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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 — 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

 

Sarah Miller traded out the felt spikes for fabric spikes in her sophisticated memory toy version of the Igor Iguana pattern. LOOK how cool the shirt buttons look as reptile eyes!

Memory toy Iguana sewn by Sarah M

 

Karrol Mayfield says the Larry Lion Pattern is her favorite to sew lovely keepsakes. You can tell by looking at this perfect plaid pride of lions!

Keepsake toy lions sewn by KarrolM

 

What a couple of cool cats! Louise Collins sat her version of the Patch Pussycat pattern next to her real-life cat, Wooster, for a fun photo opportunity. I can’t tell if Wooster is happy about this or not…  

cat pattern sewn by LouiseC

 

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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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FREE Unicorn Keepsake Pattern ADD-ON feedback! 🦄🦄🦄

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogCompetitions & GiveawaysFFF News on 2020-07-27 14:46:08

I’ve been getting such wonderful feedback photos and thank-you messages, in response to offering my Calico Bear Pattern and Unicorn Pattern Add-on,  for FREE, to anyone who wants to sew a memory bear or Keepsake unicorn during lockdown. 

Just so you know ~>

*** If you’re still in lockdown – you can still get the Calico Bear Pattern for free to sew your own Lockdown Keepsake Bear AND Unicorn too! Read the blog post here to find out HOW to get the free memory bear pattern. *

 

* There has been a teeny bit of confusion so I thought I’d just explain
the Unicorn Keepsake Pattern is not a NEW “stand-alone” pattern – it is a pattern ADD-ON, like we did on a SEW ALONG last year turning Calico Bear into a bunny, this time were using the same Calico Bear pattern to make a unicorn. 🦄

 

Keepsake Unicorn Tutorial

 

AND here are some super cute unicorns sewn during lockdown to inspire YOU! 

First up is Katie Marie who has been using the free Unicorn Pattern ADD-ON to sew lovely keepsakes from baby clothes!

Isn’t this adorable???

Free unicorn keepsake pattern sewn by Katie Marie
 

 And another cute keepsake unicorn sewn from baby clothes!

“I had lots of fun making the unicorn for a little girls birthday. Thank you so much for the free keepsake pattern!” ~ LaraH.

Unicorn Keepsake pattern sewn by Lara H

 

Cath used the free Unicorn Pattern ADD-ON to teach a child to sew!

“My best friend’s daughter wanted to learn how to sew, so we did the unicorn keepsake. We had a great time making her… Kind regards Cath”

FREE Unicorn Keepsake Pattern sewn by Cathy Horrocks

 

Jenny Fisher sewed this gorgeous UNICORN Keepsake for her grand daughter…

~from her favourite pyjamas! 💗

Unicorn-Keepsake-Pattern-sewn-by-Jenny-Fischer

 

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Free Memory Bear Pattern feedback – June 2020

Posted under BlogCompetitions & Giveaways on 2020-06-26 22:12:41

I’ve been getting such wonderful feedback messages in response to offering my Calico Bear Pattern for FREE to anyone who wants to sew a memory bear during lockdown. 

Just so you know ~>

*** If YOU are still in lockdown – you can still get the Calico Bear Pattern for free to sew lovely keepsakes of your own  – a lockdown keepsake bear! Read the blog post here to find out HOW to get the free memory bear pattern. 

A FREE memory bear pattern 2020

 

AND here are some super cute keepsakes sewn during lockdown to inspire YOU! 

I loved making this, my granddaughters love him, it has been a long time since I made a teddy like this. Thank you for the pattern. Carol Warner.

FREE Memory Bear Pattern during lockdown sewn by Carol Warner‎

 

Thought I would show you a couple of bears that I am making for grandchildren to help them with lockdown. (Only 1 more to finish now). X Donna Canavan

Free memory bear during lockdown sewn by donnaC

 

My first attempt at the Calico Signature bear as well as using coral fleece. I have made this bear for our next little one expected in September. I enjoyed using this pattern and once I got the hang of the fleece it was easy! It makes the bear warm and super snuggly. Many thanks for the wonderful patterns, they are simply easy to use and they always turn out wonderful! Jemima Brady❤️ 

FREE Memory Bear pattern sewn by Jemima Brady

 

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