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Sew some cute Valentine’s Toys for your loved ones!

Feb 8, 2021 | Blog, Competitions & Giveaways

With Valentine’s Day around the corner I thought I would share some customer feedback photos – of LOVELY Valentine’s toys – to inspire YOU!!!

PLUS I’m doing
a Valentine’s GIVEAWAY
to “share the LOVE!”
💘

BUT first… check out these Valentine’s LOVE Monsters! I included some common Valentine’s sayings in the LOVE Monsters Pattern but you can add your own personal message!

Look how sweet this gingham fabric looks for a LOVE Monster!

Love Monster pattern sewn by love SueKeetch

 

 

Such a sweet Love Monster Pattern sewn by Tiny Stitches Quilt Shop. (I LOVE that you’re stocking my patterns – thank you!)

Love Monster pattern sewn by tinystitchesquiltshop

 

 

Don’t worry if you don’t have “traditional” Valentine’s fabric like red, white and pink for your Valentine’s Love Monster – ANY COLOUR is just as Sweet! Kristine Killian made hers 3 different colours so her children each had their own unique Love Monster!

Love Monster pattern sewn by KristineKillian

 

You don’t have to use a Valentine’s Day pattern to make a Valentine’s Day toy…

You can use ALL Funky Friends Factory Toy Pattern – sew it up in Valentine’s fabric, or a mix of plain red, white, or pink… works great!

T Rex Pattern sewn by Tinawinterborne

T Rex pattern sewn by Tinawinterborne

 

Moose pattern sewn by StaceyParsons

Moose pattern sewn by StaceyParsons

 

Peacock pattern sewn by Nichole Gibson

Peacock pattern sewn by NicholeGibson

Puppy Pete pattern sewn by Kristin Howell

Puppy Pete Sewn by KristinHowell

 

Digger Dachshund and Kitty Kate pattern sewn by Susan Langlois

Digger Dachshund and Kitty Kate pattern sewn by Susan Langlois

 

Hannah Hedgehog made by Stephanie of Fleece Menagerie

 

Ellie ELEPHANT pattern sewn by fleecemenagerie

Ellie ELEPHANT pattern sewn by fleecemenagerie

 

Don’t worry if you don’t have any Valentine’s fabric!

ALL you need to do is
add a heart!!!
💘

 

Calico Bear Pattern sewn by SarahKilshaw

Calico bear pattern sewn by SarahKilshaw

 

And a tiny version of the Kiki Koala Pattern also sewn by Sarah Kilshaw… you can see how small it is next to her sewing scissors!!! 😀

 

Butterfly pattern sewn by EmilieGorham

 

Calico Bear Pattern with heart sewn by GlynisDuckenfield

Calico bear with heart sewn by GlynisDuckenfield

 

Honey Teddy pattern sewn by SusanaGould

Honey Teddy pattern sewn by SusanaGould

 

Keep me Keepsake Bear pattern sewn by Jaynecash

Keep me Keepsake Bear pattern sewn by Jaynecash

 

NOW for the Valentine’s GIVEAWAY!!!

OK, what can you win?

You can a FREE Funky Friends Factory pattern of YOUR CHOICE

Patterns collage

How do you enter?

ALL you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post (below) to let me know which Funky Friends Factory soft toy pattern you would like to sew for Valentine’s? 

 

Want an EXTRA chance to WIN?

Post/Pin any of the photos on this blog post to your social media then come back and leave a comment to let me know where you posted it! 😀 

That’s it!

There’s nothing to buy – and EVERYONE is welcome to enter.

*** The winner’s will be drawn on
15th of February 2021 ~>
using random.org and announced here (in the blog comments)
AND on the Funky Friends Factory Facebook page. ***

***Updated 15 February 2021***
We have a winner!!!

Alex Gaud who commented  – “I’d love to make Hannah Hedgehog. She’s on my wishlist!!

CONGRATULATIONS Alex, I have sent you the Hannah Hedgehog Pattern for your Prize today!

Thanks to everyone who entered – who knows? Next time our winner could be YOU!

 

Pauline McArthur
 bye for now,

Pauline

963 Comments

  1. Sue

    Think I am addicted to your patterns lol

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    • Tina Wynn

      Omg I love your patterns and have already made a few myself for friends and family, including 4 monkeys, 2 sharks and am elephant!! I would love my next pattern to be the butterfly as I love butterflies and think your pattern is extra cute 🙂

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    • Nancy Riley

      I would like to win the narwhal pattern

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      • Christine

        Well.. I’m new here! Sooo, i would make any of them! They are sooo adorbs. Glad I found you.
        So, for this Valentines or GALENTINES Day… I vote Gertrude!🌹

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    • Suzanne

      The elephant would be great for V-Day

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    • Dolores Cockburn

      I’d Love to try the elephant. Your patterns are all fab.

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    • Alison Darling

      I would love to make a valentine’s sea turtle 🥰

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    • Lisa Banyard

      Made my first Keep me keepsake bear for my hubby for Valentine’s Day , it turned out fabulous and he loved it 👍❤️

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  2. Alex C

    I’m planning on making a bunch of gorillas for Valentine’s! I got the pattern as a gift and have been so excited to try it out

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    • Kay Stewart

      I would make the lion for my Leo loveheart husband. X

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      • Victoria Kingswood Barrass

        I have used many of your patterns. I would like Licorice the Lemur next 😊

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    • Michelle

      I absolutely love your patterns, you are very talented. I would love to sew Patty the Cow for my granddaughter for Valentines 💝. Thank you

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    • Anna Gaylor

      I ordered and made 4 of the Melody Memory Bears for my grandchildren who absolutely LOVED them. It was almost addictive and ended up making 3 more. I would love to win Sandy Seagull. I can’t join the pattern club because I don’t have facebook but I would love to see a pelican and a crab pattern.

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      • Caryn

        Wow, your patterns are amazing

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    • Marion Fish

      oh… it is so hard to choose… i think ellie eleaphant.. i love it in the valentine fabric

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      • Shirel croitoru

        I would love to make the racoon.
        I made a lot of your patterns. I enjoyed making each one of them and the toys are amazing!

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    • Cheriee Jones

      I would make the moose or the octopus (love octopus 🐙).

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    • Hendrika Tibbits

      I love them all but just love the dapper dachshund 💙💗💗💋
      Cheers

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    • Lee-Anne Smith

      I would love to sew the hedgehog or the elephant. It’s a hard choice, they are all so cute!

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    • Dianna Leigh Pacheco

      The gorillas are next on my list!

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    • Bridget Hos

      I would love to make Ellie the elephant or any elephant as the saying hoes elephants never forget. Xx

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    • Lorraine Jack

      I would make Horsey Horse for valentine’s. It would look super cute in heart pattern fabric 😍🐴❤

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  3. Anita

    💕 love the love monster

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  4. Kathleen

    Thank you for sharing all your beautiful animals.

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    • Tamara Crabbe

      I love these patterns. I would like to try a butterfly and a Ellie Elephant

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  5. Jennifer Brown

    I’m needing the peacock pattern really badly for my grandtwins (boy and girl) 2nd birthday in May! So cute!

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  6. Carri Hardin

    These are AWESOME!!!! I like making your animals, I just have a trouble picking fabric because I don’t think it will look good. I have also enjoyed seeing all the fabulous creativity that’s posted on your Facebook page. Thank You for sharing your talent and passion.

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    • Diana Daniel

      Love All of the cute toys

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      • Riekie

        Totally adorable! I absolutely love your patterns Pauline!

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  7. Christina Kellogg

    I’d love to see the elephant for my grand babies.

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  8. Stephanie Trillo

    Roar means “I love you in dinosaur!” Which is one of our favorite funky friends, but these little monsters are simply too cute. We will have to whip some up for some gifts for our distance learning friends!

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  9. Stella Blackburn

    Hi… I would love to sew Heather Hedgehog for valentines… being spiky means you dont get as many hugs as you deserve so I think Heather would be really happy here as my son lives to give hugs, spikes Or no spikes 😊

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    • Donja

      I would love to make Diggles the dragon. My kiddo says she would make the easter bunny buddy.

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  10. Debbie Pindral

    I would really like to sew a chicken! Crazy, but I’ve been on the hunt for a chicken pattern to sew up.

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    • Olivia

      I think the sloth would be absolutely adorable in a plain or heart patterned fabric. It would be like getting a hug!

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    • Marcy Mahle

      I love all if your patterns and own many. Your patterns make me happy. My favorite are the elephants.

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    • Karen Cromack

      I have fallen in love with your patterns. They recently came to my attention. I made a couple for Christmas gifts. My grandson would be super excited to have grandma make him a dinosaur valentine.

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    • Maureen

      I’d really love to do the lion in Valentine’s Day fabrics!

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    • Janet Broomfield

      I would love the dalmatian dog pattern, as my daughter Sarah was born on Valentine’s Day and she has two dalmatians. I could make them with hearts on them and give them to her….

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    • Janine Mackenzie

      I would love to try the keepsake bear pattern or the hedgehog. I love them both! 💕

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    • Heather Lutterman

      I love the Honey Teddy! He would be a cute valentine friend!

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      • Karen

        That hedgehog is just about the cutest thing ever! I’d love to give it a try.

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    • Lyndee Yarger

      I love all your patterns but I think I would love the moose pattern if I were to win.

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      • Lene Clausen

        I would like to sew Some Timmy T-rexes for My Kids ❤️ These Are gorgeous.

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      • Terri

        Hi I would like to make the keepsake bear for myself and my sisters. We lost our father a few years ago and I would use his shirts to make the bears. Thanks for the great patterns

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      • Debrah Hensley-The

        I would love to sew up a monster!

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      • Michelle Rippingale-Peters

        Love all your parrerns but think it would have to be the monster.

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      • Mary parker

        I have posted a picture on my Facebook page

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      • Sue

        Your patterns are all so cute , I think the honey bear is for a special one 😀😀

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      • Pattie Cormie

        I love all your patterns but Mickey Moose is at the top of my wish list!

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      • Karen bartlett

        I personally love the idea to use any of the funky friends patterns, think we could even adapt the Christmas ones for valentines purpose. Will start making my gifts asap

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        • Rachel

          I think i would like to give the elves a go this year 🙂

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          • Christine Dallimore

            All your patterns are amazing I would be happy with any one of your pets I enjoy surprises.

          • Karen Reitz

            Digger Duchshund he is adorable!

          • Liz

            Puppy Pete looks like a fabulous one to try!!

        • Yolanda A

          So excited to get started! hope I win!

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        • Elizabeth pacheco

          I would love to see Kitty Kate for my girls <3

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          • Rayn

            I’d do a t rex with Valentine’s fabric, the example is pretty cute

        • Jolene Worm

          Happy Valentines Day, would like the kitty pattern, if I’m picked.

