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It’s time for our TOY CLUB again!!!

Posted under BlogFFF NewsInspirationsOther crafty stuff I love! on 2018-05-03 11:59:35

I have been invited to join in with Toy Club 2018 which is a funky Toy Sewing Club being run by my fabulous friend Kylie from the Voodoo Rabbit Fabric Shop. I am so excited because I get to hangout with her and play with all the fabulous fabrics she has in her really cool fabric shop while we make up the TOY KITS for the Club!

Look how cute the toys look

in the fabrics

from Voodoo Rabbit Fabrics!!!

Toys for Toy Club 2018

So what is Toy Club?

It’s a Subscription Sewing Club for people who LOVE to sew Funky Friends Factory Soft Toys in SUPER-COOL fabrics! Over six months you will get 6 Toy Kits made up with Funky Friends Factory toy  patterns combined with awesome fabrics and necessary notions from Voodoo Rabbit Fabric – it’s a match made in toy-making heaven!

How does Toy Club work?

This year we’ve decided to spice things up EVEN MORE because a lot of you have a LOT of my patterns already (Thank you!) and we want you to have the option to get some totally NEW Toy Kits!

First up, you get to choose 3 of these 8 existing KITS that we have already prepared…

 

 ALL toy KIT choices

Why ONLY 3 you ask?

Well, this is the exciting bit – you will also receive 3 ‘surprise’ KITS!!! These kits will have brand NEW (never before released) Funky Friends Factory Patterns…. that’s right…. 3 totally NEW, NEVER BEFORE RELEASED toy patterns – pretty cool huh?!

You get 6 Toy Kits over 6 months

Once a month, for 6 months you will get a Toy Kit. These Kits will be the 3 you selected plus 3 brand NEW ones. ALL 6 Toy Kits will come with the Pattern and all the fabrics and notions you will need to complete the toy which will be posted out from the ultra-cool Voodoo Rabbit Fabric Shop.

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COSY PROJECT – Wodger Wombat KITS 25% off for YOU!!!

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogFFF NewsOther crafty stuff I love!Uncategorized on 2018-02-24 00:14:52

I’m really excited to tell you about project I have been involved with in connection with Cosy PROJECT who have produced some cute KITS of my Wodger Wombat Pattern. Wodger is so cute that it’s not surprising he has been an ALL time favourite since he made his debut appearance in the Homespun magazine back in 2012.

Cosy Project sewing kits

What is COSY PROJECT?

COSY PROJECT is an online marketplace filled with online craft lessons and patterns from some of the world’s most well-known and inspiring teachers and designers. The company behind Cosy PROJECT is Universal Media Co., Australia’s largest niche media company and producers of Homespun magazine. The COSY PROJECT website has patterns and online classes to suit all tastes and styles, great gift ideas, quick projects and seasonal designs – all ready to be handmade by you!

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Maybe you’re curious why I’m going BIG this year?

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogFFF NewsInspirationsOther crafty stuff I love! on 2018-01-28 22:27:06

I want to get a little bit serious (just for a change!) because I want to let you in on the reason behind this big thing I’m working on.

You might not believe it
but it’s taken a long time for me
to become comfortable telling people that I design soft toys for a living!



I trained as an optometrist and in comparison, sewing toys seemed a rather silly (even childish?) thing to do for a job! Often I think that there are so many awful things happening around the world, how can designing fluffy toys be a worthwhile thing to spend your whole life doing?

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BUT over the years, having people tell me how much my toy patterns have meant to them… has meant so much to me!

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Have you joined the Free MONSTER SEW ALONG?

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogFFF NewsInspirationsOther crafty stuff I love!Toy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2018-01-24 11:37:23

I was only going to tell my newsletter subscribers about this HUGE, BIG, exciting project that I am working on because I was a little nervous about how it was going to be received. My newsletter subscribers are my biggest fans – they’re always keen to hear from me, they love it when I release a new pattern and I think they generally (genuinely?) love what I do. So  THEY would be the most forgiving audience, which is very important when you’re trying

Online LIVE VIDEO CALLS
for the first time!!!

 

It seems… they are LOVING the LIVE CALLS… and I am having such fun!

 

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So I want to let you know – there’s still time for yout come join us! As a grand kick-off celebration for the Sew Many Funky Friends Club… I’ll tell you more about that later, I’m hosting a

FREE online
MONSTER SEW-ALONG!

The sew-along centred around my easy monster sewing pattern – The Mix & Match Monsters pattern. It’s a quick, SIMPLE toy sewing pattern so you can ALL come and sew with me! AND guess what – if you come and join in for the MONSTER SEW-ALONG you will get the pattern for free!


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Honey, who shrunk the Larry LION toy sewing Pattern?

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogOther crafty stuff I love! on 2014-01-26 23:39:47

I got a lovely message from Michelle, to thank me for making such a cute Lion pattern! :) She has used my Lion Sewing Pattern to make part of her custom jungle animal mobile for a customer.

Lion Sewing pattern used for nursery mobileMichelle said,
“I had to size the pattern down 50% and take it in a little more…
it’s not easy working on such small things on the machine!!
Don’t look too close as I made some mistakes..it was my first attempt at him.
He still turned out cute! “

Mem Fleury shop Etsy

Michelle has an Etsy shop called Meme Fleury where she sells her nursery mobiles. She told me that the other animal patterns are mainstream patterns from USA fabric stores and she gives me credit for my lion pattern in her product description –

THANKS Michelle!

Take a look – I think her other nursery mobiles are JUST as gorgeous!!!! Click on the pics to go to Michelle’s Etsy shop to see them and check out her latest mobiles.

Baby Mobile-Nursery Mobile-Crib Mobile-FishBaby Crib Mobile-Nursery Mobile-Shower GiftSailboat Mobile-Nursery Mobile-Baby Mobile-Shower Gift

Hey, Michelle, thanks for taking the time to say THANK YOU –

you made my day!

I am a bit biased about Larry Lion! I wonder which is your favourite mobile?



Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory. .

Till next time…

Happy Sewing,

Pauline

xxx

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