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New Shop Pattern! Jellyfish Plush

Hello everybody!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀

A few months back I introduced an octopus pattern that came with extra parts for several animal variations, and since then I’ve had the nagging idea to do other sea creatures. The first to come to mind was a jellyfish. This one in particular is a slight diversion from the typical looking jellyfish, as it has big flowy ruffles and wide tentacles. It’s more inspired by Clara from the adorable anime Princess Jellyfish. So it is an atypical pattern in that sense, but it was kind of a guilty pleasure for me and I couldn’t help but want to bring it to life 🙂

It was free to the first 50 people to download ♥ So I hope you all enjoy your copies!
But for everyone else I’ll be offering it at 50% off for the first week as part of the launch special. I hope you’ll give it a look!


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Free Pattern Friday! Totoro Plush

Hey everyone! It only seemed like a matter of time before this guy made another appearance, right? It’s probably the most highly requested plush character I get, and I’ve done so many other Ghibli projects it seems only fitting.
So this pattern is for a classic roly-poly shaped plush done up just like Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro. It looks great in either gray or blue so it looks like either the large Totoro or the smaller Chuu-Totoro. You can also give it a big friendly grin or leave it off and it looks equally cute.
The belly is done by sewing outward curves to inward curves, so that makes it a bit challenging – not to mention all the hand-sewing for the ears, arms, and tail. So I gave it a 4/10 stars in difficulty.
I hope you all enjoy!


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MCC Send-off Giveaway Winners!

Hi everyone!
I have the results for the MCC Send-off Giveaway! There were over 1200 entries to the giveaway, so thank you to everyone that entered!
The prize emails were sent out last night, so if you’re one of the winners here, be sure to check your spam folder 😀

The randomly chosen winners were:

In 1st place, who won 5 patterns, was Patricia Doe over at http://mademoiselledoe.com
In 2nd place, who won 4 patterns, was Katherine Evans who is OonaWingedWolf at DeviantArt
In 3rd place, who won 3 patterns, was Echo Dorr
In 4th place, who won 2 patterns, was Lisa Jonte who can be found over at Spoonflower
and lastly in 5th place, who won 1 pattern, was Vanessa Marold

I feel like the contest and giveaway were super successful and I had a ton of fun doing them! I hope you all enjoyed the fun as well 😀 And thanks again to everyone that entered!
So now we’ll finally be back to our regularly scheduled blog posts — including a new free pattern coming up this Friday! ♥


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MCC Send-off Giveaway!

Congrats once again to all of the awesome winners announced yesterday for the contest! I wanted to do one more promotion for the whole MCC Send-off thing to help out the people that said they’d be too busy to participate in the contest, or maybe didn’t feel like they had the skills for it 🙂 I thought it seemed a nice way to finally send off the Monthly Crafting Challenge since it’ll give everyone an equal chance to fill in the last few gaps in their pattern collection ♥
It’s just a simple random giveaway with a pattern prize!

UP FOR GRABS:
For this giveaway, you have 5 chances to win! Five different winners will be selected:

  • First place will be able to choose 5 different patterns from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)
  • Second place will be able to choose 4 different patterns from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)
  • Third place will be able to choose 3 different patterns from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)
  • Fourth place will be able to choose 2 different patterns from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)
  • And lastly, fifth place will be able to choose 1 pattern from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)

TO ENTER:
Fill out the form at the bottom of this post and submit! 😀

DEADLINE:
The giveaway will be active from Tuesday, March 7th and the winners will be contacted at 9pm EST on Monday, March 13th

CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE:

  • The winning entrants will be chosen at random from the list of submissions.
  • The winning entrants will be contacted via email about their win (so keep an eye on your email!).
  • The winner will then get to choose which pattern(s) they’d like for their prize.
  • I’ll respond back to the winner (via email) with their selected patterns.

OTHER DETAILS:

  • As a winner, I’ll announce your name and website (if applicable) on this page, so every entrant knows who the final winners were.
  • International entrants are more than welcome to enter!
  • By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂
  • No purchase is necessary for this giveaway

EDIT!
Thanks to everyone that entered! Submissions are now closed 🙂
You can find who won here: https://cholyknight.com/2017/03/14/mcc-send-off-giveaway-winners/


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MCC Send-off Contest Winners!

