Saturday, October 29, 2016

My Porter the Penguin's Superhero Costume Is Done In Time For Halloween!

The Superhero Costume is done and in my shop!

 

I know I was cutting it close, but the costume can be used for imaginary play too. Who doesn't want to be a Superhero?!


The PDF set comes with a medallion cape, mask, treat bag and fish flavored chocolate bar. 

Super easy to make and to make the whole process easier just glue the smaller pieces on and glue the mask together.


What does it look like on the Penguin? 

 



 I made more of the typical gender colors, but mostly because purple is my favorite color so one of them was getting that purple cape!

Make your Superhero's outfit any color you and/or your child wants and have fun! 

Here's the link to the Superhero costume


One more exciting thing! 

 

 I have reduced the add-on accessories pattern's prices and the Penguin with the original accessories combo have both been reduced through the holidays! You won't want to miss that! 

I plan on, fingers crossed, a Christmas add-on set, but with the Christmas Pattern Club not sure I'll have the time. If you are interested seriously let me know and I'll get something done!

Don't forget to join the Christmas Ornament Pattern Club! Sign ups start November 1st!


Happy Halloween!!!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

My New Fun Felt Christmas Ornament Pattern Club Sign Up Starts Next Week!

 

Jingle belling my way to another fun felt club ride!


 I hope you'll join me for this fun felt adventure!

My Halloween Ornament Pattern Club went over so well that I decided to do a Christmas one. This one will be set up differently and hopefully will not have some of the problems the Halloween one did.

Sign ups start November 1st and end November 10th. There will be 6 ornaments in this club. 

The email with the link for the first pattern will go out on November 12th. the 2nd November 19th, the 3rd November 26th, the 4th December 3rd, the 5th December 10th and finally the 6th ornament on December 17th.

This time around everyone will get the same ornament on the same dates and everyone finishes at the same time.

So If you want in on this FREE Pattern Club sign up right away here on my blog and/or website Starting November 1st, so you don't miss out, because once I close the sign ups, that's all folks!


UPDATE: There will be 4 giveaways of felt and thread supplies from Busy Little Bird!
They will also have packs available in my specific colors for The Christmas Ornament Pattern Club. 

So if you don't win a giveaway, run over to Busy Little Bird and get your pack right away at this listing! Here's what you'll get!


UPDATE: YOU CAN SIGN UP HERE!


I'm keeping pics of everything secret this time so you'll have something to look forward too. But, I will tell you the the ornaments are fairly traditional, some are more detailed than others, they are all fun and consist of:

  • Gingerbread House
  • Ornament
  • Tree
  • Snowman
  • Santa Face
  • Candy Cane decoration



I hope you had a chance to make the Halloween Garland I designed for the previous post!



Mine was so big it fit the bay window in my kitchen, but make yours the size you want. I'd love to see your pics! 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Character Garland Freebie PDF with Pompoms!!!

I made a super cute Halloween Garland with mini poms to hang over your dessert table, or porch, in your big bay window or wherever you what to display a little happy Halloween freebie decor.

 

First I enlarged the graphics I made from the Halloween Pattern Club.


I figured I might as well use them for another project too, right? Then I saw this cute video about making mini pom poms and thought these two things would go together in a cute way.

Supplies Needed:

  • A regular size dinner fork.
  • Yarn in various Halloween colors
  • Super sharp small scissors.
  • Yarn or embroidery thread to sew the garland together.
  • A needle.
  • Halloween characters and banner printables PDF
  • 80lb cover-stock, I used 90 but 80 is stiffer.

 First make all the mini poms you'll need. I used 4 colors and needed 13 for my garland.



The fork is to make the poms on. As shown below. Don't worry I linked to a good mini pom making video to help you out!





 You are supposed to trim them nice and round but I'm apparently not good at that. But hey a pom is a pom and they will work fine.

Here's the video I watched to learn to make these poms. I highly recommend watching this if you don't already know what you are doing...like me.


Secondly print out your Freebie Halloween Character Printable PDFs.



There are 4 pages with 2 Halloween characters each plus 4 banner images. Print these out on a good stiff card stock.



DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRINTABLES HERE!




Then cut each piece out keeping as close to the black line as possible.


The third step is to punch 2 holes in all of the character pieces.

 

 After punching all the holes, thread your needle with the embroidery thread or yarn and get ready to start stringing.
 


 This is a quick video of the process of beginning to start stringing the garland.


This video shows all the Halloween paper characters and poms strung together as one long garland.


I made a very long garland using two Halloween characters each, plus the banners. You can do as many or as few as you like. Have fun and make something that will make you smile!







 I hope you enjoy these printables as much as I enjoy making them for you!!


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!






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!

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