This month’s selection of Maker of the Month finalists includes cute cows, great iguanas, and beautiful bears — plus keepsakes of all sorts. Be sure to read to the end to see who won the Maker of the Month prize.
Take a look…
What a sweet Slowpoke Sloth by Kathleen Ziff. And it was her first Funky Friends Factory pattern, too!
And here’s Jennifer Matias Dufner’s first Funky Friend, a vibrant batik version of the Igor Iguana pattern.
I love seeing unusual keepsake toys, and this Igor Iguana by Kaelyn Irene Goldberg is a perfect marriage of fabric and pattern. Katelyn used two toddler dresses for this tropical treat.
Patty the Cow is resting in a grassy field in this lovely photo by Nicole Degraw.
The keepsake Patty the Cow sewn by Donna Gasparetto Kirk was a long time in the making! Read her caption for the story.
Ruby Almond made Kelsey Keepsake Unicorn as a zebra to commemorate her time spent on a wildlife preserve.
Unicorns and rainbows are a perfect pairing. Rebecca Karstad used Luxe Cuddle by Shannon Fabrics for this striking Kelsey Keepsake Unicorn.
Gregory Gorilla looks like he’s wearing a little knitted suit thanks to the fabric layout in this toy sewn by Jennifer Churcher.
What an absolutely sweet Lamkins Lamb sewn by Debbie Arkwright!
This Mango Meerkat sewn by Debi Craig has his own tiny mask because he is made from quilted together mask fabrics. That’s definitely an unusual and clever upcycle.
Jo Ann Carroll‘s version of the Sue Squirrel pattern is holding a tiny bouquet of flowers in this girly version sewn from Shannon Fabrics.
Most people make Patch Pussycat in bright patchwork colors, but his pattern pieces lend themselves to natural Calico colorings, too, as you can see in this pet memorial sewn by Julie Dennis.
What a lucky dog! Natalie Booysen made this Raff Giraffe just for dog cuddles. (I don’t think MY dogs would pose so patiently!!!)
Floral and fancy, I love this Gertrude Guinea Pig sewn by Marlene Johnston.
You don’t need traditional peacock I feather print fabrics to make a showy Punju Peacock, as you can see in this brightly colored flock sewn by Christine Stock.
Here’s a tropical bird of another feather, a Fleur Flamingo with fluffy wings by Andrea Raw.
Giddy Goat is wearing pig fabric in this keepsake sewn by Megan Koshurba.
Why use plain blue or black for a shark toy when you can get fantastic floral results like this?! Jonell Hart posted this Sammy Shark as part of our Shark Week activities this year.
The Diggles Dragon sewing pattern gives you lots of opportunity to showcase wild and wonderful prints. This rainbow swirl version was sewn by Christine Storrs.
Are you ready to see some bears?
How about A LOT of bears? This little girl is surrounded by Melody Memory Bears made from her grandfather’s clothes by Ingrid Tatow.
These two kids are all smiles after getting Melody Memory Bears to remember their grandfather. Bears sewn by Judy Roy Bean.
I LOVE the way my Ben the BEGINNER Teddy Bear pattern looks made up in Shannon Fabrics Luxe Cuddle, and this Ben was sewn by Shannon’s own sewing educator, Teresa Coates!
Ben the BEGINNER Bear’s tummy is great for showing off special fabrics, like this Marvel print. Bear sewn by Nancy M Ciccosanti.
Heather Givan added thoughtful details to this 100th birthday Ben the BEGINNER Bear, such as heat transfer vinyl text on the footpads and elements of a beloved blouse.
It’s fun to see how different a pattern can look in different fabrics, and I’ve got a great comparison set to show you this week. Here’s the Panda Ning Pattern sewn in fleece by Danni Manhire.
And this puff ball version of the Panda Ning Pattern was sewn in faux fur by Becky Lou!
AND this month’s winner is…
Congrats to this month’s winner! Teri Wolff has already started on her Halloween sewing, as you can see with this well-dressed trio of Whitney Witches.
CONGRATS! You win
a FREE Funky Friends Factory Pattern ~>
of your choice!
Want to win a FREE toy pattern?
It’s so EASY – enter the MAKER of the MONTH Pattern GIVEAWAY!
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 HERE!
Each month I draw a winner & post the winner’s name on the Blog the next MONTH. You can see an album on Facebook of previous MAKEROFTHEMONTH winners.
NOT on Facebook? ENTER by email! 😀
*** You can send me your photos by email too!
So come on! Share your photos ~> The next winner could be YOU!!!
Till next time,