My mom is 85 and she has always played bridge with these gals for years they take turns hosting the luncheon and last week was her turn. We chose a witch theme, sending out this invite :
and accessorizing it for the party with the following witchy feet for our napkin silverware holders. Plus pinning them to ribbon we made a bunting to decorate the fireplace. and table scape.
So to start our tutorial I drew a boot pattern based on the invite boot.
I used a card stock and simply cut that out then placed it on the black felt, pinned it on and cut 12 pairs of boots out. Originally I was going to zig zag around them even buying a new sewing machine! But alas, typical for me I was last minute Annie and could not get the automatic threader on the machine to work.
We were headed down to LA to see our children for a trip to the pumpkin patch so grabbed the embroidery floss and hand stitched around all 12 of them. It actually went quite quickly and I loved the look of it. I used a variegated green on six of them and a variegated orange on the other six.
I drew a W on all the Boots on one side with glue and added either orange or green ribbon and two dots of glue for the buttons. I ended up using Skittles for the buttons
bc buttons were just more money and I had the skittles sitting there on my counter.
Next year I will probably have to replace them but they will just pop off!
The bright color of the Skittles I loved I was very happy with the effect.
Adding Dollar Tree Napkins for the socks was the perfect touch, I added my place setting of fork and soup spoon and knife to the boot atop each plate. Loved the over-all effect! And so did my mom, I could tell she was so pleased.