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31 Days of Halloween – Wizard Trading Cards

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Here we are again and we’re one day closer to my favorite holiday as we continue on with  31 Days of Halloween!

Harry Potter Birthday Party, 2003

As I mentioned when I shared the Cauldron Cakes on Thursday, in the Way Back of 2003, my daughter, now 20 years old, had a magical, Harry Potter-themed birthday party.

Time flies, eh?

I thought today would be the perfect time to share another craft from that fun day: Wizard Trading Cards!

 

Wizard Trading Cards

Chocolate Frogs complete with Wizard Trading Cards

Print Single-Sided Card

Print Double-Sided Card

While not strictly Halloween, no young witch or wizard can resist the lure of a chocolate frog and Wizard Trading Cards!

These are simple and inexpensive to make. There’s no fancy cutting or expensive supplies required. Just grab a sheet of ready-to-print business cards and you’re good to go! Business cards are  U.S. Letter Size (8 1/2″ x 11″). If you don’t have access to that, simply print on card stock and cut to size.

These make great party favors, especially if you know your Halloween crowd are Harry Potter fans!

I used candy molds and milk chocolate chips to make the Chocolate Frogs. Yum!

The cards are those wizards that Harry and Ron come across on their frog cards on the Hogwarts Express during their first trip to Hogwarts! I paraphrased historical information found online, except for Dumbledore, his listing comes directly from Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone.

These were made WAY back in 2003 and I have unfortunately lost the source list for the information and artists as well as the original editable document, which I would have very much like to have shared. My greatest apologies for this, if there is any way I can recreate the source list, it will be attached to the file at a future date.

Even so, I hope you will enjoy and perhaps make your own set of Wizard Trading Cards!

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 – Easy Crochet Jack-O-Lantern Finger Puppet

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Welcome to October 4, Day 4 of 31 Days of Halloween right here on Sewhooked!

Today, we’re dialing the craft clock WAY back!

As you all know by now, I spend a good deal of my time designing quilt patterns, sewing and making quilts.

In another life, when I had small kids to attend to, I designed and shared many crochet projects. You can find many of those for free right here.

Jack-O-Lantern finger puppets

One of my fast favorites is this Jack-0-Lantern finger puppet/pencil topper, originally created for my daughter’s kindergarten class. I’ve made many of them since then, usually for gifts or swaps. Sometimes, just for fun!

That daughter, by the way, is 20 years old.  😉
Jack-O-Lantern Finger Puppets, October 2000

You can make a whole pile of these assembly-line style in an afternoon in no time flat!

In addition to pencil toppers, you can pop one on a lollipop, add a French hook for earrings or crochet a chain to create a necklace for a small person in your life…or for yourself!

Crochet Pumpkin Finger Puppets

  • Small amount worsted weight yarn: Orange, black, green
  • H hook
  • tapestry/yarn needle

Pumpkin Body:

With orange, make 2 (for fridgie magnet, make 1):

Ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook 11 times. Join with sl st in top of ch 3. Leave a tail about 8″ long for stitching later.

Jack-o-lantern face (black shows up best)

Using black yarn with yarn needle, make Jack-O-Lantern face on one circle. Finish off.

Joining the the halves:

Using tail, and a yarn needle, join two circles by whip-stitching through both sc. Leave an opening at the bottom large enough to put your finger or a pencil inside the pumpkin. Finish off.

Stem (green or brown):

With pumpkin facing you, sl st in sc one st to the right of center. using face as a reference. Sc in next st, sl st in next. Turn. (Do not ch 1) Sl st in next two st. Ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in next 3 ch, sl st again in base sc. Finish off.

If making a fridgie magnet, only make one circle before adding the stem and then glue a magnet to the back.

For earrings, add a French hook with a jump ring through the stem.

For an easy child-friendly necklace, instead of a stem, with green or brown, sl st in sc one st to the right of center of your circle (use face as a reference), sc in next st, ch until you have a chain the proper length for the necklace you want, sl st in st, Finish off.

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!

See you tomorrow for more Halloween goodness!

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TTMT #235 – Poisoned, I say!

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Don’t forget to vote for your favorite quilts during the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! You’ll find my entries under Wall Hangings and Bed Quilts.

Halloween Bats

During the month-long Crafts of Halloweens Past, I shared an invitation to make projects from any of my Halloween themed patterns for a chance to win a prize!

Thanks to abbiedans, TweLoQ & Aalia for the FUN pictures!

The prize goes to TweLoQ! Thanks for your enthusiastic participation!

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Trick-or-Treat Sue by abbiedans

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Trick-or-Treat Sue by TweLoQ

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Pumpkin by TweLoQ

 CraftOfHalloweensPast-3

Jack-o-Lantern Finger Puppet by TweLoQ

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Easy Felt Bats by TweLoQ

Master and Student

Potion Maker + Hogwarts Sue by Aalia

(While this one was not technically entered for the contest, I couldn’t resist sharing!)

