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Free Pattern Friday – All Hallow’s Eve

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Back in 2015, I hosted 31 Days of Halloween here on Sewhooked. During that month, I posted 31 different projects, patterns, & recipes.

It was a crazy month of posting, but so, so fun!

This little pattern is one of the only applique pieces I’ve ever designed. (Gasp…applique, me?!)  I love it still and thought it would be fun to share it again today.

All Hallow’s Eve is 7 1/2″.  Don’t want to applique? You can also hand embroider or even stencil this pattern!

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All Hallow's Eve by Jennifer Ofenstein (2)

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TTMT #392 – Terribly Mysterious

In which I talk about Halloween, a very special quilt, and quilting practice on some projects for The Linus Connection!

I have a TON of Halloween content right here on Sewhooked. You can find it all here.

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Free Pattern Day is the first of every month during 2016! Come back Tuesday, November 1, 2016 for the next Free Pattern Day.

Wednesday through December on Fandom in Stitches!

Quirky Qwerty Alphabet!

October Prize – .pdf copy of Quirky Qwerty Alphabet!

Get it now from my Craftsy Shop.

Entering to win the 2016 monthly prize is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked Flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll have one chance to win for each photo you share!

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TTMT #342 – Dunno, pub?

31 Days of Halloween
Nothing But Sincerity Stitch
Fandom in Stitches for the Smart Phone Quilt Along

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Here we go! I’m excited to share that I have another fun block pattern coming out in the Winter 2015 issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!

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I promised in October that I’d give away a free prize to one person who shared photos with my flickr group as part of the 31 Days of Halloween!

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, Fall 2015

Woozelmom (Linda) will receive a free copy of this issue of 100 Blocks. This is one of my designer copies, it hasn’t even hit newsstands! I’m really happy to get to share. 🙂

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that shared photos in October!

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Stop back by Sewhooked on November 17 to read all about my block in Vol. 12 of 100 Blocks! There will, of course, be prizes!

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31 Days of Halloween – Two Little Hooters

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It’s the penultimate day of 31 Days of Halloween!

Each Friday in October, I’ve featured some of my Halloween-inspired patterns that are available for sale in my Craftsy shop.

Today, we revisit a sweet pattern called Two Little Hooters.

Two Little Hooters

15 1/2” x 18 1/2” Wall Hanging
Paper pieced and Strip Pieced

Two Little Hooters includes full-color paper pieced patterns with cutting and piecing instructions for the quilt shown above.

Previously $8, Two Little Hooters is now Just $5.95 in my Craftsy Shop!

Two Little Hooters

Two little Hooters is a versatile pattern that works in just about any color scheme. Want something fresh and light? Try pastels on a light background!

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This awesome version was created by Kristel over at WIP Girl!

Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner, to be announced Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

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31 Days of Halloween – Witches’ Brew

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Happy Thursday! We’ve got just a few more days left in our 31 Days of Halloween journey and I do hope you’ve enjoyed every step of the way!

Today, we’re revisiting more fun patterns from the massive collection I’ve created over the years and turning their original Harry Potter-ish intention towards things Halloween!

Cauldron 2014 Update

First, we have the humble cauldron, a staple in any witch’s pantry!

Get the free, 5″ paper pieced pattern here.

Want to Enlarge or Reduce this pattern? Find out how here!

Simple Witch Hat 2014 Update

And, of course, a witch’s wardrobe would not be complete without her hat!

Get the Simply Witch Hat, free 5″ paper pieced pattern

Cauldron Quilt Idea using sewhooked.com free patterns

I’ve taken these two simple patterns, added in Moody’s Magical Eye and my Paper Pieced Bat Pattern, both featured earlier in the 31 Days, and created this fun quilt layout using EQ7!

Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner!

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31 Days of Halloween – Potions Book

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Happy Wednesday! We’re counting down the final few days of 31 Days of Halloween!

Today, I’m sharing an easy way to create your own potions book!

Potions Book

Printable Potions Book

recipes adapted from Recipe Goldmine

Magical Drafts & Potions contains seven simple recipes for the young witch or wizard.

Originally created way back in 2006 for the very same Craftster Swap as the Triwizard Tee, this easy peasy Printable Potions Book is simple to make with just a few ingredients.

See what I did there? 😉

To create your own copy, you’ll need a notebook or journal with removable pages small enough to run through your printer. The book I used had a tie that kept all the pages in and was close to standard printer paper size, making it easier to print the pages. Print the recipes on your pages (either one to a page or front and back, depending on how many sheets you have), insert them back in the book and you’re ready to go!

For a fancy touch, tear the outside cover sheet (shown, above) and decoupage on the front of the book.

Want something easier? Try printing, punching holes and popping in a binder or tying the pages together with raffia or twine.

You can also print the pages, and cut them down for a smaller version or you can get fancy pants and try Book Binding videos for more fun ideas.

Potion Book

Of course, my potions book has a Harry Potter theme. I mean, it be would, right?

Craftster Swap - HP for our kids

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31 Days of Halloween & TTMT #341 – Qapla’!

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There’s a lot more Tuesday than Halloween going on today, but I do talk a bit about my favorite holiday and the 31 Days of Halloween in today’s TTMT!

Also, WORF!

All Hallow’s Eve (witch applique)

2015 UFO List, Updated
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  • As You Wish – at the quilter
  • Frogger – done, donated to Linus
  • Orphan blocks for Linus – ongoing
  • Harry Potter Swap Quilt – partially quilted
  • Vintage Quilt Top – needs to be basted & quilted
  • TABABOM – basted, to be quilted
  • PPV Signature Quilt – needs to be pieced
  • Embroidered Flowers Quilt – needs to be basted & quilted
  • Topsy Turvy – needs to be basted & quilted
  • Australian Fabric Quilt – now a quilt top, needs to be basted & quilted
  • Carol’s Quilt – completed and given to Amelia (added to the list in April)

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31 Days of Halloween – Eyeballs!

