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New Shop Pattern! Plague Doctor Plush

Hi everyone!
I’ve got a new plush pattern I’ve added to my shop!

This creepy classic plague doctor is a plush I wanted to do since last year ❤ It looks like others had it in mind too, including an awesome Plague Birb from CreepyKawaii and this version from Squishable. The timing is certainly a little on-the-nose considering all the trouble we’re dealing with, but hopefully this cute version of a medieval doctor will put a fun spin on everyone’s Halloween.

Just like the classic doctor, this plush features a long bird-like face. It’s just like the mask that the medieval doctors used to stuff sweet smelling herbs and flowers in the hopes of avoiding illness by keeping bad smells away. It also has a double-breasted coat, capelet with a hood or collar, and a tall hat.

While designing these cuties, I had convinced myself that this doctor must be chubby for maximum silliness. So you’ll find included is a simple body that is round and tubby. But I also thought the doctor would look good as an expansion to my standard human doll pattern — so I included both! So if you have my Chibi Human or Merpeople pattern you’re all set, and if you don’t, you can make a chubby doctor instead! ❤ You’ll find the instructions for the mask and clothes are similar for both, it’s just the sizes that differ a little.

The patterns come with applique templates for some simple face options and for the coat buttons. Embroidery is also included for a few more detailed mask designs.

To celebrate the launch, the new pattern will be 30% off from now through Halloween on the 31st! Since some might be staying home for the holiday, I thought I’d stretch the sale through the end of the month in case it helps some keep busy. And for extra Halloween fun, all my spooky patterns will be also be 30% off, and the rest of the shop will be 20% off! I hope you’ll give the new doctor a look! And if you snagged a copy of the new pattern, I hope you enjoy it!


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Free Pattern Friday The Child Plush

Hi everyone!
Almost a year ago everyone was excited about The Mandalorian, and of course the adorable green space baby that came along with it! I didn’t have a chance to make a pattern for it then (though TeacupLion made a great one). But I still got so many requests for it I had to give it another try this year — just in time so you can have a plush child to cuddle during season 2!
The pattern features a tiny chibi body, very similar to my Witch Kitty from a few years ago. It has expressive eyes, a mischievous smile, and of course big ears! It also shows you how to make a removable robe.
As always, the pattern comes with applique templates to make the face in case you’re sewing by regular machine or by hand, but there are free embroidery files as well if you have an embroidery machine. The face fits into a 4″ x 4″ hoop if it sits diagonally, and a 5″ x 5″ hoop if it sits upright.

Would you like to see how I designed this pattern? You can support me on Patreon for as little as $1 and get behind-the-scenes details!

Also as usual, you’re free to sell items you’ve sewn using my pattern. A credit back to me to show appreciation would be all I ask for in return. But as you might already know, Disney is very strict about people selling fanart, so please do be careful out there in craft-seller land ❤ Which brings me to my next announcement — the plush giveaway!
Since I’m not selling these little babies, I’m offering the darker green child for a random winner! (My husband quickly snatched up the light green one lol!)

UP FOR GRABS:
A dark green space baby plush! Awarded to just 1 random winner.

TO ENTER:
Fill out the form at the bottom of this post and submit! 😀
DEADLINE:
The giveaway will be active from Friday, October 9th, 2020 through 11:59pm EDT on Monday, October 12th, 2019. The winner will be contacted between 9am and 10am EDT on Tuesday, October 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!).

OTHER DETAILS:

  • As a winner, I’ll announce your name and website (if applicable) on this page, so every entrant knows who the final winner was.
  • International entrants are more than welcome to enter!
  • When I contact you about winning, you’ll need to provide me (privately) with your address or PO Box to receive the item.
  • The prize will be shipped out in about 2 business days with tracking.
  • Only one entry per person please; duplicate entries will not be counted.
  • By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂
  • No purchase is necessary for this giveaway

Good luck to everyone who enters! Don’t forget to check back on the 13th to see if you’ve won!

