Last year about this time while mowing the lawn I came up with the idea of making a felt candy corn pattern. I was SUPER EXCITED about the whole thing, so excited that I became utterly obsessed with food with a face. See what mowing the lawn does to you? I sent my kid out to mow the lawn today and started working on a new candy corn pattern: Harry Potter and friends.
You would think by looking at my last two patterns that I’m addicted to ice cream. I swear I’m not, but the bizarre holidays calendar that I use thinks that all ice cream holidays should fall in the summer. Weird, right? Said calendar informed me this week that National Creamsicle Day was on Tuesday, so in honor of that day I’ve made a very simple (but complicated-looking) pattern.
Click on this ridiculously long linked chunk of pretty pretty text to download a .pdf with instructions and tips and asinine comments by yours truly! You can make happy Creamsicles, sad popsicles, or downright scary fudge pops. I’m working on the third in the series and making a zombified one that will be in the shop hopefully in the next few days, barring meteor crashes or wild horse stampedes. You never know around here!
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Earlier this week, July 18th, to be exact, was National Ice Cream day. Yum, right? I mean, who doesn’t like ice cream? Okay I could probably give you a list of people who don’t like it or can’t eat it, but let’s pretend the world is perfect and ice cream is fat free, calorie free, and absolutely perfect for every single person in the world to eat. My bizarre holidays calendar informed me that July 18th is ALSO National Caviar day. You have to wonder who decided to pair those two delicacies. Frozen boob juice and fish eggs? Bizarre. You know I loved it and HAD to make it work. (I’m being possessed by Tim Gunn. New season of Project Runway OMG!)
I get ridiculously excited when Halloween comes around. Of course I love the costumes and the skulls everywhere and old ladies dressing like Elvira, but what I really love is candy corn. I specifically love indian corn, the ones with the brown butts, but any candy corn will do. So, for this most corny of holidays, I’m offering a candy corn stuffy/feltie pattern. You can use the pattern to make boring candy corn or you can use the pattern to make yourself a pair of party-goers, a devil and an angel. Maybe they can sit on your shoulder and whisper virtues and vices into your ears! [Read more…]