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Halloween Hoopla

NEW THIS WEEK - September 19th, 2007

Halloween Hoopla

Free Project Instructions!


It's hard not to notice all of the orange and black starting to pop up everywhere!  Cheeky pumpkins, twitchy witches and ghoulish ghosts are around every corner as we all prepare for All Hallows Eve, otherwise known as Halloween!  It's an especially exciting time for little ghosts and goblins as they start planning their costumes and dreaming of the bushels of candy they'll harvest from all the neighbors.

This week, embrace the fun, energetic, and sometimes deliciously scary theme that Halloween is all about. New designs include in-the-hoop lollipop holders and drawstring goodie bags featuring memorable characters. These creations make fantastic party favors sure to delight even the grumpiest of ghouls!

Continuing the festive mood, this week's series is bursting at the seams with an assortment equally lovable and comical designs.  Animals in Pajamas are back sporting Halloween finery, and a new cast of critters have arrived to fill your decor and clothing with lively embellishments in anticipation of the big night. Fly down the page to see the new designs.

Hang colorful snacks and ornaments from a spooky treat tree. Click here for instructions!

For free project instructions on how to make In-the-Hoop Lollipop Holders, click here!

Animals in Halloween Pajamas

Part of the expanding Animals in Pajamas series, these adorable Animals in Halloween Pajamas
are sure to bring a smile to your face. These nine cute designs work great when used individually
on bibs for baby or bath towels, or can be combined together to create Halloween quilt.
You won't forget this little face!  Tucked into jack-o-lantern pajamas and topped with a
stem, this darling elephant would be a great adornment to bibs and towels.

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.24" and 3.60"X3.85"

Devilishly adorable, this cuddly monkey sports skull pajamas accented with horns and a trident.


Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.38" and 3.49"X3.86"

This little piggy...  With candy corn jammies and cowboy costume,
this curly-tailed piglet is all set for Halloween festivities.

Available in two sizes:
5.22"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.57"

Clown around with this candy-nibbling mouse - a fun addition to bibs or pajamas.

Available in two sizes:
4.84"X6.33" and 2.97"X3.86"

Decked out in witch hat PJ's, this playful kitty gets ready to pounce!

Available in two sizes:
3.46"X6.86" and 1.94"X3.85"

No bones about it!  This energetic puppy, beaming in skeleton
jammies, happily enjoys a caramel dipped apple.

Available in two sizes:
4.83"X6.68" and 2.81"X3.86"

In black cat pajamas and crooked witch hat, this cub is un-"bear"-ably
cute, clutching its candy collecting pumpkin.

Available in two sizes:
4.54"X6.85" and 2.55"X3.85"

This gleeful duckie is FANG-tastic in bat PJ's and a vampire cape.

Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.01 and 3.72"X3.85"

Abracadabra!  This little bunny in ghost-y pajamas will put a spell on you!

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.97" and 3.17"X3.86"

A Animals in Halloween Pajamas Value Pack
The 9 Animals in Halloween Pajamas designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $14.97!
Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack
to your shopping basket.
All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

In-the-Hoop Lollipop Holders

Inspired by the Christmas candy cane holders, these in-the-hoop lollipop holders feature a sweetly creepy assortment of Halloween characters.  While designed as lollipop holders, these patterns can also be used with pencils for teachers to give to their students or as hanging ornaments to decorate your home or house plants. Click here for project instructions!
This funky, green witch has a style all her own!  Decked out in purple and orange, she flies away on a lollipop or pen.   No need to run to mummy!  This mischievous character is more playful than frightening! 

Available in one size:
4" x 4"
  Available in one size:
4" x 4"

A design you can sink your teeth into!  This toothsome vampire clutches the lollipop with vigor.  
With a crow perched on it's head, this patchwork pumpkin scarecrow is obviously not having the desired effect!  Too silly to be scary, this pumpkin head offers up a treat for a lucky someone.


