Today’s pattern isn’t so much a direct response to requests I had been getting, only in that people have been asking for more cats! I can’t blame them, haha ❤
I was toying with the idea of a unicorn cat so I could include another horrible pun 😛
This one is a really simple but big plush so it could double as a pillow if you keep it on your bed or couch. It has a sweet and pretty kitty face with additional accent bangs and tail that give it its unicorn features. Not to mention the fun spiral horn on top. It has tiny little front and back paws to finish off the look.
I gave this a difficulty of 3/10 because of all the tiny details, but if you made a plain kitty I would probably rate it lower. So a pretty simple pattern overall 🙂
I hope you all enjoy it!
I had been getting a lot of requests for a pattern that’s similar to the animal-faced zipper pouches that are quite trendy right now. And when it occurred to me that I hadn’t done any Pokemon projects in a while, I thought I might combine the two! So together it’s a small and cute rounded pouch that has a face of one of the 9 eevee evolutions.
Yes, that’s right! All 9 of them are included! It felt weird to do it any other way, but it ended up being a pretty large undertaking to explain sewing the details for 9 different versions, haha 😀 Hopefully it all goes over well! Unfortunately the pouch itself looks a lot easier than it is. Sewing a curved zipper is often difficult for people, and getting the ends of the zipper to work into the pouch is tricky and similar to doing y-seams. So I rated it a 5/10 in difficulty. If you’ve had some practice with zippers you might feel comfortable giving it a try for someone special 🙂
They’re fully lined and look great inside and out, so you can be sure if you made this for a convention they would really steal the show – especially if you make the set of 9 together! Do you have a favorite? Mine’s probably Leafeon ❤
Hey everyone! It only seemed like a matter of time before this guy made another appearance, right? It’s probably the most highly requested plush character I get, and I’ve done so many other Ghibli projects it seems only fitting.
So this pattern is for a classic roly-poly shaped plush done up just like Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro. It looks great in either gray or blue so it looks like either the large Totoro or the smaller Chuu-Totoro. You can also give it a big friendly grin or leave it off and it looks equally cute.
The belly is done by sewing outward curves to inward curves, so that makes it a bit challenging – not to mention all the hand-sewing for the ears, arms, and tail. So I gave it a 4/10 stars in difficulty.
I hope you all enjoy!
I have the results for the MCC Send-off Giveaway! There were over 1200 entries to the giveaway, so thank you to everyone that entered!
The prize emails were sent out last night, so if you’re one of the winners here, be sure to check your spam folder 😀
The randomly chosen winners were:
In 1st place, who won 5 patterns, was Patricia Doe over at http://mademoiselledoe.com
In 2nd place, who won 4 patterns, was Katherine Evans who is OonaWingedWolf at DeviantArt
In 3rd place, who won 3 patterns, was Echo Dorr
In 4th place, who won 2 patterns, was Lisa Jonte who can be found over at Spoonflower
and lastly in 5th place, who won 1 pattern, was Vanessa Marold
I feel like the contest and giveaway were super successful and I had a ton of fun doing them! I hope you all enjoyed the fun as well 😀 And thanks again to everyone that entered!
So now we’ll finally be back to our regularly scheduled blog posts — including a new free pattern coming up this Friday! ♥
Congrats once again to all of the awesome winners announced yesterday for the contest! I wanted to do one more promotion for the whole MCC Send-off thing to help out the people that said they’d be too busy to participate in the contest, or maybe didn’t feel like they had the skills for it 🙂 I thought it seemed a nice way to finally send off the Monthly Crafting Challenge since it’ll give everyone an equal chance to fill in the last few gaps in their pattern collection ♥
It’s just a simple random giveaway with a pattern prize!
UP FOR GRABS:
For this giveaway, you have 5 chances to win! Five different winners will be selected:
- First place will be able to choose 5 different patterns from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)
- Second place will be able to choose 4 different patterns from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)
- Third place will be able to choose 3 different patterns from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)
- Fourth place will be able to choose 2 different patterns from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)
- And lastly, fifth place will be able to choose 1 pattern from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)
Fill out the form at the bottom of this post and submit! 😀
The giveaway will be active from Tuesday, March 7th and the winners will be contacted at 9pm EST on Monday, March 13th
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.
- 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!
- By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂
- No purchase is necessary for this giveaway
Thanks to everyone that entered! Submissions are now closed 🙂
You can find who won here: https://cholyknight.com/2017/03/14/mcc-send-off-giveaway-winners/
All I can say is WOW! I can’t believe all of the amazing entries that came out of the woodwork for this contest! Thank you all so much to everyone who participated! It was so tough to choose the 20 entries that I did; I would have easily given out 20 more prizes without a second thought. So please know that if you didn’t get a prize, your participation was still very much loved and appreciated ♥ I got over 250 people that entered the contest, many of whom submitted 3 projects or more, so there was some tough competition.
If you haven’t gotten your prize email by now, below you should see where you stand 🙂 And if you still want to get a hold of some free patterns, I’m starting a giveaway TOMORROW! For all you guys that are still new to plush-making and maybe didn’t feel comfortable competing ♥
Last year during my legendary creatures collection, I seriously considered doing a Maneki Neko. It doesn’t quite fit as a legendary creature though, since it’s more like a symbol. Either way though, I brought it back! Since ‘Beckoning Cats’ or ‘Lucky Cats,’ as they’re often called, are said to bring in good fortune and money, I thought it was fitting to make them into little coin pouches! Maybe there are some out there with New Year’s resolutions to save money?
The body of this pouch is made from minky so it has a plush-like quality, but any thick fabric would work well for it 🙂 Much like with the squid pouch I designed earlier, you could also leave off the zipper and stuff it with batting to make it into a tiny plush! The pattern itself is rated 4/10 stars in difficulty because of the zipper and all the little details needed to pull together the Lucky Cat look – including all the applique spots, collar, ears, paw, and tiny bell to finish it off. If you were making a simpler cat it would be a little more manageable 😀
I hope you guys will give it a try!