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Hi, I'm Pauline.
I believe that toy-making should be
SIMPLE and FUN for everyone ~
so anyone can give it a go!

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Soft Toys sewn in batik fabric range ~ City Culture 2 by Bella Nonna for Island Batik!

Posted under BlogInspirations on 2018-04-30 23:32:31

I love the funky ‘textures’ of the City Culture 2 batik fabric range designed by Bella Nonna for Island Batik!

City-Culture-2-fabric-line

Jayme Crow and her daughter Megan are the fabric designers behind Bella Nonna and they live in Washington USA.

Jayne and Megan CROWBella Nonna


This colourful fabric range would look amazing made up in most of my toy patterns…. BUT look how cute Ozzie Octopus, Larry Lion, Stu Sea Turtle , Alice Alpaca, and Ellie Elephant turned out!!!

Funky Friends sewn by CalicoJoan
 

 

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It’s time for our TOY CLUB again!!!

Posted under BlogFFF NewsInspirationsOther crafty stuff I love! on 2018-04-29 11:59:35

I have been invited to join in with Toy Club 2018 which is a funky Toy Sewing Club being run by my fabulous friend Kylie from the Voodoo Rabbit Fabric Shop. I am so excited because I get to hangout with her and play with all the fabulous fabrics she has in her really cool fabric shop while we make up the TOY KITS for the Club!

Look how cute the toys look

in the fabrics

from Voodoo Rabbit Fabrics!!!

Toys for Toy Club 2018

So what is Toy Club?

It’s a Subscription Sewing Club for people who LOVE to sew Funky Friends Factory Soft Toys in SUPER-COOL fabrics! Over six months you will get 6 Toy Kits made up with Funky Friends Factory toy  patterns combined with awesome fabrics and necessary notions from Voodoo Rabbit Fabric – it’s a match made in toy-making heaven!

How does Toy Club work?

This year we’ve decided to spice things up EVEN MORE because a lot of you have a LOT of my patterns already (Thank you!) and we want you to have the option to get some totally NEW Toy Kits!

First up, you get to choose 3 of these 8 existing KITS that we have already prepared…

 

 ALL toy KIT choices

Why ONLY 3 you ask?

Well, this is the exciting bit – you will also receive 3 ‘surprise’ KITS!!! These kits will have brand NEW (never before released) Funky Friends Factory Patterns…. that’s right…. 3 totally NEW, NEVER BEFORE RELEASED toy patterns – pretty cool huh?!

You get 6 Toy Kits over 6 months

Once a month, for 6 months you will get a Toy Kit. These Kits will be the 3 you selected plus 3 brand NEW ones. ALL 6 Toy Kits will come with the Pattern and all the fabrics and notions you will need to complete the toy which will be posted out from the ultra-cool Voodoo Rabbit Fabric Shop.

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New release!!! Monty the Manatee sewing pattern!

Posted under BlogNEW Softie Patterns on 2018-04-10 12:46:28

Finally, my new Manatee sewing pattern is ready! I’m verrrrrrrrrry excited to show you my NEW toy pattern!

Meet Monty the
MANATEE!

MANATEE pattern

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Elementz Blog Hop

Posted under BlogCompetitions & Giveaways on 2018-03-02 00:11:07

I’m really excited because I have been invited by the lovely Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis to join in on the blog hop to celebrate her new fabric range – Elementz which she has designed with Island Batik.

blog hop

 

Tammy’s bright colourful fabric range would look amazing made up in most of my toy patterns…. BUT look how cute Patch Pussy Cat and Silly Scap Snakes turned out!!!

 

Funky Friends Factory toy patterns sewn in Tamarinis Elementz fabric range Island Batik

 

There lots of fun stuff going on during the blog hop… so make sure you visit each blog on the dates below!

Enter here for the the giveaway Island Batik is doing…

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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COSY PROJECT – Wodger Wombat KITS 25% off for YOU!!!

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogFFF NewsOther crafty stuff I love!Uncategorized on 2018-02-24 00:14:52

I’m really excited to tell you about project I have been involved with in connection with Cosy PROJECT who have produced some cute KITS of my Wodger Wombat Pattern. Wodger is so cute that it’s not surprising he has been an ALL time favourite since he made his debut appearance in the Homespun magazine back in 2012.

Cosy Project sewing kits

What is COSY PROJECT?

COSY PROJECT is an online marketplace filled with online craft lessons and patterns from some of the world’s most well-known and inspiring teachers and designers. The company behind Cosy PROJECT is Universal Media Co., Australia‚Äôs largest niche media company and producers of Homespun magazine. The COSY PROJECT website has patterns and online classes to suit all tastes and styles, great gift ideas, quick projects and seasonal designs – all ready to be handmade by you!

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