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          • Tracey

            Would love to sew a big old love moose. He just looks so loveable

          • Angela Blackmore

            I LOVE them all, but my heart belongs to Gregory Gorilla ❤🦍

        • Sheri Irwin

          I would adore the hedgehog pattern to sew for my husband. It would suit his personality, can be prickly but on closer inspection just soft and warm. P.s. love all your patterns and was great to see them with a valentines them, hadn’t really thought of what could be done for valentines, keep sewing.

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        • Darlene L. Hartle

          Puppy Pete is just the cutest!!

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        • Sandi Fink

          Awesome patterns. I would like to make the monkey for my grandson

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          • Melissa

            I think the elephant or hedgehog would be fun to make!

          • Cristina

            Love yor patterns and there are many more that i need so i think i would love to see a dinosaur next.

      • Debra Dieterlen

        I’m looking for a husky dog pattern, but I know a sick little fella who would LOVE to hug on a Love Monster or Kitty Kate!!

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        • Diana Daniel

          They are all so cute.

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      • Marian Ulferts

        I have a 5 month old grandson. He’ll be getting funky friends critters for a long while. As long as his grandma is able. I think he would really like the moose. I know his grandma would. Thank you for all the photos. So many cute ideas.

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      • Hannah

        I would love sew Ellie Elephant! She looks so soft and cuddly. What better way to spend valentines than cuddling something 🥰

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        • Barbara

          I love 💕 your pattern.
          I need Ellie🐘💗

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      • Carla Rodriguez

        I would love to do the Melody bear. Its perfect for spreading bear hugs.

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      • Marion KUULA

        I woukd like to make the elephant pattern for my first great grandchild so cute it is

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      • Dick Snyder

        My wife loves your patterns! And your sense of humor appeals to kids and adults. She would love to win the Kiki Koala pattern. Thanks!

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      • Marji Mackenzie-Jesse

        I am loving the peacock in the Valentine theme. All of these pictures are giving me ideas for take homes for my daughter’s birthday party!

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        • Fiona

          I would love to sew the elephant for valentine’s, it’s super cute!

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      • Grammy

        I bought the Elf Twins pattern for my granddaughter and grandson. When so many children have the common Elf on the Shelf my grandkids have one of a kind elf’s and they are thrilled!!! Thank you for creating the adorable pattern.

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      • Jody

        I’d love to make a sloth as they always look like need love!

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      • Kelly Kurck

        I am making the goat but I think the wiener dog would be so cute in valentine fabric

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        • Deb Knight

          Those love monsters would be fun to sew for Valentine’s Day.

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        • Kathy

          I want to make three elli elephants in Valentine’s Day print for my boys. When I was a little girl, my father used to give me a Valentine’s Day stuffed animal every year. My favorite was my elephant.

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      • Morgan

        I would have my mom make either the t rex or kittywith my daughter.

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    • Fatima

      Me gustan todos!!! Elijo a Fifi Fox !!!

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    • Carla Siwell

      I would love to win the Ellie elephant pattern. I have made the dragon and my grandkids love it!

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    • Beverley Underwood

      I think they are all adorable but if I was lucky enough to win i think I would like to try the Digger Dachshund pattern. Love, love, love them all.

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    • Patsy Dockery

      I would really like to sew Melody Memory Bear or Larry the Lion thank you

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    • Kate

      George the good luck elephant. But they’re all adorable. And I think soft animals are a fantastic way to show someone you love them no matter the time of year

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    • MANDY KIMPTON

      I am a FFF newbie and I’m blown away by your fantastic patterns xx

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    • December

      I would love to sew the gecko, for Valentine day.

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    • Anne-Margaret Vose

      While I think they are all adorable, I love the hedgehog and the traditional teddy bears. Love your patterns.

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    • Heather

      All these patterns are so beautiful would love to win one

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    • Chantal Gouwerok

      I would like to sew Ellie Elephant. She is on my wish list for a while now and has so much thick hided, huge love to give!

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      • Louise Howling

        I would love to sew larry the lion. He would look so cute in red pink and white ❤️

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      • Audrey Urquhart

        Happy Valentine’s to FFF, sending my love to all our friends 💜💜
        Puppy Pete pattern for me🐾🐾

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      • Arlene

        Thankyou for such great patterns, I would love either the calico or memory bear

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        • Robin Etherton

          I love all your patterns but if I had to pick one it would be the monkey. My grandson seems to like monkeys (as do I).

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          • Carolyn Moore

            I would like to make the goat. It is so cute. You use the cutest fabric.

        • Trish Turver

          I would love to make the calico bear as my 1st grandchild is due in July. We find out on the 15th February if it’s a boy or girl!

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        • Bobbie

          All the love! I think I would like to try puppy Pete next. But the love monster would be great too

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        • Kathy

          I love the Valentine monsters. Don’t have time to make and mail this year, maybe next year.

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      • Bisa Wakeman

        I think the only pattern I don’t have is the hedgehog. But any animal in red or pink would look amazing for Valentines Day

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      • Clare Bishop

        I’d love the moose pattern. My best friend is moving away and she would love this. I’m fairly new to this and love seeing everyone’s makes. Very inspirational.

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      • Carol Fuller

        I would love the Ellie Elephant pattern for a valentines for my granddaughter Ella. ❤️

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      • PJ

        Chrissy the camel! Would love love love to make her!

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      • Monica Metz

        Thank you for your wonderful tutorials. They are so helpful to us newbies.

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        • Monica Metz

          I forgot the pattern, I love your bears.

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      • Namratha

        I like peacock pattern very much.

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      • Phyllis Trousdale

        Looking forward to making the flamingo for our grandaughter to take to college with her to remind her there’s someone at home always thinking about her

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      • Leaann

        I love all the cute animals!

        I think Gertrude the guinea pig, or the interchangeable monsters are my favorites! I have made a few monsters with my kiddos, but want to make a guinea pig with them next, or maybe the gertie gecko heat pack since it is COLD right now! So many cute patterns!

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      • Sandra

        I love EVERYTHING that you create! I am a fairly new fan, & I am looking forward to bringing one of your sweet joys to life – soon, I hope. I would love to begin.with a “Memory Bear” in honor of my Mom. Maybe even a “WIN” project to begin! Now that would be very nice. Thank you for your inspiration & all of your imagination! Best regards. Sandra

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      • Liz 3

        I would love to win the moose, no the chicken, no the kitty, no the kangaroo …..

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      • Mari Valhovd

        💐Thank You for all of the wonderful patterns, Pauline❣️ I would LOVE to sew “Rascal Racoon!!” 💗

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      • Robin Reimer

        I would love to do Larry the Lion! Happy Valentines day!

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    • Helen

      I love all the patterns, have made the sloth for family friends, he is much loved. I love the bear too. If I won I would love one of the dogs or the duck so much choice

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    • Maggie Nicol

      I would love to make the Peacock Pattern in Tartan as I’m maggiestartancrafts

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    • Brenda Allen

      Good Morning, I would love the Butterfly pattern if I am fortunate enough to be picked. Love your patterns.

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    • Jean Potts

      I love them all, so difficult to choose, i think i would like the keepsake bear. 😊😊

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    • Barbara Lyon

      I love funky friends patterns such a joy to create easy follow instructions. Results are amazing I’ve bought a few patterns now from the lion to Teddy. Always checking for your new additions.

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    • Mary parker

      Hi Pauline
      I would love to win Moose or Digger the Dachshund
      Thank you

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    • Valerie

      💘Elephant

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    • Jean Copley

      I would love to have a go at Doctors the dragon, as my husband thinks I be a bit of a dragon😂😂

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    • Kat Forsyth

      As an owner of rescue hens, I’d love to sew a chicken, though it’s hard to pick just one of your patterns! X

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      • Kaylee

        Your patterns are so cute and look so professional I can’t wait to get a pattern and try one out thank you for posting them

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      • Lisa Conley

        I think I’d like the Easter Bunny buddies. They are so adorable! I’d love a chicken too but, don’t see one as of yet. Thank you so much! You do such beautiful awesome work!

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      • Margot

        My grandson is obsessed with dinosaurs and I have a brother named Tim so Timmy T-Rex would be my next choice. But, I also would like to give Randy Rhino a try.

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        • Margot Gotcher

          Also, shared Timmy T-Rex photo on my FB page.

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        • Kimberly Hufford

          I love the elephant so I can give it to my great-niece

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      • Margaret Furnell

        Me, me! I love all your patterns! Pick me

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      • Grace Shafer

        Winning any pattern would be wonderful, but I next want to purchase Raff the giraffe to make for my newest great grandson.

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        • Donna J Kaisner

          donnasdoodles@gmail.com
          I’d LOVE 💘ANY Funky Friends pattern. They have become the staple of my business & I LOVE having plenty of choices of animals to offer to my Customers, bringing Joy out of Sorrow

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      • Sierra

        I would love to do a Valentine fox!!

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    • Jackie Martin

      Hi Pauline love your patterns I’d really like digger and Dixie the dachshund they’re so cute

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    • Allyson

      Thanks for great patterns, I would love to win a pattern ❤

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    • Janet Ford

      I’d love to sew a kitty Kate n make a few to look like our cats!

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    • Heather Nield

      Looking at the examples they definitely all make for adorable Valentine’s Day plush!
      One day I’ll need to make a Valentine’s flamingo for my mom and maybe a penguin for my sister.

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    • Jade Watson

      Oh all of these look so adorable, but making gorgeous Elephants would be my choice ❤❤

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    • Linda Fink

      I would like to try the Keep me Keepsake bear pattern. His head nose is so cute!

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    • Linda Fink

      I would like to try the Keep me Keepsake bear pattern. His heart nose is so cute!

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    • Debbie Holland

      Good Morning, these are so cute. I would like to sew the Koala for my mom for Valentines Day. She’s 81 and loves Koala bear.

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    • Victoria Hawley

      Really would like the no sock sock monkey pattern.
      ALL the patterns are so stinking cute!!

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    • Josie

      I would like to sew a Digger Dachshund….I just finished 2 memory teddy bears…Love your patterns…❤❤

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    • Cassie

      I would like to sew the t-rex. My boys are loving dinosaurs right now!

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    • Michele Adams

      Just finished my first toy, Mickey Moose. I appreciated the video to help me understand the pattern. I like the Calico Bear & would like to try him next

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    • Cath Swart

      I’m on the hunt for a penguin pattern … perhaps an idea for your next one Pauline?? x

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    • Marsha

      My granddaughter wants to make the elephant pattern, I would love to help her. How appropriate, her name is Eli!

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    • Keri Walsh

      Thank you Pauline!! Love all your patterns.

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    • Kimberley Miller

      Your patterns are all cute! Hard to decide on just one!❤️

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    • Lin Coad

      Oh my! I love your patterns…it would be tough to choose one!!❤

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    • Desiree

      Every pattern is adorable and every animal I make and give away is so loved. I like to weight and slightly stuff Ellie the Elephant. She has to be my favorite to sew. I would love to win the moose pattern as we live in the mountains and I believe it would be so fun for every holiday fabric. I sew all my funky friends up in minky fabrics. They are so soft and adorable.

