It’s time to reveal the winner (chosen at random) of our #Funky5000 contest, or as I like to call it, “Me and My Funky Friend.” The first round-up of “Me and My Funky Friend” photos was such fun, so I thought you’d also like a part 2! What’s the occasion? We’re celebrating reaching 5000 members in our Funky Friends Factory Pattern Fan Club Group with a competition. Read on to find out who the winner of the $50 gift voucher is, but first let’s look at some of the photos of people, pets, and their Funky Friends
Let’s Meet Some Makers…
We got so many pics of gift recipients and their new plush pals, and I love seeing “kids” of all ages in the photos. These two cuties got their own custom Edward and Edwina Elves sewn by Janet Roberta Mahoney.
Shirley Bray surprised her co-worker with a sweet little Butch Bulldog complete with a pink, polka dot ribbon.
Cheryl Bock whipped up an eight-legged pal in ”Australiana” fabric with the Ozzie Octopus pattern.
Janeal Egbert’s lovely mom (age 99 and ½!) asked her for a blue bunny, and this Easter Bunny Buddy now sits on her bed.
This bee-utiful little girl loves her Bumble the Bee sewn by Janet O’Neil Conlon.
Honey Teddy makes a great first Funky Friend. This baby’s gift was sewn by Cassandra Helzer.
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The Melody Memory Bear Pattern is great for sewing a memory bear from baby clothes. Look how happy this little girl is with her memory bear sewn by Jess Banks.
I think she was a huge hit!
The Melody Memory Bear Pattern is also great for sewing a memory bear for a graduation. Theresa Daly used the free Funky Friends Factory mortar board pattern to make a special Melody Memory Bear for her granddaughter’s graduation.
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You can use my free Mortar Board pattern (with video) to make a graduation hat for any Funky Friend, whether you want it to be an autograph toy or not (see the end of this post for more examples).
This young man’s graduation Melody Bear was sewn from a collection of his school uniforms by Gail McKnight Anderson of Gail’s Little Sewing Room.
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The Melody Memory Bear Pattern is also great for sewing a memory bear for a Christmas present. Ange A. sewed these 2 memory bears for her colleague’s daughters – to remember their Grandma.
This happy smiley Calico Bear was the first school uniform keepsake that Kristy Grandfield sewed and it turned out great!
FREE printable tags:
In the photo you can see that Kristy is using one of the free tags I designed for toy sellers and gift givers. In addition to a “handmade with love” tag, there’s one pre-printed with proper copyright info so you don’t have to format it yourself. There’s even a tag you can use to give copyright credit to any pattern designer of any type of product, from purses to aprons. You can download several tag designs for free HERE.
Here you can see the Ben BEGINNER Bear pattern sewn Nancy M.C. who repurposed some old blankets into this dapper little bear!
This little fellow looks so pleased with the Digger Dachshund sewn for him by Lindsey Mortimer. I think it’s because he picked out the fabrics for his doggy himself!
Next up is a ginormous Minecraft theme Crocodile Steve sewn by Sadie Behr, who printed it out on A3 so it came to a length of 74cm. Sadie said she had so much fun bringing him to life and her daughter is crazy about him.
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Here is a fun pic of some of the toys that Brenda Abernathy has sewn for her granddaughter!!!
I LOVE this “action shot” of this Mango Meerkat sewn by Nicole DeGraw. Happiness is a joyride with a meerkat, right!?!
Lamkins Lamb Pattern sewn by Carole Jenkins, and fed by bottle by…
Sam Quincey sewed this sweet Daisy Dress Up Doll. I don’t know who’s cuter – Daisy or her new owner?
Giraffe sewing pattern sewn by Brittney Quidachay in what I like to call “au naturale fabrics.”
Look at this cute dog with it’s OWN toy dog… or dog toy – depending how you say it. This is Poppy the PUPPY Pattern sewn by Karen Kowalik.
What a fun pic of Laura Peters Cartoscelli – so many toys so little time?
This cute kitty is verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry curious of the newly arrived Fifi Fox sewn by Jan S.C.
I think she approves of Fifi because she gave her a nose boop!
A sweet Sammy Shark submitted by Chris Barnes… I love the fishes on the TV in the background!
AND our winner is…
There were so many entries, I’m glad it was a lucky draw and I didn’t have to pick a winner! Congrats goes to this bunch of Calico and Melody Memory bears and their creator,
CONGRATS! You win
a $50 Funky Friends Factory
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ALL you need to do is post a photo of a FUNKY FRIENDS FACTORY toy that you have made on the Funky Friends Factory Facebook Page .
At the end of each month I draw a winner and post the winner’s name on the Blog the following MONTH. I have an Album on Facebook for all the MAKEROFTHEMONTH winners. You can check it out HERE!
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Till next time,