Category Archives: A day in my life

The Funky Friends are OFF to Holland!

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogFFF News on 2016-08-23 21:28:56

I can’t believe it’s actually happening! I have been invited to go to the Netherlands to teach a toy making workshop, in the Stitchee shop in Oud-Beijerland, a village in the Dutch countryside.

Well, to be honest…

I kinda invited MYSELF!!!

It’s true! 😀 I have known Erika for a long time as she is one of the oldest Funky Friends Stockists. We have become friends over the years so when she told me she is celebrating her shop’s 5th birthday in the first week of September and asked if I could donate some prizes for a giveaway during her week long celebrations… I said for sure – and maybe I can come to the party?

Erika from Stitchee
So I will be teaching a workshop in the shop on the 1st of September and we will be making my Fifi Fox Toy Pattern

… in DUTCH!!!!

September toy making workshop

Hopefully I will be able to get by with the Afrikaans I remember from my school days??? 😀


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Llama/Alpaca fabric giveaway!

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogCompetitions & Giveaways on 2016-04-29 05:13:37

When I was at Houston Quilt Market last October my booth was across the way from an interesting guy  – Edward Soloway from Marcie Designs Inc in New York. At first I thought he was selling fabrics and I was really excited because I thought they would look awesome made up as Funky Friends toys, but it turns out…

these are NOT fabrics?

Marcie Designs Inc New York

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Voodoo Rabbit Fabric Skirt Sewing Class

Posted under A day in my life on 2015-09-20 00:57:55

I’m sure you know that Kylie from Voodoo Rabbit is a really good friend of mine….. some would be curious to know if it’s because she has such gorgeous fabrics in her shop.. or if it’s because SHE is really cool….. I’d have to say it’s a bit of BOTH! haha! 😀

Well whichever it is – ONE things for sure… I have a LOT of fabric in my stash courtesy of the Voodoo Rabbit Fabric Shop! :)

Voodoo Rabbit Fabric Shop  Collage

ANOTHER cool thing that Voodoo Rabbit Shop has is SEWING CLASSES and when I heard that they were doing a class with the Ladies Reversible Wrap Skirt Sewing Pattern from Moonshine Design I had to join in.

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Please vote for the MAKER OF THE MONTH – I can’t decide!

Posted under A day in my life on 2015-09-02 00:27:40

I need your help!!!

So many gorgeous feedback photos are being posted on my Facebook page – it’s becoming harder and harder to choose my favorite for the Funky Friends Factory MAKER OF THE MONTH!

This month has been so hard to decide so I thought I’d put it to a vote!


Maker of the Month

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I’m the featured designer for August over at Red Thread Studio!

Posted under A day in my lifeBlog on 2015-08-06 03:39:51

What an honour! I am a featured designer over at Red Thread Studio! :)

Red Thread Studio - Jen Lee and Pauline McArthur

Visit their blog feature here to find out some silly secrets I shared with Jen – like what I preferred to do as a child rather than sew! :)

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