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    • Julia Boyd

      I would love the moose or dachshund! Both are quite adorable.

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      • Darla Wilson

        I love your butterfly pattern! It is difficult to chose just one because they are all desirable and would make perfect gifts for all the children in my life!

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    • Doreen Ritt

      I would love to win Elli the Elephant

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    • Emily

      The randy rhino. It reminds me of my husband. Strong and steady. (The name is also valentines appropriate 😂).

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    • Wende Carole Hughson

      Everyone’s Projects are so Cute!! Can’t wait to start one for our new Grandson!

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    • Nancy Carbajal

      Katy Kat Please! Katy Kat! Sew CUTE! I LOVE IT!! ❤

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    • Karan R. Murray

      I would love to make the flamingo. I can see little fingers around the legs and being carried everywhere.

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    • Erin

      As a new Grammie, the little lamb would sit quite nicely in a little basket of pastel colors.

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    • Janelle Oglesbee Vaughan

      Ellie Elephant plus all the others 🤣

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    • Lisa

      I just love sewing the animal patterns! I especially love it when I get to see a kiddos face light up when they realize they have a one of a kind stuffy made just for them😃

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    • Thia

      The Love Monster is cute✨ but I especially like Ellie the elephant 🐘

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    • Karan

      I’d like to sew a Valentine-Oh Rhino!
      🦏💜

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  11. Anissa D'Souza

    Diggles the dragon for a Valentine’s Day treat would be lovely

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  12. Keri M

    I love your patterns! I made my first honey bear and love her!!

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  13. Anne

    I love all the patterns and have already made 3 of them. The dolphin is my favorite.

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  14. Brittany

    I love the valentines t-rex!

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  15. Mikey Lean

    Happy Valentines! I’d use Dilby Duckling!

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  16. Cindy Kenney

    I love this patterns, so well made and easy to read and understand. Thank you!

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  17. Dianne Bishop

    I like your monster pattern of. It would be so versatile for any holiday

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    • Jana

      Thank you very much for the giveaway, I would choose the seahorse because it is so sweet! I would make it for my husband because I know he would love it! 😚

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    • Phoebe Dawson

      I would make the bee! I’ve been eyeing up the pattern for a little while! I’m obsessed with bees!

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    • Susan C.

      I love your patterns. Each one is so adorable.

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    • RaNae Judd

      You have so many cute patterns it’s hard to decide, but I think I would like the fox pattern. Thanks for your creativity!!

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    • Connie

      I do like them all , but probably the Honey Bear because I am a true Teddy Bear Collector, and I think if I used a little less stuffing on this Bear , so it would be a little more, floppy and moves easier,, and not so tightly stuffed! The bears face has to have some character to it , so I can make it very unique and, make it one fantastic more lovable Bear !!!

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    • Brenda Haslam

      I’d love a monster pattern buts been so hard to choose as all are brilliant

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    • Jacqueline

      I would just love to win a bear. Patern please. I would be making a memory bear with something I have of my mums.

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    • Wendy Mathias

      I would like to make a monster, I never thought about making him a hug monster.

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    • Leoni

      Ooh, I love your patterns but it’s so fun seeing how different fabric choices and combos affect the finished toys too! I think those choices make ever toy so unique. Being Canadian but living abroad I’d love to make the moose – just fabulous! Thanks.

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    • Jennifer Pfister

      All of the plushies are sooo cute with Valentines fabric!

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    • Pauline Lewis

      Hi, I would really like to make the Patch Kitty Cat please x

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    • Michelle W

      These are all so cute! I’d love to sew up a hippo for my sister!

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  18. Heather

    So generous! For Valentine’s Day I would love to make either Melody Memory Bear or Patch Pussy Cat

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  19. Caroline

    I am a big Guinea Pig fan, I would love the Guinea Pig pattern to make for my granddaughters in replica of their piggies.

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  20. Teresa Coburn

    I would love to make a trunk up, lucky elephant out of wonderful colourful brocade fabric. It would be a combination of Valentine’s and Happy Chinese New Year expression of best wishes and love. Also, since it’s the year of the Ox, a bull/ox in a lovely heart pattern would be wonderful too. ♥♥♥

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    • Dimity

      To win one of your funky friends pattern would be amazing. I would love to sew digger dashound. Such a cute pattern to own and to sew.😃

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    • Dionne Eason

      I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity. 😊

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    • Emma Jennings

      Absolutely loving the Monster pattern and great for making Love Monsters for Valentines. 😍

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    • Mary Ann Pickens

      Oh so many choices and they’re all so cute. I love Puppy dog Pete. Thanks.

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    • Gail Anderson

      I would love to sew the monster pattern. Its so cute and my grandson would love it as much as i love him.

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      • Ann-Marie Metcalfe

        I’ve made several of your patterns up and loved them all. I’d ove to make the hedgehog or the peacock. Xx

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        • Elrita Faure

          What do you mean “which one”?!?! I want them ALL! These are so incredibly awesome!!!
          I think Calico Bear and Heather Hedgehog is my absolute favourites. Buying them anyway if I don’t win. 🤭

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          • Elrita Faure

            Posted to my Pinterest account (Elrita Faure) and to my Facebook Page (ETC Designs). Also to my private group (The ETC group)

      • Sandra Strike

        I sort of lost my sewing mojo but since following your course and looking at the patterns I think i may have found it again
        Thank you

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      • Victoria Ayres

        I would love to sew the Rhino pattern for Valentine’s day

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      • Amanda Faith

        So hard to choose, but it would be Timmy the TRex!

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      • Marion

        My 10 year old little lady wants to make the hedgehog as her first FFF pattern

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    • Ann Iwai

      I’d love to sew Ellie elephant and also puppy Pete for my grandson. Your patterns are well designed and instructions are clear.

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    • Jan Chrzanowski

      How do you pick just one! I MOOSE have a favorite for my Valentine 💘

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      • Miriam A. Hubbard

        Do’t even try to pick just one Funky Friends Pattern. I currently have around 34 of them. Sewed a bunch up to use as incentive rewards with a library reading program at my school. Will be sewing up more to have enough for the second half of the year, library reading rewards. Students are excited.

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    • Stacy Bernstein

      I absolutely love all your patterns. They are all so cute and fun💜 I would love the moose pattern if I were to win. Happy Valentine’s day to you💕

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      • Laurie

        Ooooh….I love the calico bear! He needs a hug from me!

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  21. Carrie Gissiner

    “Sew” many patterns to choose from! And with 3 grand daughters with varying interests, well let’s just say I have some shopping to do!!! 😁

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  22. Debbie Edward

    I think I’d like to try those darling Elephants. Sew very darling! But then, so is everything!!

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    • Jemima

      I would love to try the butterfly! That would be so sweet! 🦋 ❤️

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    • Sharren Hassell

      Oh, that heart bear is so so cute. I would love to make him. I have made your moose, which I love, the fox, and a couple of honey teddy bears. Your instructions are awesome. ❤️

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    • Alice

      A dragon or a dinosaur would definitely be an excellent valentine’s softie to sew

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    • Anél

      I will love the seahorse pattern😁👏I love your patterns because it looks beautiful and it is easy enough for me to make😃your instructions is easy to follow.

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    • Kathy

      I like crocodile steve he looks like he is getting ready to get into something

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      • Brandi

        I fell in love with your butterfly pattern as soon as I seen it. Its just adorable! Would love to win the free pattern!

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      • Boo

        I think the hedgehog is sew cute!

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      • Jenny Balam

        I think I wouid love to sew Fifi Fox or Larry the lion! I thihk they’ll look adorable in red and pink colours.

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      • Emily G

        How to choose?! My daughter would love so many of these for Valentine’s but she’s been on an owl kick lately, so maybe that one. Or maybe the flamingo, or frog, or butterfly, or….😂

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      • Lori LeBlanc

        I would love to see the little lamb! I enjoy your patterns so much! Thank you for the amazing selection!

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    • Natalie Booysen

      LOVE all of your patterns. Intructions are so easy to follow. Ive made so many doggies and bears and horseys, my friends and family think i am crazy 🙂 but i dont care, i still love it

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    • Alison Millard

      I would make 2 love monsters. One for each of my grand daughters to send them a hug from Nanny.
      Perfect for Valentines and perfect as I haven’t been able hug them for most if this past year.

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    • Sharon McMillan

      I love them all but would love the T Rex to make for my grandson x

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    • Rachel

      I would love to make digger the dachshund for my 7 year old son who loves teddy’s because we can’t have pets.

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    • Michelle

      Absolutely love the Valentine’s puppy 💕💕💕
      I’m eyeing up the elephant pattern 🐘

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      • Filipa Silva

        I would love the t-rex pattern for my little dinosaurs lovers!😁
        But really, any of your wonderful patterns would be lovely!

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      • Victoria Clarke

        I would love to make the fifi fox

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      • Kimberly Townswnd

        I am so excited as I am getting ready to make my first funky friends!! Would love to get some new patterns as I just love so many of them.

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      • Catherine Johnson

        I love the patterns! For years I made bears for family members for holidays. Yout patterns are so cute, and I can expand my collection of ‘stuffed’ friends! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. David Lu

    Very fun and easy to follow directions for all of the patterns!

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  24. Courtney Schreiner

    I would love to sew the lion, or Pete the puppy!

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  25. Amy Cussimanio

    I would love to make the giraffe pattern. My sister is going to be a first time grandma and the baby needs a corduroy giraffe like she grew up with.

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  26. Nicole Cortenbach

    Hi Pauline. I think Randy Rhino would make quite a handsome Valentine.

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  27. Lois

    My granddaughter would love to see Love Monster pattern

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  28. Tina Harnack

    I would love to sew Ellie Elephant! I had a stuffed elephant as a toy as a child! I still have mine, but its missing an ear which was made of a plastic type material. He was fashioned from a soft type of corduroy material. Would love to give as a gift to our friends new grandson. He was born with hydrops fetalis. It is a rare condition in which only about 20% live. He is a week old now and still fighting!

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  29. Patricia T.

    Ohhh..the pictures posted have inspired me to dig through my stash and find Valentine fabrics to use when I make my next Funky Friend. Now…which friend will it be?

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  30. Joanne

    I just joined your group and started making your “Funky Friends” in the last month. I love all of the stuffed toys that I have seen:) I would like to win the snake pattern.

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  31. Denise Brandstatter

    Wow! To win a pattern would be 🤯🤯🤯I really enjoy creating these plushies, I’ve already bought quite a few! And to add another would be just AWESOME!
    Hmmm. Maybe the lamb? Or the fox!

