Halloween is rapidly approaching! Want a quick-finish project you can display for trick or treat? I'll show you how to make Spooky Buddies even more fun!
Bonnie's Spooky Buddies are so darn cute, the problem is deciding which one to make first.
I decided to make a quick display with the owl design. Using a cotton blend with a checkered texture, I tested a sample first with my mini iron to be sure there was no polyester mixed in. Otherwise, the base fabric could melt when fusing the GlitterFlex.
I added "Happy Halloween" wording that you can download here. (Note from Bonnie: This is a Dropbox link; however, you do not need Dropbox to download free text design offered by Debbie.)
Centered Isn't Always Best
Normally, you would want your lettering perfectly centered. The Spooky Buddies bat works great.
When I centered the lettering for the Spooky Buddies owl, it looks a bit off because the design is not totally symmetrical.
By moving the top and bottom lettering to the left of center, it is much more pleasing to the eye. I also tweaked the spacing of the letters "ween."Adding the Glow
Now, for the fun part. I decided to use glow-in-the-dark thread for the whites of the owl's eyes. I only had white glow thread on hand, but several other colors are also available.
NiteLite from Superior Threads (no affiliation) offers six colors, so you could use yellow for the pumpkin's eyes or the star and green for the costume or wand. I'm sure there are other brands available as well.
To finish, I attached the finished stitchout to a piece of foam board and popped it on an easel.
Unfortunately, owl eyes glowing in the dark does not photograph well but you can imagine what fun this surprise will bring!
Don't forget to get the Spooky Buddies GlitterFlex Bundle, because you won't want to stitch up just one of these!