Happy Almost Thanksgiving! Every year I have a Cyber Week sale, and I am excited to kick off this year with a new pattern that I have been toying with for a while — Harry Potter with his Friends and Enemies! I remember when I first discovered Harry Potter, and it was right before the first movie came out. I was a sophomore in college working the Thanksgiving shift as a pharmacy technician, and there were zero customers coming in to fill their prescriptions. My mom gave me a book to read while I was on my way out the door, and I read the entire first book in a day! (Not all while at work, hahaha!) I loved the world of Hogwarts and the fun characters! There are a lot of Harry Potter patterns out there (and they are VERY good) so I always hesitated making one since they all kind of look the same. I think my specialty is Marvel Comics stuff and Star Wars, but my friend, Sarah, asked me to make up a Harry Potter pattern. She made a great point, “None of the patterns have any of the beasts or animals.” So with that, I had to go out of the box. I started off with the Basilisk (her son’s favorite bad guy) and made him as a scary border. I then attempted to make Sirius as a shaggy black wolf-dog and Lupin as a crazy huge werewolf. NOTE: Werewolves are so hard! At one point, he looked like a rat wolf. Ugh. I hope you enjoy if you want to visit my land of Hogwarts inspired people and creatures!
This week, my etsy shop has all patterns at 20% off with FREE SHIPPING in the US for any finished cross stitch gifts. I wished I had made more this year, but of course, my children wanted me to make them new things for their rooms, and hence, I just don’t have enough hands.