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  32. Jamie

    I love all your patterns but I’d really LOVE to have the keep me keepsake bear pattern now! ❤️

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  33. Charlotte Ann Amaro

    A moose! I would love a moose. I could make plaid mooses!

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  34. Christina

    I would love to sew a red panda pattern!

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    • Marissa

      I would love to sew Joey Junior Kangaroo for Valentine’s day. Joey has been on my want list for quite some time now so I can recreate(almost) a beloved toy from my childhood. Jake the puppy will be next after Joey.

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    • Shannon Hetherington

      I really love Fifi Fox and the Easter Bunny Buddies All the Funky Friends patterns are amazing, it’s so hard to choose!

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    • Amy Miskelly

      I’d make an elephant as a valentine’s cuddly. I love elephants, always have, and elephants never forget x

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    • Alison Golding

      I love all of your patterns so this is a tough choice but I think my favourite of the ones I don’t already have would be the T-Rex.

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    • jackie webb

      I made the bear with the buttons for moveable arms and legs… he was loved … I would love the dachshund dog .. xx thanks

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    • Jacynthe

      I am in the process of sewing pete the dog with a mix of mine and the hubby’s clothes that we had on our first date. Nicknaming him puppy love. And will be our valentine’s day gift.

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    • Sandra Roden

      I love all the patterns! I really like the moose. My daughter and I visited Alaska several years ago and the moose was very relevant then. I would love to make one for her!

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  35. Lisa Hallquist

    Oh I’d love to sew either Fifi the Fox or Crocodile Steve! I have many of your patterns already & love them ❤️ Thank you for this awesome opportunity.

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  36. Jo

    Pauline, Hi!
    I just wanted to say thank you for the free tutorial on making these little critters. I have been sewing for decades and really have just started sewing toys, so I found the information very helpful, and the added videos were extremely helpful as well. What I love about sewing is that no matter how much you know you can always learn more. It is great when folks share their knowledge, it makes everyone feel more connected, something we all really need right now. Thanks again!

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  37. Winnie

    Ahh so cute. I’m starting my first one so may change the melody nose to a heart shape!!

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    • Mili

      My friend is about to have a rainbow baby and she loves lambs!
      I’d be so happy to win and make her a baby lamb! (I already have the perfect fabric too)

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    • Heather Johnson

      OMG I have just seen Heather the Hedgehog!! I’m known as the Hedgehog Lady because I rescue wildies and I have a pygmy called Dumbledore…..and my name is Heather!! I can’t believe it! That is the adorable pattern I would have to make!!

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    • Amanda Best

      I love these cute Valentine’s toy ideas! My mom sewed dresses for tiny teddy bears for us one Valentine’s day, and they are still my very favorite present all these years later.

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    • Nathalie

      That is so lovely! I would love to sew the goose. I keep coming back to that one since my husbands favorite animal are gooses. Would also make a heart pillow on which my goose could stand on.

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    • Arja Holappa

      Melody bear is really nice pattern for valentine’s ;he could hold a heart or just make him with some “hearty” fabric..
      Or maybe T-Rex, just to be a little different and have an egde..

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      • Cheryl

        I think the duckling would be adorable in valentine’s day print!

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      • Judy Mason

        I would like to make Honey Bear. I enjoy all your patterns.

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  38. Lou Timson

    Keep me keepsake bear, love the example posted above. Would love to try machine embroidery on those yummy little foot pads and tummy!!! I have 8 grands that would love this cute bear!!!

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    • Nicole Keeling

      I love all of the critters!!
      I think that the love monster is too cute! I would like to make and send them to little nieces and nephews,

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    • Rachel Hadfield

      For me i think it would be FiFi fox. My 5 year old daughter collects foxes but she’s not got a ‘mummy’ handmade version. I’m thinking in red and white with black boot feet! 😍

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    • Tammy Littleton

      I bought the cow pattern will have to make it using heart fabrics

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  39. Donna

    I haven’t met a funky friend that I do not like- I want to make them all!! But right now I think I would like to try the peacock:)

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    • Bonnie

      I think I would love to make the love monster. I have made the dragon and loved it.

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    • Christine Baxter

      I just love the Moose!
      I have posted this to my Facebook Story! (Just now)

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    • Jill pointer

      🥰❤ Love all the patterns, Ellie is my favourite though ❤😍

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      • Patricia

        I would like to make the little bear you have on your shoulder. I don’t know it’s name but I think it’s so cute. You’re first I’m thinking first memory bear is the best! I’ve made the pig, and the rabbit just cute as can be.

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      • Janice Swenson

        Love your patterns! They are all so cute!

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      • Ann Marie

        I would love to do a Valentine’s Diggle the Dragon!

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    • Lisa Isenberger

      It is a tough decision, but the Valentine’s versions of the hedgehog and elephant make me want to try one of those next. ❤️

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    • Carolyn Moore

      I love the look at the peacocks too

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  40. Justine Regan

    I would love an elephant pattern to sew a memory elephant using my sons old baby clothes, plus I’d love to make an elephant made with the fleece fabric as shown above, it looks so cuddly and I’d never thought to use fleece fabric before for the animal patterns. So tactile!

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  41. Anne Johnson

    I would love to make the T Rex. That is my granddaughter’s favorite dinosaur. Thank you for the opportunity. You are very generous.

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  42. Cherie Elliott

    I would love to sew an iguana for my son. It is on my pattern wish list!

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  43. Cathy N.

    I’d love to sew the Moose! I would make one for each of my kids.

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  44. Debbie Kruger

    I would love to try the Keepsake bear with some gorgeous heart fabric or just in pink or red fabric to spread the love around! Love all of your patterns!

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  45. Melissa 🇨🇦

    My next project would be the elephant. I’ve made the honey bear, memory bear, butterfly and bee. My grandson (18 mon) loves them and two more grandkids are set to arrive this spring.

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    • Lynne

      It’s so hard to choose 😍 and after seeing the different fabric choices it is even harder! I’d either want to make the Easter Bunny Buddies or the Harper the Happy Hobby Horse. My two kiddos would love to run around in those. ❤️

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    • Pauline Edwards

      I’d love to have the “bed time baby doll” – I’d find some cute valentine’s print for their pajamas … I have 2 great-grand kids (toddlers, a boy & a girl).
      I know they’d love to get a special doll from me, even the little boy would love it

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    • Jonathan Taulbee

      This sounds FUN!
      I hope to get one!♡♡♡

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  46. Janey Cook

    Puppy Pete for sure! I know just the person who needs him in his arms!

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  47. Kate Soehnlen

    I love the moose pattern! *So* cute!!! My only grandchild, a little girl, would love him. Actually, probably not since she’s only two month’s old. But I can make him and keep him until she’s a bit older.

    I can hardly wait to sew for her! <3's y'all!

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  48. Ann Ford

    Oh, I’d LOVE to win a Butch and Bella Bulldog pattern. My husband and I are active volunteers for several Bulldog rescue groups. Some of them have fundraiser auctions and making a few of these adorable Bulldogs would certainly help raise money to help care for the rescued dogs’ medications, food,vet bills, surgeries, etc. Thank you for your consideration. Ann Ford (USA)

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  49. Peggy

    Ohmygoodness all of these photos are adorable!! I especially like the T-Rex and Digger Daschund! I’d love to sew Digger for Valentine’s Day. He reminds me of a stuffed animal I had as a kid in the 70s.

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    • Karen Tierney

      There are a few i would like, but next, I would love a bee to add to my ever growing collection, if I win. I have a few ideas for bees 🐝 🥰 xx

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  50. Debbie Gunn

    I would love to try the bumble bee pattern. It’s so cute!! Butch bulldog is a close second, though. 😁

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    • Katrin

      Happy Valentine
      I would like to have Fifi Fox.

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  51. Sarah

    Your teddy pattern is what got me into sewing! Thank you!

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  52. Carmen

    Love the elephant and the . done in Shannon Valentine Cuddle

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  53. Megan Barnes

    I would love to sew the elephant. His big ears are perfect for birthdates, ornames to personalize. It would make Rhee perfect gift

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  54. Chris (Wavell Heights)

    Just love your patterns. First time ever I have picked up a pattern, cut it and have every piece fit. Thank you so much. It makes sewing toys so much more enjoyable.

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    • Chris (Wavell Heights)

      Sorry, forgot to add would love Diggles the Dragon.

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  55. Julie Davis

    Its really hard to choose as i love each and everyone of your patterns. But as i already own quite a few, i think it would have to be the dinosaur. Whom i would make for my grandson. Who already owns my heart ❤❤❤

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  56. Sara

    I like the Dachshund pattern. I work with several Dachshund Rescue groups who periodically hold auctions to raise money for dogs that need medical care. I always donate handmade items to sell in the auctions. If I could donate a stuffed dachshund, it would bring in a nice donation to the group.

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  57. Cindie Iwersen

    <3
    I love the moose. It is so sweet <3 <3 <3

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  58. Anne Shepherd

    Sewing a fox with a cute heart nose would be adorable !

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  59. Dina Kilcrease

    I would love to sew Mickey Moose for Valentines Day!!

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  60. Brittany

    My little guy loves all things dinosaurs. I would love to be able to make him a plush T-Rex.

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  61. Christy Elamma

    So many cute choices! Really love the elephant, but also the Monster. If I win guess I’d go with the elephant first. Thanks !

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  62. Jody Mellinger

    All the Funky Friends are so adorable, it is so hard to decide which one I want to make next. I think my new baby step-grand-daughter needs a butterfly!

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    • Stephanie Oneal

      I want to make a honey bear with hearts on it for Valentines Day!!!!!

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    • Leanne Rossow

      What a lovely gesture. I think I would do Honey Bear

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    • Brenda Davis

      I want the little dacshound dog Digger. I love your patterns and have quite a lot. My granddaughters love them also. Every time I get a new pattern, they have to have an animal

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  63. Mary

    Your patterns are heartwarming! Looking forward to your new creations.

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  64. Andrihet

    I would like to sew the butterfly pattern, so cute. Your patterns are great and easy to follow, love them all.

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  65. Xoanon

    After making my poor husband listen to hundreds of T.rex facts during my palaeontology units, I’d love to make him a T.rex plush.
    Ok, I lie, I want to make ME a T.rex!!

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  66. Diane Kemple

    I would like to sew the fairy princess doll❤️

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    • Tamara Gassen

      Randy the Rhino would be a fun
      Pattern.

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      • Karen Town

        All the Valentine’s makes are beautiful x I’d like to make my Valentine an elephant as he is cuddly with big ears that listen and never forgets ❤

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    • Tasha

      I would love to try the Patch kitty cat pattern. It looks so adorable in so many fabrics.

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    • Kerry Lawson

      I would love to sew the moose pattern, I think he is amazing.

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    • Heather Vickers

      I have many of your patterns, I love them alot so easy to follow and super cute once made.
      I would love to try your bee pattern, everyone loves a bee here in England!

