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MAKER OF THE MONTH – wins a FREE Funky Friends Factory Pattern!

Posted under BlogCompetitions & Giveaways on 2020-11-11 22:23:08

Check out these highlights from the visitor’s posts on the Funky Friends Factory Facebook Page!

First up we have Jackie Hillman with an armful of sloths! She enlarged the Slowpoke Sloth Pattern to 130 percent for the “mommy” sloth and made the “baby” at the normal size. I have a blog post about how to resize a pattern here if you want to try this yourself! πŸ™‚

Sloth pattern sewn in Shannons fabric

 

Caroline de Groote used the free unicorn add-on for the Calico Bear Pattern to make this magical bit of pastel keepsake perfection. It’s still magical for me to see pre-loved baby clothes turn into a super-cute keepsake toy!

Unicorn Keepsake Pattern Sewn by Caroline De Groote

 

Some MORE recycled baby clothes! Alana Simons made these cute memory toy foxes using the Fifi Fox PatternI’ve included her ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos for you to see the transformation! πŸ˜€

Fox sewing pattern sewn by AlanaSimons

 

Wow! Don’t you LOVE the 1980s throwback geometric fabric and bold colors on this version of the Puppy Pattern sewn by Debbie Arkwright?  She made this beautiful, bright Puppy Pete for a six year old’s birthday. I think this Puppy Pete would make a lot of adults happy, too! 

Puppy Pattern sewn by Debbie Arkwright

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MAKER OF THE MONTH – win a FREE Funky Friends Factory Pattern!

Posted under BlogCompetitions & Giveaways on 2020-10-12 19:31:25

We’ve had some AWESOME feedback photos this month. Check out these highlights from the visitors posts on the Funky Friends Factory Facebook Page. First up we have this AWESOME starry-blue version of the Ellie Elephant Pattern sewn by HeatherC!

I love the texture she’s add to the ears
with Shannon’s Dimple Cuddle! πŸ’›

Elephant Pattern sewn by Heather C

 

Next up we have another super cute version of the Tristan & Trixie Triceratops Dinosaur Pattern sewn by Gail McN.

(I love the comment she made!)

Triceratops Pattern sewn by Gai McN

 

Love this cute trio of Triceratops sewn by Adelle O. She enjoyed sewing the Triceratops Dinosaur Pattern so much ~~~>

she sewed THREE!

Triceratops Pattern sewn by Adele O.

 

How adorable is this version of my Bumble the BEE pattern! sewn by Sharon H???

Sharon says he just makes her smile!
Me too! 😁

Bumble Bee Pattern sewn by Sharon H

 
 

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Shannon Fabrics September National Sewing Month Giveaway!

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogCompetitions & Giveaways on 2020-09-03 15:35:17

September is an important month for those of us in the sewing industry because it is National Sewing Month β€” a time when everyone who sews can celebrate their craft! I’m super excited to have been invited to contribute some of the prizes for Shannon Fabrics Ultimate National Sewing Month GIVEAWAY.

Shannon Fabrics Giveaway

 

This year is REALLY BIG for Shannon Fabrics because 2020 also marks their 25th anniversary of being in business! They are partnering with almost 20 of our trusted industry partners to create their biggest giveaway of all time.

and the Grand Prize is worth over

$2,500 MSRP!

 

Let’s just say you don’t want to miss this!

 

National Sewing Month Prize

 

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MAKER OF THE MONTH – win a FREE Funky Friends Factory Pattern!

Posted under BlogCompetitions & GiveawaysInspirations on 2020-08-16 08:49:29

We’ve had some AWESOME feedback photos this month. Check out these highlights from the visitor’s posts on the Funky Friends Factory Facebook Page.

So few soft toys get to visit the seashore 😁. What an exciting adventure for GB Bedford’s version of the Ozzie Octopus soft toy pattern

Octopus pattern sewn by GBBedford

 

Mary Stenger took her version of the Nate Narwhal toy pattern on a nautical holiday, too!

Narwhal Pattern sewn by MaryS

 

A couple of cool Igor Iguanas have gathered to sun themselves on the Facebook page. Jackie Hillman enlarged her version of the Igor Iguana pattern 150 percent to make it nearly life-size!

Iguana Pattern sewn by JackieH

 

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MAKER OF THE MONTH – wins a FREE Funky Friends Factory Pattern!

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogCompetitions & GiveawaysCustomer Feedback on 2020-07-29 17:31:27

It’s so hard to pick a winner from such a beautiful batch of homemade toys like this.

Check out these highlights from the visitor’s posts on the Funky Friends Factory Facebook PageStarting us off is Amy Schlecht Marvin’s bright and cheerful version of the Heather Hippo Pattern. She says Heather is great to cuddle, and I agree. This Heather TOTALLY huggable.

Heather Hippo Pattern sewn by Amy S

 

I love seeing kids sewing soft toys!

Kellie Hollis reports that her 11 year old daughter had only been using a sewing machine 3 weeks when she made this version of the Sparkles Seahorse Pattern. That’s impressive!

Seahorse pattern sewn by Kelly Hollis daughter

 

And how proud is this little guy? Katherine Archer’s 7 year old son had never used a sewing machine before when he made this dinosaur with the Triceratops sewing pattern. He made it for himself (with help on some parts) as part of his home schooling. Looks like they’re new best buddies.

Triceratops pattern sewn by Katherine Archers son

 

Next up, Charlotte Little used her son’s toddler clothes to make a keepsake using the Triceratops toy pattern. The denim frill is a great touch with the other coordinated shades of blue.

Trceratops toy pattern sewn as a keepsake

 

Susana Gould is another funky fan who likes to sew lovely keepsakes with special fabrics. She used the Ollie Owl Pattern and Melody Memory Bear Pattern (reduced in size) to create huggable memories from a grandfather’s shirts.

Susana Goulds sews lovely keepsakes

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