Crafting With Lillie Mae's October 2009



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Christmas Stocking Garland

A sweet little prim garland with so many possibilities; approximately 25 inches long and 8-1/2 inches tall. Add more stockings to make your garland longer. Instead of adding the bows and bells, embroider family member's names on the cuff. Use the candy canes for ornies and fill the stockings with small stocking stuffers. Omit the garland and you have wonderful ornies with the stockings and candy canes. A great pattern for craft fairs as they are quick and easy and require few supplies. My own rusting recipe is included. $5.99


Vintage Chenille SnowLady


A Lillie Mae's Crafts original design. This set is so much cuter than the picture. This pattern has many possibilities; make just a the snowman or tree and you have ornies for your table or better yet make both and add them to your ornie bowl. Add jute or ribbon and you have peg hangers.   $5.99


Ima Good Witch

I love the way Ima came out. She's absolutely gorgeous and was so much fun to make. Her head and body are not attached as in most of my other patterns, and as such this gives you so many options. Complete full sizes patterns, no need to measure, and easy to follow step-by-step directions are included. Any templates needed such as for shoes, socks, etc., are also included. My facial feature box will guide you through creating her face. Pattern also includes a tag which is not shown.  $5.99


Sweet Deb & Kitty Doll

A sweet little Annie just perfect for any occasion, but would made a spectacular Christmas Annie. Pattern includes full size patterns...no measuring needed. Annie stands approximately 18 inches tall and kitty approximately 6 inches tall.  $5.99




Cute as a button and quick to create, you will love this little prim Annie cloth doll pattern. All pattern pieces are full size...no measuring needed, EVER!!! Easy, step-by-step directionsl  $5.99


ScareCrow Annie & Pumpkins


Decorate for the holidays with this adorable Annie. Her raggedy hair and her floppy hat simply complete this Halloween and/or autumn pattern along with her pumpkins.  The pumpkins are weighted and sit perfectly.  Pattern includes full-size pattern pieces so no measuring needed at all. With my easy facial feature instructions, completing her face is s-o-o easy. Pattern also includes templates for her shoes and her socks.  This is a must have not only for Halloween but also for the fall season.  $5.99


Whimsy Angel of Love


This is an adorable little angel. She's quick and easy with minimal supplies needed, perfect for craft fairs.  Her dress has just a little embroidery along the bottom. Unfortunately the little hearts are difficult to make out, but are beautiful. Her facial features are quick and easy with my own method which is included with the pattern. She carries her love flower with her.  She stands approximately 15 inches tall.  $5.99

Tidings from Brenda....




Trick or treat

Smell my feet

Give me something

Good to eat


Life was slower, calmer; a distinct sense of "family" within each neighborhood.  We all walked to school together, played dodge ball in the streets, and rode double on our bikes. 


Mom's gossiped over the fence while hanging laundry out to dry.  There were block parties where everyone was invited and turned on lawn sprinklers were an open invitation to don our swim suits. 


In anticipation of Halloween, hours were spent in the kitchen preparing yummy treats.  Goodies such as popcorn balls, chocolate fudge, caramel apples, hand-pulled taffy, and many more were given out freely to each child. 


And delighted giggling trick-or-treaters were invited into each home while neighbors tried to guess your name.


So many memories. Good memories.



Happy Halloween Everyone!!!




As always if you have a "Kudos", a prayer request, any crafting tricks or tips, or if you have a "Reader Submission" such as questions for any of us, a request, a craft tip or project you would like to share, etc., please send them to me at - lilliemaescrafts@yahoo.com



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**NEW**  I'm starting a subscriber "Birthday Club."  To be included, here are the requirements:  The month before your birthday, you will need to send me a brief note about yourself.  This can include just a little bit about yourself, what you hope this birthday brings, what crafts you enjoy, a note about your family, children, pets, etc., or anything you would like to share.  If you would like to include a picture, that would be great too.


This will be published in the newsletter during your birthday month and in return for this, you will receive a "free birthday gift."


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Folk Craft Designs




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Thank you all very sincerely for your many prayers for my husband Bob.  The surgery was a success.  He did have to go back into the hospital because of an infection for a few days, but he's back out now and doing great.


Ronda sent the following prayer request and I have also included the update.  Prayer request:  "Can you guys send this prayer request out? Josh Viola's son Gianni fell from about a 15 ft balcony face first onto a solid tile floor. He has a fractured jaw and skull and had internal bleeding in two places by his brain. The spots of bleeding in the brain got worse over night and they are meeting with a neurosurgeon. He is maybe about 3 years old."  Update:  The brain stopped swelling, no bleeding, and he was sitting up on his own today.  They were probably going to move him out of ICU by this evening.  Thanks much!!  Big Miracle.


I am also asking for prayers for a young lady which I am unable to name.  She has lost her way and I am asking all to please pray that she will find her way back again.


And finally I personally am in need of prayers.  I've been having problems with one of my legs and a visit to my doctor this afternoon raised concerns for Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, blood clot, etc.  I will be going in for some tests and a visit to a neurologist.  Prayers would be very much appreciated.


Wishing you all many blessings,




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Two Free Patterns in This Issue:



Annie Witch & Pumpkin Pocket



Pumpkin Ornies



 Click on pictures to download patterns.