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  67. Dina Kilcrease

    I posted Mickey the Moose on my fb and intagram

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  68. Sandy Thomas

    I would like to sew the T-Rex because that is my grandson’s name. Thomas Rex or T-Rex or even T.

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  69. Afton Danielle

    Absolutely love all these patterns! They’re so easy to follow and love the step by step with pictures! Now I need to figure out which one to sew up for my baby’s first Valentines!

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  70. maree belle

    my favourite to make is Pete the puppy but would love to make the whale and embroider on the side “Lets have a whale of a time together”.

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  71. Jennifer

    I like many of your stuffed animals, like the moose, and your dolls, especially the Daisy Dress Up Dolls.
    I tried tweeting this blog post, but it didn’t do a picture. So I pinned the moose.

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  72. Kelli Bordignon

    I love all these toys. So many great ideas with fabric. I would love to sew Gregory Gorilla. He is so cute!

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  73. Elizabeth Brockel

    Adorable ….love the moose!

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  74. Jenny

    I think Calico Bear would make a sweet Valentine gift,

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  75. Debbie Hoberg

    We were to be in Canada/Alaska for our 20th Wedding Anniversary last September and our greatest wish on this ‘Bucket List’ trip was to see wild bears and moose in their natural habitat…so to make the Funky Friends Moose in Valentine prints would be such a beautiful gift to give my hubby. Would so very much love to win ! 🙂

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    • Laurel A Johnson

      I love Goats! So my next project is going to be the Giddy Goats pattern.

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    • Sarah Crawford

      Oh that t-rex, be still my beating heart!! If I don’t win him, I will buy him haha!

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  76. Lindsey F

    I would love to make the baby goat!

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  77. Barb

    Would love to sew the lion. I love the mane around its head

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    • Sonia

      They are all so beautiful. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us.

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    • Carol

      I would love the keepsake bear as I would make it for my daughter

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  78. Jesse

    I’d love to try out the peacock! I’ve been accumulating recycled sari fabrics and I think they’d go great together.

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  79. Debra Prychun

    Loving all those cute fabrics for the Funky Friends patterns! People are so creative in their choice of fabric….gives me great ideas!

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  80. Dorinda

    Your patterns are ALL so adorable! How do you pick just one? I think Slowpoke the SLoth would be so cute for Valentine’s Day.

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  81. Ginny Hughes

    I love your animal patterns, my favorite one is Puppy Dog Pete. Thank you for your wonderful patterns and ideas.

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  82. Leslie Collier

    I would love to make my daughter an orca as it is her favorite animal and she wants to be a marine biologist when she grows up, but that love monster has stolen my heart!!

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  83. Fiona

    I think I would like to sew the fifi fox next or maybe Ellie elephant

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    • Marie Black

      Would love to try the calico bear pattern. I made the manatee for my grand nephew and he loves it!

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  84. Rae

    LOVE your patterns. Easy to make & fun to give.

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  85. Bonnie

    Oh my goodness that Pink Moose is Amazing – that is definitely the pattern I’d love to make ❤️

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  86. Tania

    I-Guana Love You 4 Ever ❤️
    A lovely Igor Iguana may not quite be as cuddly as a bear but his personality will keep you enchanted.

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    • Deb

      Oh my goodness, its soo hard, there is so many patterns I want but I’m really really infatuated with the dragon, I cannot wait to make that one.

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    • Steph Tinkham

      It’s hard to choose which I would love to make for valentines as I love them all! But I think I would love to make a sloth for my H2B as they are just the cutest!

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      • Steph Tinkham

        Shared to my page on Facebook ‘Steph ‘Tinkabel’ Tinkham’

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  87. Sam

    I love all of your patterns but I would love to sew a dinosaur next xx

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  88. Barbara Brown

    All of your patterns are cute. The several that I have made, have been easy to make following your detailed instructions. Hard to decide which one I will try next, maybe Mickey Moose. I love to see what others have done with their toys to make them unique.

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  89. Elaine Geldenhuys

    I love all your animals 🥰🥰
    Valentines is such a loving holiday and these animals all looks soo cute in their white and red. Im not monkeying around id love to sew them all, but the monkey will be an awsome win..😜😉

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  90. colleen fauvelle

    Frog Prince Charming is the next one that I want to make and I think that he would look fabulous in a Valentine print.

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  91. Heather

    I would love to make my daughter, who will be 36 on Feb 15, a hippo she loves them.

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  92. Connie Edwards

    I’m torn between Digger and Fifi fox. One day I want to make them all!!

    Digger reminds me of the old autograph puppies, and my grandson is so into Foxes and wants to be one so its a true true being torn situation. You can flip a coin for me and pick! LOL

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  93. Valerie Topp

    I would love Kangaroo pattern to send overseas.Thank you

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  94. Cilia

    I love Bill the Bald Eagle, he is my favorite

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  95. Sharon Treece

    I love the Heather Hedgehog and the Peacocks, in the cute valentines fabric. They are sew so cute. Your patterns are all sew cute it is really hard to pick a special one.

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  96. Michele Walser

    Pauline, your patterns are so amazing!
    I’m making an ark-full of pairs of your animals for my great nephew, Noah, who is 5. 😀
    I would love to make your lion for one of the first of these animals because he has an August birthday like his great Auntie.
    Thank you and be well!

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  97. Tate

    All of the examples are so adorable! I think I would want to make a cockatoo with a pink heart on the belly ❤️

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  98. Laurie Rapuzzi

    Such characters. Such personality. What imagination! Love them!

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  99. Denise Caddy

    I love so many of the toys on today’s blog. For me there’s only one must for a Valentine’s toys – it has to have the cuddle factor. So even though the quilting cottons are cute, it’s fleece or fur to me this time

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    • Alex O

      I would love to sew the strutting Peacock for my Valentine. A lovely soul mate for him, birds of a feather stick together!

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    • Betty

      I love all the FFF patterns as they are so cute and very easy to follow. I think I might adapt my elf pattern to make a valentines teddy. ♥️

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  100. Camellia Gamble

    I love these patterns! There is a touch of whimsy in each pattern that makes it lovable and likable. I have the Moose pattern and I have not made it yet. Too many projects on the back burner. When I do make it, I will choose a bright fabric such as Kaffe Fassett’s pink paperweight fabric. It will be my happy Moose place!!

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  101. Barbara

    Ooooh! Love all the bears. But I think Kitty Kate would be for me. We have a visiting neighbor kitten and he looks up with that sweet expression, just before he pounces. He’s a bit of trouble.

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  102. Marian McCann

    My husband and I collect penguins and I would love to make a Funky Valentine penguin for him! Or maybe a Heart-y Dinosaur for my grandson.

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    • Tricia Reynolds

      I think I would love to sew the Digger Dachshund. But they are all soooo cute!

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  103. Abby Haines

    I was inspired by your blog and finally did a heart-nose on Wodger today. I was tickled with how it turned out! Thank you so much for all of your hard work!!

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    • Adele Shillam

      I’m slowly sewing my way through your Funky Friends Factory patterns but I think if I had to choose it would bee the bee for Valentines

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  104. WJL

    oooooh that’s a tough choice! i love the heart noses idea on the bears!!! but i also love the idea of dilby duck with a heart on his belly. oh! or maybe slowpoke the sloth hugging a heart?! can we all just take a week off to sew all the stuffies?

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  105. Chio

    Oh my those are all so cute. I would love to sew the T Rex Pattern for my Dino loving boy 😁

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  106. Ellen Lee

    Pauline- I love making your amazing patterns for my 7 young Grandchildren for special occasions and just because….

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  107. Megan Parkinson

    I think I would make a Kitty Kate as it might be better behaved than my real live kitty!

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  108. Renee Phelps Crumley

    Picking just one is hard because I love all the patterns but I haven’t made a Digger Dachshund yet so that’s my choice for now.

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  109. Sally Steele

    Loving your patterns. There is simply one for anyone and for any occasion. 💕

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  110. Janice J Raper

    I love your patterns. They are well-written and easy to follow. I especially love the cat patterns!

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    • Suzette Gosling

      I would love to make Puppy Pete. He looks adorable. It will help to keep me busy whilst in lockdown.

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    • Jayne Cash

      There are so many more of your patterns I would like to make…..but I would love the giraffe pattern next. My daughter’s favourite animal and she has just moved into her first home and it would a lovely moving in present for her ❤🦒

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  111. Tina Kowalewicz

    Wow what an inspiration! So many to choose from! I’ve just got my sewjo back by making the elephant…but I’d love a go at the moose x

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  112. Sherri

    I think the Calico bear would be beautiful in Valentines fabric. I would like to make Ellie Elephant or the Orca or Dolphin or Rhino or Hippo…… oh so many patterns and so little money.!

    Can’t you just see the Hippo in white fabric with colorful candy hearts all over it? So cute!!!!

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    • Vickie Landreth

      Omg. Live all the patterns shown but the peacock is adorable.

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  113. Rachelle Smith

    I have so many of your patterns (20 to be exact), but there’s still more that I’d like. The Izzy Insomniac teddy bear, Raff (Giraffe), Dizzy Dolphin, Lloyd and Alice.

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  114. Rebekah

    The t-rex by Tinawinterborne is so cute! I would also love to sew a t-rex!

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    • Carys

      The lion for me 🦁 everyone’s lions are amazing!! The more I look at them with the beautiful material the more I would like to sew a lion 🦁

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    • Natasha Wilsher

      I’d love to make slowpoke the sloth, my eldests favourite ❤️

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    • Sandy Iannotta

      Hi Pauline,

      All the Valentine toys that others had made are adorable. I would love to win either Ollie the Owl or Kitty Kate. I love your entire collection and have a few but these two were my favourite. Thanks for the chance to win and I wish everyone good luck!

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  115. Erika Roolvink

    I love all your patterns. They are all so inspirational. I think I would like to make a digger dutchund pattern toy to share the love with other animal lovers too.

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  116. Nancy Hubbard

    So many adorable creations and they all have heart! I see one, want to make that one…then another, maybe make that one…then the next one…oh my, oh my…so many wonderful ideas.

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  117. Jennifer

    My great nieces love chickens and I would like to sew one for them.I enjoy seeing what Katrina makes with your patterns here in Cairns

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  118. Catherine Hatch

    Oh my, they’re all so precious!

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  119. Kelly H

    Love the FFF pattern options- hands down the best website for plush patterns that I have found to date. 🙂

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  120. Rose Simmonds

    All your wonder patterns can be made in so many different materials that there is a pattern to be made for any occasion or for so many different people from fathers to mother, sisters, brothers, From baby to someone who is elderly. There is a pattern to suit everyone for every occasion

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  121. Rose

    Puppy Pete is just the sweetest.

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  122. Sue

    I am addicted to making all of them! I am currently making to lemurs (I always make 2 of each) and my husband made me some shelfs to store them on.

