Choly Knight

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2017 Year in Review!

Hi everyone! To those that celebrated, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! And I hope you all are looking forward to ringing in the new year as well ❤
2017 has been crazy fun for new patterns and projects 😀 We got to have 2 plush-making contests that were a blast, lots of giveaways and free promotions, and of course tons of free sewing patterns. I thought I’d make a top ten list of the most popular posts from this past year as a fun look back.


Of course Toothless makes it to #1 It was insanely popular thanks to all of you — and so much fun for me to make 😀

I had a lot of fun personally getting to do so many infographics, so I’m really happy one of them made it on the list 😀 My other favorite part of 2017 was planning so much stuff for Halloween season ❤ I’m sure other crafters & bloggers out there can agree that coming up with lots of content is tough, so I’m glad I got the chance to go all out during September and October. I hope to do the same again in 2018.
As for what else to expect in 2018? I’ve considered all the wonderful suggestions and ideas you all have sent me through the year and am excited to implement them 😀 These include at least one more infographic, more dragons, some foxes, axolotls, a Chocobo, and possibly ferrets/weasels. As always, I'm open to suggestions in the comments!

Thank you everyone so much for staying with my little blog up until now ❤ I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for all of you! I hope you enjoy what’s to come in 2018!

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Holiday Pattern Giveaway Winners!

Hi everyone!
I have the results for the Holiday Pattern Giveaway! There were over 1500 entries to the giveaway, so thank you to everyone that entered! Because the number was so huge, there might have been some issues getting the consolation prizes to everyone — so do let me know if there was an issue.
The prize emails were sent just a bit ago, so if you’re one of the winners here, be sure to check your spam folder 😀

Every winner received a free copy of my new standing plush pattern 🙂 While the top 5 got to choose some patterns from my collection!
The randomly chosen winners were:

In 1st place, who can choose 5 patterns, was Meriel Aho
In 2nd place, who can choose 4 patterns, was Naty S
In 3rd place, who can choose 3 patterns, was Christine N
In 4th place, who can choose 2 patterns, was Linda Echlin
In 5th place, who can choose 1 pattern, was Silvia
and lastly in 6th place, who got my free standing plush pattern, was Sego

Thank you to everyone who entered! I hope it’s a nice bright spot during your holiday season ♥
And if you didn’t win, be sure to check your email anyway because all the non-winning entries got a coupon for my new pattern!

It’s a set of 3 sweet animals in a really classic standing pose; a cat, rabbit, and panda. It’s a bit more complex to sew than it looks, much like my chibi patterns from before. This is because it’s almost entirely machine sewn. I gave it the same difficulty rating as the other, at 6/10 stars.
But since it does look rather simple, I thought I’d dress them up a bit in a cute matching hoodie! Between the two patterns, there’s loads of room for customization and creativity.


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Holiday Pattern Giveaway!

Hi everyone and happy holidays! I thought I’d offer a little winter treat to you all to celebrate the season, introduce a new shop pattern I have, and help those of you who weren’t able to get anything during my Black Friday sale 🙂
It’s just a quick and simple giveaway. The winners are chosen at random, entry only requires an email address, and there are 6 chances to win!
This giveaway features my new Standing Plush pattern! It has a sweet and classic look to it that makes it great for customization. The pattern comes with templates to make either a panda/bear, rabbit, or cat. But the most fun is that it comes with a pattern to make a matching hoodie — great for lots of winter dressing up. The pattern will launch when the giveaway ends, but if you win you’ll get a free copy! And everyone else who enters gets a $3 (USD) off coupon (from $9 down to $6).

UP FOR GRABS:
For this giveaway, you have 6 chances to win! Six different winners will be selected:

  • First place will get a free copy of my new standing plush pattern, as well as 5 different patterns from my shop (pattern compilations not included — everything through this link qualifies)
  • Second place will get a free copy of my new standing plush pattern, as well as 4 different patterns from my shop (pattern compilations not included — everything through this link qualifies)
  • Third place will get a free copy of my new standing plush pattern, as well as 3 different patterns from my shop (pattern compilations not included — everything through this link qualifies)
  • Fourth place will get a free copy of my new standing plush pattern, as well as 2 different patterns from my shop (pattern compilations not included — everything through this link qualifies)
  • Fifth place will get a free copy of my new standing plush pattern, as well as 1 pattern from my shop (pattern compilations not included — everything through this link qualifies)
  • And lastly, sixth place will get a free copy of my new standing plush pattern!

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

DEADLINE:
The giveaway will be active from Monday, December 11th through 11:59pm EST on Thursday, December 14th. The coupons will be sent out and winners contacted between 9am and 10am EST on Friday, December 15th.

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!
  • Only one entry per person please; duplicate entries will not be counted.
  • By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂
  • No purchase is necessary for this giveaway

The contest is closed and the winners have been announced! Thank you everyone who entered!


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Black Friday Sale & New Chibi Dragon Plush Pattern!

Hi everybody! And Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends 😀

Starting today, I’m running a Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale all the way through to the 27th!

There are discounts on patterns as well as my ready-to-ship plushies & hats

And to kick it off, I’ve added a new steampunk critter pattern to the growing family!

An adorable chibi dragon ❤ Just like the other critters it has a cute big head and little body. But I’m a big fan of the side head spikes and the big accent horns. It also has all the other classic dragon features, like almond-shaped eyes, wings, claws, and a spiky dragon tail.

And of course no steampunk adventurer would be complete without accessories! It also comes with a separate .pdf showing how to make a matching scarf, top hat, goggles, eye patch, belt pouch, and even a removable vest with special hole for the wings to peek through.
Of course you can also use the pattern to make a classic dragon, and it still remains just as big and huggable.
I hope this sale will help you all with your holiday shopping and crafting!


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New cut & sew fabrics! Dolphin, narwhal, & tiny dino

Hey everybody!
For those of you into Spoonflower, I thought I might share this newest update with you! Some of my other patterns have been given the cut & sew treatment like my bat plush from before.



In the new collection there’s my dolphin plush, narwhal plush, and tiny dino plush. Just like with the bat plush, all of the pieces you need are already printed on the Spoonflower fabric. So all you need to do is cut and sew – no extra fabric shopping or applique required!

Since these patterns weren’t quite as popular as the bat, I stuck with simple classic colors. 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 🙂

I hope you guys enjoy them!


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Spooky Halloween Plush Contest Winners!

You guys just made my Halloween! I could not have been happier this October seeing all of your amazing creations ♥ So many werewolves, bats, sugar skulls, and creepy kitties — I don’t know how it could have been better 😀 Thank you everyone who sent something in — it was such a pleasure to see your creations! Picking just 18 winners was incredibly tough, I could have easily done 10 more. So if you didn’t get a prize, please know that I still really appreciated your participation 🙂 Over 200 people entered, so the competition was fierce.

The prize emails have already been sent out, as well as all the runner ups who got coupons for my new Chibi Horror plush pattern!
These are good for 2 weeks so you’ll have plenty of time to use it 😀
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Spooky Plush Contest Update!

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a happy October ♥
I’m so excited about all the amazing contributions to my Spooky Plush Contest coming in! There are over 50 entries so far with a little under 2 weeks left to go.
So if you haven’t started already, maybe this new development will help you get moving!

The folks over at Hobbs Batting were kind enough to donate some of their amazing stuffing for the contest:

So the grand prize winner will get these bags of stuffing as well as the collection of minky fabric. But don’t forget there are 18 prize places, and everyone who enters gets a coupon too!
Happy sewing!