Available in one size:
4" x 4"
  Available in one size:
4" x 4"

This bashful ghost presents a shy smile while handing over up a sweet surprise.   Right off the bat it's easy to see how clever this little purple bat is as it carries candy or a pen.

Available in one size:
4" x 4"
  Available in one size:
4" x 4"

A In-the-Hoop Lollipop Value Pack

The 6 In-the-Hoop Lollipop designs are available
in a value pack - priced at only $9.97!

Click on the image or link to the left to see the designs
included in the pack, and add the value pack to your
shopping basket.
All designs smaller than 4 x 4  

A Gaggle of Ghouls

These quick and easy-stitching Halloween designs will add a comical, silly mood to any
item to "witch" they are applied.  Great for Trick or Treat bags, t-shirts, dish towels or
placemats, you will find this motley crew eerily irresistible!

Against a full moon and night sky, this sleek
 kitty slinks along a pointy fence.
This loveable mummy will stumble its
 way into your heart.

Available in two sizes:
2.94"X3.85" and 2.56"X3.35"
  Available in two sizes:
3.29"X3.85" and 2.87"X3.35

This whimsical witch looks to be cackling with glee from under her wacky, curly hat.
Sporting a sly smile, this ghost is ready
 to cause some shenanigans!

Available in two sizes:
3.85"X3.34" and 3.35"X2.91"
  Available in two sizes:
3.85"X3.70" and 3.35"X3.22"

Let's be "Frank" - this is one hulking monster!

Teetering high above his pumpkin pals, this jack-o-lantern scarecrow peers around.

Available in two sizes:
2.92"X3.86" and 2.54"X3.37"
  Available in two sizes:
2.03"X3.88" and 1.77"X3.38"

With a big, goofy grin, this jack-o-lantern will entice you to smile back!
Kooky and fun, this
nutty pumpkin creates
 a feeling of Halloween whimsy.

Available in two sizes:
3.49"X3.86" and 3.04"X3.38"
  Available in two sizes:
3.85"X3.24" and 3.35"X2.82"

The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
'Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light.'
Shel Silverstein
With her cat companion, this eccentric witch is ready for take off on her preferred method of transportation - her enchanted broom!

Available in two sizes:
3.87"X3.48" and 3.37"X3.03"
  Available in two sizes:
3.86"X3.11" and 3.37"X2.72"

This toe-tapping, bone-rattling skeleton is snazzily attired with a top hat, bowtie and cane.
  This dapperly dressed Dracula is ready
 to celebrate All Hallows Eve!

Available in two sizes:
3.09"X3.89" and 2.69"X3.39"
  Available in two sizes:
3.86"X3.88" and 3.36"X3.38"

A Gaggle of Ghouls Value Pack
The 12 Gaggle of Ghouls designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $16.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs
included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
All designs smaller than 4 x 4 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Spooky Shirtfronts, Terrifying Totes

The following new designs are delightful on tote bags and sweatshirts to celebrate Halloween.
Conjure up some magic with this Black Hat Society trio as they tend to their witches brew!

Available in three sizes:
7.02"x5.87" and 5.82"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.22"

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. By the looks on their
 faces, these not-so-wicked witches are quite pleased with their concoction!


Available in three sizes:
9.26"X5.86" and 6.86"X4.34" and 3.86"X2.43"

Apply a little Halloween attitude to items with this sassy warning!  Flanked by long-limbed, curly-
tailed, flying monkeys, this phrase would make a great addition to sweatshirts and tote bags.

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X1.92" and 6.85"X1.39" and 3.85"X3.75"

While referenced in comedic or ironic situations as a source of evil or fear, there is
 no need to be scared of this scarlet-winged monkey.

Available in two sizes:
2.07"X1.86" and 1.51"X1.35"

This adorable Halloween scene featuring a skipping little ghoul and his cheerful
 pumpkin and ghost friends would be fabulous on a shirt or tote bag!  

