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Giveaway Results and a Halloween Sale!

Hi everyone!
I have the results for the Halloween Pattern Giveaway! There were over 2000 entries to the giveaway, so thank you to everyone that entered! The prize emails were sent just a bit ago, so if you’re one of the winners here, be sure to check for emails from Choly Knight or your spam folder 😀

Every winner received a free copy of my new Monster Doll expansion pack 🙂 And they got to choose some patterns and/or embroidery files from my collection!
The randomly chosen winners were:

In 1st place, who can choose 5 patterns, was tigersheart13
In 2nd place, who can choose 4 patterns, was Meg
In 3rd place, who can choose 3 patterns, was Stacey Mansfield
In 4th place, who can choose 2 patterns, was Marisol Gonzalez
And In 5th place, who can choose 1 pattern, was Leni

Thank you to everyone who entered! I hope it’s getting everyone excited for Halloween ♥


And if you didn’t win, you might still want to check out my shop’s sale! From now through the 23rd everything is 10% off, while Halloween patterns (like everything spooky, wearable, or costumed) is 20% off. But the special feature is the Monster Doll Expansion Pack and an embroidery update for the Cryptid plush bundle! The expansion pack and all the doll patterns that it fits are 30% off, as well as the old Cryptid plush patterns ♥ Plus all the new embroidery is 50% off!


The pack includes clothes and hair to make classic monsters like a Vampire, Werewolf, Skeleton, Zombie, and Swamp Mermaid (complete with snake hair if you want a Medusa instead).
The new expansion pack doesn’t come with a base doll pattern, so if you already have a copy of my Chibi Human Doll Plush or the Merpeople Plush Doll you’re all set! The clothes will also fit on the Anthro Woodland Witches, the Standing Animal Plush, the Centaur Plush Doll, it’s just that there will be more exceptions (like you can’t fit pants over an animal with a tail <3) With some ingenuity you can certainly still make some interesting monsters though ❤ Or if you’re not interested in any of those the clothes will also fit on the free Bat & Cat Girl pattern from earlier in the month!
I hope you’ll give the new pack a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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Halloween Pattern Giveaway! CLOSED

Hi everyone and happy Halloween! I’ve been celebrating all through September, but now we’re finally in October. So I thought it would be a great time to start a giveaway!
It’s just a quick and simple giveaway. The winners are chosen at random, entry only requires an email address, and there are 5 chances to win!
This giveaway features my first expansion pack pattern! I’ve gotten many requests for more doll clothes, so this pack includes fun clothing, hair, and other details to make a set of classic monsters! Included is a vampire, zombie, werewolf, skeleton, and swamp mermaid with snake hair. It doesn’t include the base doll template, so you’ll need to use it with either my Chibi Human Plush doll sewing pattern or the human pieces from the Merpeople Plush Doll sewing pattern. But the clothes will also fit my Anthro Woodland Witches, the Standing Animal Plush, the Centaur Plush Doll, and even the Bat & Cat Girl from last week!
The pattern will launch when the giveaway ends, but if you win you’ll get a free copy! But if not the pattern and the rest of my store will still go on a huge Halloween sale!

UP FOR GRABS:
For this giveaway, you have 5 chances to win! Five different winners will be selected:

  • First place will get a free copy of my new Monster Doll Expansion Pack, as well as 5 different patterns or embroidery files from my shop (pattern bundles not included — everything through this link qualifies)
  • Second place will get a free copy of my new Monster Doll Expansion Pack, as well as 4 different patterns or embroidery files from my shop (pattern bundles not included — everything through this link qualifies)
  • Third place will get a free copy of my new Monster Doll Expansion Pack, as well as 3 different patterns or embroidery files from my shop (pattern bundles not included — everything through this link qualifies)
  • Fourth place will get a free copy of my new Monster Doll Expansion Pack, as well as 2 different patterns or embroidery files from my shop (pattern bundles not included — everything through this link qualifies)
  • Fifth place will get a free copy of my new Monster Doll Expansion Pack, as well as 1 pattern or embroidery file from my shop (pattern bundles not included — everything through this link qualifies)

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

DEADLINE:
The giveaway will be active from Thursday, October 10th, 2019 through 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. The winners contacted between 9am and 10am EDT on Thursday, October 17th, 2019.

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!).
  • The winner will then get to choose which pattern(s) or embroidery they’d like for their prize.
  • I’ll respond back to the winner (via email) with their selected patterns.

