Another month has passed, and it feels like a lot has been accomplished! I have nearly 20 free patterns in my stash of sewing tutorials, with many more exciting ones to come! And I also now have over 75 subscribers! So I want to thank you all out there who are following me and my work. Your kind messages and encouragement really help me keep going!
As far as how things are going on my end, I’m still working down to the bottom of my first box of fabric. I’m getting to the part of the stash where I’m in strange fabric territory. Maybe you all know what I mean – I’m talking about those old fabric scraps that just baffle you. They leave you wondering, “Why did I buy this again?” “What could I even do with this?” and “What is this even made of?” As I get to the bottom of my fabric box, it’s clear that I have some items that are less fabric stash and more time capsule x3
But I’ll try my best to make those scraps work in new projects! With some dye, fabric paint, or appliqué, maybe I can make them into something cool 😀
Since it’s the first of the month, that means it’s time for the next leg of my Monthly Crafting Challenge!
The freebie for the month of May is an angry-looking little Urchin Gunkan Sushi Plush!
This one is very similar to the Ikura Gunkan plush from February, except with an urchin (also called uni) filling. Sea urchin is a delicacy in many parts of the world that are near the ocean, but the taste is something that many people debate x3 Some find it tastes horribly funky and like dirty ocean water, while others claim it’s sweet and nutty. It’s one of those foods that can differ greatly depending on the quality and freshness of the product, so keep that in mind if you have the guts to try it! Just like the Ikura Gunkan, this sushi emulates a mound of rice, topped with the sushi filling (two pieces of sea urchin), and then wrapped in a sheet of nori to keep it all together.
If you haven’t signed up for emails yet, you can get this little guy along with the freebie for April today only, and after today the prize is just this guy 🙂 Just sign up with the entry box on the side of the screen and I’ll send you the pattern!
If you’ve already signed up for emails, that’s where the challenge comes in. You can get this pattern if you make one of the projects from this blog or my books then message the finished project to my Facebook where I have a really awesome collection going of your creations! Keep it up every month and you’ll get a new free pattern, so don’t forget to check back during June to see what I’ve cooked up :3
So that’s the end of April, it seems 😀 With any luck May will be just as exciting and productive!