Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sammy The Seahorse PDF Pattern Is Done!

The Seahorse Pattern Is Done!

It only took 2 months cause I added a whole set of videos to help explain certain processes that I felt the step by step photos just didn't do.

I plan on doing this from now on to help people who may be new to felt crafting achieve a good final result. And also to just explain things that are hard to show in photos.

This pattern is now live in my shop! Link at bottom of this post or in side bar.

Introducing Sammy The Seahorse Pattern!

The pattern is quite simple to make but the stitching requires some time and a little skill. I've made a template to follow which will help newer sewers along.

I've also added a bonus smaller Seahorse to the pattern. This is the size I did my prototype and lots of people loved this size so I added it to the pattern too.

 Here are the 2 sizes together.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Lessons learned on the Halloween Pattern Club And Thanks To All Who Signed Up!

I'm not gonna lie, it was a rough and tumble few days getting the Halloween patterns together and sent out. First I did something wrong, then there was a glitch in my email system and then my email collector wasn't talking to my email system and I had to manually add everyone...ugh technology!

I want to thank everyone in the club and say how much I appreciate your patience!

In about 2 more days everyone should have all the patterns depending on when you signed up. If there are any issues contact me, asap!

Because of awesome customer service from MailerLite and a little poking around myself I was able to solve the problem. And while the whole thing wasn't exactly a success as far as my stress level was concerned, it exceeded my expectations, I had triple the number of people sign up then I expected, and I will do it again!

Look for a Christmas Ornament Pattern Club in the beginning of November!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Come Join My Fun FREE Felt Halloween Ornament Pattern Club!

I'm a bit behind in starting this Halloween Pattern Club so I've dropped it from 6 ornaments to just 4 ornaments so you can get them done in time for Halloween.


What is this Halloween pattern club and how does it work? 

This is a fun and FREE Felt Halloween Ornament Pattern Club. There are 4 easy Halloween ornament patterns that use the same basic colors and can all be made using only 6 - 9“ x 12” sheets of felt.

  • First you need to sign up for the club. Sign up at end of post.
  • Then you'll get an email with the first pattern and an introduction of how the club will work.

The first pattern you will receive will be the Candy Corn ornament, then 4 days later you will receive the second pattern, the 4 days after that you'll receive the 3rd pattern, then 4 days after that you will receive the 4th and last pattern.

What comes with these patterns?

You'll get an digital PDF with:

  • A supply list.
  • Easy to follow step by step instructions with photos.
  • A pattern template to print, pin to felt and cut the felt out.
  • Graphics showing other color and facial expression options.
  • A template at 100% of the details to sew on the ornament and other important details.
  • A stitch guide and my 2 favorite places to buy felt if you need to, plus how to contact me if you have questions about anything.

What are all the Halloween ornament patterns? 

The 4 Halloween patterns are:
  • A Goofy Candy Corn Ornament.
  • A Happy Flying Bat Ornament.
  • A Fun Frankenstein Face Ornament.
  • A Black Cat Face Ornament.

Patterns one and two in real felt.

First 3 patterns. One more to go! 

All 4 patterns! 

There is also an amazing fun felt supply giveaway too!


The first 10 people who sign up for the Felt Halloween Ornament Club will get entered into a drawing for:

  • A pack of 6 different color sheets of the 9" x 12" wool blend felt I used for this club.
  • One skein of embroidery thread to match all the felt colors needed to complete the club.
  • An embroidery needle.
  • And 4 pre-cut pieces of 1/4 white ribbon for hanging the ornaments. 

This felt pack is from 

UPDATE: Linda won this giveaway and her supplies have arrived so I hope she's crafting!


I hope you enjoy making these as much as I enjoyed designing them for you!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Finds: 6 Of The Best Whimsical Tea Related Items You Will Adore

Today is the 358th Anniversary of Tea in England. Personally I'm a coffee drinker but my mom loves tea and my brother is some kind of tea connoisseur so I thought this was the perfect post to honor their love of tea.


I went around and found the cutest tea related things to share with you today! 





Happy squishy tea bag plush! Adorable for home decor, perhaps a couch pillow of a tea loving friend or family member. Such happy kawaii faces!


Little Dear

Adorable felt pattern for making your own felt tea, coffee or hot chocolate. It could be a pin cushion or a desk decoration or a play food for your child's mini play kitchen. Look at that charming little lemon slice and dollop of whipped cream!



Whimsical child's hand painted tea set. This delightful set would make for hours of imaginary play. I'm in love with the fun bright colors and that it can be personalized too. Every boy and girl should have a tea set. I actually learned table manners by playing with mine as a child. My brother served tea to his trucks, action figures and plush toys.

Crafty Cornish Maids

This is a Hedgehog tea cosy!!!! Such a darling idea and great for keeping your tea pot hot. Great idea and cosies come in all shapes and sizes and characters. Makes me want to get a tea pot and a cosy just because it's so darn precious! The cuteness factor is about 100 here. Now I wish I drank tea!

A2D Creations 

 Cute song lyric tea towels, I thought they were so funny! In the US we have dish towels which are absorbent printed towels. I'm sure the use is basically the same but tea towels are just more fun and seem to be more pieces of art. My Australian cousin sent me a tea towel for xmas and it's too beautiful to use, I'm going to frame it and hang it on the wall.

 Alison Appleton Studio

Wow a rubber ducky tea infuser! Such a darling little thing! My experience with tea infusers is that weird clampy spoon with holes in it or the metal acorn looking thing. Tea bags are huge here in the US so you don't see many tea infusers unless you are a connoisseur of fine teas or maybe a Hipster. This cutie floats around in your cup steeping your tea and looking like it's in a tub, so stinking cute!

Here's a bonus Free Tea related find.

 Sew Kidding 

 Sew Kidding's link will take you to her FREE printable tea themed Wall Art and note cards. She's a favorite of mine and her printables are so fabulously cute!

I hope you enjoyed this post. I'll be doing these once a month now since I have so many other amazing felt things to share with you! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Do You Want To Make Felt Crafts But Don't Know How Or Where To Start?

Confused about what you even need to do to start making felt crafts? 

Well of course you are confused! This is all new to you so how would you even know? Crafts have to be taught the same as scuba diving needs to be taught. Crafting with felt is a skill just like many other types of skills.

I thought I'd start a couple part series on felt crafting, because felt is my life and I love to teach what I know.

Felt doesn't have to be your life too but I can give you some tips, tricks and ideas to help you jump in or wade slowly, whichever you prefer and enjoy felt crafting!

Every week I'll post a new part to this felt series. The whole series will cover:

  • Types of felt
  • How to properly iron felt - sort of already did this post
  • Tools needed
  • Tips and tricks
  • Gluing vs sewing
  • The most commonly used stitches in felt crafts
  • Skills to learn to get the most out of your craft experience
  • How to find good patterns

To make this series even better there will be some FREE PDF's to download to help you along the way.

I'm currently making a couple of downloadable checklists, supply lists and links to stitching videos to do all I can to help you along your crafty way!

The first download I'm making available to you is this informative 8 page e-book I wrote it to help you know what to look for and how to find good quality patterns. I enjoyed writing it and I hope you'll enjoy reading it.

Click the link above or right here and you'll get this FREE guide right in you inbox.

Did you know about my Felt Craft Lovers Group on Facebook? 

It's a Facebook felt lovers group for people of all levels sharing tips and cheering each other on. It's a great place to be to talk felt crafts with others. Everyone is welcome! Click here to sign up to join!


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