Wednesday, September 29

Eye of Newt

With October just around the corner I had to finish at least one more stashbusting projects for Halloween.  While nursing a bad strep throat I had time to think about what to do and I remembered about this pottery container that I used for a while as a violet planter. It looks a bit like a cauldron, doesn't it? 

So cauldron, Halloween, witches... Macbeth of course!!

"Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing,--
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."

Even a nasty step throat could not keep me from crafting my own wicked broth. Here's my interpretation of the original recipe:

A couple of buttons with a piece of black crushed velvet and a bit of glue: eyes of newt

Another piece of velvet, green this time, stitched and stuffed with some batting : toe of frog


More black velvet and batting : wool of bat


I ran out of steam for the other ingredients but i had a neat scrap of batik that was just perfect for the hell-broth effect along with little cluster of pillow stuffing: 

Hmmm where is my pointy hat now ?? 


  1. Very fun and clever. Great reference to the bard.

  2. This is so clever - you're doing great with your stash busting.

  3. Fun and kids will love this.

  4. Makes me smile. Very Halloween-y. Thanks for sharing!


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