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Free Embroidery Update! Halloween Style ♥

Hey everybody!
For Halloween I wanted to go back and make embroidery for some of my older free spooky patterns – particularly the ones that got the most requests. And to round out the group I created some Halloween versions of the Bat Plush as well! I wanted to make sure people with 4” x 4” embroidery hoops were included so I made adjustments in different ways to make it work.
Included are:


• The Witch Kitty from 2017 😀 This one has a diagonal face in order to fit in smaller hoops. And just for fun there are options to stitch stars all over the kitty’s cape and hat too!


The Sugar Skull Kitty from 2016! This one was too large to fit into a 5” x 7” or 4” x 4” hoop, so the pattern has been shrunk down about 30% (the new templates are included in the instructions). This way both the skull and rib cage can fit in a 5” x 7” hoop and just the skull can fit into a 4” x 4” hoop.


• And of course the Bat Plush is back! The original faces for this design could only fit in a 5” x 7” hoop, so to include smaller hoops I shrunk down the pattern about 20% for mini bats! The new templates are included in the embroidery instructions 😀 These bats are about 7” tall instead of the usual 9” and their faces and other details fit within a 4” x 4” hoop diagonally.
The original embroidery instructions and files are now updated to include 4” x 4” versions of the original faces and the new templates too ❤ But for this Halloween add-on you can also make a Pumpkin Jack-o-lantern bat or a Skeleton bat in both the standard and mini size! If you don’t have an embroidery machine, I also have the applique templates for the Halloween Bats here.


I hope you all enjoy these new additions and they stitch out well for you!


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New Shop Pattern! Animal Ear Witch Hat

Hello everyone!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀

I’ve been in a witchy mood ever since the Hogwarts House Plush Pattern I released back in July, so I thought for the next leg of my Halloween projects I wanted to make a witch hat!
A classic cone style hat is a really fun simple project that you can find for free many places, so of course I had to take it a step further! I designed two fun crown shapes in addition to the basic cone. And of course knowing my style I just had to put animal ears on them too ❤

The pattern includes templates to make cat, unicorn, or rabbit ears — and you can decorate them with horns, antlers, wings, and flowers too. To finish it off, you can make a cute accent band (complete with slots to hold your potion vials!) and a bow.
It has sizes for heads from 13” to 25” so it can be made for both babies and adults. The instructions also come with tips about different interfacing to use so you can make a hat that’s super crisp and sturdy or one that’s more cozy and floppy.

Though it’s completely optional, it felt too good to pass up a hat with a spooky face too. So applique templates for this creepy grinning face and an evil eye are also in there as well ❤ The embroidery is also available separately, which comes in 7 different sizes so it would suit lots of other spooky projects besides the hat!
To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be 30% off for the first weekend, and the embroidery files will be 50% off! I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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New Shop Pattern! Plus a Wizarding Sale ♥

Hello everyone!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀

I’ve had the occasional request for a badger, mostly because I have patterns for (or are close to) the other Hogwarts mascots from Harry Potter, but none for a badger yet. I thought it sounded like fun (love those eye stripes!) but it just didn’t feel right without having the whole animal set in a style that matched. So I did all four Hogwarts mascots from the same base so they look more like they belong together! ❤

They have a cute and simple chibi shape with stubby arms and legs. They’re mostly machine sewn so they come together quicker than usual. Though if you have trouble with some parts they can  also be sewn by hand. And for that extra Harry Potter flair they come with templates to make a Hogwarts scarf or wizard hat!
The shapes are pretty simple though the size is a little small. Some of the curved areas get a bit tight so you have to do some stretching to make the pieces fit. And you have to be wary of the badger eye stripes since those curves are very crucial. Overall though I rated it a 4/10 and the badger a 5/10.

Though they’re all based on the same main pattern, they wound up quite different from each other at the end (especially that snake!), so it made it confusing to put every animal in one set of instructions. Instead they’re all separate, which is great if you’re only interested in your house animal — or maybe not that into Harry Potter!
There’s the classic Gryffindor lion with a fluffy mane and tiny ears, a cute raven for Ravenclaw (though with a color swap you can do the book-accurate golden eagle), a sneaky snake for Slytherin complete with tiny tongue, and maybe my favorite, a lovable badger for Hufflepuff.
You can also buy them as a bundle at a steep discount 😀

They all use the same eye designs to help them look like a matching set, and it has options for happy and angry eyes as well. The embroidery files are also sold separately. They contain the files needed to make each kind of eye for each animal as well as paws for the lion and badger feet. Though there are 7 other size options in case you want to use them for a different project. All the pattern parts fit 4” x 4” hoops so you can embroider this pattern no matter what you’ve got 😀 Though the lion had to be simplified to fit within a small hoop, it’ll still work ♥

To celebrate its launch, all the patterns (and the bundle) will be 30% off from now through Monday 😀 And the embroidery will be 50% off! And because it’s Harry’s birthday coming up, all wizarding items are 20% off ♥ So all fantasy-type stuff mentioned in the books — dragons, unicorns, Cerberus (aka Fluffy), you name it. A whole wizarding blowout!
I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy of any of the new patterns, I hope you enjoy it!

