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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Tatting Lace "Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

With a suggestion from my oldest daughter I added a pumpkin head   
This worked of great with the skeleton. I found this free pumpkin pattern on you tube and later on Face Book from "Lecosedellaanto" I did change it a bit to fit the body and placing a face with beads.
Below, I still struggle with ribs and this seemed to work best with the 4 I have done so far.
below is the PDF I made.
for making the pumpkin head in size 40 to add to Martha's skeleton done in size 80(for bookmark cover)
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He is possible like this, if dipped in a white Elmer's school glue and small amount of water then blotted dry or Fray Check.

Inserting the skeleton works well, with a chop stick best or long tweezers, forgot to take the picture of the chop stick. 
Note for hips I found it easier to make the coccyx like directions but then I make an outer ring like onion ring then chain down the the top of the femur make the leg go back up and split ring to the coccyx then split ring to leg bones and back up to make a chain to top of coccyx cut and tie. this is way easier than making super large rings.  

I added the black card stock and used a white gel pen to sign and personalize your work!  


  1. You’re all set for Halloween! It would never occur to me to put a pumpkin head on a skeleton, I’m impressed.

  2. It's origin comes from a spooky ghost story that is very common in the USA so much Disney made a movie out of it๐ŸŽƒ

  3. The legend of sleepy hollow! That show terrified me as a child but yours is adorable! Your idea of putting the skeletons in the bookmark ho,der is so clever. Makes me want to make this pattern!

  4. Thanks, it was a creepy story๐ŸŽƒ

  5. I don't really like skeletons but I must say for anyone who does those bookmarks are brilliant.

    1. Yes, I wasn't thrilled about it but love the look. I like the meaning of the "Day of the Dead" more. In South American countries.

  6. I like how you fleshed out the bones with pumpkin ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜„
    Great tips!
    I've watched the movie but before that my sister had actually visited the Sleepy Hollow woods!

    1. Oh wow I'm impressed, I read about a church called Sleepy Hollow where a solider was burry from revolutionary war.

  7. Very nice these bookmarks! I like the pumpkin head, it's funny.
    have a good day

  8. Thank you I liked posing him waving ๐ŸŽƒ


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