I almost forgot to post this years playlist. I didn’t TOTALLY forget, that is a bit of a stretch. I remembered but I just was not into it. I firmly believe that we should have certain big holidays every other year – that way it is like – Yay Halloween I missed your guts SO much – instead of – OH CRAP HALLOWEEN IS NEXT MONDAY!?!?!
I am usually super pumped for Halloween – I do a bunch of posts and take photos of my spooky adventures. I just didn’t this year. I am sorry. I DID decorate the house a little and the roommies humored me with that. “Festive!” “Cute!” “Oh you decorate for EVERY HOLIDAY?” Thanks gang – I appreciate the understanding and support.
I managed go to two of the major theme parks Haunt events – Universal Studios & Knott’s Berry Farms. I had NEVER been to the Universal one before and had not been to Knott’s since *cough* 1998 *cough*.
I was TERRIFIED of these types of things – but this year I was fine. I am either way more brave or so old and bitter I no longer care to be scared. Either way – they are both fun! I felt like I was everyone’s MOM at Universal. So, there was that. And the lines were ridic. What the crap is the purge and why is it EVERYWHERE. If I had to pick one to return to it would HANDS DOWN be Knotts. I love that little park. And the Ghost Town all filled with fog and decorations is pretty much the closest thing you will get to living in a spooky Halloween special of our childhood AND it has Elvira – plus it is half the price – is there even a contest here? We know who the clear winner is.
I am also most likely NOT going to dress up for Halloween this year. I was never even temped with that idea. Adult Halloween is sometimes just NOT my jam. I do like carving pumpkins! And the smell of a FULL bucket of Halloween candy. It is the best.
As a peace-offering for being the worst blogger ever for the five friends and family members who read this (Hi mom! LOVE YOU) I have two treats for you today!
The 2016 Playlist! AND some crafty fun freebies! Wooooo! Party!
It is time to get crafty because I made you a “Tomb Sweet Tomb” Cross Stitch – AND of you run out of time (like I do every damn year) you can also just download a free printable fakeout – See fellow procrastinators – I GOT YOUR BACK!
Download Tomb Sweet Tomb Freebies HERE!
And the most important tradition here at Bittersweet Susie – The 2016 Halloween Playlist!
2016 Halloween Playlist
Don’t forget to check out the posts of HALLOWEEN’S PAST – in case you missed them or you are old like me and FORGOT!
• What was your favorite Halloween Candy as a kid?
• What was your LEAST favorite?
• Are you dressing up this year??
Isn’t this exciting!?! The pattern shop is FINALLY open!
I have made these snarky cross stitch patterns since I made one for a school project in 2005. That is a LONG damn time! Seriously! I have meant to get these patterns up (that have sat on my computer FOREVER) so that EVERYONE can make them! WEEEEEE!
In honor of this momentous occasion I have a coupon code AND a contest!
I am giving away the FAMOUS “C U Next Tuesday” pillow. The one that has caused me both grief and joy ALL at the same time. Remind me to tell you that story sometime, it’s a GOOD one.
Head on over to instagram to see HOW you can win this infamous pillow!
I plan on uploading many more patterns, as well as listing finished stitching from my personal collection!
If you like what you see then please favorite my shop and get notifications when each new pattern is released.
Want a sweet coupon ???
Use SWEET20 until 4/25/16 to get 20% off your order! I am practically giving these away.
• Enter my instagram contest to WIN THAT PILLOW
• Start Sitching!!
I cannot wait to see all the fun (and snarky) things you make! Please tag #bittersweetsusie in any of your projects using these patterns! I may feature them HERE!
I friends – I know I’ve been gone so long. I hadn’t realized and then it all hit me THAT I MISS YOU SO MUCH.
So I have a punch of half written posts that I promise to put up sooner than later. PROMISE.
In the meantime come see me this SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY at Flamingo Vintage in Los Angeles, CA!
Christ on a cracker I hope I finish all that sewing on time.
Info for the party:
Party at Flamingo Vintage on Sunday, April 6th, and you’re invited!
Come check out all the new fantastic merchandise that we have in the shop! There will be a trunk show for Charmsies hair accessories and we’ll be doing demos all afternoon.
We will also be celebrating our new collection of modern brands such as Harper Ave, Snarky Cross-Stitch by Bittersweet Susie, clothing by JOA Los Angeles, clutches by MeDusa, candles by Ilume and much more.
Join us for cocktails, sweets and the musical stylings of Pat and Jeff!
548 South Spring Street, Downtown Los Angeles Unit 113 (entrance on 6th St.)
I also have a couple PATTERNS to give away! FIRST TIME EVER!
PLEASE come see me! I need a hug – or five!
I am not dead, it just FEELS like it. With some form or another of SICK since Christmas I have not been up for much in the way of crafts or blogs (or leaving the house or work or cleaning or anything I should be doing). I am getting BORED out of my mind and with this latest round of Bronchitis I have had JUST ABOUT ENOUGH! So out comes the thread and back into the abyss of stitch I go.
I made a rather LARGE order of DMC thread that I am now winding onto the never-ending bobbins of doom. This is my organizational tool of choice. I also make sure to put the number on there (cut and taped from the DMC packaging just as Mom taught me) and put into a plastic case. I previously had them organized by number which is essential if you are making complicated patterns purchased by other people but since I am making my own the next step is going to be reorganizing them by color. It’s like reorganizing your record collection in different ways – I do that too!
See – I need ALL THE THREADS!
I have worked on my DERP piece FOREVER! I lose interest and then I put them away. There was something bothering me about the colors I picked. The top DERP didn’t work. It was this light dirt teal and now that I see it stitched with the others I DID NOT LIKE IT. I, at the time, did not have a better option. Since I ordered almost EVERY COLOR DMC MAKES I have already spotted a more worthy candidate.
The 827 is a better match than the 3761 that I was using. So now I get to RIP it out. This is a satisfying sadness, if that makes any sense. It also takes twice as long to rip out my work than it did for me to put it in.
I use a seam ripper, and I go slow to be sure not to grab and rip the cross stitch fabric underneath. Tear, shred, pull, rip.
Coming soon – finished piece and a pattern, maybe. If you are lucky.
FREE PATTERN – DICK!
Bittersweetsusie Dick Cross Stitch
This cross-stitch would make a lovely gift. I can think of a few people that deserve this one myself. Get a jump-start on your holiday crafts friends, Christmas is just around the corner!
THIS MEANS YOU.
*contact me if any interested in finished piece. Pattern for sale coming soon, email me for details if you would be into that sort of thing
My cross stitch is getting a wash – stay tuned for the final show.
Rub A Dub