 

Also! I had some curious about what colors I used for the animals 😀 Here’s a link to and the name of each color:

Gold lion: Gold, rust, and vanilla. Black hat and yellow & scarlet scarf.
Tan lion: Cappuccino, caramel, and beige. Ash hat and crimson & gold scarf.
Black raven: Black and ash. Ash hat and royal blue & silver scarf.
Blue raven: Navy and French blue. Black hat and electric blue & platinum scarf.
Golden eagle: Caramel and gold. Brown hat and midnight blue & gold scarf.
Green snake: Olive, sage, and scarlet. Ash hat and emerald & platinum scarf.
Green/yellow snake: Kiwi, yellow, and scarlet. Black hat and hunter & silver scarf.
Black badger: Black, white, and charcoal. Ash hat and lemon & black scarf.
Brown badger: Brown, white, and mocha. Black hat and yellow & black scarf.


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Update! Spooky cut & sew fabrics!

Hey everybody!
For those of you into Spoonflower, I thought I might share this newest update with you! I gave some of my older cut & sew patterns a spooky Halloween treatment! 🙂 I know it’s still super early, but us sewists know that you have to plan really far ahead to get your sewing done, right?

If you’re not familiar with Spoonflower, it’s a great service with offices in North Carolina and Berlin. They custom print on all kinds of fabric. It’s a great resource for making stuffed animals too because you can print your pattern pieces right on the fabric. It’s perfect for beginners because you don’t have to learn about how to buy supplies and fabric or how to transfer markings.




The new additions are:
More owl plushies! Which come in a dark shadowy version, a vampire, candy corn, and pumpkin (my favorite)
More bat plushies! I made up a ghost version, skeleton, and candy corn version. I brought back the zombie from before to be part of the spooky collection, and a new galaxy version took its place!
More Mer-kitties! But this time I made them into haunting sea witches ❤ They’re not classic Halloween themed, but rather have creepy faces and dark, mysterious colors inspired by sea witch illustrations I found. One is even like a lion fish 😀
And my Witch Kitties are a new edition! There’s a set of classic Halloween-themed kitties that have capes with skulls, ghosts, candy corn, and bats. And there’s another set that are themed after Hogwarts classes including Herbology, Astronomy, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Potions.

You can buy them one fat quarter at a time, or buy a whole yard for all 4 of the colors in the collection. The instructions are just slightly different to accommodate the new fabric. You can find all of my cut & sew designs on my Spoonflower page, or a dedicated page here on my site for easier previews 😀
If you try ordering some, I hope you really enjoy it!


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New Shop Pattern! Woodland Witches Anthro Dolls

Hello everyone!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀

I’ve gotten a lot of requests for more dolls, so before I jump into humans I thought I’d try my own version of an Anthropomorphic doll 🙂 It’s similar to the standing animal plush I did previously, but these are little less chibi and have longer limbs and a more clearly defined neck. The shape of the head has a more classic animal shape than the big round heads that I usually do.
Their longer silhouette means they look very nice dressed up, so for this first batch I thought I’d go with a witchy theme! The pattern includes templates to make a hooded cape, witch’s hat, and a leaf backpack. It also has templates for little felt details like flowers, wings, and leaves.
With that said, you can use the clothes from this pattern for the standing animal as well! Though the hoodie from the standing animal pattern is for smaller arms, so that’s a bit of a tight fit.

The hardest part of the plush is definitely the arms, though unfortunately that’s what helps them hang down instead of stick outward. So if you didn’t have a lot of trouble with the arms on the standing plush pattern, then this one won’t be too bad for you. All in all, I get a lot of requests for more plushies that are almost completely machine-sewn, which made the arms difficult. But on the bright side it means it comes together a lot faster once you get the hang of it!

One thing that might help is this pattern has some accompanying embroidery files you can purchase! All 4 eye designs are available together in a pack. The design pack comes with a files suited specifically for the plush and also standalone files that you can use for other plushies should you choose. The ones meant for the plush can fit either on a 4×4 hoop (if you’re doing a fox style plush with a muzzle), or a 5×7 hoop (if you’re doing a full face like the cat).

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be 30% off for the first weekend, and the embroidery files will be 50% off! I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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Free Pattern Friday! Witch Kitty Plush


The Halloween craziness continues! While thinking of other spooky-themed projects I realized I hadn’t done anything witch-related. A perfect opportunity to dress up a sweet little black cat!

I had so much fun putting this project together, especially because it gives you an opportunity to use bright Halloween colors like purple, acid green, and pumpkin orange. Not to mention lots of fun Halloween cotton prints that are always such a blast to go through at the fabric store. Use up your stash dressing up the little witch hat or capelet!

The finished plush is an adorable handheld size making it perfect to hang around on your desk during the rest of the Halloween weeks. I hope you guys will put your own fun twists on this character!


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Freebie Friday! The Battie Treat Bag

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Another Halloween treat for you all! This time it’s directed mostly at the kiddies ^-^ I had some scraps of black twill that I thought would work perfectly for a little treat bag. Lots of different animal options came to mind, but a cute little bat enamored me the most. Now your favorite vampire or witch will be completely set for Halloween!
The bag is just a simple bucket bag style, but the added wings, ears, and appliqué make it perfect for any little vampires or witches out there. Or you could leave off the handle and use it for handing out candy this year 😀

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