Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween-Candy Corn: Candy Corn Garland

I don't know if I've mentioned this, but I looooove candy corn....thus the last 4 post....and the one after this....and the one after that...and the one after that....  I prefer to eat it, but I kinda dig the colors, and I like the way it looks on a garland as well.  Here's my imperfect candy corn garland making process...I was going for the homemade look.  Yup, that's right, and I acheived it.  ;o)  It's never a problem to convince people my stuff is homemade.  ;o) 
Sew three strips (about 2 inches each) of fabric together (this would be fun with a collection of different orange/yellow/and white fabrics, but that would take money/forethought/andshoppingtime, so...).  I cut the tri-color strips down to about four inch pieces...
I used a solid yellow for the back, mostly b/c I was tired of sewing, and had an excess of pale yellow fabric.  I folded the two in half, and then cut the basic shape of a candy corn.  I guess you could make a template, but I like to live on the wild side. 
See....I'll even post a picture sideways, because I'm wild like that. 
Next thing you know I'll be running with the scissors while I cut out candy corns.  On a side note, see those scraps?  I save them and use them for stuffing for crafts like this.  I'm only writing that information b/c I often worry about the memory that is supposedly stored in my head, and I don't want to forget.  Not because it's sooooo clever, just b/c I don't want to forget.  I don't like forgetting this, and if I forget things I wish I could complete the process and forget what I forget so I don't have to be frustrated about forgetting.  After studying philosophy, and the theory of everything, I sewed the sides right side together, with a little part not sewn for the stuffing, I don't think I should talk about the theory of stuffing any further in this post, it brings up all sorts of feelings.   
I stuffed, sewed the last little piece together, added a little bell with a safety pin and a raffia bow (I saw the bell and safety pin on some 'vintage' looking stuffed candy corn on a store's sit, I added the bow b/c it's just the kinda gal I am).
 Raffia makes me feel better about everything.  It's the answer to life's very worst problems, like forgetting stuffing ideas.  I used hot glue to glue the candy corn to a string, and then I strung it up, and then I blogged about it, and now here I am.  Christy Wuz --->Here<-----.
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