Welcome to the Funky Friends Factory blog!

Hi, I'm Pauline.
I believe that toy-making should be
SIMPLE and FUN for everyone ~
so anyone can give it a go!

Here you will be able to keep up to date with the latest happenings at the 'factory'...

My new Easter sewing pattern is ready!

Posted under BlogNEW Softie Patterns on 2017-03-27 05:24:36

My new Easter Chick sewing pattern hatched out just in time for Easter! You can use your colourful fabric scraps to make these chubby chicks.

Meet Egghead ~

Easter-chick

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Come see me at the Intocraft Live Show this week!

Posted under BlogMarkets & Exhibitions on 2017-03-22 10:44:32

Woohoo! It’s Show Time again here in Brisbane… and look who is in the Intocraft Live Show guide – my NEW Patch Pussy Cat Pattern that I design for Tula Pink’s release of her Tabby Road fabric range.

Intocraft-Live

 

SHOW DETAILS:

intocraftlive_logo

WHAT: Intocraft Live

WHEN: Wednesday 23 – Sunday 26 March 2017

TIME: 10am – 4pm daily

WHERE: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Glenelg & Merivale Streets, Southbank, Brisbane, Australia!

 

Show Time is fun for me because I get a chance to get out with my Funky Friends and meet people face to face.

 * You can find me

at Stand F24

Show-Map-Brisbane

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My new Sloth Pattern is ready for release!

Posted under BlogNEW Softie Patterns on 2017-03-01 02:41:11

I had such fun creating my new Sloth Sewing Pattern!

Slowpoke is a seriously cute, three-toed Sloth who loves snoozing, sleeping and hanging out. He’s a simple pattern so you can make a whole sleuth of sloths! He is about 46cm (18inches) tall, 27cm(11inches) sitting. With a sweet smiley face he’ll cheer up everyone’s day!

Meet Slowpoke
the Sloth!

Sloth toy sewing pattern

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New photo tutorial for my Ozzie Octopus Sewing Pattern

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2017-02-23 23:31:37

I fell in LOVE with this Octopus Garden fabric when I saw the Hello Love fabric range by Heather Bailey at Quilt Market. I bought all 3 colourways of the fabric from Voodoo Rabbit Fabric.

Heather Bailey Quilt Market 2016

I KNOW you don’t have to make a soft toy octopus in octopus fabric, BUT how cool does Ozzie Octopus look in Heather’s Octopus Garden fabric?

Heather-Bailey-Octopus-Garden-fabric

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My new Valentine’s LOVE MONSTER sewing pattern is ready!

Posted under BlogNEW Softie Patterns on 2017-01-31 22:08:11

I had such fun creating my new Love Monster Sewing Pattern…The Love Monster is about 40cm (16 inches) tall which is about the size of a small cushion ~> great for cuddling!!!! It’s also a quick, easy pattern so you can whip up a Valentine’s gift to surprise a loved one, family member or special friend this Valentine’s Day!

Meet the Valentine’s
LOVE Monster!

Valentine's-Love-Monster-pattern

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