Halloween is a magical time of year, filled with pagan, religious, and secular activities.
My favorite childhood memories of Halloween pretty much revolve around the time-honored tradition of Trick or Treating.
This was the one time of year we were encouraged to dress up in crazy costumes (though back in the 70s/80s, the costumes were not nearly as cool as today), and go door-to-door harassing neighbors for CANDY!
We got to know the houses that gave out the best stuff year after year (full size chocolate bars and soda pop!), and the houses that gave out an apple or a couple of those repulsive “candy kiss” molasses chews (btw: now that I am an adult, I like those candy kisses, and can’t find them!).
I recall wearing such costumes as the Road Runner from Bugs Bunny fame, a devil, a homemade clown costume, and of course a punk rock girl (if you grew up in the 80s and didn’t spend at least ONE Halloween as a punk rocker, you are a rare creature). One costume I never wore, but always admired was a witch. I think it was the hat. I loved that hat. I hated that it was always “wicked” witch, or “ugly” witch, but never a pretty or cute witch. I KNEW that good witches existed – Glinda was one, after all, right? But Glinda looked more like a princess, and more importantly, she did not don The Hat.
So this Halloween, I would like to share with the wonderful readers of Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom this original hand-embroidery pattern of a CUTE WITCH.
Kamilla here is a sweet little witch girl. She rides her broom side-saddle and loves showing off her new striped stockings.
Kamilla would look wonderful embroidered onto your child’s trick-or-treat tote bag, on a pillow. or even onto the back of a witchy costume cape.
If you aren’t a stitcher, you can paint Kamilla or she can be a festive coloring page for the budding witches in your home.
Simply print out the image (fits onto a regular 8.5×11 sheet of paper, though you may resize if desired). To transfer the printed image onto fabric, place a piece of dressmaker carbon between the printout and the fabric (right side up!), and trace over the lines with a ball point pen. If you prefer to use a transfer pencil, be sure to reverse the image before printing so when you iron it onto your fabric, Kamilla will be facing the same direction.
She can be embellished with glow in the dark threads or paint, sequins, or anything else that inspires you.
I would like to thank Mrs. B for the opportunity to share Kamilla with you all, and I invite you to visit my blog, My Hiding Place In Cyberspace for more free hand embroidery designs including a Crafty Goddess and a Kitchen Goddess.