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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Ghastly Ghouls - A Pterodactyl Halloween

   Welcome to the first day of the

Gastly Ghouls Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with
A Pterodactyl Halloween




Carol at Just Let Me Quilt presented bloggers with the challenge to make something spooky, kooky, or anything wickedly Halloween.  Of course, I was in.  This is right up my alley.

Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!


I'm keeping up with my tradition with this one.

I have 1 very special girl (my daughter) that loves Halloween
and her daughter loves it too!  

So I started a tradition to make a little doll to look like
my Granddaughter in her Halloween costume every year.
She has the last 3 years of Halloween Friends and loves them.


When I texted my daughter to ask what my Granddaughter was dressing up as this year for Halloween,
this is the picture I received:


Well, that was a surprise, but I put on my Grammie panties and got to work. lol


I designed it by tweaking an original doll design.

Lizzy put on her costume for a little Boo at the Zoo action.
Perfect timing for the hop!
So I gave her the new Halloween Friend.
I think she likes it!


I have yet to make a bag to keep all of the Halloween Friends.
That has to be a priority for next year, but for now, she plays with them year-round.

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It's so fun to get inspiration from Blog Hops.
This is my favorite time of year for stitching.


I think Lizzy likes it too!







32 comments:

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

That is such a wonderful tradition! I love the previous dolls and of course the ferocious pterodactyl :D I think little Lizzy likes her new Halloween friend too! Happy Halloween!

-Soma

Pamela Arbour said...

That is so cute. She will certainly treasure the dolls and the memories!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Such sweet dolls! I love this idea. I might just have to make them for my girls! My youngest is going to be Captain America and my oldest is going to be Black Panther. Thank you for the link to the pattern.

Sharon said...

What fun! The doll is cute, and your little one is even cuter. Good job, Grandma!

Carol said...

That is amazing work, Carla! You did a great job of making a pterodactyl costumed doll! And she sure does look like she likes it! (best part, right?)

Carol S. said...

This is just the best tradition and your little Pterodactyl granddaughter is obviously thrilled with it. She's adorable in her costume! All of your dolls are amazing (like you) and look so wickedly cute. Thank you for sharing them!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your dolls are all amazing! Such a clever idea to match your Granddaughter's costume.

Vicki in MN said...

How fun for your granddaughter to have a doll to match her! Good Gma you are!!

Calicojoan said...

That is just the cutest thing I have ever seen. You have one adorably happy little one with her new doll!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

That is an unusual costume pick for a young girl, but she looks adorable in it and the doll is perfect.

Danette said...

That's fantastic that you can make her a doll to match each year. Wonderful new addition for 2021!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

That is such a fun project and cute idea for a yearly doll in costume! Mine are all too old for dolls now, but this would be so much fun!! Thanks for sharing, Carla!

Rebecca said...

Ohhhhh...you gotta be in the running for the best grammy ever!!!!

Karrin Hurd said...

Your granddaughter is adorable, as is the Pterodactyl. You are so creative and inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing!

For the love of geese said...

This is adorable

Kathleen said...

What a fun way for her to remember Halloween. You did a great job making this. You are so creative and really did find a way to make it work!

works4me said...

What a wonderful grannie you are, and what a great Halloween tradition. I am sure those dolls will become treasured keepsakes as your graddaughter gets older.

lynn said...

Yours is a super idea Carol. What a great gift for a special little girl.

Susan said...

She's cute as a button and so is her mini-me!

Needled Mom said...

Oh dear! That was a real challenge. You did a great job on it.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Heck fire!! Grammy knocked that out of the park!!! Its perfect!!!

Leah said...

This is Awesome and such a cool tradition!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Such a fun tradition. I love Lizzy's costume choice this year! Your doll turned out fabulous.

Websterquilt said...

That is so much fun! I love that it matched her costume!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Awwwwwww such a cutie!!

Vivian said...

Ok, you win for best and most creative grandma ever! Just too cute and what a great family keepsake!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Super cute addition to your Halloween doll collection, Carla!!

tink's mom said...

Wow, what a terrific addition to her collection. You are a very creative Grannie. Looking forward to seeing what type of tote you come up with for now and the future.

Danice G said...

Oh how cute, the dolls and the costume!

Beth Strand said...

What an awesome idea! You are so clever!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carla! I think did a fabulously great job after putting on the Grammie panties and keeping up the tradition. That is a surprise but your granddaughter is adorbs in her Pterodactyl costume! And her Halloween friends are a special treat that she'll enjoy forever. What a special grandma you are!! Thanks for sharing this with us and the link as well. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

Susan said...

That is so darn cute! Happy Halloween!