Hello everyone!I’ve got a new plush pattern I’ve added to my shop! This time last year I released my Long Dragon Plush pattern, and ever since then I’ve had it in my mind to try and make a curved version that you can wear around your neck. And so I gave it go! The pattern shows you how to make either an Eastern-style or Western-style … Continue reading Dragon Sale! Plus New Neck Dragon Plush & Free Fanart Hacks!
Hello everyone! I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀 Although I’ve done lots of dragons in the past, I felt like I never gave due diligence to Eastern style dragons. Even my free pattern for the Haku scarf just isn’t quite the same as making a proper plush, so I thought I’d really go all out with this … Continue reading New Shop Pattern! Long Dragon Plush
Hey everyone! Being February you just know I had to do something themed for Valentine’s Day, but when I saw how close it was to the Chinese Lunar New Year I got especially excited! I tried to come up with a project that combined both ideas, and landed on a cute Eastern style dragon plush holding a tiny heart. Not too dissimilar from Valentine’s teddy … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday! Love Dragon Plush
Hi everyone! I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀 Back when I was doing the legendary creature collection, I had a small handful of people asking for a Kirin (or Qilin). At the time I didn’t know what it was, but I did my research and found so much interesting information! They’re considered much like the Asian version … Continue reading New Shop Pattern! Kirin Plush
Kung Hei Fat Choi! Here’s hoping you all have a happy and prosperous new year! As many might know, today marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the new year in most Asian countries. You’ve got to love the celebrations for this holiday, the lanterns, parades, fireworks – it’s all so colorful and gorgeous! But even beyond that there’s the fact that, to me, spring always feels like the real beginning of the new year rather than the dead of winter.
Of course, no new year celebration would be complete without the ubiquitous red envelopes, used for giving little gifts of money to children or unmarried juniors. I wanted to join in on the fun and design some red envelopes myself that are perfectly sized to fit gift cards as well as money. Of course, you don’t have to use these to celebrate New Year’s, but you can give them out to anyone who’s deserving of a gift and enjoys Asian culture.
They’re made from printing the template onto cardstock and folding and taping it to make a perfect little holder.