Thursday, September 22, 2016

Free Pattern of the Month - Halloween Pumpkin Brooch

Hello my dear friends! I'll be going for a family holiday on this coming Sunday and I would like to leave you all this lovely gift before I go - A tutorial of how to make this cute little fella...Gotta keep that Halloween spirit flowing, guys!

I'll be away for more than 20 days and, sadly, I won't be bringing my laptop to keep you all posted... But I promise to show you all some photos when I'm back! 


🍁 Main felts for the pumpkin brooch
🍁 Felt scraps for the 'cheeks' and 'stem' 
🍁 Small felt scraps for the felt behind the eyes
🍁 3cm brooch
🍁 1pc pearl bead
🍁 1 flower sequin
🍁 1 small piece of felt to secure the brooch
🍁 Cotton threads to match felts
🍁 Polyfil
🍁 Needles and scissors
🍁 Universal Glue

Step 1.
Cut all patterns and lay it onto the chosen felts.To position the eyes of the pumpkin, take a thicker needle and poke through all corners of the triangle eyes. I do this to avoid folding the pumpkin pattern. 

Step 2.
Take 1 pumpkin cutout and flip. Lay the pumpkin pattern onto the felt pumpkin cutout and, with a water soluble pen, mark the dots through the holes made on the previous step. 

Step 3.
Lay the eye pattern and join the corners to the dots. Draw the eyes using a water soluble pen. Cut out.

Step 4.
Take the felt scraps and place it over the eyes. You can secure it with tiny drops of glue on the edges to prevent it from shifting around.

Step 5.
Flip pumpkin and applique stitch the eye background and the pumpkin's eyes together.

Step 6.
Lay the 'cheeks' and backstitch.

Step 7.
Backstitch the smile.

Step 8.
Lay the 'pumpkin' onto 1 'pumpkin background' and applique stitch all around.

Step 9.
Position the 'stem' and applique on.

Step 10.
Stitch on the flower sequin and the pearl bead.

Step 11.
At the back of the other 'pumpkin background' cutout, lay the brooch at the top center and secure it in position by stitching it through the little holes of the brooch.

Step 12.
Place the little felt scrap over the base of the brooch and applique stitch. This will give a nice neat finish :)

Step 13.
Combine both 'pumpkin background' cutouts and blanket stitch all around but leaving a small entry for the filling.

Step 14.
Lightly fill with polyfil then close shut with blanket stitch.

And you're done!

Hope you enjoy this tutorial and I hope this little fella will awaken your Halloween mood! My little pumpkin brooch is approx. 5.5cm x 7cm but feel free to resize it and turn it into something different <3

So that's it my friends! Wishing you all a wonderful and crafty week! see you all again mid October <3

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Kawaii Cat Coffee Mug Sugar Cookie Charm

Hello my dear friends! How have you all been lately? <3
It's blazing hot here in Macau which have become unbearable to go out during the day! What better way to cool off during days like these? Stay at home and happily make crafts with the AC on at full blast! But despite the hellish heat that we're experiencing right now, there's always an excuse to have that piping hot cup of coffee!

So I've decided to make this little cutie cat mug inspired by my love for cats and ,of course, coffee since I've realized that it will be the International Coffee Day in a few weeks! A day to celebrate the love for coffee? Yes! So here it is... a Cat Coffee Mug! I'm still deciding whether or not to sell It's pattern or sell it as a made-to-order item in the future... We'll see.

I'll be busy these few days doing some last shopping for souvenirs and requests from my sister before I go for my long holiday next week. I'll be slightly away for almost a month but I'll try my best to post some photos! My Etsy shop will still be open but If you have any questions regarding my patterns, please do leave me a note on Etsy. It will take me longer to answer since the internet connection in the rural areas are not the fastest or steadiest.. But I'll try my best to reply you as soon as I see them ;)

So till then, my friends!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Halloween Sugar Cookies Pattern

Finally! Just wanted to let you know that delicious and freshly baked Halloween cookies are now being served in my Etsy shop! 

Hope you all enjoy making them!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Creepy Sneaks!

Hello September and hello friends!! How have you all been lately? 
I've been doing lots of sewing here in the past few days and so happy that I am almost done with my Halloween sugar cookies tutorial! Halloween, guys!! Oh I can almost smell sweet treats in the air! Who's excited? Do you love Halloween as much as I do?!

I'm in the middle of editing photos and writing up the step-by-steps so that it will be ready for purchase in a week before I go for my long holiday!

I have so much to do after I come back and I'm so excited to start with it already... I got all my supplies and info I need to start with this project so I can't wait!

How's your September starting? Stay well sweet friends!