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  123. LISA YOUNG

    I would love to make Hannah Hedgehog for my 17 yo hedgehog loving daughter for Valentines day!

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  124. Carla

    I’d love to make Kylie Kookaburra for my granddaughter to show her what that bird looks like. Her mom sings her “Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree” every night right before she goes to bed, but since they live in Pennsylvania she isn’t likely to ever see a real one!

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  125. Sherri

    I shared Digger Dachshund to my Facebook.

    I would really love to win a free pattern. I love all of them!!!!

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  126. Graeme Kowalewicz

    I’d love to sew any Funky Friends toy… But I can’t sew! Luckily my wife can and she makes lots of Funky Friends. Her latest makes are from the Ellie Elephant pattern which I bought her for her birthday.

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  127. Debbie

    Elli elephant is adorable

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  128. Debbie Cartin

    I choose the moose pattern and shared it on my Facebook page Debbie Cartin

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  129. Marion Langston

    It’s so hard to make up my mind which one I would love to do because they all would look beautiful as a Valentine toy, but since I can only pick one I think I would love to do Ellie Elephant I think she would look so cute made in the Valentine fabric and I would keep her for myself although I’m in my 70’s I wouldn’t give her to any of the kids for Valentines.

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  130. Sarah

    I’d like to make the elephant to add to the bears and soft dolls I’m making for pediatric dept.

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  131. Penny Stewart

    Would definitely love to make Ellie Elephant, so beautiful, especially as my best friend is about to have her first Bub. What a gorgeous gift that would make!

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  132. Rebecca Ashworth

    I have made the dragon , the platypus, have pattern for the terrier and dashound and have room for more. Slowly building up my collection. I would love an other Funky Friend Pattern and if I was lucky enough would love either the hedgehog or elephant. Thank you for the opportunity to be to go in the draw.
    All the patterns are the easiest to follow

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  133. Pam

    Just bought the moose and I am in love 💙💕

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  134. Shauna Robertson

    I would love to make digger Dash hound.

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  135. Vickie

    Love your patterns.

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  136. Nimmi

    Love ….love… love all your patterns, but my super favourite will be the keepsake or melody bear pattern.

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  137. kanga-ruby

    Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️

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  138. Meri Miller

    I love them all, but that Valentine T-Rex is absolutely adorable. I’d make one of those. Or maybe two, or three!

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  139. Brenda

    They are all amazing. Would love to sew Heather Hedgehog

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  140. Maria

    It’s such a hard decision as I love all the patterns! But to get one free out of all those on my list would be amazing. I’m torn between the dinosaur or the moose!

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  141. Roxy

    I think the moose pattern is adorable. Ideal way to spread some luv.

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  142. Anna Sahl

    I love your patterns! I think I found your online shop first time in 2013 and got a bunch of patterns back then. And then more and more throughout the years. They are fantastic 🍀
    Monty the Manatee would be the next to choose.

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  143. Mandy f

    Love your patterns and tutorial was great

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  144. Helen Madge

    Loving the lion, perfect for an upcoming new arrival

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  145. Lisa

    Love the peacock.

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  146. Gwyn McGovern

    I love all of these cute little friends but I think I would like to try and the elephant for my first project.

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  147. Wendy

    I love the love monster he doesn’t have to be just for Valentine but anytime you want a squeeze ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  148. Janice Moolman

    They are all so gorgeous! I think my favourites are the Hedgehog and the peacock! xxx

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  149. Clare Morley

    I’d love to sew all of your amazing patterns, but I just can’t decide where to start – think I’d love to start on the cat first, or maybe the bunny? Or the moose? See my dilemma? No, definitely the cat 🐈 x

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  150. Chantal

    How can I choose???? I love them all ❤
    I think I’d have to choose Timmy the T Rex though, for my granddaughter because she is dinosaur mad and the T Rex is her favourite!

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  151. Sherry Avalos

    I would love to make the bee for Valentines Day. But all if the patterns are awesome.

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  152. Sandie

    Love all your patterns. Many to choose from.

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  153. Victoria Bilodeau

    I love these guys they are all so cute! I want to sew a Dino for my granddaughter.

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  154. Sarah

    I love all your patterns Pauline I am going to but the 3 patterns soon the memory bear and 2 others but would love start making toys and your patterns look so easy thank you for the chance to win a pattern for valentines day

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  155. robyn sullivan

    Any pattern would be wonderful. Diggles the Dragon would be fantastic

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  156. Peg Hambrecht

    I love Fifi Fox… looks just like my Rocky, a chihuahua pom terrier mix! I also saw your Moose you made and it rocks too! Reminds me of my Aunt Julie who is in her 80’s, lives in Calif., and she loves moose! It is so adorable!!! All of your patterns are great. Nice work and I like the way you just showed how we can change things up like for Valentine’s Day! Thanks much! Prayers and fingers crossed!

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  157. Jenny Wolski

    I have a number of your patterns,so easy to make, my grandsons would really love the t-rex dinosaur. Their birthdays are coming up soon.
    Jenny

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    • Carol Baalman

      I think the Diggy the Dragon would look awesome in a wild heart fabric with glittery wings!

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  158. Lyndal Cook

    Love these!!

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  159. Antje Martens

    Larry Lion would ne my choice. His mane would be great with lots of hearts

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    • Cynthia Felker

      I would love to sew the moose. It’s so cute!

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  160. Rebecca Essary

    Such a hard decision!!! I think I want the the T-Rex though. I need more boy stuff😍

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  161. Pat Burton

    I would love to make the Daisy Dress Up Doll.

    She looks so sweet and I am sure she will be easy to make with your great instructions

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    • Julia foord

      Lucky the Labrador please. I miss mine.
      Nearly finished my first teddy.

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  162. Pixie Jines

    I’d love to sew Diggles the dragon. My SO loves dragons and that would be the perfect gift for him!

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  163. Theresa Daly

    ❤️ Valentines Day ❤️ Funky Friends make my heart feel young again.
    🐉 Biggles the Dragon 🐉 for me please.

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    • Theresa Daly

      Dig goes the dragon. Poor eyesight. Cheers

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      • Theresa

        Diggles Diggles Diggles

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  164. Peg Hambrecht

    I posted Micket Moose to my FB site. They are all so darned cute but he reminds me of my Aunt Julie in California. She’s in her 80’s and loves moose!!! Thanks for the chance again!!! xo… Peg in Pa.

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  165. Tammy Luethje

    I think I’d have to sew a Love Lion and make his mane out of heart patterns but also get some little plastic hearts to embellish his mane as well.

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    • Carle Schmidt

      I would live to sew Trixie Triceratops. I think that frill will pop with some heart material. An A-Rawr-able valentine.

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    • Tiffany

      Pour la Saint-Valentin, j’aimerais coudre un koala ou un hippopotame ce serait tellement cool avec des petits coeurs et de l’amour partout!

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    • Pat

      I’d love to win the Flamingo for valentines.

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  166. Jackie

    All the funky friend patterns are amazing, it’s so hard to pick the best one! I think I’d choose the Seahorse for my son to go with his collection of nautical things. A new friend for his cuddly fish! Thank you Pauline for all these lovely Patterns 🧸🙂

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  167. Lynn DW

    I’d like to sew the horse one for a friend who has recently lost her beloved 4 legged friend. I plan to sew it from his blanket.

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  168. BeeHappy

    I’d like to try making a memory bear I’ve had a few friends recently loose a parent

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  169. Suzanne Cholet

    I love your creativity! Your patterns are sensational and I’d love to make the puppy dog.

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  170. Emma Boulton

    All so adorable and inspired by your amazing patterns . I have so many on my wish list but my next one has to be a moose for my mums birthday. She collects then to remind her of my step father who’s nickname in the army was ‘moose’ .

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  171. Lee

    Ooo Fleur the flamingo in lovely pink and red with hearts on her wing (heart on her sleeve?)

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  172. Ali Botcher

    I’d like to make a petunia pig to send to a dear friend of mine who runs a pig sanctuary and and has a young family. Her children would love it. Would have to make more than one though😘

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  173. Denise

    I would love to make the moose for Valentine’s Day.

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  174. Ann Trotter

    We have our first grand child on the way in March 2021,haven’t been able to see my daughter all throughout her pregnancy as she is a Nurse on the Covid ward here in the UK so would be really nice just to make something special for our new grandson. All your patterns are wonderful so very hard to choose a favourite.

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  175. Dixie

    I can’t decide. I think one of the bears, but the cat is so adorable too.

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  176. Erica Ritch

    I would like the dinosaur pattern and make it look like Nessy from just up the road here in Scotland.

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  177. Alison

    There are so many gorgeous patterns to choose from! After much deliberation I think I would pick “Puppy Dog Pete” as my Valentine’s make as he’s such a sweetie x

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  178. Lee

    I shared on Instagram- I’m going to see if my followers can guess which pattern I picked too m 🙂

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    • Nancy

      These stuffed animals are so adorable . I would love to sew them. I am new to sewing. Thank you for letting me post to your blog

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  179. Debbie Mcivor

    Hi so impressed with everyone’s funky friends have a lot of the paterns but still a few on the wish list will eventually get them all . Granddaughter is just so taken with them all and even my 84yr old mum just loves her iguana haven’t got time to make a valentine animal trying to get some rabbits made for Easter whilst working as a nurse in aged care

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  180. Julie

    Couldn’t think of anything else better to do than sit at my sewing machine all day making some fabulous cuddlies .

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  181. Mel

    I think it would have to be a koala for my koala mad little boy. I’ve got over 20 of your lovely patterns already, but this one I need! I’m always making them for other people and forget to make them for my own children!

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  182. Monika

    Hi, all your pattern are beautiful. I think a dragon is a good choice for vaentins day, because a dragon can be everthing – funny, nice, lovely, dangerous, take car of you. Look at Elliot from Disney – he is so nice !

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  183. Maria Arkell

    I love your moose, but I would love to make a Jack Russell for a young man whose dog was run over. Your patterns are so good I know it would be lovely.

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  184. Zsuzsa Karacs Dunne

    I would love to sew a cat❤️

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  185. Lisbeth

    Do I have to choose? I can’t… 😳

    Whitney, Sue, Sparkles, Oreo, Oscar and Mickey. 😁

    Oscar and Oreo would remind my girls if our trip to Canada in ’17 (who knew otters could make so much noise eating? 😳).

    Sue for the squirrels in our garden (here they are not very common and we love them).

    Whitney reminds me of a witch my grandma had in her house.

    Sparkels because I just looove seahorses! Could be so cute as a unicorn too.

    Finally, Mickey reminds of a dear friend from AUS, whom I haven’t seen for many, many years (I live in northern Europe).

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      • Elizabeth Moore

        The moose pattern is the sweetest. But I love each and everyone.

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  186. Lauren fleshman

    I love all the patterns. For me I would love to do a T. rex for my son as he’s my Valentine 🥰💝

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  187. Elvespurr

    Hugs
    has to be my favourite
    So many people I want to
    Hug

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  188. Jackie rice

    I would love to have a go at making the beautiful butterfly!

