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'...

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.





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


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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?


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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!


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Adorable Angel Doll Pattern for Christmas!

Posted under BlogNEW Softie Patterns on 2016-12-09 12:08:19

I designed my Adorable Angels Pattern for my Christmas pattern this year. These little angel dolls are a perfect size for cuddling so you can make everyone you know a comforting little angel of their own!

Adorable Angels Dol sewing pattern

These angel dolls have detachable wings and robes so great for playing dress up too. With 2 face options and 2 hairstyles included, you can make up a whole heavenly choir of these adorable angels!


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