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New Shop Pattern! Stacking Dragon Plush ♥

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

After releasing the loaf-style Lion, Tiger, & Bear stacking plushies last year in April, I had a bunch of requests to do a dragon version, so here it is! I had the toughest time deciding which face I liked, and I ended up making a kitty dragon version because in the sketches it was just too cute!
Just like the last one, it has an interesting shape in that the arms and legs are splayed out in front instead of to the side. A lot of y-seams are involved in making it, but once you get the hang of the steps it actually goes rather fast.

One thing that might help is the accompanying embroidery files that are available for purchase as well 😀 It has two different faces, one for the more angular classic dragon eyes, and one for the snarky side eyes. The listing comes with the separate eyes and faces at tons of different sizes so you can use them for this plush or a different project entirely.

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be at 30% off for the first weekend! And the embroidery will be 50% off! I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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2018 Year in Review!

Hi everyone!
I hope you’re all have a great season as this year comes to a close ❤ We’re coming up on the blog being 5 years old now! I can’t believe how much it’s grown over this time, and I can’t wait to see how it progresses.
In the meantime, I thought I would make a top ten list of the most popular posts from this year as a fun look back. And maybe if you’re new to the site or missed a post you’ll see something you didn’t know about!

The sloth plush made it to #1! I love this little guy — it has so much character in such a simple body ♥

My favorite part of the year was definitely finally introducing embroidery designs into my free patterns! Although it’s a lot of work, it was very satisfying to get to see the designs come together in thread. It’s my 2019 resolution to get completely caught up with the most popular past designs!
I was surprised that the octopus amigurumi made it to the list ❤ I know there are a lot of other great amigurumi pattern-makers out there, so I can’t really compete. But I find illustrating the charts to be challenging and fun. And I will be the first to admit I have a yarn-buying problem, so finding uses for it is always good 😀
I was also surprised that the Hooded Cowl made it onto the list 🙂 I always enjoy taking a break from plush-making for some cute accessories. I have some ideas for more Halloween-themed wearables next year, hopefully they’ll get just as much love!
Thank you for all the amazing suggestions for patterns over the year! I’ve heard a lot of really great ones, like a shark, T-rex, seal, alpaca, etc. I’m always open to hear suggestions though, so don’t be afraid to mention something in the comments. Thank you all so much for being fans of my blog and my work! I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for all of you! I hope you enjoy what’s to come in 2019!


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Holiday Sale! And New Squirrel Beanie Plush Pattern!

Hello everyone!
I heard from some that they missed my Thanksgiving sale, so I thought I’d run one more sale of the year for those last-minute holiday shoppers ♥

Everything is 10% off, and this time around all small, stocking stuffer kind of items are 20% off 😀 And that’s to celebrate my latest pattern that should be great for a quick gift!

These cute squirrels and sugar gliders! It’s a classic beanie-style plush with a body that’s filled with poly pellets. It makes it tons of fun for tossing around or just holding in your hand.
The twist I’ve given these is that the pieces are super-optimized! If you plan to make these to sell or give, they go really quickly because there’s almost no hand-sewing. It’s only the spot under the neck that needs to be sewn up to close these plushies.

And because they are so tiny, appliqueing the face is even more of a challenge than usual. Safety eyes would of course be a great alternative, but I thought it fair to include some embroidered eyes with the pattern at no extra cost. They fit 4″ x 4″ hoops so no one is left out!

This new pattern will be 30% off during the sale to celebrate the launch! I hope you’ll give it a look if you think it would make a nice gift for someone ♥ And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!
Happy holidays everyone!


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Black Friday Sale and New Floppy Unicorn 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 26th!

It’s a ‘buy more, save more’ kind of sale where you get a larger percentage off your purchase depending on the number of items you buy ♥ So there are no coupons to remember, no dollar amounts to reach, everything discounts automatically!
If you just want 1-2 things, it starts at 15% off, at 3 items you get 20% off, and at 5 items you get 30% off!
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So sorry! Error with the Otter Plush!

Hi everyone! So sorry about the previous post! There was an error with WordPress and the pattern went out a week earlier than intended, so the links weren’t fully live :/ But to make up for it, it’s now live on the previous post if you want to go back and download it 🙂
So sorry for the mistake! And I hope you enjoy the new pattern!


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Halloween sale! Plus more embroidery!

Hey everyone!
I just wanted to pop in and mention I’m having a Halloween sale! With just 2 weeks left, now’s a good time to get started on last minute projects or put in final online orders. The sale runs from October 17th through the 21st. All items are 10% off, and all Halloween items are 20% off — that includes anything wearable, spooky, or that can dress up! It also includes the Steampunk Aviator Cap pattern from last week, so you have a second chance to grab it at a discount!

As an extra bonus, one of my older patterns now has accompanying embroidery!

The Chibi Horror Plush collection can now be sewn with all kinds of embroidered details. This not only includes the faces for all 5 animals, but also in-the-hoop sewing for the tiny Werewolf claws, in-the-hoop sewing for the Zombunny ears, and applique for the skull bunny! The faces also come in standalone versions at loads of different sizes should you want to use them for a different project or just fit things into a smaller hoop. The main point is you don’t have to buy the pattern to use the embroidery and vice versa ❤

The new files are 50% off during the sale, and the partner pattern is 30% off if you don’t own it already 😀

I hope you all enjoy and have some fun Halloween preparation! I know I am!


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New Shop Pattern! Steampunk Aviator Cap

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

It’s a little pet project of mine to create as many cute steampunk things as possible, so many years back I designed these classic aviator caps but added animal ears to them. Since then I’ve had a lot of requests to share the pattern, so that day is finally here!
This hat pattern has a classic aviator cap look, but is more optimized for costumers 😀 It’s a little more loose-fitting so it fits more comfortably for wearing all day and is less likely to give you hat hair. It also grabs your attention a lot more with its big chin strap and buckle. So this hat isn’t intended for actual aviation, but it still makes a great statement ❤
You can make it tighter if you choose, since it has sizes for heads from 13” all the way to 25”. So you can also make fleece versions for babies that are both cozy and cute.

The pattern includes templates to make a fox, cat, rabbit, or deer. You can also use the antler template to make a jackalope as well ❤ It works well with fuzzy fabrics like fleece, simple fabrics like twill, or even leather and faux fur! My personal favorite combination is faux suede with a minky lining.
The pattern has some curves that are a little difficult to contend with (especially if you’re not using a stretchy fabric), but overall the pattern doesn’t have a lot of surprises. Installing all the hardware can be tricky if you’re not used to it, but even if you skip it the result still looks pretty great.

For an extra steampunk look, I’ve also designed two embroidery files that can work along with this pattern, but they would be perfect for lots of other projects too. There’s both a set of gears and a bird skull with a creepy Victorian vibe.

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be 30% off for the first weekend, and the embroidery files will be 50% off! I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!