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 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.


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!!


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! 


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