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Welcome to the final Monday of 31 Days of Halloween!

While planning the 31 Days of Halloween, it occurred to me that a whole lot of my Harry Potter themed patterns would work well for Halloween projects. Near the top of the list was Moody’s Magical Eye. I mean, what is creepier than a disembodied eyeball?!

Moody's Eye 2014 update

Moody’s Magical Eye

5″ paper pieced (free pattern!)

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Quilt Idea from Mad Eye's Eyeball Pattern (sewhooked.com)

With that in mind, I share not on the free pattern today, but a fun quilt layout that could be created using this single pattern.

Eyeball Table Runner using Mad Eye's Magical Eye pattern (sewhooked.com)

Or, if you need a fun, but creepy table runner, just a few eyeballs will do!

Get more of my Harry Potter patterns here.

There was a little extra dough so we made Mad Eye Moody. #gingerbreadcookies

While searching my flickr photos, I came across this Mad Eye cookie from last year. Because, Harry Potter, obviously!

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31 Days of Halloween – Bubble Cloche

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Here we are, entering the very last week in the 31 Days of Halloween!

Today, I’m sharing a fest fall crochet hat! This sweet cloche spent six years as a “for sale” pattern and is now and forever free.

Please enjoy!

Bubble Cloche

Printable Copy or Download it from Craftsy

Add it to your Ravelry Queue:

You’ll Need:

3 oz chunky/bulky weight yarn (or two strands of worsted)

Size K Hook

Note: fptr = Front Post Triple Crochet; bptr = Back Post Triple Crochet

Ch 4, join with sl st.

Round 1: Ch 1, hdc 12 times in ring, working over yarn tail. Join with a sl st at top of first hdc. Pull tail to tighten circle. (12 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in joining st and in each st around. Join with a sl st to the top of first hdc. (24 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, hdc in joining st, 2 hdc in next st, (1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st); rep ( ) around. Join with a sl st to the top of first hdc. (36 sts)

Round 4. Ch 1, hdc in joining st and the next st, 2 hdc in next st, (1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st); rep ( ) around. Join with a sl st to the top of first hdc. (48 sts)

Round 5: Ch 4, tr in next st and in each st around. Join to top of chain 4 with a sl st. (48 sts)

Round 6* – 8: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), (fptr in next st, bptr in next st); rep ( ) around. Join to top of chain 4 with a sl st. (48 sts)

Round 9*– 12: Ch 1, hdc in first st and in each st around. Join with a sl st to the top of first hdc. (48 sts)

Finish Off.

*Note – I have a small head, and several people that have made this hat have let me know they needed to make it longer. To do so, repeat row 6 an additional round and row 9 an additional round. For more “bubble,” repeat round 5 one more time, then proceed with the instructions for round 9.

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31 Days of Halloween – Pumpkin Earrings

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Welcome back for another update in the 31 Days of Halloween!

It’s hard to believe we’ve reached the final week of sharing my favorite Halloween crafts, recipes and patterns. I hope you’ve enjoyed everything I’ve shared so far.

Today, we’re revising a fun craft that I shared right here on Sewhooked some years ago.

Pumpkin Earring Tutorial

I originally came up with these fun pumpkin earrings for a swap I participated in some years ago. I still have my pair and wear them during October every year!

makes 10 -12 pair

You’ll need:

  • 1 block orange polymer clay
  • small amount green polymer clay
  • toothpick or skewer
  • hook ear wires (aka French hooks) (2 for each pair)
  • eyepins (2 for each pair)
  • jump rings (size of your choice)
  • jewelry pliers (I used one round nose and one chain nose)
  • Sculpey Glaze (gloss)
  • small, soft paint brush
  • parchment paper
  • baking sheet
  • optional: business cards and decorative bags for gift giving

Pumpkin Earrings

Separate the orange clay into enough pieces for 10 – 12 pairs of earrings.  Roll each piece into a rough ball shape.

Pumpkin Earrings

Using the round nose pliers, twist the eye pins into a curly shape, making sure each is approximately the same length.  Make the same amount as the orange balls in the last step.

Pumpkin Earrings

Squish the curly part of the eye pin into the orange ball.  Cover wire completely with clay, rounding with your fingers as you go.

Pumpkin Earrings

Add a small amount of green clay, gently pressing it around the wire into a stem shape.  Make sure to leave the “eye” in the pin visible.  If necessary, use a toothpick or skewer to clean out the hole.

Pumpkin Earrings

Use the toothpick to gently roll creases into the orange ball.

Pumpkin Earrings

Wallah!  A tiny pumpkin!  Repeat steps for each earring.

Pumpkin Earrings

Place earrings on parchment lined tray and bake according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Pumpkin Earrings

Pumpkin charms, all baked.  They look a little dull, so…

Pumpkin Earrings

Place earrings eye pin side down in Styrofoam.  Gently brush on Sculpey Glaze.  Allow to dry upside down.   Once they’re turned over, add a little more Glaze around the top if needed.

Pumpkin Earrings

Attach the ear wire (French hook) with a jump ring and pliers.  (how to open and close a jump ring)

Repeat for each pumpkin charm.

Pumpkin Earrings

If making enough to share with your friends, poke holes in a business card with a pin, then slide the ear wire through.  Fold the top end of the business card down and place in a cute little bag.

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