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Free Pattern Friday! Night Fury Plush

Well, you guys asked I did my best to deliver! I got a huge demand for a Toothless pattern after releasing the Totoro plush pattern, so I thought I’d give it a go. Hopefully I didn’t disappoint 🙂

I saw some awesome free Toothless patterns already available, so I wanted to see if I could contribute something different but still cute to the mix.
Unlike some of the already existing patterns, it’s not 100% realistic to the proportions in the show, that way it looks a little more baby-like and cuter. It’s got a flat, floppy body much like my bat plush, but still has all of the major details that make Toothless what he is 🙂 Lots of spikes along the head and body, and of course the red tail fin with Viking skull motif.
I must admit there was something really comforting about hugging it because it had so many things to grab onto, haha.

I gave it a 5/10 in difficulty because of all of the tiny details involved as well as the curves sewn in making the body. So it takes quite a bit of time to put together but I really felt it was worth it when it was all done. As you can see I made a dark blue version so you’ll be able to see what’s going on in the step by step instructions instead of a big black hole 🙂 Shall we call this new dragon a ‘Twilight Fury’?
But I think the new color also shows how you can use the pattern to make different kinds of dragons as well. For instance I think its shape and silhouette would make a cute charmander or charizard.


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Free Pattern Friday! Haku Dragon Scarf

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I’ve had the idea to do a dragon scarf for maybe a year by now, haha 😀 But I wasn’t sure how I wanted to tackle the head and also what dragon to do? I was torn between Haku from Spirited Away and Shenron from Dragon Ball. Well, I decided to just jump in and do it already, especially since Chinese New Year is this month. Obviously you can see who won out in the dragon decision ❤ I had to keep my Ghibli project collection going of course!
I made this cutie from fleece so it’s extra warm and soft. The body is just made from several long strips going down the width of the fabric. The little stuffed head is added to the end to finish off the dragon. It was tricky for me because I wanted to keep the head shape simple and cute but also 3D, so hopefully it doesn’t present any problems for you all. You could of course swap out colors and features to make lots of other dragon characters too!

The project has a good bit of hand sewing and placing small, detailed pieces. Plus the body of the scarf is super long so that takes some time to sew as well. With all that in mind I gave it a 4/10 stars in difficulty 🙂 I hope you all like it and it keeps you warm this winter!

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Happy New Year! And the Last MCC Pattern ♥

Happy New Year everyone!
I hope you all are excited for 2017! Which also means it’s the fourth anniversary of my blog 😀 It started back in 2013 and sometimes I can hardly believe I’ve kept it up for this long ❤
It felt like 2016 had a lot of ups and downs for most people, so I’m glad to have a fresh start. Though it does sadden me to say that this will be the last iteration of the monthly crafting challenge 😦 As some of you may remember from December, I announced that I’ll have to end the crafting challenge as a feature on my blog because it’s gotten too big for me to keep up with all of your amazing submissions! I decided to extend the Legendary Creatures Collection for one more month as a thanks to all of you. But on February we’ll do a proper send-off with a contest and a giveaway!
And of course I still plan to post regular free patterns as I usually do, as well as patterns available for sale, and other free promotions of different varieties ❤

But onto the fun part! The last plush!
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Dragon 2.0!

Of course you might remember I did a dragon last year in February, but I thought this would be a nice fitting tribute to bring the challenge back full circle 😀 It was definitely my most popular pattern of that year, and a lot of new fans lamented that they didn’t get a chance to earn that one. And to be honest, I had hoped to do the original dragon in this style, but I couldn’t make the prototype work for me at the time – I kept at it though! Which is why we have this little cutie now ❤ I especially love him for all the extra little spikes on his tail, head, and nose. And I’m a huge fan of the big horns that give him so much character. You can rotate them different ways to give the dragon lots of interesting looks.
As for difficulty: This one has a lot of tiny pieces like the spikes, tail, and feet. So it’s best to position them carefully and check on them frequently as you sew. With all that in mind, I gave it a 4/10 stars in difficulty.

★ So how do you get this pattern? ★
If you’re NEW to this site, this pattern is my one time only FREE gift to you! Just submit your email address to subscribe to my blog between now and January 31st (found in the submission box on the right sidebar above “My Books”). This will earn you the pattern ONE TIME for THIS MONTH ONLY.
Give it about 24 hours for your new pattern to arrive after signing up. But if it doesn’t, or you have other troubles, you can check out more info at the main Monthly Crafting Challenge page, the FAQ, or by emailing me.

★ What if you’re not new to this site? ★
If you’ve already signed up for email updates, that’s where the CHALLENGE comes in. You can also earn this pattern if you make one of the projects from this blog, my books, or my Etsy then email me or message the finished project to my Facebook.

★ What if there’s no way you can participate this month? ★
If you think you can’t make anything this month, I also have the pattern ready for purchase on my Etsy for a very low price. And you can use coupon code MCC2016 for an extra $1 off.

So don’t forget to check back next month to learn about the contest and the giveaway! And keep sending me photos of your amazing creations!


