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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'...

Toy Club 2017 – it’s where all the cool toy-sewists hang out!!!!

Posted under BlogFFF News on 2017-04-08 01:55:06

I am soooooooooooooo excited because I have been invited to join in with Toy Club 2017, the funky Toy Sewing Club being run by my fabulous friend Kylie from the Voodoo Rabbit Fabric Shopor did I invite MYSELF? Doesn’t matter – I get to cut up Tula Pink fabric for the Patch Pussy Cat KITS!!!


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 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 a little bit 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 6 existing Kits that we have already prepared 3 of these 6 existing Kits that we have already prepared that we have already prepared…

Choose 3 Kits

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 that no one has ever seen – 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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Easter Fabric Giveaway – Jodie Carleton’s Bunny Trail fabric

Posted under BlogCompetitions & Giveaways on 2017-03-30 08:25:15

I love this Bunny Trail fabric designed by my friend Jodie Carleton of Ric Rac.  I know it’s not her newest range, but when I saw the “Spring Bunnies” fabric in 4 colours, I knew I just had to make it into

Easter Bunnies!!!!


I chose my Baby Bunny toy pattern because it only takes about a fat quarter for 1 bunny so I would have some fabric left for an Easter Fabric Giveaway!

So for my FRIDAY FRENZY I am having a fabric giveaway for you to win some of Jodie’s Bunny Trail fabric and my Baby Bunny Pattern for you to make some Easter Bunnies of your own… Yeeeeehar!

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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 ~


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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.





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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