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New Shop Pattern! Merpeople Plush Doll

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

With it being May I just had to do something for Mermay! And doing a mermaid version of my human doll plush pattern was on my list for quite some time. So long, in fact, that I had a huge list of ideas I wanted to try. I did as many as I could and it ended up being quite intense!

In addition to the classic mermaid/merman with several tail fin options, you can also make a removable tail fin, or octopus legs! The pattern breaks everything down into sections so it’s easier to keep track of what version you’re doing 🙂 And to adorn the merperson, there are lots of male and female hairstyles as well as a classic seashell bra, eyepatch, and fun sailor tattoos.
What’s especially great about the removable tail is that you can then make selkies! They’re the mythical seal version of a mermaid that change from human to seal when they have their sealskin coat. So of course I had to include a fluffy seal coat pattern as well! It’s inspired by the one seen in Song of the Sea – a really beautiful animated movie you may have heard of if you like selkies.

The main pattern comes with applique templates but embroidery files for all the faces and tattoos are available separately ❤ There’s a set of sultry mermaid eyes as well as merman eyes. Included are the tattoos as well, all in several sizes so you’re not boxed into just using them for this pattern. All the major parts fit 4” x 4” hoops. The one exception is some additional embroidery for tail fin scales. Sadly those can only fit in 5” x 7” hoops.

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be at 40% 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!


Free (Crochet) Pattern Friday! Squid Amigurumi

I’m back with another crochet pattern! For you stitchers out there I made a 3rd little sea creature for our jellyfish and octopus friends 🙂 These squids have the classic pointed head with two little side fins (done with half-double and double crochet). Six little small tentacles and two large tentacles finish off the bottom. The pattern contains templates for stitching on angry or happy faces plus cute contrast spots, but you could use safety eyes as well.

And just like the other crochet patterns so far, you can make this with just about 100 yards of yarn. I used DK personally, but bulky yarn looks great too. It really is a catch-all kind of design because it looks good in just about any color. It’s a great use for leftovers — I used up a ton of mine this way ♥. The instructions contain both an illustrated chart and written instructions in case you prefer to follow one over the other.

I hope you all enjoy it!

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Free (Crochet) Pattern Friday! Jellyfish Amigurumi

I’m back with another crochet pattern! For you stitchers out there I did a variation on the octopus pattern to give him a little friend 🙂 These jellyfishes have the octopus body with added frills and curly tentacles. As an extra accessory, you can make them bows or a fun little flower!
Just like the octopus, it can be made with about 100 yds. Of DK or light worsted yarn. Or you could size up to bulky yarn for a larger plush. And like the octopus, it has both charts and written instructions.
I hope you all enjoy it!

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New Freebie and Updates for November!

Happy Halloween everyone! As exciting as Halloween is, it’s a shame that it also means October is over, so the month of Halloween patterns has also ended.

On the bright side, with over 50 free tutorials under my belt, I’ve made a lot of headway on my scrap collection! This whole adventure started with me tackling my heavyweight fabrics, which are practically gone now! All I have left are a few large pieces of vinyl, so I’ll have to pick some interesting things to use those for 🙂 My quilting cottons have gone down by at least half, and I’ve taken a decent bite out of my stash of satins, knits, and lining fabrics.

With that said, life has caught up with me a bit and I have some big assignments to tackle in the next few months, so I’ll need to take a break from posting new patterns weekly and probably go down to doing it monthly for a little while. But not to worry! I’ll be back a little ways into the new year to clean out the rest of my stash 😀 I’m hoping I can reach a goal of 100 projects before I run out of scrap fabric completely (that probably sounds crazy, but I’m sure you other sewers out there know that that’s a perfectly reasonable goal with the way fabric stashes are!). Then I can start featuring other things here, while still doing free patterns every once in a while ^-^

It doesn’t look like I reached any of my milestone goals during October, but we’re still exceptionally close to my goal for email followers!
DeviantArt pageviews: 83,617/100,000 = 84%
DeviantArt watchers: 3,342/4,000 = 84%
Facebook likes: 1,105/2,500 = 44%
Tumblr followers: 664/1,000 = 66%
Email subscribers: 955/1,000 = 96% (almost there!)

And finally the last update I have is the next round of my Monthly Crafting Challenge!
The freebie for November is the pattern for this Octopus Nigiri plush!

This is probably my second-favorite of all the plushes I’ve released this year (I admit it, I saved my favorite pattern for last x3). And it’s the last nigiri-style plush in the series. It’s much like the Tamago, Uni, Tuna, and Shrimp nigiri, except of course the topping is a little slice of octopus tentacle, complete with suckers! I just love the way the suckers turned out on this guy, not to mention his adorable face, and that’s why I saved him for next-to-last.

If you haven’t signed up for emails yet, you can get this little guy along with the freebie for October today only, and after today the prize is just this guy 🙂 Though you can also purchase the pattern through my Etsy if you’re too late. Just sign up with the entry box on the side of the screen and I’ll send you the latest sushi!

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 December to catch the last in the sushi plush collection! Just one more to go; I hope you all love it! 😀