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Free Pattern Friday! Tiny Dino Plush

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I knew I had wanted to do a dinosaur plush for months now, and I’ve been obsessed with designing things with simple shapes. So those two together brings us this tubby little dino plush! It’s got a round, stubby little body with four tiny legs and lots of spikes going down the back.

If you’re not used to working with really tiny pieces it might be tricky, but it’s also good practice. Other than that it’s just got some darts and curved sewing, so I gave it 2/10 stars in difficulty. If tiny pieces are really difficult for you it might be closer to a 3/10. All in all a decent plush to make if you’re ready to move away from pillow-style soft toys.

I can see using this same pattern for a dragon or other similar animals 😀 Just add some wings on the back and you’re pretty much good to go!

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New MCC Plush Pattern for February!

Hi everybody!
It looks like 2016 is in full swing with January having come and gone. With the holidays completely behind us it was great to work on more projects for the blog for a change 😀 One of which you’ll get to see shortly! My creative juices have really been flowing, so here’s hoping I can churn out more before I get swamped with other work.
The first crafting challenge pattern for 2016 was such a hit, I’m sure you all are itching to know what the next one is! Well, the second installment in the legendary creatures collection is…

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A dragon plush!

I feel like I just had to do this one for February because Chinese New Year is coming up! So this pattern has options for a Western dragon with wings and horns, while the Eastern dragon has antlers and whiskers. I did warn that some of the patterns in this collection would get a little harder, and this one here is a good example. I rated it 4/10 in difficulty, which is higher than usual for my free patterns. There are a lot of little details with the horns, wings, whiskers, etc. that can be difficult to keep track of and sew in place. I put some tips in the pattern to help get through the tougher bits, and the pattern itself breaks everything down into 24 detailed steps, but if you’re still completely new to sewing, you might want to save this one for later 🙂

These guys were definitely tough to design because lots of pattern sellers have their own dragon pattern, so I had to try to make this one unique while still remaining relatively simple. And I couldn’t very well leave it out of the collection! I mean, if I’m doing a set of legendary creatures there’s no way I could skip a dragon, could I? So hopefully this particular design is something you might not have seen before.

★ So how do you get this pattern? ★
If you’re NEW to this site, this pattern is my one time only FREE gift to you! Just submit your email address to subscribe to my blog between now and February 29th (found in the submission box on the right sidebar above “My Books”). This will earn you the pattern ONE TIME for THIS MONTH ONLY.
Give it about 24 hours for your new pattern to arrive after signing up. But if it doesn’t, or you have other troubles, you can check out more info at the main Monthly Crafting Challenge page, the FAQ, or by emailing me.

★ What if you’re not new to this site? ★
If you’ve already signed up for email updates, that’s where the CHALLENGE comes in. You can also earn this pattern if you make one of the projects from this blog, my books, or my Etsy then email me or message the finished project to my Facebook.

★ What if there’s no way you can participate this month? ★
If you think you can’t make anything this month, I also have the pattern ready for purchase on my Etsy for a very low price. And you can use coupon code MCC2016 for an extra $1 off.

So don’t forget to check back next month for another new legendary creature! And keep sending me photos of your amazing creations!


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New Crafting Challenge Plush Pattern for July!

Hello all!

June is over and done with, and although it went quickly for me it’s still been fun 😀 I’ve been preparing a load of new products to reveal in the coming weeks and we’ll likely be having another giveaway! I’m nearly at 150,000 pageviews on deviantArt and I can’t wait to celebrate with some free stuff!

And speaking of free stuff, I have a new plush pattern you can earn this month!
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It’s a Dragon Fruit!

I was so excited to get to this month because of this little cutie 😀 It’s probably one of my favorites out of the collection. The pun of course is based on the Asian fruit that’s beautifully colored pink and green with a white speckled flesh. So together we have a tiny dragon with green wings, spikes, and white horns.

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Sewing this guy up is a little more complicated, since there are a lot of details. Between all the spikes, horns, and wings that need to be placed correctly, there’s also the head, which can get misaligned. Not to mention all the French knots that make up the speckles on the horns, but those can be replaced with fabric paint if you like. All in all, basting is your friend here ^-^

★ So how do you get this pattern? ★
If you’re NEW to this site, start off by signing up for email updates between now and July 31st (found in the submission box on the right sidebar above “My Books”). This will earn you the pattern for THIS MONTH ONLY.
If you have trouble signing up, you can check out more info at the main Monthly Crafting Challenge page, the FAQ, or by emailing me.
★ What if you’re not new to this site? ★
If you’re already signed up for email updates, that’s where the CHALLENGE comes in. You can also earn this pattern if you make one of the projects from this blog, my books, or my Etsy then email me or message the finished project to my Facebook.
★ Also, bonus! ★
For today only I’m offering both this pattern and the one from June when you sign up or send in project photos. After today though, the prize is just this guy 🙂 You’ll have to purchase the older pattern through my Etsy if you’re too late.

So don’t forget to check back next month for a new punny food animal plush pattern, and keep sending me photos of your amazing creations!