Shabby Miss Jenn

Friday, September 18, 2009

Shelob's Lair - Bwa ha ha ha!

Just when you thought it was safe to reach into the candy bowl on Halloween...  not in my house!  Shelob is guarding her web, down at the bottom of this delightfully scary treat bowl. 

Ok, well, maybe it's more terminally cute than scary.  But I love the new bowl I've finished for Halloween.  Based on Susan Breier's It's a Wrap: Sewing Fabric Purses, Baskets, And Bowls, this bowl is made from clothesline wrapped in fabric strips.  The white stars in the black and white fabric glow in the dark.  And I could not resist pairing it with the neon lime green spiderweb fabric.  You can see that Shelob's already caught a few critters who are bug-eyed wondering what's going to happen to them...

But for my money, what takes this over the top is the big furry spider with her glittery legs!  I used a Crop-a-dile to punch holes at the end of each of the legs, then sewed them directly onto the edges of the bowl.

And yes, I'm a Tolkein fan and decided that she could be named for his famous (or is that infamous?) spider.  Hmm, that reminds me, I haven't re-read LOTR in quite a while - maybe it's time to pull that out again...


  1. Too cute! I love Halloween decorations - I'm sure the trick-or-treaters will enjoy it as well :)

  2. I love your blog Janice! Great pictures (and stories) of the boys - and I'm always a sucker for pup pics. This bowl - ghoulishly cool - love the fabrics you selected and the little green at the bottom. Are those hard to make? I bought the clothesline now all I have to do is start wrapping!!