RESULTS:
Congratulations to Eunice who is the winner of the giveaway! Thank you to everyone that entered!


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Doll Pattern Sale! and New Witch Doll Expansion Pack ♥

Hi everyone!
I’ve got a new plush clothing pattern I’ve added to my shop!

With Halloween creeping up on us, I just couldn’t help myself and I did an expansion pack filled with cute witchy clothes! Despite doing other witchy projects in the past, I just didn’t get my fill — I kept coming up with more ideas as the months went by, haha!
In this pack you’ll find a few new face and hair templates, but the real star is a set of elegant dresses that would work nicely whether your doll is a good witch or a bad witch 😉 They have big flowy skirts, tiny ruffles, and intricate collars and other details. And of course there are classic witch hats too, as well as a few variations on the crown and brim shape to keep things interesting.

The new hair designs work best with my humanoid patterns, like the Chibi Human, Merpeople, or Centaur. But the clothes will fit any of my standing doll patterns, like the Anthro Doll, new Anthro Dragon, or even the free Bat & Cat Girl from last year! It comes with lots of tips for how to adapt the dresses to fit wings and tails.
The expansion pack comes with applique templates for the new hair designs as well as how to applique witchy boots onto several shapes of legs. These applique templates are perfect if you sew by hand or a regular sewing machine. If you have an embroidery machine, there are embroidery files available sold separately.

To celebrate the launch, the new pattern will be 30% off from now through next Wednesday, the 23rd. Meanwhile the embroidery will be 50% off. All other doll patterns will be 20% off, the rest of the shop will be 10% off. I hope you’ll give them a look! And if you snagged a copy of the new pattern, I hope you enjoy it!


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New Shop Pattern & Sale! Anthro Dragon Plush

Hi everyone!
I’ve got a new plush pattern I’ve added to my shop!

I’ve been getting requests lately for more anthropomorphic animals like the woodland animals I did a few years back. So while I hope to dig into making birds, unicorns, bats, and the like, I thought what better animal to start with than a dragon!

It’s a 2-legged standing doll version of one of my dragons, sized in proportion with my other human and animal dolls. So if you’re familiar with putting those together, this pattern will have a lot of similarities. As usual with my dragon patterns, you’ll find it has tons of wing, horn, and spike details you can mix and match for different looks. And of course, being dolls, they need some cute clothes! For this group I thought a pirate theme with a steampunk twist would be fun. So you’ll find instructions for a fun pirate coat, corset, tricorn hat, utility belt, goggles, and a staple skirt and pants.

If you’d like to dress the dragons in other doll clothes, upper body clothes fit the best (due to the tail causing wider hips). For example this cloak from the Fairy Expansion Pack ♥


Sadly due to the unique details like the horns, wings, and thick tail, they can’t wear all of the other doll clothes available. You’ll have the best luck with clothes that fit around the neck and shoulders, like the vests and cloaks from the Fairy Expansion Pack. That’s why this pattern includes some basic clothes so you can adapt them to suit your own designs ♥

As always, the sewing pattern contains applique templates to make the dragon faces by hand or regular sewing machine. You can also applique some of the details on the clothing, though the ones in the samples have machine embroidered details. If you wanted to try painting or hand-embroidering the details, I’ve included those templates so you have that option <3. If you do have an embroidery machine, you’ll find those files sold separately. Or you could also use the Floppy Dragon embroidery files since they have similar head shapes.

To celebrate the launch, the new pattern will be 30% off from now through next Wednesday, the 26th. Meanwhile the embroidery will be 50% off. All other dragon patterns will be 20% off, the rest of the shop will be 10% off. I hope you’ll give them a look! And if you snagged a copy of the new pattern, I hope you enjoy it!


