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Spooky Halloween Plush Contest!

Happy Halloween season everyone! We’re over a month away from the big day, but I think it’s as good of a time as any to start celebrating right? Being that it’s my favorite holiday and us sewists have to plan far ahead for our holiday plans 😉 You should know that I have LOADS of fun holiday projects planned for the weeks leading up to Halloween, and to kick it off I’m starting with a contest!
The basic rules will be very similar to the ones for the previous contest, but with one major detail: I’m looking for spooky plushies! Keep scrolling to get all the info.

This contest features my new Chibi Horror Plush collection! It includes my very popular Zombunny plush as well as 4 other fun animals — a Skelepanda, Cathulhu, Werewolf, and Vampire Bat ♥ All of them are made with the same basic pattern but with extra fun details, so it’s easy to swap out their features if you want to make a different character instead. The pattern will launch when the contest ends, but if you win you’ll get a free copy! And everyone else who enters gets a $4 off coupon (from $10 down to $6).

So what am I looking for?
TO ENTER:
• Entries should be photographs taken of SPOOKY plushies you’ve made with any of my sewing patterns.
• What do I mean by spooky? Anything scary or creepy – especially if it’s still cute! You can go with classic Halloween animals like bats or black cats, or add a frightening face to another animal.
• Patterns used may include anything from my free collection, my paid collection, or from my books.
• You are free to use projects you’ve made in the past.
• However, entries that won the last contest will not be accepted.
• You are free to submit as many images as you want, but you can only win once (for example, you can’t win both 2nd and 5th place)
• You may make alterations and resize the original pattern, as long as it’s not so much that you can’t tell what it originated from.
• To submit your entry, send your photos to my email address (cholyknight(at)gmail.com) with the following info:
Name:
Website: (if applicable)
Subject line: Spooky Halloween Plush Contest

So what’s up for grabs? There’s a huge grand prize pack as well as several runner-up prizes:
1 GRAND PRIZE Winner:
• A collection of 9 Halloween-themed Shannon minky fabric pieces; 18″ x 60″ each
(from Fabric.com, includes black, ash gray, brown, eggplant, amethyst, olive, apple green, pumpkin, and white)

• Your choice of FIVE patterns from my collection (any price; compilations not included)
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush!

1 SECOND PLACE Winner:
• A full yard of my new cut & sew Zombie Bat fabric from Spoonflower (that’s 4 bats, ready to sew!)

• Your choice of FIVE patterns from my collection (any price; compilations not included)
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush!

1 THIRD PLACE Winner:
• Your choice of FIVE patterns from my collection (any price; compilations not included)
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush!

5 JUDGE’S AWARD Winners:
• Your choice of THREE patterns from my collection (any price; compilations not included)
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush!

TEN honorable mention winners will all receive:
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush!

And EVERYONE ELSE will receive:
• A $4 off coupon for my newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush! (valid for 2 weeks after receipt)

DEADLINE:
• The giveaway will be active from Thursday, September 21st and entries will be closed Monday, October 23rd at 11:59 EST

CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE:
• The winning submissions will be decided by me based on its quality, details, creativity, and overall scary cute factor!
• The winning submissions will be contacted via email about their win (so keep an eye on your email)
• All other entrants will also receive an email from me with a consolation prize coupon. I promise it’ll just be the 1 email – no spam!
• If you are a GRAND PRIZE or SECOND PLACE winner, you will be expected to divulge your address (or PO Box) to me only so the prize can be shipped to you

OTHER DETAILS:
• As a winner, I’ll announce your name, website (if applicable), and photo submission on this page, so every entrant knows who won.
• International entrants are more than welcome to enter
• To all international entrants: note that you may be required to pick up your package at your local post office or pay customs fees. These rules differ for every country so unfortunately I can’t be held responsible for any extra charges you might be asked to pay.
• The prize will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail — domestic takes 2-3 business days while international takes 6-10
• If you did not create the plush submitted, your entry will be disqualified.
• By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂
• No purchase is necessary for this contest.

Good luck everyone! I can’t wait to see what you create!

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New Shop Pattern! Robot Plush


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

I had been toying around with the idea of a robot plush for some time now, both as a pattern and as finished plushies for sale in my shop. After releasing the Steampunk Chibi characters, however, I knew I had to give it a go! Why? So all the critters could have their own robot sidekicks of course!

What better way to go off on a globe-trotting adventure than with your own little steam-powered automaton? It has a fun chibi shape with a large head, small body, and thin little arms and legs. The pattern also comes with options for adding lots of gear motifs or a top hat so you’re sure to get a really custom looking character. But of course you can also use the pattern to make classic robots too, which are just as fun 🙂
To celebrate its launch, it was free for the first 50 people to download it. But that went by in a flash!
So if you’ve missed the chance, I’ll still be offering it at 50% off for the first week as part of the launch special: https://www.etsy.com/listing/510054018/sale-robot-steampunk-plush-sewing
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! Mewnicorn Pillow Plush


Today’s pattern isn’t so much a direct response to requests I had been getting, only in that people have been asking for more cats! I can’t blame them, haha ❤
I was toying with the idea of a unicorn cat so I could include another horrible pun 😛
This one is a really simple but big plush so it could double as a pillow if you keep it on your bed or couch. It has a sweet and pretty kitty face with additional accent bangs and tail that give it its unicorn features. Not to mention the fun spiral horn on top. It has tiny little front and back paws to finish off the look.
I gave this a difficulty of 3/10 because of all the tiny details, but if you made a plain kitty I would probably rate it lower. So a pretty simple pattern overall 🙂
I hope you all enjoy it!