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  189. Lorna Wilcox

    I think I’d have to go traditional with the monsters – my two kiddies would love them, but I also love the dashund! He’d look so snuggly in a heart fleece fabric ❤️❤️

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    • Diane Ege

      LOVE your work and your patterns. Can’t wait to try one out myself!! ❤️😊

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  190. Jeanette wisdom

    I love your patterns I have only brought 2 so far but I really love them I think the next pattern will be izzy-insomniac-teddy-bear there’s just to many to chose from

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    • Jenny Edwards

      I love them all but if I get to pick I would choose the butterfly or the love monster my grandchildren would love them as much as me

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    • Sue Jones

      I love all your patterns but mainly use the calico bear to create keepsakes and memory bears for people. It would be wonderful to add Heather the Hedgehog to my collection as we live in Hedgehog Cottage! 🦔❤🦔🤞

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  191. Sue

    These are all so fun.
    I would like the butterfly for valentine

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  192. Jean McKinstry

    I would sew a Calico Bear, for our grandson, as the one he was given from his other Grandma has long since perished, after 23 years of constant love. We both did repairs over the years, but Diana has since passed away, and this would be one more way I can keep her in all our lives every day.

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  193. Mikayla

    The otter would be adorable holding a little heart! One of the few I don’t have and one I’ve definitely been wanting to add for a while!

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  194. Maria Steele

    I love all your patterns ♥️. I’ve sewn a few and love how easy the instructions are to follow.

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  195. Pam

    I’m new to toy making but hope to make all of your fabulous fabric creations . Can’t make my mind up which to choose either the elephant or moose.

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  196. Issy Bombera

    I’d make a cute valentines bunny. Just think with the floppy ears it could be super cute ❤️

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  197. Selene Hill

    I am in love with the flamingo pattern!! My valentine’s tree theme is flamingos and hearts this year.

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  198. Kirsty

    I love all your patterns but would love to see a valentines triceratops!

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  199. Lesley McFadyen

    I would live to sew a Valentine toy – what to pick though. So many beautiful choices ❤️ X

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  200. Kathleen Lamb

    Love all your patterns!

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  201. Alice Lee

    I would love to make the daschund for my children’s teachers. They are working very hard during lockdown here in the UK and my children are missing the school dog Dexter.

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  202. Kat P.

    All your patterns are so cute! The little Joey Kangaroo is so cute!

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  203. Sandra lawrence

    Love these patterns I have bought a few but need more I love the different bears I have the melody bear but need to try calico bear

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  204. Jane Wood

    T-Rex for me please

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  205. Mary Ann Pickens

    I posted a picture of the puppy with hearts on my Facebook page.

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  206. Jenny Edwards

    Have shared post on Facebook
    Love your patterns

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  207. Betty Garfoot

    I love all your patterns but I think I would love Larry the lion pattern if I were to win. Inspired by the photos in this post, I shall be adding hearts to the nose & side of my almost finished Honey Bear

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  208. Deb Bieman

    I’d like to try one of the newer patterns for Valentine’s Day. I mean seriously, wouldn’t you love a Licorice “Love” Lemur? Although, I’m thinking a heart on Trixie Triceratops’ tuchus would look pretty cute, too!

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  209. Dawn Haigh

    I would love to make the dog pattern for my daughter

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  210. Marie

    Can I please have a beginner pattern as I am just learning.

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  211. Emma Emmans

    I would love to use some lovely Valentine’s themed fabric to make your beautiful elephant soft toy ❤️ elephants never forget! 🐘

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  212. Sam Griffiths

    I currently only use the Calico bear pattern, I’d love to try any of the others, they’re so great!

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  213. Jenny Balam

    I think I wouid love to sew Fifi Fox or Larry the lion! I thihk they’ll look adorable in red and pink colours.

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  214. Anne

    I have just made the lion – I love it. The pattern fitted beautifully. I would love to make a moose.

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  215. Christine Pearson

    I love your patterns.I have recently had a hip replacement and sewing has kept me ‘sane”.Thank you x

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  216. Cheryl

    I had a hard time choosing. They are all adorable. My final decision is the BUTTERFLY.

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  217. Christi

    I need to make a bunch of Keepsake bears for friends.

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  218. Kayleigh

    It’s hard to choose but I would love to make a valentines Raff 🦒

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  219. Isobel Logan

    Now I’ve finished work, I have some time to make some (OK, lots) of Funky Friends! Now, where to start????

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  220. Tara

    Mate for sure my daughter loves the unicorn whale

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  221. Kris Perks

    Funky Friends is what we need to get through these rough days!

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  222. Leanda Vickers

    I’m still trying to choose which pattern to start with for my grand-daughter. I do love the fox!!

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  223. Marina

    Mi piacerebbe cucire la capra oppure l’alce sono molto belli

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    • Carys

      I absolutely love your patterns. I only discovered them recently, so I would love a chance to expand my small collection

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  224. Margaret McShannock

    Have honey bear pattern printed and ready to go. Would love to win elephant pattern if I’m lucky. Such a good source of gorgeous patterns. ❤️

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  225. Marianne

    So nice of you!
    I’m torn between the hedgehog and the triceratops 🙂

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  226. Medea Gador

    It’s not easy to choose because I love all your patterns, but I voted this time for your squirrel pattern. 🙂

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    • Marissa Torres

      I would love the love monster. It looks so cuddly!

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  227. Yvonne

    I’ve got the lion to sew up from my grandsons baby clothes. He thinks his middle names lion 🦁 😂 because we all call him Leo lion . Seen a couple of puppy dogs up . Amazing patterns with great instructions 😍

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  228. Carol

    I’m really new to your page and am currently making the platypus with your daily updates and guidance. I’m hooked and would love to try more. That beautiful hedgehog is definitely calling my name

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  229. Deborah Hamilton

    So many lovely patterns hard to choose ive done the free Teddy pattern instructions so clear enjoyed sewing it x

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  230. Sharen Gibbons

    I have been giving young children who end up in E.R at hospitals these lovely toys now for about 1 year and since I have found your great designs it so much of interest for me to sew much more thank you Pauline.

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  231. Francesca

    Ooooh I would like to sew a little red fox for Valentine’s 💘🦊❤️

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  232. Carole Ann Robinson

    Thank you for sharing the love, we could all do with a little more just now!

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  233. Kimberly

    Ellie the elephant

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  234. Louise Christiaans

    Oooooo so many patterns but after seeing the peacock all loved up I think that would be such fun to do!! 💖🥰🦚

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  235. Michaela Reid

    I’ve nearly finished the Honey bear pattern for my Sons GF for valentines. I love the puppy dog pattern and would love to give that a go.

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  236. Kellie Hollis

    I’d love to give the Izzy bear pattern a go, she looks so sweet 😍

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  237. Mary Harvey

    All of the patterns are adorable. I wouldn’t know which one to choose 🤔

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    • Pauline Watson

      Think it would have to be T-Rex made with love❤️

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  238. stacey morris

    I would like to sew a Jake the puppy. He is so cute

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  239. Zsuzsanna Gyulai

    I love FFF toys all! I am sewing by hand until now just my old pattern from a course in Hungary. I think after finish ing Pauline’s free course it would be the time to begin with these sweeties. My candidates are Keepshake bear and the Fox.

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  240. Julie

    I have Melody and Calico bear and now I’d like the Hedgehog pattern, she’d make a great doorstop 🙂

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  241. Veeozz

    Great patterns thank you I hope I win competition 😂

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  242. Rebecca

    I love all your patterns. Think I’d have the calico bear. 💜

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  243. Lynnette

    I love all of your patterns, but a dinosaur would be really cute to make!

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  244. Hayley Sayers

    I would love to win the Racoon pattern as my boyfriend said the other day how cute it was. I’d sew him his own for valentines

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  245. Shireen

    I would love to win any pattern of yours, i love them all so i would be hard pressed to choose one, but i will….

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  246. Gemma

    I love all the patterns but I think I would love to try the lion or fox for valentines ❤️

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  247. Melissa Clewer

    I would really LOVE to make up a Harper hobby horse each for my daughters, who I know would enjoy them to play and escape into their own fairytale 🙂

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  248. Allyson Rischbieter

    A valentines butterfly sounds good to me. Love this. Thank you for all you do.

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  249. Rachel

    Your patterns are all adorable. I would love the lamb pattern if I were to win😀❤️

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  250. Terri Karls

    I think I would love the elephant pattern—very, very cute.

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  251. Helen Porter

    If I were lucky enough to win, I’d love Ellie the elephant.

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  252. Erika

    I love cats, therefore I would like the cat pattern

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  253. Sarah

    It would definitely be a dinosaur for me!

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  254. Joanne Richardson

    Easter bunny buddies would be a fantastic FF pattern, my grandson would love it.

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  255. Joanne Richardson

    Easter bunny bunnies is a fantastic pattern I’d love to make

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  256. Jo Smith

    New to Funky Friends (and sewing toys) but love the straightforward instructions and helpful tips. I’d like to sew the puppy next.

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  257. Judith Tucker

    Great inspiration for valentine makes. Only thing I need now is 72hr days 😂. So many cute things to make, so little time.

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  258. Sam Blackburn

    Puppy Pete is so cute – I think that will definately be next FFF pattern, having already made the honey bear, calico bear, patch the cat and recently the platypus. Instructions are so great and clear, that it makes the whole experience fun.

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  259. Micheline Bazinet

    Love all your patterns. The moose is absolutely amazing.

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  260. Julie Hardcastle

    I love all of your patterns but I would love to try the moose or the lion. I am totally loving doing the Melody bear

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  261. Casandra

    Those are so cute! I love seeing other people’s funky friends! Thank you for being so generous!

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  262. Donna

    Awesome patterns. Especially love the memory bears and the moose

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  263. Louise Hines

    I’ve only made the seahorse so far and loved it! I would absolutely love to make Patch the Pussy cat.

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  264. Theresa Dowds

    There are so many gorgeous patterns to choose from but if I was lucky enough to win I would choose Ellie Elephant as she is already on my to do list.

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  265. Donna

    Your patterns all look so great. It’s hard to decide which one to choose. At this moment I love your monster pattern!

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  266. Betsey Davis

    I 💕 all the valentine toys above! I 💕 your Heather 🦔 pattern! 🦔💕

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  267. janet conlon

    Your patterns are so clever. They show the research you must do before you begin to draw up a pattern. It’s the small things I have noticed in particular like the curve of the giraffe’s hind legs & the great faces of various animals. There is just so much detail in each pattern. You certainly are a perfectionist & it shows. Following any of your written instructions are so helpful & I often find them better than a tutorial. Thank you Pauline so much for all you do & I look forward to making Funky Friends Factory toys for all to see & enjoy!

