New Crafting Challenge Pattern for May!

Hi everyone!
Another month has come and gone already! I can’t believe it! It feels like it’ll be another year gone by before you know it. I’ve been working on a lot of new patterns this month in addition to my usual Etsy store creations. I also have a few new features to share in the coming months as well; I’m so excited to see how everything rolls out!

This month’s pattern features another classic creature that I’m sure needs no introduction…
A Phoenix!

Of course with summer well on the way it seems like this legendary bird of flames and rebirth seems appropriate, huh? It has my usual kawaii chibi-fied style with a super big head and little round body. But I’m sure it’s no surprise that my favorite part is the tail. The three sections nestle together and each has a set of three stripes in classic flame colors. You could of course modify this for lots of other beautiful birds as my flaming blue Phoenix shows. The tail takes a bit of time to do, but you could make it easy on yourself and just do a solid colored tail as well. The pattern gives a few tips on how to do that.
I gave this one a 4/10 stars since it doesn’t cover anything too intimidating, but there is a lot to do and many small pieces to keep track of. Like with previous patterns, I’ve labeled everything with a letter so you can keep track of what goes where. I know sometimes in cases like this I keep the paper pattern pinned to the fabric pieces until I need them. I thought I should mention that after taking in some feedback, I’ve done a bit of an overhaul to my current pattern style 🙂 I’ve included a lot more basic sewing information in this current pattern, taken 3x as many photos, and just overall tried to make it more beginner-friendly for those rogue novices that try out intermediate patterns. I hope you all enjoy the new look!

★ So how do you get this pattern? ★
If you’re NEW to this site, this pattern is my one time only FREE gift to you! Just submit your email address to subscribe to my blog between now and May 31st (found in the submission box on the right sidebar above “My Books”). This will earn you the pattern ONE TIME for THIS MONTH ONLY.
Give it about 24 hours for your new pattern to arrive after signing up. But if it doesn’t, or you have other troubles, you can check out more info at the main Monthly Crafting Challenge page, the FAQ, or by emailing me.

★ What if you’re not new to this site? ★
If you’ve already signed up for email updates, that’s where the CHALLENGE comes in. You can also earn this pattern if you make one of the projects from this blog, my books, or my Etsy then email me or message the finished project to my Facebook.

★ What if there’s no way you can participate this month? ★
If you think you can’t make anything this month, I also have the pattern ready for purchase on my Etsy for a very low price. And you can use coupon code MCC2016 for an extra $1 off.
So don’t forget to check back next month for another new legendary creature! And keep sending me photos of your amazing creations!

7 thoughts on “New Crafting Challenge Pattern for May!

  1. It’s so cute! I still have to make the Kappa! And then the Nessie then I can FINALLY get this adorable Pheonix! I love all your patterns!

      1. Yes I did! I’m so excited! My mom loves the Phoenix and this is perfect! Thank you so much!

  2. I totally just stumbled upon your blog from Pinterest! You have so many great resources for people wanting to start making plushies. 😀 Looking forward to receiving the phoenix in the email. I’m buying the Nessie at midnight tonight though (PAYDAYYYYY)

  3. Hi, Second send. Love this design. Attached a picture of the finished project. Thank you, Liz

    From: Choly Knight To: Sent: Sunday, May 1, 2016 10:01 AM Subject: [New post] New Crafting Challenge Pattern for May! #yiv1479355156 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv1479355156 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv1479355156 a.yiv1479355156primaryactionlink:link, #yiv1479355156 a.yiv1479355156primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv1479355156 a.yiv1479355156primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv1479355156 a.yiv1479355156primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv1479355156 | cholyknight posted: “Hi everyone!Another month has come and gone already! I can’t believe it! It feels like it’ll be another year gone by before you know it. I’ve been working on a lot of new patterns this month in addition to my usual Etsy store creations. I also have a fe” | |

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