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Happy Halloween!

#TTMT sneak peek!

A very happy Halloween to you from me!

Ready for tomorrow! #Halloween #candy

My hubby and I are celebrating our favorite holiday by watching The Goonies together while we pass out Halloween candy!

Halloween Bats

Don’t forget to check to Crafts of Halloweens Past!

If you haven’t already and have a few minutes today, whip up one of my fast and easy Halloween crafts to post to the Sewhooked flickr group! There’s a prize up for grabs for one lucky winner!

New to Sewhooked? Here’s what you missed!

TARDIS treat bag tutorial Easy Felt Bats

Pin Cushion CauldronJack-O-Lantern finger puppets

Pumpkin Earring Tutorial Candy Corn Crochet Hat

Trick or Treat Sue

There’s always something going on around Sewhooked!

Mustachio 2.0

Don’t miss your chance to Name That Mustache! Final winners announced Monday!

Are you dressing up for Halloween? I’d love to see photos!

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Featured Pattern: Zombie, $2 on Craftsy

…part of the Monster Madness pattern set!

Crafts of Halloweens Past: Quilty Goodness!

Trick or Treat Sue

Let’s be honest, most of you are here because of the quilts.

I’m totally okay with that.

While I do have many for sale patterns, I have many, many free ones.

Whimsical, fun, happy patterns are my favorite to create. To be frank (or Jennifer, as the case may be!), I make what I like. It’s as plain and simple as that. Making what I like makes me happy, and hopefully, you will feel that when you’re working on a pattern that I designed. If not, then I’m clearly doing it wrong!

Trick-or-Treat Sue, up at the top of this post, was created for a blog hop hosted by Soma over on Whims & Fancies last October.

She’s 10″ paper pieced and can be downloaded right here or over on Craftsy. This sweet Sue is just one of the over 50 magical Sunbonnet Sues that I’ve designed over the years. You can find all of her Magical Friends right here!

If you’re looking for even more quilty goodness for Halloween, try one of these blasts from the past, designed by me and available on the Harry Potter page over on my other site, Fandom In Stitches (click the image for the free pattern!):

Pumpkin cauldron

There are many, MANY more where these came from!

To make reliving the Crafts of Halloween Past even more fun for you, I’m offering a challenge with a prize!

Quilts from 100 Blocks, Fall 2013

Make any of my Halloween projects or patterns posted during the course of the month and post a photo to the Sewhooked flickr group tagged “halloween.”

At the end of the month, I’ll draw a winner to receive a free copy of Quiltmaker’s Quilts from 100 Blocks, which includes my pattern Corn Maze!

Heck, I’ll even sign it, if you like! ;)

Mustachio 2.0

Don’t Miss Week 3 of Name That Mustache, posted this Monday!

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Featured Pattern: Two Little Hooters

Crafts of Halloweens Past: Candy Corn Hat

Candy Corn Crochet Hat

A hat that looks like Candy Corn? Well, it’s more the spirit of Candy Corn, but it does the trick!

Halloween Bats

From the wayback machine of 2009, enjoy this simple sweet crochet pattern created in homage of one of the most delightful, delicious and downright bad for you treats of all time.

The pattern is free, just click here!

To make reliving the Crafts of Halloween Past even more fun for you, I’m offering a challenge with a prize!

Quilts from 100 Blocks, Fall 2013

Make any of my Halloween projects or patterns posted during the course of the month and post a photo to the Sewhooked flickr group tagged “halloween.”

At the end of the month, I’ll draw a winner to receive a free copy of Quiltmaker’s Quilts from 100 Blocks, which includes my pattern Corn Maze! Heck, I’ll even sign it, if you like! ;)

Mustachio 2.0

Don’t Miss Week 3 of Name That Mustache, posted this Monday!

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Featured Pattern: A Little Haunted, $8 on Craftsy

Crafts of Halloweens Past: Pumpkin Earrings

Pumpkin Earring Tutorial

Inspired by the fabulously delicious, dangerous and definitely not-nutritious Mellowcreme Pumpkins, I created super cute earrings for a Halloween swap I participated in back in October 2008.  

Halloween Bats

pumpkins

Pumpkin Earrings Tutorial, inspired by sugar!

Pumpkin Earrings

Make a pair for yourself or a batch for all of your friends!

 

To make reliving the Crafts of Halloween Past even more fun for you, I’m offering a challenge with a prize!

Quilts from 100 Blocks, Fall 2013

Make any of my Halloween projects or patterns posted during the course of the month and post a photo to the Sewhooked flickr group tagged “halloween.”

At the end of the month, I’ll draw a winner to receive a free copy of Quiltmaker’s Quilts from 100 Blocks, which includes my pattern Corn Maze! Heck, I’ll even sign it, if you like! ;)

Mustachio 2.0

Don’t Miss Week 3 of Name That Mustache coming up tomorrow!

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