Available in three sizes:
7.25"X5.86" and 5.99"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.11"

Enough said!  Added to the front of a t-shirt or sweatshirt, this design
 makes a statement and an easy dress-up idea!

Available in three sizes:
9.39"X2.84" and 6.84"X2.07" and 3.85"X1.17"

This ominous term and spindle-y black cat would add a
slightly sinister tone to a t-shirt or tote bag.

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.38" and 6.86"X3.93" and 3.86"X2.20"

Wickedly charming, this stand alone design of a limber cat with
curling tail can be used on dish towels and table runners.

Available in two sizes:
2.95"X3.86" and 2.24"X2.95"

In-the-Hoop Drawstring Bags

Trick or Treat!  These In-the-Hoop goodie bags adorned with delightful images of Halloween
are perfect for party favors and prizes or "just because".  Your little ghouls will glow with happiness
when they receive one of these colorful pouches chock full of sweets and other surprises!

The individual designs are also included below.  Perfect for table runners, placemats, bibs and tote
bags, these patterns will create a scarily good celebratory atmosphere around the house!

Sweets for a sweet!  This darling goblin makes
 gift bags incredibly delectable.
  Get moonstruck with these swooping
 bat embellishments!

Available in two sizes:
 6" x 10" and 5" x 7"
  Available in two sizes:
 6" x 10" and 5" x 7"

A design of confectionary delights to
 indulge your sweet tooth.
A huggable bug and amused pumpkin
 adorn this festive treat bag.

Available in two sizes:
 6" x 10" and 5" x 7"
  Available in two sizes:
 6" x 10" and 5" x 7"

Peering upwards with huge eyes and extending a treat collecting pumpkin, it would be impossible not to indulge this adorable little ghost's
 Trick or Treat request!
  A group of pitch-colored bats, referred to as a colony, flutter through the night sky.

Available in two sizes:
  5.29"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.55"
  Available in two sizes:
5.00"X4.05" and 3.85"X3.14"

This sugary jumble of candies, complete with lollipop, candy corn and jelly beans, will sweeten up any item including trick or treat bags, towels, and placemats.
  This wide-eyed, purple spider cozies
 up to a merry jack-o-lantern.

Available in two sizes:
5.60"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.35"
  Available in two sizes:
5.01"X4.06" and 3.85"X3.13"

Design Request of the Week -
Vintage Halloween  Applique

This week's request is appropriately Halloween-themed and comes from embroiderer, Paula.  She writes, "Since everything old is new again, how about some 'vintage' Halloween Heirloom Appliques,
like the old-fashioned Jack-O-Lantern and Black Cat seen in antique Halloween decorations? And,
with the old-style type of edge like your Christmas heirloom appliques."

Voila! Here you go, Paula. These classic applique designs, including the toothy pumpkin, dainty
black cat, and roly-poly owl, have blanket-stitch edging and a charming vintage look. Thanks for
the great suggestion!

Available in one size:
  Available in one size:
  Available in one size:

Stitchers Showcase: Halloween Treats!

There are no tricks here! Scroll down to see favorite Halloween designs like witches, pumpkins, and scarecrows featured on fun projects. Browse through the sweatshirts, trick-or-treat bags, wall hangings, and more to get the Halloween spirit. Create a home decorating project for yourself, like a wreath or framed sampler. Embroider a sweatshirt or door hanger to give as a gift. You can also embroider tote bags for your favorite trick-or-treaters to collect their Halloween goodies!

Click on the links and pictures below to read and see more about these fantastic and inspirational Halloween projects. Be sure to visit www.EmbroideryLibraryProjects.com every weekday at 9:03am to see new additions to the Stitchers Showcase!

Cozy Sweatshirts

Fantastic Framed Art

Celtic Pumpkin Wall Hanging Halloween Wreath

Snuggly Sweatshirt

Trick-or-Treat Bag

Scarecrow Wall Hanging

Skeleton Door Hanger

Trick-or-Treat Bag

Skeleton Band Goodie Bag

Spider Candy Bag

Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!