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New Shop Pattern! Pencil Pouch Plush

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

I had gotten a few requests for a plush pencil pouch in the past, and I also wanted to try out a sort of sleeping pose style of plush. When I saw that I could do both in one pattern I ran with it!
The base plush is a tiny and cute belly-down pose with a lot of classic animals including a cat, rabbit, fox, and panda as well as a dragon and unicorn. You can give it sleepy eyes so it looks like it’s napping ❤ And the pencil pouch variation on that has an elongated body with a zipper down the back. Aside from that the two are basically the same, so they’re both included in the same pattern!
The shapes are pretty simple though the size is tiny since it all has to be pouch-sized. So the rating is 5/10 but it might feel harder if you have trouble with tiny pieces or never sewn a zipper before.

It comes with applique templates but embroidery files for all the faces are available separately ❤ There are 3 different eye styles including sleepy eyes and dragon eyes as well as tiny paws. The listing has 7 sizes of each eye and face so you can use these parts for different patterns if you want to. All the pattern parts fit 4” x 4” hoops so you can embroider this pattern no matter what you’ve got 😀

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be at 30% off for the first weekend! And the embroidery 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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Free Pattern Friday! Squid Pencil Pouch

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So after playing around with the squid/Kraken plush I made back in January, I couldn’t help but want to make more squiddy projects 🙂 So I came up with this little pencil pouch – it utilizes the tall shape of the squid to offer up a good 8” x 4” storage size for holding a handful of pens and pencils. Of course you could use it for other things as well: crochet hooks come to mind…

It’s completely lined on the inside so it looks nice and pretty from both sides. So if you wanted to use the pattern to make items for sale at craft shows, conventions, or Etsy, they would look very professional! I think the pattern is well-suited to thick, plush-like fabrics like fleece, minky, terrycloth, or felt. I personally used minky and gave it a little interfacing so it wouldn’t stretch while I sewed it.

I give it a 4/10 stars because there are a lot of little pieces to manage, and a lot of layers to sew through. There’s also the zipper of course, but it’s done using the centered zipper method which is very basic. So overall if you have a decent amount of projects under your belt and maybe a little zipper experience you should be okay. I hope you all like it!

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Freebie Friday! Hardback Portfolio

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This was another personal project that I wanted to share with all of you! Every time I attend a convention I always need to be super organized, keeping together all my payment receipts, ledgers, inventory, and what not. I actually have this poor beaten up school folder that I’ve been using for the past few years that’s seen some better days xD I thought maybe it was time to upgrade to something a little more substantial.

It’s true I could have purchased something similar to get what I needed, but this way I know I’m getting exactly what I want and I got to use some pretty floral fabric from my stash (that matched almost nothing else in my collection! Grrr! I can’t be the only one that runs into that problem!)

To give it the right feel of sturdy without the hard edges, I used interfaced cotton with a layer of cotton batting for stabilizing, then inserted some mat board for support. You can use different combinations of stabilizer to achieve your own support, such as using Peltex or cardboard.

In addition to the side pockets, mine also has pen slot and brackets in the middle for holding 3-hole punched paper. This of course is completely optional and just what I needed for all my organizing :B You might want something simpler so you can skip it.

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Freebie Friday! The 20,000 Leagues Journal

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Probably even more obscure than some of the other nerdy holidays I’ve been celebrating, today is International Steampunk Day! I can’t seem to find why today in particular is Steampunk Day, as some have claimed that today is H.G. Wells’ birthday – though it’s not – but there you have it! I sorted through all of my scraps to and put together the best I could with what I have.
At the moment I don’t have a lot of hardware, which you must admit can really help the look of a steampunk item, so I did the best with what I had and looked to some leftover turn-lock closures to make this next project. I started thinking of some of my favorite Jules Verne books and thought a journal cover with a giant squid a la 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea would be a nice fit ^-^ It’s not exactly scientific, but it’s sure adventurous! It’s sized to fit a standard composition book, so you can continually switch out the book once you’ve filled it up with all your epic stories and start fresh! On top of that, there are 8 pencil slots so you could also sketch to your heart’s content as well ^w^!

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