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Free Pattern Friday! Panda Memory Bear Plush

Hi everyone!
For this free pattern I was hoping it would be a bit of a two-for-one! I had requests for both a panda bear and a memory bear so I thought I’d combine them 🙂 If you’ve never heard of them before, memory bears are a kind of stuffed teddy bear made with scraps of a loved one’s clothing to serve as a memento.
For this project, I made the pandas using lots of different apparel fabrics and made sure that the pattern would work well regardless of the kind of texture or stretch the fabric had. So you’ll find this pattern has some more darts than usual to add shaping. I also ensured that the pattern could be sewn entirely by machine if you wanted so the finished plush can stand up to lots of extra hugs!

In the samples you’ll see I have bears made from quilting cotton, a men’s flannel shirt, various knit scraps, and the classic minky. So you’ll find you can make this bear from lots of different light to medium-weight clothing. And the templates are small enough that you should be able to cut straight from the clothing. There are tips inside the pattern for sewing with apparel fabrics, like using stabilizer if your fabric is older or more delicate, or using a shorter stitch length for extra durability.
As always, the pattern comes with applique templates to make the face in case you’re sewing by regular machine or by hand, but there are free embroidery files as well if you have an embroidery machine. The face fits into a 4″ x 4″ hoop if it sits diagonally, and there’s a muzzle file as well if you’re making a 3D snout.
The hardest part is likely sewing the body, since the limbs are sewn in the seam so the stitching can get crowded. But if you don’t stuff the limbs too much, take it slowly, and work a few inches at a time, you’ll get there 🙂 For all of that, I rated it a 3/10.
I hope you all like it!

Would you like to see how I designed this pattern? You can support me on Patreon for as little as $1 and get behind-the-scenes details!


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Summer sale and new Shop Pattern! Reversible Unicorn Plush

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

Back in December of last year, I made a Reversible Dragon Plush, and not surprisingly I got a lot of request for a unicorn afterwards. How could I say no to such a cute idea? The dragon/egg combo worked out quite well for flipping, so for the unicorn I had it flip into a jewel ❤ Much like the dragon, it flips through an opening in its belly. When you push in the wings, head, and legs, it transforms into a jewel and secures closed with a button and an elastic loop.
It includes 4 different wing types and 2 different mane types. And you can decorate the jewel with top stitching that looks like facets, constellations, or shiny highlights.
The tricky parts of this plush include sewing the neck, which is a bit of a tight curve. But you can also sew the body and head separately and attach them by hand later. Sewing the belly opening also requires some careful pivoting — overall I rated it a 6/10.

There's embroidery available to help make it a little easier, including 2 eye types and all the decorations for the jewel as well. All the pieces except the jewel facets fit 4" x 4" hoops — sadly you need at least a 6" x 10" for that one since it's an allover kind of design.

I’m also having a summer sale from now through Wednesday the 29th to celebrate the launch! In addition to the new pattern being 30% off and the embroidery being 50% off, other interactive-style patterns will be 20% off, and the rest of the shop will be 10% off. 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! Teto Plush

Hi everyone!
I’ve got another Ghibli inspired character to add to my collection! Fans of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind or Laputa Castle in the Sky hopefully recognize this adorable little fox squirrel. This cute creature has a lot of markings on his body, so I decided to keep things simple by using a flat, beanie style body. It also features big ears with accent tips, a striped tail, and a sweet little neck ruff.
The flat body makes it perfect for machine embroidery, and so to suit several hoop sizes I created a large and small version of Teto! One is about 8″ long and fits 6″ x 10″ hoops, and the other is 6″ long and fits 5″ x 7″ or 4″ x 4″ hoops. Of course the pattern comes with applique templates so you can make it with a regular sewing machine instead. If you’re doing applique, the large size is much easier, but at least the small version is there for variety!
The ears are sewn angled so they look more 3D, which is likely the hardest part of the plush. Everything else is rather basic if you’ve had a little experience with other plush patterns. For all of that, I rated it a 3/10.
I hope you all like it!


Would you like to see how I designed this pattern? You can support me on Patreon for as little as $1 and get behind-the-scenes details!


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New Shop Pattern! Doll Kigurumi Expansion Pack

Hi everyone!
I’ve got a new doll clothing pattern I’ve added to my shop!

