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Etsy Birthday Sale! Plus new dragon eye embroidery!

Hi everyone!
I just wanted to put in a quick word to mention Etsy’s birthday sale this week! It runs from the 18th to the 22nd, and Etsy sellers can choose to participate or not. So you might want to check any favorite sellers of yours to see if they’re also having a sale!


As for me, my whole shop is 10% off! And all of my dragon items are 20% off! That’s to celebrate my first embroidery design for sale ❤


I wanted to keep things super simple when starting to sell embroidery, so the first file I have available is for my Chibi Dragon pattern. But the bonus is you can use it for any other project you want! When you purchase the design, it comes with files both meant to work specifically with the Chibi Dragon (with pattern guidelines and instructions), but also a set of 6 sizes that are just the eyes and nostril slits. With 6 sizes to choose from you can use them for any other dragon projects (or monsters, or whatever have you!). And they’re all under 99mm so they’re sure to fit 4″ x 4″ embroidery hoops.
So in the end, you don’t need the Chibi Dragon pattern to use the embroidery and vice versa 🙂 For this sale week the new embroidery will be 50% off! And more embroidery files are definitely coming in the future ♥ I just wanted to start small for the first one.
I hope you all enjoy! And thank you ♥


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Shop update! More cut & sew fabrics!

Hey everybody!
For those of you into Spoonflower, I thought I might share this newest update with you! I’m going back and revisiting some of my older patterns to give them the cut & sew treatment 🙂
If you’re not familiar with Spoonflower, it’s a great service with offices in North Carolina and Berlin. They custom print on all kinds of fabric. It’s a fantastic resource for making stuffed animals too because you can print your pattern pieces right on the fabric. And it’s amazing for beginners because you don’t have to learn about how to buy supplies and fabric or how to transfer markings.

The new additions are:
More bat plush designs, which I’ve added kimono patterns to.
The cube puppy plush, which now has 4 different dog breeds like a pug & corgi.
The Unicorn Kitty pillow plush, which is shrunk down to fit ¼ yd. so it’s more classic plush sized.
The owl plush, specifically the heart faced one. These have feathers printed into the bodies which is so fun!
And I transformed my Eeveelution blob plush into classic cats like a tabby and calico.

You can buy them one fat quarter at a time, or buy a whole yard for all 4 of the colors in the collection. The instructions are just slightly different to accommodate the new fabric. You can find all of my cut & sew designs on my Spoonflower page, or a dedicated page here on my site for easier previewing 😀
I hope you guys enjoy them!


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New Shop Pattern! Celestial Fox & Hare Plush

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

The shape of the plush is not terribly uncommon; it’s a chibi-style plush that stands on four legs. It has a large head and a tiny body with stubby little feet. It works for a lot of different animals, and would be perfect for things like Pokedolls, but I went with a Fox and a Hare for this collection. The hare has a slightly smaller body than the fox, but they both have the same size head. So you have your pick of body size, or use both if it works for a set you’re doing!

To put a unique spin on them, they have a celestial theme like the elemental dragons I did back in March. Included is a Sun Fox, Moon Hare, Star Hare, and Black Hole Fox. So there are 4 different ear templates as well as different tail and wing templates to dress up your animal. Technically the hares are wolpertingers because they have both horns and wings, but it made the title less of a mouthful to just call them hares in the pattern, haha ❤ You don’t need to follow my theme to make a cute character, but this gives you lots to work with.
It’s a little tricky to make like some of my other recent patterns, especially if you’re not used to sewing gussets. But I try to make it easy as possible by clearly labeling all the points you need to match up. And of course each step is taken really slowly.

To celebrate its launch, I’ll be offering it at 30% off all through Memorial Day weekend! So you have until the end of May 28th to get the discount. I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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New Shop Pattern! Stacking Lions, Tigers, & Bears Plush

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

This is sort of a twist on the tsum-tsum stacking plush design. I honestly think Teacuplion patterns pretty much nailed the classic tsum-tsum style, so I’ve been curious about a different version for some time now. This version has a loaf-shaped body that stacks well with others — what sets it apart is that the arms and legs are splayed out in front, parallel to the body.
The downside is it does make sewing the plush a little deceptively difficult, but I’m still really enjoying the result! Sewing the arms and legs involves a lot of y-seams and lining up points. So if you’ve ever made my Nessie plush then this one might look a little familiar. It has all the important points numbered so you know exactly what to do. The major upside is once you get the hang of it, the sewing can go rather quickly because there are very few tiny fiddly pieces. I broke up the majority of the body into several steps, but once you’re familiar with it you can actually do it all in one go ❤

This shape of plush could work really well for lots of different animals, but I settled on a lion, tiger, and bear this time 😀 I thought they looked especially cute in my sketches and I couldn’t resist the urge to put a little fleece scarf on the polar bear.

To celebrate its launch, I’ll be offering it at 30% off for the first weekend! I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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Free Tutorial Collection! Plush Sewing Basics eBook

Hi everyone!
I’ve got a huge project to share with you all today ❤ If you’ve been following the site for the past few years you of course might know of my tutorial infographics. My goal was to cover a lot of the basic info people need for sewing plush toys. There are lots of other amazing sewists tackling the subject, so I thought I’d do mine in a format I hadn’t seen much before (for sewing) – infographics!

While infographics are pretty and look great online, they weren’t very printer-friendly. So since I feel like I covered most topics for plush basics, I finally compiled all the information into a full printable .pdf! What’s great about it is I was able to put in a lot of the information cut from the first drafts of my infographics (since leaving everything in would have made the images miles long, haha!). Altogether the whole .pdf is over 40 pages, so I think it’s fair to call it an eBook 😉

So if you’d like a more printer-friendly version of one of my infographics, or would like to know more about a topic I covered before, I hope you’ll give it a look! Click on the cover below to get your copy!


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New Shop Pattern! Floppy Dragon Plush

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

Over the past year, I had a lot of interest in a pattern for a floppy plush. I imagine that could mean different things for different people, such as something like a beanie baby. But I got it in my head to try something that’s posable. So I tried it out on a dragon first, to see if I could make one with weighted arms and legs so you could pose it in different ways. And I’m super excited with how it turned out!

The new pattern is for this small dragon plush that’s the perfect size for flopping around in your hands. It has extra poly pellets in its arms, legs, and body so it can sit up on its own or flop down on its belly. The limbs are posable and expressive, so it’s fun to see what kind of looks you can achieve. In some cases, I’ve even been able to get it on all fours ❤ Keep in mind of course that it poses best on a rough surface, such as a tablecloth, unfinished wood, etc.
And for an extra fun twist, the templates included are for elemental themed dragons – including earth, air, water, and fire. So you can mix them up for something unique, or go with a more classic dragon look.

The main downside of the pattern is that it’s trickier to sew :/ Definitely my hardest plush pattern so far at 7/10 in difficulty. All the extra bits, like the spikes, claws, and ears, are very detailed and tedious. On top of that, the head is sewn on by hand and takes some careful positioning. So this might be a little daunting for beginners, but I couldn’t help wanting to share it anyway.

To celebrate its launch, I’ll be offering it at 30% off for the first weekend! I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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Etsy Spring Sale!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to drop a quick line to mention the Etsy Spring Sale going on for the next week 🙂 You might have already heard from my Facebook and other social media.

Etsy sellers can choose to participate, so I’m offering my whole shop at 10% off, and as a special bonus, spring-themed items like birds and bunnies are 20% off 😀 So I hope you all enjoy your pre-Easter shopping!