I love good fabric design, and Heather Bailey is one of the best. Along with creating beautiful fabrics, she has a knack for coming up with fresh and fun patterns. Every once in a while, she even offers one for free on her blog. How generous is that?!

I came across her free Betty Boo pattern a couple of months ago and was smitten. What a great use for those crazy Halloween novelty socks!

So I hit my local Dollar Tree store and picked up a few pair (that’s just 50 cents a doll!). All you need are socks that have a contrasting heel and toe. I also found some great black & white striped Michael Miller fabric from CityCraft that was begging to be used.

Within a couple of hours – a family was born.

Meet Herman, Betty, & Matilda Boo.

Matilda’s teeth haven’t quite grown in yet. 😉

But really – what’s a Halloween party without inviting the cousins?

What can I say? Once I got started… I just couldn’t stop! *lol*

You can even recycle the parts of the project you don’t use. Why not turn the discarded sock tops into mini-treat bags?

Just turn the sock topper inside out, sew a seam across the bottom, thread around 8″ of thin ribbon through the top & gather with a bow to close.

Would love to see your projects…anyone else inspired by Halloween this month?