Category Archives: Competitions & Giveaways

Elementz Blog Hop

Posted under BlogCompetitions & Giveaways on 2018-03-02 00:11:07

I’m really excited because I have been invited by the lovely Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis to join in on the blog hop to celebrate her new fabric range – Elementz which she has designed with Island Batik.

blog hop


Tammy’s bright colourful fabric range would look amazing made up in most of my toy patterns…. BUT look how cute Patch Pussy Cat and Silly Scap Snakes turned out!!!


Funky Friends Factory toy patterns sewn in Tamarinis Elementz fabric range Island Batik


There lots of fun stuff going on during the blog hop… so make sure you visit each blog on the dates below!

Enter here for the the giveaway Island Batik is doing…


a Rafflecopter giveaway


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Want to WIN some fabulous fabrics from Quilt Market?

Posted under BlogCompetitions & GiveawaysMarkets & ExhibitionsUncategorized on 2017-10-21 07:08:36

I am soooooooooooo excited! In less than a week I am off to Quilt Market in Houston. After the huge storms they had there earlier in the year we were reassured by QuiltsInc that Quilt Market would go ahead as planned and that we would be very welcome in the city as it rebounds from the devastating floods. It’s always exciting to go to market, but when you know that your tourist dollars will support the city too – who can say no? Certainly not me! 🙂

Quilt Market Houston 2017


Quilt Market is amazing for me because get to see the new ranges that the fabrics designers are bringing to market and I can stock up on gorgeous fabrics to make my Funky Friends samples (that I take to the next market!)

Last market I got some beautiful fabrics and I am going to show you a sneak peek of some of the Toys I will be taking to market myself!

First up is a bright funky range from Valerie Wells called Lucy and Ollie. The instant I saw it I knew it would be brilliant for my Raff Giraffe sewing pattern. I think ALL the colours look AMAZING!

  I can’t pick a favourite!

Raff giraffe sewing pattern sewn in Valorie Wells fabric


At the Robert Kaufman booth I discovered that the Kona Cotton Solid Color of the year 2017 was Flamingo!

Oooh, I know the perfect toy pattern for that!

Kona Cotton Solid Color of the Year 2017


Look how good my Fleur Flamingo toy pattern turned out in Kona Flamingo mixed with some beautiful batik fabric also from Robert Kaufman!

Flamingo toy pattern in Kona Cotton colour of the year 2017


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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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The trips over but the FUN goes on… with a Crafty GIVEAWAY!

Posted under BlogCompetitions & Giveaways on 2016-09-16 07:01:36

It was such fun for me to visit the Stitchee Shop in Holland as Erika has been one of my wholesale customers for many years and we have become good friends!

Stitchee shop Oud Beijerland Netherlands

I was really excited to teach a toy making workshop as part of the shop’s 5th birthday celebrations! I was a bit nervous as there were 13 people doing the Fifi FOX toy-making workshop with me… BUT it turned out to be a really fun evening!


I loved spending time in the Stitchee Shop because it’s such a bright and cheery space, packed FULL to the brim with all sorts of crafty goodies…

NOT JUST Funky Friends patterns and toys!


I couldn’t resist…  and packed a goodie-bag of as many little treasures as I could carry home so I could bring back some fun stuff for a crafty giveaway!

Check it out!!!


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Voodoo Rabbit Fabric giveaway!!!

Posted under BlogCompetitions & Giveaways on 2016-06-10 03:56:42

I popped in to see my friend Kylie at  Voodoo Rabbit Fabric in Annerley today and was so excited to see the ‘mirror-image’ Melody Memory Bears she made for her shop! I suggested we do a joint-promo fabric and pattern giveaway and Kylie said…


Let’s get them to name the bears!

Fabric giveaway Voodoo Rabbit Fabric

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