Choly Knight

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Spooky Halloween Plush Contest!

Happy Halloween season everyone! We’re over a month away from the big day, but I think it’s as good of a time as any to start celebrating right? Being that it’s my favorite holiday and us sewists have to plan far ahead for our holiday plans 😉 You should know that I have LOADS of fun holiday projects planned for the weeks leading up to Halloween, and to kick it off I’m starting with a contest!
The basic rules will be very similar to the ones for the previous contest, but with one major detail: I’m looking for spooky plushies! Keep scrolling to get all the info.

This contest features my new Chibi Horror Plush collection! It includes my very popular Zombunny plush as well as 4 other fun animals — a Skelepanda, Cathulhu, Werewolf, and Vampire Bat ♥ All of them are made with the same basic pattern but with extra fun details, so it’s easy to swap out their features if you want to make a different character instead. The pattern will launch when the contest ends, but if you win you’ll get a free copy! And everyone else who enters gets a $4 off coupon (from $10 down to $6).

So what am I looking for?
TO ENTER:
• Entries should be photographs taken of SPOOKY plushies you’ve made with any of my sewing patterns.
• What do I mean by spooky? Anything scary or creepy – especially if it’s still cute! You can go with classic Halloween animals like bats or black cats, or add a frightening face to another animal.
• 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.
• However, entries that won the last contest will not be accepted.
• 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 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, send your photos to my email address (cholyknight(at)gmail.com) with the following info:
Name:
Website: (if applicable)
Subject line: Spooky Halloween Plush Contest

So what’s up for grabs? There’s a huge grand prize pack as well as several runner-up prizes:
1 GRAND PRIZE Winner:
• A collection of 9 Halloween-themed Shannon minky fabric pieces; 18″ x 60″ each
(from Fabric.com, includes black, ash gray, brown, eggplant, amethyst, olive, apple green, pumpkin, and white)

• Your choice of FIVE patterns from my collection (any price; compilations not included)
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush!

1 SECOND PLACE Winner:
• A full yard of my new cut & sew Zombie Bat fabric from Spoonflower (that’s 4 bats, ready to sew!)

• Your choice of FIVE patterns from my collection (any price; compilations not included)
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush!

1 THIRD PLACE Winner:
• Your choice of FIVE patterns from my collection (any price; compilations not included)
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush!

5 JUDGE’S AWARD Winners:
• Your choice of THREE patterns from my collection (any price; compilations not included)
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush!

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

And EVERYONE ELSE will receive:
• A $4 off coupon for my newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush! (valid for 2 weeks after receipt)

DEADLINE:
• The giveaway will be active from Thursday, September 21st and entries will be closed Monday, October 23rd at 11:59 EST

CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE:
• The winning submissions will be decided by me based on its quality, details, creativity, and overall scary cute 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 or SECOND PLACE 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
• If you did not create the plush submitted, your entry will be disqualified.
• By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂
• No purchase is necessary for this contest.

Good luck everyone! I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Free Pattern Bonus! Owl Bear Plush

So, after making the owl plush last week I was reminded of some of the requests I received for an Owl Bear. It’s sort of a classic monster created for the game Dungeons & Dragons, but versions of it exist in other fantasy games like World of Warcraft too (Wildkin/Moonkin). Seeing some of the official and fan-created art for this creature – some of which is really cute! – I couldn’t help but want to try and make a quick variation using the new owl pattern 😀

So this little bonus pattern of sorts has the same body shape as the original owl, but with new clawed and winged arms, feet, bear ears, tail, and detailed face. It’s just about the pudgiest bear cub you’ve ever laid eyes on, haha! I hope some of you nerdy D&D fans out there might give it a try!


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Free Pattern Friday! Owl Plush

Hi all! It’s only September, but I’m already getting excited for Halloween. As most sewists know, you have to start early for every occasion. So for this year I thought I’d make an owl plush! While making a cute one was a ton of fun, I just had to get into the Halloween spirit and make a creepy one as well 😛
So this pattern has the templates for both! It gives you some decent options to switch things up and make different faces and characters. But I think what I love most about the plush is how chubby and round it turned out :3 You just can’t help squeezing it!
So happy Halloween season everyone! I hope you enjoy it!

P.S. Stay tuned next week! This pattern inspired me to make a fun variation that’ll be a bonus pattern next Friday!


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New Shop Pattern! Goldfish Plush

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

After doing both an octopus & a jellyfish pattern, I felt the urge to add another creature to complete the sea-life theme. So I made this chubby little goldfish. I had gotten a few requests to do a goldfish before, and so this one has more of a kawaii feel than the Love Koi pair I did a while back.
And like with the octopus and jellyfish, of course I made animal variations! Mostly so I could make a catfish – yes, I went there 😛
As with the others, you have your choice of a cat, rabbit, panda, fox, or alpaca. And it has detailed side, dorsal, and tail fins that really make it look special. Unlike the octopus and jellyfish though, it needs a lot less hand-sewing so it comes together much more quickly.

To celebrate its launch, I’m offering the pattern for 50% off for the first week!
I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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Free Pattern Friday! Kitty Wallet

Hi everyone!
While I was revamping my old Kitty Purse pattern I thought it might be fun to make a matching wallet to go with it! It’s got the same cute simple kitty ear silhouette with appliqued whiskers that made the original purse so popular.

The inside of the wallet has slots for bills/receipts, 6 credit card pockets, and a pouch built in that’s big enough to hold your phone. But my favorite part is the zipper pouch hidden beneath the ears. It’s perfect for holding coins but also big enough to hold pens and pencils if that’s more your thing.
It goes perfectly with the Kitty Purse, but of course you could add a strap and make it a clutch as well. If you’re revisiting my old Kitty Purse pattern, maybe you’ll give this pattern a look too 😀 I hope you all like it!

P.S.
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Throwback Thursday! Kitty Purse

Hey everyone!
I decided to take a walk down memory lane today and revisit an old pattern of mine 😀 I released my Kitty Purse pattern back in October of 2014. It really took off as a popular pattern and is still one of my most-downloaded tutorials to this day. Back then my patterns weren’t quite as detailed and comprehensive as they are now, so I thought it might be fun to remake it in some new fabric and give the pattern the update it deserves!

So now not only does the pattern have tons more photos and illustrations, but it has some highly requested features as well. The top of the purse now has a zipper closure, and the strap now uses a more traditional strap adjuster rather than a buckle. At the time I made the original I just used what I had, but this time I could use some proper supplies 🙂 I hope you all like the update!


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New Shop Pattern! Chubby Dragon Plush


Hi everyone!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀
Shortly after designing a second dragon plush for the legendary creature collection in 2016, I had the strongest urge to design fat, chubby dragon. I guess because the ones before had a more elegant look to them so I wanted something silly and goofy to offset the pair. So I spent some time honing the design and this is what I came up with!
I’m particularly happy with all the tiny details, like the top stitching on the belly, the little wings and ears, and even the little angry eyebrows on the blue one, haha 🙂 It’s a slightly bigger, more huggable size than my usual patterns at 8” tall and 8” wide, but it still goes together about as quickly as the other legendary creature patterns, so I rated it a 4/10 in difficulty. Hopefully you all will have fun stitching it up as well!

To celebrate its launch, I’m offering it at 50% off for the first week as part of the launch special. I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!