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MCC Send-off Contest! Plus a new sewing pattern!

Hi everyone! As many of you might know, the Monthly Crafting Challenge is officially over, but I wanted to celebrate 4 amazing years with you guys with a contest! I’ve only done giveaways up until this point, so I thought a contest would be a nice change of pace and a fun way to bring back the feel of the challenge one last time 🙂
The basic rules are just like the ones for the original MCC! Simply send in your best projects made from my patterns and I’ll pick my favorites! But keep scrolling to get all the details.

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So what’s up for grabs? There’s a huge grand prize pack as well as several runner-up prizes:
GRAND PRIZE gets the ultimate sewing pack:
• A collection of 9 jewel-toned Shannon minky fabric pieces; 18” x 60” each; perfect for making fantasy creatures and other critters!
• A 1½ yd. pack of Heat n’ Bond fusible web for applique
• A 1 lb. bag of poly pellets
• The entire 13 pattern collection of my legendary creatures series
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Steampunk plush! ↓
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The pattern I use for my Steampunk Plushies has been one of my most requested patterns! Probably because it’s so dang versatile ♥ It can make tons of different animals, but this pattern will show you how to make a wolf, cat, fox, rabbit, or panda. And it comes with loads of steampunky accessories to dress them up! They’re a large 11″ tall size that’s perfect for cuddling. They’re a little more difficult to make than my previous patterns, but if you’ve been making my projects for a while now you might be ready to take them on!

SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, AND FIFTH place winners will all receive:
• The entire 13 pattern collection of my legendary creatures series
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Steampunk plush!

FIFTEEN honorable mention winners will all receive:
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Steampunk plush!

And EVERYONE ELSE will receive:
• A $6 off coupon for my newest pattern for a Chibi Steampunk plush. That’s 50% off, woo! (valid for 2 weeks after receipt)

RULES AND ENTERING:
• Entries should be photographs taken of projects you’ve made with any of my sewing patterns.
• Patterns used may include anything from my free collection, my paid collection, or from my books.
• You are free to use projects you’ve made in the past.
• You are free to submit as many images as you want, but you can only win once (for example, you can’t win both 2nd and 5th place)
• You may make alterations to and resize the original pattern, as long as it’s not so much that you can’t tell what it originated from.
• To submit your entry, fill out the entry form found at the bottom of this page!

DEADLINE:
• The giveaway will be active from Friday, February 3rd and entries will be closed Sunday, March 5th at 11:59pm EST.

CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE:
• The winning submissions will be decided by me based on its quality, details, creativity, and overall cuteness factor!
• The winning submissions will be contacted via email about their win (so keep an eye on your email)
• All other entrants will also receive an email from me with a consolation prize coupon. I promise it’ll just be the 1 email – no spam!
• If you are a GRAND PRIZE winner, you will be expected to divulge your address (or PO Box) to me only so the prize can be shipped to you

OTHER DETAILS:
• As a winner, I’ll announce your name, website (if applicable), and photo submission on this page, so every entrant knows who won.
• International entrants are more than welcome to enter
• To all international entrants: note that you may be required to pick up your package at your local post office or pay customs fees. These rules differ for every country so unfortunately I can’t be held responsible for any extra charges you might be asked to pay.
• The prize will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail — domestic takes 2-3 business days while international takes 6-10
• By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂
• No purchase is necessary for this contest.
• Void where prohibited

But most importantly,
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! I can’t wait to see what you all make!

Edit!
All the winners have been named and contacted! Congrats to everyone who won, and thank you to all that entered!


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Throwback Thursday plus New Mini Sushi Pattern!

Three years ago when my blog was way in its infancy I launched the Monthly Crafting Challenge with a set of 13 sushi plushies 😀 I still look back on them fondly because they felt like the perfect little patterns to get things going. Simple, varied, and so very loveable. I felt inclined to go back and give them a reboot – not only to redo them in nicer fabrics and freshen up their look, but also to expand the idea further.

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I redid the most popular designs in minky, made the faces much larger and brighter, and of course improved the pattern so the directions are much more detailed 😀 I had a lot of fans over the years tell me they made the whole set to give as an impressive gift to friends and family. I imagine they must have been show stoppers since each plush is about handheld size. That’s why I got inspired to do a set of mini plushies, complete with wooden tray or bento box for display! They’d make incredible gifts for any sushi lovers out there.

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These new patterns are now available in my shop! It includes a whole set featuring nigiri sushi, wasabi, ginger, maki roll, sushi tray, and bento box pattern.


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First Official Giveaway!

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I’m holding my first official giveaway!

My gut reaction said that holding a giveaway when my blog is less than a year old seems a bit too soon, so this giveaway is actually a thank you to all of my DeviantArt people out there. While I’ve only been on WordPress for less than a year, I’ve been on DeviantArt for 9 years now! XD I’ve just broken 2,500 followers so I wanted to celebrate.

For that reason, I’m hosting the giveaway on Deviantart. So to find out the details and enter into the giveaway, you’ll need to go to the DeviantArt page (and create an account if you don’t have one already). I just wanted to give everyone who follows me here a chance to know about it ^-^

Good luck to all who enter!