Hi everyone! I’m continuing on my pattern poll quest which means a manta ray was up next! Patterns for these are relatively plentiful on the internet already, particularly this awesome one by BeeZeeArt. So I wanted to set mine apart by making it extra chubby and adding some spots inspired by an eagle ray. It’s even easier than the frog pattern I did last month, … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday! Manta Ray Plush
Happy Hobbit Day everyone! Today marks the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins ^w^! With the newest The Hobbit movie installment coming out soon and my undying love for second breakfast, it seemed silly not to celebrate 😀 As you might know, I held a giveaway where I gave out this little cutie about a month ago, since I knew for a while that I wanted to do something special for Hobbit Day 😀 So I’m very glad I finally get a chance to share the tutorial with you! The sword shape is very simple to do with just a bit of appliqué and some stuffing, but the real kicker is the bit of satin stitching I did in glow-in-the-dark thread to simulate Sting’s ability to glow blue when orcs are near >w< Hopefully you’ll give the pattern a try whether you have special thread or not – it’s just perfect for pillow fights!