SBC 2019 Week 7/Holidays

Hello everyone! Drawing Addict is back with ANOTHER great post! It’s week 7 (we skipped week 6) of the Student Blogging Challenge, and this week’s challenge is going to be spectacular! For this week, we had four options to write a post about. This week’s post had to do with the holidays, so the options are obviously related to that. The first option was to write about a specific holiday (or more) that your family celebrates. The second option was to use a photo that represents a holiday and write about it, giving details about its history, and why it’s important. The third option happens to be crafts, so you can make a craft and take a photo of it to put on your blog. You would have to write about the craft, how you made it, and how is it related to the holiday (one you choose). The fourth option was to make a poem about your favorite holiday, which should be detailed. 

I, in order to live up to my name (literally), am doing a craft for this week. I am planning to sew something with fabric and a sewing machine (or maybe a hand sewing kit.) I am not completely sure what I am going to sew, but I have a feeling that it will turn out good (since I am totally a master at sewing. 😉) I think that I am going to make something related to Halloween. I guess I will have to wait and see.

(I wrote this a few days after this^)

I have decided to make a pumpkin for Halloween. I am in the middle of making it, and all I have to do now is reinforce the outside and sew on the pumpkin’s face and stem. Note that I am not a professional and my sewing machine was a little wacky when I used it. I am still getting used to using the sewing machine since I am more accustomed to hand sewing. I definitely struggled with making sure that the stuffing wouldn’t come out because of the rough sewing. You are probably wondering how I made this little project, lucky for you, I am going to tell you. I started off by grabbing one big piece of orange fabric. Then, I folded it and cut out a shape that resembles a pumpkin. Next, I turned on my sewing machine and put in some brown thread(because I didn’t have any orange thread.) 

I started using the machine to thread the outline of the fabric. While I was sewing, I left a little area to stuff with stuffing. During my sewing, I came across a slight problem. The thread in the needle was bunching up and getting stuck in the sewing machine, which halted the sewing process. I managed to get it working after a few trials and errors. I then looked over my work and found holes in the fabric, from which the sewing hadn’t been enough to close it. This resulted in me having to go over the outline of the fabric one more time and close up all the holes. When I finished the outline, I used a pencil to make some curved lines on the pumpkin to make it resemble one more.  After that, I grabbed some left-over black felt(from which I had sewn dementors with) and cut out eyes, a stem, and a mouth. I finished it off by sewing the black felt onto the pumpkin. The final result will be below!

I am afraid I could not upload a photo of my masterpiece.

I do hope you guys liked this post and enjoyed it. Don’t forget to check out my classmates’ blogs below! Have a good week! Drawing Addict out~


P.S I got 221 views on my blog! Thanks so much for reading my posts! I am very happy that I am getting so much visitors!

P.P.S I just checked my map again and I have 230 views!! Thank you all!!!

4 Thoughts.

  1. Drawing Addict,

    Oh no, what happened to your craft? I wish we could see a photo of your pumpkin creation! Did you use a YouTube tutorial to create the craft? If so, you could embed the video…or provide a link to the website where you found the idea. Either of those would help us visualize what your handmade treasure turned out looking like. I bet it’s incredible.

    It’s been fun reading all of these blogging challenges. I think one of the reasons I most like this undertaking is because of the enormous number of options available to every blogger each week. We’re given plenty of ideas, but we can design and post anything that fits the topic. Maybe your class and our class can create partners and work on a post together. That would be really fun…and Google Docs makes it easy! 🙂

    I’ll be back to visit soon. Come visit our blogs when you have a minute.

    Happy Holidays!
    Mrs. Rombach

    • Hi Mrs. Rombach!
      If you want to see my craft, it is in Mrs. Sheridans room because I gave it to her to keep. The chrome book would not let me upload the picture of it at all. I am proud to say I did this without any tutorials or videos. I just tried to make a pumpkin with my sewing materials. I definitely think it would be cool for our classes to combine and make a post together!
      Drawing Addict.

  2. Hi,
    I’m Mrs Barrett a teacher from Scotland. This was a really interesting blog. I wish I could see the final result! If you manage to upload it please share the link with me as I really want to see what it looks like.
    For Halloween I went pumpkin picking for the first time! It was a lot of fun walking around a farm and taking part in different activities. It was also my first time carving a pumpkin and I tried to make pumpkin soup – it was not to my taste buds!
    Have you made anything else with your wacky sewing machine?

    • Hello Mrs. Barrett!
      I am glad you found my blog interesting, I worked really hard on it! I will try a few more times to get the picture working so you can see it. Pumpkin picking sounds like a lot of fun! I actually have not carved a pumpkin before, I hope that I can next year! I haven’t made much with my sewing machine. In fact, the pumpkin was my first ever real project with it. I had only ever used my sewing machine for sewing holes in clothes together.

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