Niffler and His Diamond

We are just a week away (minus a day) from the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on DVD, and I for one am excited......along with the other who knows how many Harry Potter fans.  So in honor of the upcoming release date I thought I'd play around at making a small t-shirt with one of the creatures that just steals the show (and a great many other things) - the Niffler.
These little creatures have a penchant for anything shiny.  Thus his holding onto his diamond treasure. 
I made a onesie with this Niffler a couple months ago.  Only then I used a different holographic HTV for the diamond.  That one didn't show up as well since it was on a color other than black.  I was so bummed out by it that I went in search of a better holographic that I was confident would work.
And my file?  Well, it's one that was share in one of my Harry Potter FB groups. 
Now to wait for Tuesday to get here so we can re-watch this wonderful addition to the Harry Potter collection.

Sleepy Bear

I found this Snuggle flannel fabric in my stash the other day.  I completely forgot I had it because my current cabinet is so over packed and I can't see half of what I have.  (But that's going to change very soon.  More on that at a later date.)  My original intention was to use this fabric for a scarf liner but then I never got around to making those scarves.  In the long run that works out better for me because this fabric is perfect and much better suited for the burp cloth craze I've found myself in lately.
Since this fabric has little bears printed on it I thought it would make sense to use a bear applique.  So I chose the Bear Sleeping Girl Applique from Applique Corner.  She stitched out beautifully and compliments this burp cloth well.

Happiness Enclosed

I have an Easter card that I'd like to share with you today.  I made this one using the Easter Bear file from Marjorie Ann Designs.  I've had this file in my stash since last year when it was given as a freebie in her FB group Free SVG's ~ Games & More ~ Marjorie Ann Designs.  Not sure why I waited so long to use it because it pieces together nicely and he's cute as can be.
When putting my card together I decided to also pull another sketch from my stash to use.  It's another one I've had for a while but haven't used until now.  At first I wasn't sure if I like the colors and such but the more I look at the card the more I like it.
The stamped sentiment I used is from the Craftin Desert Divas stamp set Happy Thoughts.


Tomorrow is my first Spartan Race of the season.  And while I won't be able to do many of them this year, this one always holds a special place in my heart.  Not only is it my first race every season but it's one I run every year with my oldest daughter and this year one of my son's will be running it with us as well.  I hear a lot of people say they couldn't run a race like this but I'm here to tell you that if people that are blind, missing arms/legs and all other sorts of 'health' issues can do it anyone can. 
Knowing that I'll see adaptive athletes out there on the course tomorrow I thought it fitting to end this week with a superhero project.
So today, I'm sharing a Superhero card I created using the Little Heroes set from Marjorie Ann Design.  My boys have always had a thing for superheroes, and some of the still do to this day so I find myself drawn to them. 
The sentiment on my card is from the Jaded Blossom stamp set Super Hero 2.  And as I often do these days, I added some skittles to my card.  These are the stream color from DoubleClick Connections.
Not only that but I found this great applique to match over at Stinkin Cute Applique.  This one is called Little Superhero 2.  Like the other appliques I've stitched from Stinkin Cute this one was easy and fun to put together.  And I love how he turned out. 
Together this combo will make a fun baby shower gift for any mom who's expecting a little boy.

Hey Look, It's Woody

I was strolling through Etsy the other day when I stumbled across this shop called Thanks4theAdventure.  The owner has all sorts of great designs for applique and embroidery and what I found most intriguing was that she has "sketches".  I've never stitched anything like that before but I was willing to give it a try to see how I liked it.
Knowing that I had this green, plaid looking fabric I needed to turn into a boyish burp cloth I searched for what I thought would be a good file to try.  That's when I found Woody.  I thought the colors needed would be perfect for this fabric, and after getting it all stitched out I'd say I was right.  🙂
I really liked the way that this sketch stitched out.  It didn't get lost in the fabric and you can tell who it's supposed to be.  Yep, I do believe I'll be stitching out more of these type files on my projects.  Best of all I love that it brings another variation to the crafting table.

Deathly Hallows Shirt

My husband and I will be celebrating our 15th anniversary this coming Monday and this year we told each other we'd take a belated trip to Universal Studios as our gift to each other.  So as we count down the days until our trip (we put it off to May when the weather is warmer) I have made my first shirt.
I don't know how many of you are Harry Potter fans or how many of you may have read the books or at least watched the movies.  Throughout the series Harry comes up three different 'mythical' objects that together are known as the Deathly Hallows - the cloak of invisibility, a wand that cannot be beaten and a stone that is said to bring the dead back to life.
So when I saw this file for the Deathly Hallows shared in one of my FB groups I thought it would be a perfect one to use for my shirt.  I thought it would be more difficult to weed than it was and so I was pleasantly surprised with how easy this was to create.
Now I just have to wait to be able to wear it.....

A Bear and His Friends

I didn't get much sewing done this past weekend because I bought a new china cabinet to use for my fabric storage.  Before I could begin using it though I had to do a lot of clean up because the lady I bought it from had it sitting in her garage.  Then after I got it cleaned up I had to make room for it because it was a bit wider than her description said.
So while I didn't get much done I was still able to sew and today I would like to share one of the burp cloths I made.  For this one I decided to stitch out another new file from Stinkin Cute Applique.  This one is called Bear & Turtle Friends.  As soon as I saw it I knew it would be a perfect design to use with this green flannel I picked up.
This was another great project to stitch out, and I had a lot of fun with this burp cloth.
Speaking of fun, do you ever wonder where some of the fun fabrics I use for my appliques come from?  Several months ago we had a new fabric store come to town called TJ's Fabrics.  Best part is that you can order online and they have more choices available online.  And I have to say that after years of buying fabric from Hobby Lobby and Joann's this stuff is top notch.  Now that's not to say I won't buy from the others because I will.  It just means I'm more selective now.  And with cute projects like this Bear and his friends you gotta have the good stuff.