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October MAKER OF THE MONTH – wins a FREE Funky Friends Factory Pattern!

Nov 17, 2021 | Blog, Competitions & Giveaways

It looks like toy makers are gearing up for the holidays! October’s Maker of the Month finalists include LOTS of creative family keepsakes to give you inspiration for your own festive sewing!

Take a look…

Ginny Murphy made this wonderful version of the Preston Polar Bear Pattern for her granddaughter, and she’s using the Polar Bear fabric he’s sitting on to make her a dress. What a wonderful grandma you are, Ginny! I’m sure this present will always be remembered.

Polar Bear Pattern sewn by ginny murphy

Click HERE to purchase the Polar Bear pattern.

POLAR BEAR Pattern

 

 

Melanie Powell sewed this school uniform keepsake version of the Patch Pussycat Pattern for a lucky kid. Our Facebook group members went crazy for all the details she included, especially the neck tie.

Click HERE to purchase the Cat Sewing pattern.

 

 

You can find my FREE PATTERN for a neck tie HERE
if you’d like to make a similar keepsake!

Free tie pattern

 

 

Julie Jordan says she enjoys using knitted items and thick fabrics in her toys because they create a high cuddle factor. She did a beautiful job arranging the fabrics in this set of Melody Memory Bears.

Melody sweater by Julie jordan

 

Any keepsake maker will tell you that it’s so much easier to plan a fabulous toy when the items you’re given match! Julie Childe made three beautiful memory bears from coordinating cardigans. I love these colors and patterns, and they look great on the Melody Memory Bear Pattern.

Melody sweater memory bear sewn by Julie childe

Click HERE to purchase the Melody Memory Bear Pattern.

 

 

Caroline Moyer sewed a fun farmyard of keepsakes for a large family recently. She used dress shirts for the Petunia Pig Pattern

Pig Pattern sewn by CarolineMoyer

Click HERE to purchase the Petunia Pig pattern.

 

…and other sentimental fabrics for the Patty Cow Pattern. Each family member will get their own unique keepsake of a loved one!

Cow Pattern sewn by Caroline moyer

Click HERE to purchase the Patty Cow pattern.

 

 

Baby blanket keepsakes are always popular gifts for new parents. Jessica Butler used my Kelsey Keepsake Unicorn pattern to make this magical creature… 

Click HERE to purchase the Keepsake Unicorn pattern.

 

… and she used a similar blanket made with the Calico Signature Bear pattern, too!

Click HERE to purchase the Calico Bear pattern.

 

 

Here’s an adorable version pf the Keep Me Keepsake Bear Pattern ready for gifting.This happy bear sewn by Claire Marie Steele is made from flannel shirts. I like how these fabrics give the bear a “woodsy” charm.

 

Keep me keepsake bear by Claire Marie Steele 1

 

Angie Wade used a fleece baby blanket to make a fun embroidered version of the Keep Me Keepsake Bear Pattern. I designed this bear especially for this type customization using embroidery or heat transfer vinyl (HTV). The pattern pieces show you exactly where to center your design hoops to center content on the tummy, foot pads, arms and sides.

 

Angie Wade used a fleece baby blanket to make a fun embroidered version of the Keep Me Keepsake Bear. I designed this bear especially for this type customization using embroidery or heat transfer vinyl (HTV). The pattern pieces show you exactly where to center your design hoops to center content on the tummy, foot pads, arms and sides.

Click HERE to purchase the Keepsake Bear pattern.

 

AND this month’s winner is…

Congrats to our October Maker of the Month, Jan Mitchell.

Such happiness! Jan made a gorgeous version of my new Kelsey Keepsake Unicorn pattern for this little cutie’s birthday. The tutu is included in the pattern, but Jan also added a necklace, a butterfly, and lots of other bling!!!!

CONGRATS! You win
a FREE Funky Friends Factory Pattern ~>
of your choice!

 

Kelsey keepsake Unicorn Pattern sewn by Jan Mitchell

Click HERE to purchase the Keepsake Unicorn pattern.

 

Want to win a
FREE toy pattern?

 

It’s so EASY to enter the Pattern GIVEAWAY!

 

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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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*** You can send me your photos by email too!

 

So come on! Share your photos  ~> The next winner could be YOU!!!


Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory.
Till next time,

Happy Sewing,
Pauline
xxx

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