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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!


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New Shop Pattern! Woodland Witches Anthro Dolls

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

I’ve gotten a lot of requests for more dolls, so before I jump into humans I thought I’d try my own version of an Anthropomorphic doll 🙂 It’s similar to the standing animal plush I did previously, but these are little less chibi and have longer limbs and a more clearly defined neck. The shape of the head has a more classic animal shape than the big round heads that I usually do.
Their longer silhouette means they look very nice dressed up, so for this first batch I thought I’d go with a witchy theme! The pattern includes templates to make a hooded cape, witch’s hat, and a leaf backpack. It also has templates for little felt details like flowers, wings, and leaves.
With that said, you can use the clothes from this pattern for the standing animal as well! Though the hoodie from the standing animal pattern is for smaller arms, so that’s a bit of a tight fit.

The hardest part of the plush is definitely the arms, though unfortunately that’s what helps them hang down instead of stick outward. So if you didn’t have a lot of trouble with the arms on the standing plush pattern, then this one won’t be too bad for you. All in all, I get a lot of requests for more plushies that are almost completely machine-sewn, which made the arms difficult. But on the bright side it means it comes together a lot faster once you get the hang of it!

One thing that might help is this pattern has some accompanying embroidery files you can purchase! All 4 eye designs are available together in a pack. The design pack comes with a files suited specifically for the plush and also standalone files that you can use for other plushies should you choose. The ones meant for the plush can fit either on a 4×4 hoop (if you’re doing a fox style plush with a muzzle), or a 5×7 hoop (if you’re doing a full face like the cat).

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!


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New Shop Pattern! Fleece Fish Hat


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

I’ve had a lot of requests for the pattern I use to create my Magikarp hats. I try to save my fanart for my free patterns, so I thought this was a good opportunity to have fun and really expand the pattern into lots of different fish! The pattern gives you the instructions and templates to make a cute slouchy-style hat that’s very trendy lately, but the opening of the hat forms the mouth of a fish that’s glomming into your head ❤

With the pattern you can make a classic goldfish, shark (complete with sharp teeth!), betta fish, or koi fish (ideal for Magikarp). Though you can swap out the side, top, and tail fins to make lots of different combinations. The pattern is sized for heads between 13” and 25” around, so it runs the scope of sizes from babies to large adults.

To celebrate its launch, I’ll be offering it at 30% off (not including taxes and fees) for this weekend! 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! Witch Kitty Plush


The Halloween craziness continues! While thinking of other spooky-themed projects I realized I hadn’t done anything witch-related. A perfect opportunity to dress up a sweet little black cat!

I had so much fun putting this project together, especially because it gives you an opportunity to use bright Halloween colors like purple, acid green, and pumpkin orange. Not to mention lots of fun Halloween cotton prints that are always such a blast to go through at the fabric store. Use up your stash dressing up the little witch hat or capelet!

The finished plush is an adorable handheld size making it perfect to hang around on your desk during the rest of the Halloween weeks. I hope you guys will put your own fun twists on this character!


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Magikarp Hat Giveaway!

Magikarp Giveaway

Hi everyone! About a week back you all got me to over 2,000 subscribers! So exciting! I can’t thank you all enough for being such wonderful fans of this site 😀 To celebrate, I’m holding a little giveaway for this fun Magikarp hat!

UP FOR GRABS:
For this giveaway, you have a chance to win this slouchy Magikarp hat — a pokemon from the awesome video games and cartoon. It’s sized to fit unisex adults, and measures 23″ around — though it stretches to fit as much as 26″. It measures 19″ long from brim to tail tip, so it’s big and slouchy for a fun casual look. It’s made from polar fleece so it’s completely machine washable, though it’ll stay looking brand new much longer if you wash it on the gentle cycle and let it air dry (fleece air dries super fast). It includes all the little details too — like side fins, top and bottom fins, whiskers, tail fin, and big doofy eyes.

TO ENTER:
Fill out the form at the bottom of this post and submit! 😀

DEADLINE:
The giveaway will be active from Monday, September 7th and the winner will be contacted at 9pm EST on Monday, September 14th

CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE:

  • The winning entrant will be chosen at random from the list of submissions.
  • The winning entrant will be contacted via email about their win (so keep an eye on your email!)
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond to their winning notification before another winner is chosen
  • As a 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 and website (if applicable) on this page, so every entrant knows who was the final winner.
  • 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
  • By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂
  • No purchase is necessary for this giveaway

Edit: 9/15/15
This contest is now closed! Congratulations to the winner, May Esdot, over at http://mayesdot.deviantart.com/!


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Store Update! Aviator Hats Are Back!

Hello everyone!

After taking another short break for book writing, I’m happy to say that my Etsy store has another update!

The faux suede steampunk aviator caps are back in stock 😀 with a few new custom variations to choose from. These hats were a big hit last year when I debuted them during a giveaway, and I’ve been working hard to bring them back as soon as I could ^-^

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Most of the original color choices are back, along with a few new colors including light gray and red. All of the original ear choices also apply, including cat, fox, and rabbit. But now there is also a deer ear option which comes with little plush antlers! You could also opt to have the antlers on a rabbit hat to make it a jackalope x3

Collection

Also in the update are some of my hoodie designs brought back as made-to-order options. While I am prepping for my attendance to Metrocon in June, it’s still a ways away so I thought I’d offer up these listings for purchase until I have to focus on Metrocon more ^-^ I’ll likely have these listings up for about a month or two until I have to focus on the convention entirely and then I’ll have to bring them down until everything blows over.

I hope you all enjoy the new creations! I’ll be here taking orders, prepping for the con, and designing some new free patterns for the blog in between ^-~ See you next time!


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To Metrocon!

Hello everyone!

In just a little over 24 hours I’ll be heading off to Metrocon in Tampa, Florida until Sunday, July 13th! As always, I hope that I get to see some of you there! I’ll be selling my typical cosplay hats and hoodies, but I’ll also have copies of my books for you to flip through as well as fukubukuro-style mystery grab bags filled with little odds and ends I make from my leftover fabric and supplies.

I hope you’ll stop by the convention if you’re in the Tampa area! It’s downtown at the Tampa Convention Center and you don’t need to buy a pass to visit the artist alley, where I’ll be at booth A8. Just travel the back row along the railing and you’ll be sure to find me ♥

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So if you see me, be sure to say hello! I’ll give you free stickers or something >w<