With pre-Christmas sewing in FULL swing, we’ve had awesome feedback pics in this month’s MAKER OF THE MONTH including a (not so scary) bunch of
First up a very happy little fellow who helped to stuff his Mix & Match Monsters – sewn by Lindsey Mortimer.
Rebecca Lane sewed this cute little Batty Bat for Halloween …
AND Leanne Aunger sewed this happy bunch of Boos!
This is one of the cutest bunches of Ben the BEGINNER Bears I’ve seen so far! Anne Morrisette McLeod sewed them up in Halloween coloured fleece and embroidered their tummies!
This sweet Whitney Witch, was sewn by Emma Emmans and posed so perfectly for Halloween!
Jonell Hart sewed up this gorgeous black cat versions of Patch Pussycat.
And this pretty Patch Pussycat was sewn by Sandra Hughes
It’s not a Halloween toy but I have include it in this month’s Maker of the Month post as this Patch Pussycat sewn by Elizabeth Percival is so pretty! 💜
This sweet checked version of the Kitty Kate Cat pattern was sewn by Kim Pearce – looks cute balanced on her Brother (sewing machine!😂)
We also had lots of dog toys this month…
This cute tartan Poppy Puppy was sewn by Kirsty Louise Barnett with matching red ribbons.
And this adorable Poppy Puppy was sewn by Rebecca Lane. If you look closely you can see the cute doggy fabric she used. I love the collar tag she added too!
This sweet blue Puppy Dog Pete was sewn by Dorris Adams Lemon with cute dog fabric.
This Puppy Pete “dog on a log” was sewn by Miquen Jensen for her daughter’s teacher-gift – because she LOVES dogs!
Meagan Collins sewed this Puppy Pete as a dog toy for her dog – too cute!
And this recycled version of Poppy Puppy was sewn by Kirsty Grandfield from a unused drawstring bag!
This Mickey Moose sewn by Angelaria Steele looks gorgeous in heart fabric. (I wonder if she added a love message like this – I moose tell you I love you?)
These Coco Chameleons were sewn by Elise N. Luce using some gorgeous shiny fabrics.
Look how cute this pretty purple Slowpoke Soth sewn by Diane Joy Kemple is! I love the extra large eyes and sparkly nose!
And this cheerful Slowpoke Soth sewn in dinosaur fabric by Akrivi Fassa is having fun hanging out in the car!
Are OWLS making a come back?
This is Emma Boulton’s version of the Ollie Owl pattern – can you spot the cute birdies on the body?
AND this is Mary Elizabeth’s pretty in pink version of Ollie Owl pattern which she sewed as a keepsake with an embroidered tummy.
This GINORMOUS version of Diggles Dragon was sewn by Angie Cannon who enlarged it to 225% to make a body pillow!
TIP: If you want to enlarge a toy pattern to make a body pillow – check out this blog post about sewing a body pillow sized toy HERE!
Michelle Irving sewed this GORGEOUS Diggles Dragon and found it was a difficult sew for her but she’s pleased she persisted – me too! I think he’s pretty perfect!!!
Delightful Dinosaur toys!
These Triceratops friends were sewn by Tammy Grace Butler. You can see she has embroidered the children’s names on their dinosaur!
Another bright and cheery Triceratops! This cutie was sewn by Marian Spencer with dinosaur fabric and bright contrasting fabrics!
And one more – a Superman Triceratops! This cutie was sewn by Betty Cooke.
This sweet keepsake Timmy T-Rex toy was sewn by Kirsty-Louise Allen from baby grows. I think it makes Timmy look even more baby-ish in baby clothes! 💛
So many cute memory bears this month!
The 3 pretty ladies were sewn with the Melody Memory Bear pattern by Amy Rutland Jones – don’t you LOVE the pearls?
Melody Memory Bear sewn by Rachel Hawes as a wedding memory bear……
It’s NOT a memory bear BUT I have included this wedding toy here because Rachel Hawes sewed this wedding giraffe to accompany her amazing wedding bear(above)…
Melody Memory Bear sewn by Andrea Peters as keepsake bears/sweater bears – I love the way Andrea has “shared the sweater front so each memory bear has half of it!
Melody Memory Bear sewn by Bernadette Walsh as keepsake bears – don’t they look so happy together!
Although Melody Memory Bear Pattern is usually used to sew a memory bear, Mandy Read-Kimpton has sewed Melody as a signature bear for a student nurse.
Another gorgeous Buttons BEST DRESSED Bear was sewn by Pat Pruitt.
This dapper Buttons BEST DRESSED Bear was sewn by Mac Potgieter.
This fuzzy Buttons BEST DRESSED Bear sewn by Melissa-Eggleton. He looks like he’s on a Hawaiian holiday!
Carole Ann Robinson used the Calico Signature Bear pattern to sew this special keepsake bear from a pair of pants – you can see she has incorporated the “slim fit” and Levis labels and buttons into the keepsake!
Laine-Milne used the Calico Signature Bear pattern to sew this special keepsake bear wearing a graduation cap!
TIP: You can use my free Graduation Cap / Mortar Board pattern (with video) to make a graduation hat for any Funky Friend.
Mac Potgieter used the Calico Signature Bear pattern to sew this special keepsake bear!
This delightful version of the Keep Me Keepsake Bear pattern was sewn by Ethel McGrath. She looks so happy!!!
The sweet baby-faced Kelsy Keepsake Unicorn was sewn by Mac Potgieter! Isn’t she adorable?
I designed Ben the BEGINNER Bear’s as a baby-face bear so I didn’t think he would be used as a wedding bear BUT – Glenys Shankland has done it – and I think the pattern makes a VERY sweet bride!
AND this month’s winner is…
Congrats to this month’s winner, Lindsey Mortimer! Love this pretty pink version of the Ben the BEGINNER Bear!
CONGRATS Lindsey! You win
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