Melissa of Rebel and Malice is hosting a tour for Dia de los Muertos and I am excited to join in. I love the idea of taking a day to honor those who have passed and celebrate their lives.
Traditionally, the 1st of November is celebrated with sugar skulls, bright colors, altars, and music. Instead of mourning the loss of a loved one, this day is meant to be full of joy for a life that was well lived. Fortunately Bean hasn't lost any loved ones in her young life, but one of our cats passed away in September. I thought that this year the Day of the Dead would be a great way to honor Luna's passing.
I designed a Kitty Skull freezer stencil template which you can download for free here at Craftsy (*affiliate link). The template could be used for stenciling, embroidery, or just for a fun coloring sheet for your kids.
I am pretty terrible at freezer paper stenciling, so I am completely amazed that I was able to pull this kitty skull stencil off. Of course I put it on a Bimaa sweater since I'm obsessed with all things Bimaa. the shawl collar is going to rock the internet this winter. I'm sure of it
Bean is in love with this sweater. She keeps petting it saying "that's my kitty skull," hehe.
The last time we were at JoAnn fabrics, Bean picked out these cool skulls and begged for something made with them. I decided pj pants were in order, so I made a pair of the Ruffle Pj bottoms from Once Upon a Sewing Machine.
And of course she's madly in love with them. I hope you enjoy the stencil and I'd love to hear if you use it for something! Don't forget to visit the other stops on the tour and there's even a giveaway!!:
October 28: Crafty Lady Abby
October 29: Sewing Sober - Two Novembers
October 30: Handmade Boy - Ginger House Designs
October 31: Call Ajaire
November 1: Lulu & Celeste
November 2: Rebel & Malice (Last day to enter giveaway!)
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