OTHER DETAILS:

  • As a winner, I’ll announce your name and website (if applicable) on this page, so every entrant knows who the final winners were.
  • International entrants are more than welcome to enter!
  • 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 17th to see if you’ve won and learn more about the sale!

The contest is now over! All of the winners have been contacted so check your email! 😀 They’ll be announced in the next post (around 10am EDT, October 17th 2019)


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Update! Spooky cut & sew fabrics!

Hey everybody!
For those of you into Spoonflower, I thought I might share this newest update with you! I gave some of my older cut & sew patterns a spooky Halloween treatment! 🙂 I know it’s still super early, but us sewists know that you have to plan really far ahead to get your sewing done, right?

If you’re not familiar with Spoonflower, it’s a great service with offices in North Carolina and Berlin. They custom print on all kinds of fabric. It’s a great resource for making stuffed animals too because you can print your pattern pieces right on the fabric. It’s perfect for beginners because you don’t have to learn about how to buy supplies and fabric or how to transfer markings.




The new additions are:
More owl plushies! Which come in a dark shadowy version, a vampire, candy corn, and pumpkin (my favorite)
More bat plushies! I made up a ghost version, skeleton, and candy corn version. I brought back the zombie from before to be part of the spooky collection, and a new galaxy version took its place!
More Mer-kitties! But this time I made them into haunting sea witches ❤ They’re not classic Halloween themed, but rather have creepy faces and dark, mysterious colors inspired by sea witch illustrations I found. One is even like a lion fish 😀
And my Witch Kitties are a new edition! There’s a set of classic Halloween-themed kitties that have capes with skulls, ghosts, candy corn, and bats. And there’s another set that are themed after Hogwarts classes including Herbology, Astronomy, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Potions.

You can buy them one fat quarter at a time, or buy a whole yard for all 4 of the colors in the collection. The instructions are just slightly different to accommodate the new fabric. You can find all of my cut & sew designs on my Spoonflower page, or a dedicated page here on my site for easier previews 😀
If you try ordering some, I hope you really enjoy it!


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Free Pattern Friday! Sugar Skull Kitty Plush

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Last month I got a head start on Halloween with my Bat Plush pattern, but this month I really wanted to pay homage to the beautiful ornate artistry found in the Mexican Dia de Muertos holiday. I haven’t been to a festival myself, but I would love to one day because I can’t think of a better way to honor the dead.

I’ve had this idea in my head for a little while now, but I wasn’t sure how best to execute it. Once I had the plan for arms and legs the rest finally came together 🙂 It’s a simple little kitty plush with a very detailed, sugar skull-inspired mask! I like to think that if you use it to celebrate the Day of the Dead it could be to honor a favorite cat in your life that has passed on ♥

The skull is a little bit of applique and a little bit of embroidery, because it seemed so fitting to use embroidery for all of those colorful details. I’m not an expert at embroidery, so the stitches are very simple and I freehanded most of the design. So I encourage you not to take it too seriously either if you’re also not an embroidery master 🙂 Of course you could leave off all the bright details and still have an adorable skeleton kitty!

The arms and legs are attached with colorful buttons to add more color. So I’d say both the skull and the buttons are the most difficult part of the plush, which is why I gave it a 4/10 stars in difficulty.

I hope you’ll give it a try in remembrance of a special kitty that was close to you!

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Freebie Friday! The Skeleton Tie

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More Halloween fun today! I’ve cooked up another accessory that hopefully will look good on just about everyone, from men to women to kids and adults. This time around it’s a tie that’s made up with some ribcage and spinal cord appliqué that’s perfect for topping off a simple costume or maybe a casual Friday bit of Halloween cheer. While ties are typically pretty easy, some parts can be a bit tricky because they’re made with silk cut on the bias and often involve a bit of hand sewing. I’ve simplified the process even further to make the pattern super quick to churn out, making it perfect for a costume tie. Of course you could use the same pattern and decorate it however you choose! Maybe a zombie or Frankenstein tie :B! Or even some well-placed blood splatters would be excellent for Halloween 😀 Either way, with only two weeks left until Halloween, hopefully this will be easy to pull off if you need a costume in a hurry.

The appliqué was placed specifically so it would look relatively anatomically correct on the average adult, but you could easily scoot the ribcage down and take off some of the lower vertebrae to make it fit all kinds of sizes.

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