All I can say is WOW! I can’t believe all of the amazing entries that came out of the woodwork for this contest! Thank you all so much to everyone who participated! It was so tough to choose the 20 entries that I did; I would have easily given out 20 more prizes without a second thought. So please know that if you didn’t get a prize, your participation was still very much loved and appreciated ♥ I got over 250 people that entered the contest, many of whom submitted 3 projects or more, so there was some tough competition.
If you haven’t gotten your prize email by now, below you should see where you stand 🙂 And if you still want to get a hold of some free patterns, I’m starting a giveaway TOMORROW! For all you guys that are still new to plush-making and maybe didn’t feel comfortable competing ♥
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Free Pattern Friday! Maneki Neko Coin Pouch

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Last year during my legendary creatures collection, I seriously considered doing a Maneki Neko. It doesn’t quite fit as a legendary creature though, since it’s more like a symbol. Either way though, I brought it back! Since ‘Beckoning Cats’ or ‘Lucky Cats,’ as they’re often called, are said to bring in good fortune and money, I thought it was fitting to make them into little coin pouches! Maybe there are some out there with New Year’s resolutions to save money?

The body of this pouch is made from minky so it has a plush-like quality, but any thick fabric would work well for it 🙂 Much like with the squid pouch I designed earlier, you could also leave off the zipper and stuff it with batting to make it into a tiny plush! The pattern itself is rated 4/10 stars in difficulty because of the zipper and all the little details needed to pull together the Lucky Cat look – including all the applique spots, collar, ears, paw, and tiny bell to finish it off. If you were making a simpler cat it would be a little more manageable 😀
I hope you guys will give it a try!

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MCC Send-off Contest! Plus a new sewing pattern!

Hi everyone! As many of you might know, the Monthly Crafting Challenge is officially over, but I wanted to celebrate 4 amazing years with you guys with a contest! I’ve only done giveaways up until this point, so I thought a contest would be a nice change of pace and a fun way to bring back the feel of the challenge one last time 🙂
The basic rules are just like the ones for the original MCC! Simply send in your best projects made from my patterns and I’ll pick my favorites! But keep scrolling to get all the details.

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So what’s up for grabs? There’s a huge grand prize pack as well as several runner-up prizes:
GRAND PRIZE gets the ultimate sewing pack:
• A collection of 9 jewel-toned Shannon minky fabric pieces; 18” x 60” each; perfect for making fantasy creatures and other critters!
• A 1½ yd. pack of Heat n’ Bond fusible web for applique
• A 1 lb. bag of poly pellets
• The entire 13 pattern collection of my legendary creatures series
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Steampunk plush! ↓
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The pattern I use for my Steampunk Plushies has been one of my most requested patterns! Probably because it’s so dang versatile ♥ It can make tons of different animals, but this pattern will show you how to make a wolf, cat, fox, rabbit, or panda. And it comes with loads of steampunky accessories to dress them up! They’re a large 11″ tall size that’s perfect for cuddling. They’re a little more difficult to make than my previous patterns, but if you’ve been making my projects for a while now you might be ready to take them on!

SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, AND FIFTH place winners will all receive:
• The entire 13 pattern collection of my legendary creatures series
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Steampunk plush!

FIFTEEN honorable mention winners will all receive:
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Steampunk plush!

And EVERYONE ELSE will receive:
• A $6 off coupon for my newest pattern for a Chibi Steampunk plush. That’s 50% off, woo! (valid for 2 weeks after receipt)

RULES AND ENTERING:
• Entries should be photographs taken of projects you’ve made with any of my sewing patterns.
• Patterns used may include anything from my free collection, my paid collection, or from my books.
• You are free to use projects you’ve made in the past.
• You are free to submit as many images as you want, but you can only win once (for example, you can’t win both 2nd and 5th place)
• You may make alterations to and resize the original pattern, as long as it’s not so much that you can’t tell what it originated from.
• To submit your entry, fill out the entry form found at the bottom of this page!

DEADLINE:
• The giveaway will be active from Friday, February 3rd and entries will be closed Sunday, March 5th at 11:59pm EST.

CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE:
• The winning submissions will be decided by me based on its quality, details, creativity, and overall cuteness factor!
• The winning submissions will be contacted via email about their win (so keep an eye on your email)
• All other entrants will also receive an email from me with a consolation prize coupon. I promise it’ll just be the 1 email – no spam!
• If you are a GRAND PRIZE winner, you will be expected to divulge your address (or PO Box) to me only so the prize can be shipped to you

OTHER DETAILS:
• As a winner, I’ll announce your name, website (if applicable), and photo submission on this page, so every entrant knows who won.
• International entrants are more than welcome to enter
• To all international entrants: note that you may be required to pick up your package at your local post office or pay customs fees. These rules differ for every country so unfortunately I can’t be held responsible for any extra charges you might be asked to pay.
• The prize will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail — domestic takes 2-3 business days while international takes 6-10
• By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂
• No purchase is necessary for this contest.
• Void where prohibited

But most importantly,
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! I can’t wait to see what you all make!

Edit!
All the winners have been named and contacted! Congrats to everyone who won, and thank you to all that entered!