This one has been requested by fans for some time, a kigurumi! That is the Japanese word for a onesie costume made to look like an animal ❤ With it, you can take any of my human doll plush patterns to dress it up like 8 different animals! Including a cat, rabbit/jackalope, fox, bat, unicorn, dragon, shark, and bird. There are tons of ear, tail, wing, and sleeve options so you can mix and match to make different animals too (I bet a T-rex would be super cute!).

If you already have my Chibi Human Doll or Merpeople pattern, then you’re all set to get dressed up! But if not, this costume also works on my free Bat & Cat Girl Doll.
As always, the sewing pattern contains applique templates to make the hood faces by hand or regular sewing machine. But if you want to do embroidery, those files are sold separately. You’ll find there are sweet animal faces for the costume hoods, but also silly anime faces for the humans wearing them! I’ve been wanting to do a pack of anime faces for the longest time, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to unleash them ❤ They're a separate embroidery pack since they're completely optional and not needed to make the costumes.

To celebrate the launch, the new pattern will be 30% off from now through next Wednesday, the 1st. The compatible base patterns will also be 30% off. Meanwhile the embroidery packs will be 50% off, all other dolls and expansion packs will be 20% off, the rest of the shop will be 10% off. I hope you'll give them a look! And if you snagged a copy of the new pattern, I hope you enjoy it!


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Free Pattern Friday! Hamster & Chinchilla Plush

Hi everyone!
Probably the most requested animal I received in 2019 was for a Hamster, with a Chinchilla being highest in the poll I put out at the end of 2019. I thought maybe I could combine them for this next free pattern!
I toyed with making these fluffy guys more realistic, but honestly I think fellow plush designer Teacup Lion did a great job with that herself. So instead I went with a more cartoony version that has a big head and little body. It kind of has Hamtaro vibes ♥

The hamster has a separate muzzle piece that give it its chubby cheeks. Beginners might find all the curves difficult to sew, so I included some alternatives for sewing that part. Meanwhile the chinchilla is made with longer, 10mm pile minky for that luxurious and fluffy result ❤ Included is a cute little sunflower seed for them to hold! With all that in mind, I rated it a 4/10, but it might feel more like a 3/10 for the chinchilla since it doesn't have the contrast muzzle.
As usual, the pattern has applique templates for the face and other markings, but there are included embroidery files as well. They all fit in 4" x 4" hoops, though for some you'll need to rotate the fabric. The sunflower seed is sewn in the hoop for some extra ease.
I hope you all like it!


Would you like to see how I designed this pattern? You can support me on Patreon for as little as $1 and get behind-the-scenes details!


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Free Embroidery Update! Calcifer, Shiba Cube, & Winter Plush Charms ♥

Hey everybody!
I don’t get as many requests to revisit older patterns anymore, but there were still a few lingering in my collection that people needed embroidery files for 🙂 So in between projects I found time to look back at these and make some embroidered alternatives!


• First is the Winter Plush Charms from 2017. Being just tiny charms they have especially small faces so I can see why they would be difficult to applique. Luckily it also means they fit into 4″ x 4″ hoops rather easily!


• Next is the Shiba Inu Cube Plush from 2016. This includes a 5″ x 7″ version that has an appliqued muzzle and also a 4″ x 4″ version without the muzzle ❤ The ears are also both embroidered and sewn in the hoop so it takes a little bit more of the work off your plate.


• And lastly is Calcifer from 2014 — wow, 6 years ago! Because this pattern was so much older, it actually lacked a lot of the extra photos and illustrations I usually put into my patterns. So I went ahead and completely revamped Calcifer 🙂 Also, his original size only made him able to fit into 5″ x 7″ embroidery hoops. So, much like my Bat or Owl patterns, I created a mini-size Calcifer so people with 4″ x 4″ hoops can make him too! The mini size is about 30% smaller than the original, but still sews up exactly the same.
So if you’re interested in updating your older files, you can find both the new pattern (with the mini size) and the embroidery below.

I hope you all enjoy these new additions and they stitch out well for you!