out fantastic. You did a great job.

I really like the journal cover you did too. That was super creative and original.

Ms. Jen. Ghastlie :)

Shannon said...

That bag is so great! I love the note book!

mean sarah jean said...

i LOVE the little coin purse! Seriously, the cutest purse ever!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

How awesome! I never thought of it for an everyday purse! Cool!

Melissa said...

I am just starting to hop through the Ghastlies Ladies sites today. I just love the bags you made with the fabrics:) I could have hundreds of purses and still want more!!! Thanks for inspiring me today!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! I love them! The quilts are so fantastic and the fabrics! Thank you for your lovely blog! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)