These patterns and graphics will eventually be offered for sale to the general public, but were originally designed and created for the subscribers of this newsletter. They are the original designs and remain the property of Lillie Mae's Crafts and are copyrighted as such.







Trick or Treating should be one of the great adventures of Halloween for kids! They can get dressed in scary costumes and go door to door, begging "Tricks or Treats!" from neighbors or at the local mall. Lots of towns have a Harvest Festival so kids can Trick-or-Treat safely. But going door to door is the stuff of childhood memories! It should be a fun time, without trouble and pain, so following some easy tips can keep your child safe every Halloween.


Kids look forward to Halloween because of the dress-up and cool costumes but the mostly like it for the candy and treats! Who doesn't?


Watch the candy intake when they get home, too much can lead to stomach aches and indigestion. That includes mom and dad as well!


Let your child have some say in their costume, within reason of course. Britney or Christina may be your six year old daughter's favorite singer but don't send her out dressed like them! It's never too early to teach them some responsibility and common sense.


Make your child's Halloween a memorable holiday and they'll have good memories that last a lifetime!

  • Children should go out during daylight hours only unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

  • Plan a safe route so parents know where their older kids will be at all times. Set a time for their return home. Make sure that your child is old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves.

  • Let your children know not to cut through back alleys and fields. Make sure they know to stay in populated places and don't go off the beaten track. Stay in well lighted areas.

  • Stop only at familiar houses in your own neighborhood unless they are accompanied by an adult.

  • Small children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween. Make sure an older sibling or adult is with them.

  • Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you.

  • Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car.

  • Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars.

  • Let them know that they should stay together as a group if going out to Trick or Treat without an adult.





Sweet Scarecrows


These autumn treats are so adorable and easy to assemble, they won't scare anyone away. In fact, set out a batch, and kids are sure to flock to them.


Recipe Ingredients:


Cookies (ours were about 2 1/2 inches in diameter)

White frosting

Assorted sugar wafers (ours were about 2 1/2 inches long)

Candy corn

Mini chocolate chips

Bran cereal (we used Kellogg's All-Bran Extra Fiber)

Chocolate sprinkles


Recipe Directions:


1. Frost the top of each cookie.


2. Cut a sugar wafer in half. Add a dollop of frosting to the top edge of the cookie and stick a wafer half to it for a hat top, as shown.


3. Place a whole sugar wafer just below the hat top for a brim. Use a little more frosting to decorate it with slices of candy corn or mini chocolate chips.

4. Press pieces of bran cereal hair into the frosting around the hat.

5. For the face, press on a candy corn nose, mini chocolate chip eyes, and a chocolate sprinkle stitched mouth.

Trick or treat, Smell my feet
Give me something good to eat !!!



The history of "Trick'O'Treating" can be traced back to the early celebrations of All Soul's Day in Britain. The poor would go begging and the housewives would give them special treats called "soulcakes". This was called "going a-souling", and the "soulers" would promise to say a prayer for the dead.


Over time the custom changed and the town's children became the beggars. As they went from house to house they would be given apples, buns, and money.


During the Pioneer days of the American West, the housewives would give the children candy to keep from being tricked. The children would shout "Trick or Treat!".



Aunt Pitty Pat Presents

Bumps in the Night

Annie Swap


It's almost that favorite time of year for

Aunt Pitty Pat.

Time to bring in the Fall Holiday Season and she is up to her same ole sneaky tricks.


This Saturday Aug 22nd

Aunt Pitty Pat will be accepting sign ups for her first Swap of the Fall Season.Come on by and check out what she has in store for all of us.

We know you will not be disappointed.

APP invites you to stop by her blog anytime.

Click on side bar button to go to the requirements

by clicking on the

"Bumps in the night" button. 



Crafting Tips & Tricks - Doll ToolBox

I have what I call my "Doll ToolBox" which is a treasure.  I guard mine with my life...lol.  When I begin a new pattern, I just whip out my "toolbox" and I'm all set.  It contains almost everything I could possibly need to complete my pattern.  It's a tremendous time safer and keeps me from having to "search" for needed items.

My "Doll Toolbox" is actually simply a plastic pencil box bought at Wal-Mart.  In it I keep the following:

  • Hemostats

  • Some stuffing tools which include different size broken off paint handles (which I love because one end is rounded for legs, arms, etc. and the other end is flat for stuffing firmly)

  • Mark 'B' Gone fabric marker

  • Disappearing ink fabric marker

  • A small piece of sandpaper (for shoes, etc.)

  • A small pin cushion with pins

  • Some different size black buttons (for eyes)

  • Mechanical pencil

  • A small pair of fabric scissors

  • Seam ripper

  • Pen and paper for jotting down any notes or changes I want to make in my pattern

  • A small spray bottle with water (which I keep in a small plastic zip lock bag so that the water doesn't leak out onto anything)

  • Thread - "natural" thread for muslin and black thread for the eyes (black buttons)

  • Needles - sewing needles, embroidery needles, and doll needles

  • Embroidery floss (the ones I use often such as dark brown, black, ecru, red, orange, wine, etc.)

  • Tape measure

**If anyone has any tips or tricks they would like to contribute, send them to me at - lilliemaescrafts@yahoo.com

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