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Honey Teddy’s Fabulous Fabric Tour – Picklemouse Corner fabric Giveaway!

May 1, 2014 | A day in my life, Blog, Competitions & Giveaways

Honey Teddy’s been shopping again!

Who can blame the poor teddy? Wouldn’t you get sick and tired of being made out of plain brown fleece? 

This time the Fabric Tour headed for LEURA in New South Wales where Honey fell in love with a bright pink and purple Aboriginal print fabric she spotted at Picklemouse Corner.

AND here she is!

The fabric goes so well with all my pink and purple felt ~> I’m having a hard time deciding which to use for her cute little nose! 🙂

Honey Teddy Fabric

And now for some GREAT NEWS

You can win some of this cute fabric to make a Funky Friend yourself! This week we’re doing a fabric giveaway for the Facebook Friday Frenzy! How cool is that?

BUT first let me introduce you to the lovely lady behind Pickle Mouse corner, Pam Davis, who you can see almost hidden by fabric at the Stitches and Craft show earlier this year. 

Picklemouse Corner - Stitches and Craft Show

I first got to know Pam when she became a wholesale customer of my Funky Friends Factory sewing patterns a few Shows ago. When she saw my softies she thought they’d be a great match for the flannel fabrics she keeps in store.  I think so too! Look how cute is this version of Dilby Duck looks in flannel!

Duck stuffed toy sewing pattern flannel

AND now for that Fabric Giveaway…

What’s up for grabs?

  • a fat quater of this gorgeous girly Aboriginal fabric
  • a Funky Friends Factory Instant Download Toy Pattern of your choice! *

* So you can make any Funky Friend – it doesn’t have to be Honey Teddy!

How do you enter?

All you need to do is and check out ALL the Funky Friends Factory Soft Toy and Doll sewing patterns HERE then leave a comment below to let me know which Funky Friend you think would look AWESOME in this Aboriginal fabric.

*** The winner will be announced on Sunday 4th May (2104) ***
– so everyone can get a chance to enter.

Ooh, I can’t wait to see who the winner is!

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory.


Happy Sewing,


  1. Jennifer Kate

    Joey the kangaroo would look adorable in this fabric. Thanks for another great opportunity to win such a lovely prize!

  2. Melanie

    I’d say crocodile Steve would look great with a nice flannel fabric!

  3. Mel Jones

    Plattie Platypus absolutely!

  4. Alli

    Has to b a traditional Australian animal – the platypus or the wombat!!

  5. Tina Winterborne

    I think diggles the dragons would be amazing in this fabric, the dots are like lots of tiny scales. With two tone wings in black and purple 🙂

  6. Carrie

    I think Stu the sea turtle would be great!

  7. Lynn Tilot

    Diggles the dragon would be great in this fabric!

  8. connie warner

    hi Pauline,

    i think the best pattern for this fabric will be `Randy Rhinro`.

    can’t wait to see the pattern on this softie.

  9. Jeannie

    Fleur the Flamingo or Batty Bat (the wings in the print and a solid purple or pink for the body) would look cool in that fabric! Oh! But now I’m thinking the Dippy Dinosaurs!

  10. Monica Ramsey

    I thing they would all look fantastic in that fabric, but the one I would like to make most from that fabric is Wddger the wombat. That would be so cute to make for my granddaughter!

  11. Lindsey cave

    I would love them all but I think I would like the hippo next x

  12. Reenie Penglase

    Truthfully I say all the patterns for Funky Friends although if I had to pick only one would have to be Gertie Gecko!!!

  13. Jo

    I’d have to go with Gertie the Gecko too.

  14. Helen Stitt

    I think I would pick Diggles to make in this material. Thank you for this competition.

  15. Julia

    Stu the Sea Turtle’s shell would look great out of this.

  16. Bree Smith

    I’m torn between Gertie Gekko and Raff Giraffe for this one 🙂
    I’m thinking Raff would look fantastic 🙂

  17. Gill

    I love Dilby Duck!!


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