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New Freebie for October!

Hello, internet land!

Are you all enjoying the start of fall? I know I am 😀 I’m so glad it’s finally October. I’m working on a lot of projects that I’m hoping to share with you in the coming weeks, and the weather down here in Florida is slowly getting more bearable.

Last week I had another giveaway for my Nyan-Cat Quilt to celebrate a pageview milestone that went really well! Looking at the numbers, it might be a little while before the next giveaway, so at least it will give me a good long time to come up with something great to give away! Here are the stats:
DeviantArt pageviews: 124,969/150,000 = 83%
DeviantArt watchers: 4,396/5,000 = 88%
Facebook likes: 1,457/2,000 = 73%
Tumblr followers: 759/1,000 = 76%
Wordpress followers: 1,385/2,000 = 69%

But onto the patterns! The newest free pattern I’m giving away for October is this little Shrimp Tempura Plush!
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This one is really simple but classic – just a little plush made to look like a plump tempura shrimp. I’m most of us have had tempura or at least fried shrimp at some point. Of course tempura is a bit different because it uses a completely different batter that, when fried perfectly, results in a finish that’s perfectly crispy and non-greasy. I know in my personal culinary efforts I have yet to perfect my deep frying technique, so I know it’s something I’ll have to keep trying at x3

You can get the pattern for this plush by signing up for email updates (found in the submission box on the right side of the page below the search bar). If you have trouble signing up, you can check out more info at the main Monthly Crafting Challenge page, the FAQ, or by emailing me. Also, bonus! for today only I’m offering both this pattern and the one from September when you sign up. After today though, the prize is just this guy 🙂 Though you can also purchase the older pattern through my Etsy if you’re too late.

If you’ve already signed up for emails, that’s where the challenge comes in. You can get 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 where I have a really awesome collection going of your creations! Keep it up every month and you’ll get a new free pattern, so don’t forget to check back during November to see the newest creation!


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Finally! Previous Sushi Plush Patterns for Sale!

Ohmahglob guys! I’m so sorry it took me so long to finally get these ready, but as requested by many many of you, the exclusive sushi plush patterns from back months are finally on sale!

That’s right! For those of you who found out about my blog recently and are wondering how you can win the past sushi plushies, now you can purchase them from my Etsy!

The truth is, I was planning on listing the whole collection of sushi plushies once this first year of monthly crafting challenge was over >w< It just seemed like a good way to finish off the year. But very surprisingly, I got a huge demand for people that wanted to catch up with previous months right now, so I got to work on getting them Etsy-ready. So I want to apologize for anyone that had to wait longer than they’d like x_x I wanted to make sure the patterns I posted were worth your money, so I went back and edited them carefully, formatted them all pretty, and even did some extra testing to make sure there were no issues. The .pdf patterns even include a little section on working with printable patterns and appliqué so you’re helped every step of the way. Hopefully you’ll find the patterns you spend your hard-earned money on will be better than ever!

So please stop by my Etsy and have a look at which ones you’d like to add to your collection! They’re only $2 each, and $10 for the whole set if you want to catch up quickly. Just like with my other free patterns and book projects, you can send the finished photos of the projects to me and I’ll send you more free patterns as per my Monthly Crafting Challenge.

And don’t worry about always waiting this long ^w^ From here on out, whenever a new monthly pattern is released, the previous month will go right up on Etsy so you’ll never miss your chance! ♥

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Onigiri Collection


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New Freebie for April!

Wow! Hard to believe 3 months have gone by already! I feel like I was a lot more productive this month ^-^ I got started on posting some of the knitting patterns I’ve been doing, I have a decent-looking group of 15 free patterns that I’ve cooked up, and my fabric stashes are actually looking significantly smaller! I still have trouble getting the lid on my box of cottons :3 but my heavyweight fabrics actually have some room in the top now 😀 And beyond that, I’ve used up most of the large fabric pieces, so over the next few months I’ll have to start making smaller, daintier projects xD or start getting into some patchwork. Before I know it I’ll completely use up that box of fabric and I’ll get to move onto the next box, I will be vigilant! Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, just keep sewing x3!

But since it’s the first of the month, that means it’s time for the next leg of my Monthly Crafting Challenge!
The freebie for the month of April is a fat little uramaki California roll!

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The assembly is super simple, and the details really make it look awesome. For the un-sushi-initiated, a California roll is a very American style of sushi, as it doesn’t typically have raw fish. Instead, it’s filled with imitation crab, avocado, cucumber, and sometimes with a bit of fish roe. This one is made inside out, uramaki style, so the seaweed makes a spiral on the inside of the roll. I’d also like to say that he’s a futomaki (thick roll), because he’s so fat (x3!), but those are usually made with nori on the outside.

If you haven’t signed up for emails yet, you can get this little guy along with the freebie for March today only, after that the prize is just this guy 🙂 Just sign up with the entry box on the side of the screen and I’ll send you the pattern!
If you’ve already signed up for emails, that’s where the challenge comes in. You can get this pattern if you make one of the projects from this blog or my books then message the finished project to my Facebook where I have a really awesome collection going of your creations! Keep it up every month and you’ll get a new free pattern, so don’t forget to check back during May to see what I’ve cooked up :3

I guess that about wraps up March. Maybe April will see the end of one box of my fabric stash! Just 4 more to go after that xD!


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New Freebie for March!

It appears as though I’m at two months for my blog now 😀 This month felt a little less active, if only because I’ve been working on some personal projects for myself and others. I’ll try to keep you posted on those in the weeks to come! ^-~
I still haven’t made a lot of progress in getting rid of my stash, but I’ll keep chugging along until it’s manageable! And you’ll get to reap all the benefits in the form of free projects :3

But the point of this post is to introduce the next leg of my Monthly Crafting Challenge!
The freebie for the month of March is an adorable Shrimp Nigiri Sushi Plush!
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The assembly is much like the freebie for January, the Tamago Nigiri Plush, except the topping for this one is a plush little shrimp! I love the way it turned out with the cute pink markings and tail. He sits on top of a big mound of rice and is all wrapped up in a nori band. It’s very easy to put together, and I love the whole look of him ^-^ So if you still haven’t signed up for email updates, do so today and you’ll get the freebie for February and March together for today only!

Just as a quick update if you haven’t read my blog before, you can get this pattern for FREE through the month of March when you sign up for email updates. If you’ve already signed up that’s where the challenge comes in 😀 You can get this pattern if you make one of my projects from this blog or my books then message the finished project to my Facebook where I hope to amass a really big album of your creations! Keep it up and every month you’ll get a new free pattern, so don’t forget to check back in during April to see what I’ve cooked up :3

I actually had a fan that was really hoping the prize for March was an onigiri ^^;; sadly, I wasn’t able to fit that in with my sushi plan, but stay tuned over the next few days, and you’ll be in for a surprise ❤ And speaking of fans, if any of you out there are reading this and I may have overlooked you because you earned your March plush in February, please let me know 🙂 I don’t want anyone to get left out ❤

I guess that’s it for February! Accordingly, it went by super fast and before I even realized it, even though it’s only a few days shorter than the other months. I have a lot more projects to share for March, so I can’t wait to get started!