Choly Knight

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New Shop Pattern! Stacking Lions, Tigers, & Bears Plush

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

This is sort of a twist on the tsum-tsum stacking plush design. I honestly think Teacuplion patterns pretty much nailed the classic tsum-tsum style, so I’ve been curious about a different version for some time now. This version has a loaf-shaped body that stacks well with others — what sets it apart is that the arms and legs are splayed out in front, parallel to the body.
The downside is it does make sewing the plush a little deceptively difficult, but I’m still really enjoying the result! Sewing the arms and legs involves a lot of y-seams and lining up points. So if you’ve ever made my Nessie plush then this one might look a little familiar. It has all the important points numbered so you know exactly what to do. The major upside is once you get the hang of it, the sewing can go rather quickly because there are very few tiny fiddly pieces. I broke up the majority of the body into several steps, but once you’re familiar with it you can actually do it all in one go ❤

This shape of plush could work really well for lots of different animals, but I settled on a lion, tiger, and bear this time 😀 I thought they looked especially cute in my sketches and I couldn’t resist the urge to put a little fleece scarf on the polar bear.

To celebrate its launch, I’ll be offering it at 30% off for the first weekend! I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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New Crafting Challenge Pattern for June!

Hey everybody!
We’re fully into summer down here in Florida despite it being only June, but May has been a great month! Working on this month’s pattern was a ton of fun and I got a chance to develop some new projects for later in the year as well. Hopefully those all turn out okay so I have some new and exciting things to show you!

This month is another treat for classic creature lovers…
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A Griffin!

You might notice that their body style looks similar to the Dragons I did earlier in February 🙂 This was no accident! I really liked that style and as I was developing these little guys I thought it would make a great fit. It helped to really display the wings, make the chibi claws easier to sew, and, best of all, make it perfect for tossing around for some flying practice. I had so much fun seeing them come together. Between the wings with all the topstitched feather details, to the little ears with a bit of an owlish look, down to the chubby little toes, it was just a blast to make.
I gave this one a 4/10 stars since it has a lot of tiny pieces to sew, a good deal of hand sewing, and just a lot of dexterity and details involved. I don’t think it’s so overwhelming if you take it one step at a time. I hope if you give it a try you’ll agree that it’s worth it 🙂

★ 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 June 30th (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!