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  268. Amanda

    Hi, I’ve not plunged I yet, though I have to say I’ve had my eye on the Lion and would love to see it done up in a Valentine outfit.

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  269. Margo Wetherly

    I would like to try Melody bear. Just half way through making my very first Calico bear to see if I could do it. Not perfect but getting there 🐻. Thank you so much for the opportunity to try making it!

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  270. Jenny

    As I live in CapeTown any of the African animals would be a winner but elephants are one of my absolute best animals ….so Ellie 🐘

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  271. Ange Firkins

    I would love to make Heather Hedgehog, I think she is so cute x

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  272. Marci

    The unicorn for sure!

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  273. Suzanne

    I’d like to try the Love Monsters- they look so cute, and quick to make. I may leave off the horns, though, or make them into ears. 🙂. Thanks!

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  274. Linda

    I already purchased the pattern for Ellie, and I do like the looks of your funky lizards, but how can a girl pass up a chance to meet (make) a real Frog Prince?!?! He is the next one I want to try to make!

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  275. Jean Smith

    What’s not to love about Funky Friends they are all so cute
    I love them all

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  276. Heather Hitt

    I’m thinking of making Heather Hedgehog for my husband since I’m a Heather!

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  277. Mary Rabas

    I absolutely love all of your patterns and feel that any of them would be adorable in valentines fabrics. If I were to win, I’d like to do lucky the Labrador.

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    • Michelle Pawley

      I have loved using your Calico Bear pattern, it has really helped me. I would love to have a go at the Ellie the Elephant or Keep me Keepsake bear patterns. I’m really enjoying seeing the end results and everyone I make is different

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  278. Elizabeth

    I have always loved Puppy Pete. He’s such a cutie!

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  279. Bec

    I’m working on a valentines wombat but I’ve been eying the peacock and hedgehog patterns and they would be really fun in red/white my daughters favorite colors so would be loved year round

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  280. Shellee

    I have several patterns. Love them. Grandkids love platypus. ❤️

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  281. Joy Spencer

    I would love Ellie Elephant. I would make two with trunks entwined for my daughter and her fiancee who should have married on the 15th Feb 2020 but it is now next year.

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  282. Linda Wills

    I love the digger pattern. It is hard to pick one . They are all so cute.

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  283. Cindy

    I love , love all the patterns I’ve got!! I’ve done a Melody bear in buffalo plaid and Jean material. So cute! Right now I actually have 5 new friends waiting to be sewn together. I’m excited to get daisy done for my granddaughter. Thanks for the awesome patterns!

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  284. Judy

    OMG, such a cute collection of patterns. So creative!! I’ve got my eye on the moose to make.

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  285. Yvonne Donaldson

    Love this web site it has kept me going during lockdown

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  286. Kathy L Cuthbertson

    I made a vow to work my way through my Funky Friends pattern collection this year and sew them all . I absolutely love each and every one. They are so adorable on paper, but once I stitch them up they come to life, each one with its own personality . I love all of the examples in this blog post. I love using various fabrics just to see what the results will be. I am loving the plaids and gingham right now. I think I might do a Valentine’s unicorn this week from my pattern collection. If I were to choose a pattern I don’t have it would be either the triceratops or hobby horse. I am really happy that you started the Facebook group, seeing everyone’s adorable pictures makes my day.

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    • Kathy L Cuthbertson

      I shared the moose to pinterest and the adorable peacocks to my Facebook page. Thanks again for all you do. Your patterns have brought alot of joy to me in making them and to all of the people who have received them. You have touched the lives of many many people

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  287. Pamela Mcilwrath

    I love all the patterns. So far I have 15 off them. I have sewn the calico bear, honey bear and the Easter rabbit. I keep buying patterns as they are all so cute I would love to see a red panda or a Quokka pattern. If I were to win I would buy the sloth.

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  288. Sally Hirst

    Only sewn one pattern so far but have caught the bug! Would love to work my way up to the Dragon which is the one I really want to sew.

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  289. Dawn V.

    Your patterns are too cute!! I have a hard time deciding which I want to sew first. Seeing the valentine Digger the Dachshund took me back to my childhood. We actually had a Dachshund we named Digger!

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  290. Julie Watson

    I love the valentine elephant…… and the bumble bee. Such fun patterns!

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  291. Carol Harshabarger

    I would love the cat pattern for my Great drand daughter who because of Covid i cant see her and they live in texas and i am in Pa

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  292. Lizzy Newstead-Bentham

    Oh I love all of these gorgeous makes…it’s amazing how different each one looks…of course…hearts make everything beautiful c

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  293. Daphne Foden

    It would have to be the kookaburra,I saw and heard one on my holiday to australia,they are fantastic,also couldn’t resist buying more patterns while out there a wonderful country

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    • Barbara

      All of your patterns are amazing! I am having a hard time deciding between Kitty Cat Kate and the Heather the Hedgehog.

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    • Twana Garrett

      The Moose would look great for Valentine’s! I love them all!

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  294. Sarah Butler

    I would love to make a sweet Patti the Cow for Valentine’s! Just purchased a bunch of patterns and she was next on my list. She would look so darling with hearts & plenty of pink and red!

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  295. Cheryl Burcham

    I’ve been wanting to try your new gorilla pattern. He’s “tots adores”! Just waiting for the right person to sew for. I just recently finished one of the twin bunnies for a baby shower gift.

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  296. Sheri

    Your Moose pattern is my absolute favorite! I collect Moose, so this pattern would definitely be my choice!

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  297. Cheryl Hagmeier

    I reposted the moos3 by StaceyParsons to my Facebook page.

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    • Ceci

      OMG i would love to do a hedgehog …or a dog or a cat, your examples look totally awesome with hearts.

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  298. Angie

    I would really LOVE to sew puppy pete!!! So adorable 🥰

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  299. Brenda Mossop

    Ellie ELEPHANT pattern I would love to sew this for my 33yr old daughter as her favourite cuddly toy as a baby was a satin type feel fabric elephant , ELLIE as she called it.

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  300. Diane Berry

    I love all of your patterns, I would love to make either the llama, lion or elephant !!!!

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  301. sylvia sutherland

    All your patterns are great i would love to sew the moose i think he would be fab

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  302. Joan Preager

    I would love to make the moose pattern. I don’t think I have seen a pattern to make one of these before. As I am Canadian it would be nice to make this for my grandchildren. They love stuffed animals

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  303. Marcia Hughes

    I would love to make the dinosaur for my new grandson.

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  304. Marie Chantal Laporte

    Love your patterns, and Licorice would be fun to give a try😉

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  305. RobertaZtti

    HI! I’m from Brazil and I would love to get the Ellie elephant. It’s so cute. I love your blog.

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  306. Sylvie van der Meer

    I would love to make Kiki Koala for my sons. They love the toys I already made for them from your patterns, and they find Kiki super cute!

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  307. Deborah Reynolds

    I am never disappointed when I use your patterns. I LOVE all of them.

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  308. Susan L.

    I would love to make Heather Hedgehog! So cute!

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  309. Susan L.

    I pinned a photo of Heather on one of my Pinterest boards.

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  310. Caroline Moyer

    Ohhhh I love all of these Valentine’s Day animals!! How in the world would I pick just one?! I wanna make them all!

    I would make the bunny for my hunny bunny for Valentine’s Day ❤️😍

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  311. Kristen Douthit

    Mickey Moose is top of my list!! Oh my goodness, he’s adorable!

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  312. Peggy Emmerich

    I would love to make Digger Dachshund for valentines day for my Son and his family that have a Dachshund. He is truely a member of the family.

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  313. Tiffany Romero

    My 8 year old autistic son is crazy about elephants I would love to make him one

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  314. Karen Price

    I absylove each snd every pattern, so is hard to choose which I’d like to make for Valentine’s Day, but I’d love to have Izzy the Insomniac Bear. I’d embellish her with hearts 🙂
    Thank you so much for your amazing patterns 🙂 Karen xxx

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  315. Heather Rinne

    I’d love to sew a monkey in a cute Valentines print! I have a niece who loves the toys I’ve made from your patterns and she doesn’t have a monkey yet.

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  316. Heather Krys

    Ack!!! How do you pick!! I really thought I loved the turtle most. But then I see the elephant. And the tiny koala!! And the T-Rex?!? I need more kids in my life to give them to!!

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  317. Leslie Phelps

    I love your patterns. They are so stinking cute!! I would love to win goat. That is the cutest and I don’t have that one. Thanks so much

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  318. Marilyn Evans

    I have been thinking my 3 yr old twin Great Grandkids need monsters, I would love to win the monster pattern.

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  319. Jeanne

    I love how you use sweet fabric on the little monsters. Such a cute combination!

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  320. Lea J

    I’d really love to sew up any of these adorable cuties! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!!

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  321. Ashleigh Ray

    I love all these valentines FFF animals. The kitty Kate was my favorite 😻

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  322. Michelle

    Difficile de choisir car plusieurs modèles sont adorables et feraient craquer. Mais j’ai une préférence pour Élie l’éléphant car mon chéri adore les éléphants et il ne s’attendrait vraiment pas à en recevoir un. Par contre je lui coudrais une petite poche devant afin de lui laisser un petit mot doux 😉😍😍😍

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  323. Hazel

    I’d love to sew diggles the dragon he looks great

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  324. Eva

    The butterfly is so adorable. I would sew that one or the bear with a heart nose.

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  325. Lynnette Holland

    I love all of your patterns, they are well created. I have about 40+ patterns so I probably would get Randy Rhino.

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  326. Deborah Devine

    I really want to make Monty Manatee, maybe enlarged to pillow size. We have two new grandchildren born during the pandemic that we have not yet been able to meet. The little girl is getting Ellie Elephant in pink and gray cuddle fleece. The little boy has a marine life themed nursery and Monty would be perfect!

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  327. Marilyn

    So many great patterns… but as I am a crazy about cats lady..would love the kitty pattern. Stay safe and Happy❤️Day to you

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  328. COUTURE Sylvie

    J’adorerais faire le papillon pour ma petite fille car je n’ai pas d’amoureux… j’ai eu beaucoup de mal à choisir, je découvre ce site où tous les modèles sont magnifique, bravo.

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  329. sylvie carpentier

    hello, I love all your models, with some favorite:) . the one I coisiraide winning this would be the Horsey Horse & Unicorn models. For my little children.

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  330. Yvonne Porter

    I would love to make the lemur.

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  331. Laura Filbeck

    The T Rex is so cute.

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  332. Teri Wolff

    I love all your patterns, I’ve got so many I’m not sure what I’d choose, something I don’t have, I’d love to win and see what pattern I could try next!!!

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  333. Mariah Wall

    I would sew Calico Bear or Moose. They are both so cute!

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  334. carpentier sylvie

    sorry I made some typos :

    hello, I love all the models, with a few favorites:). the one I will choose to win would be the model Horsey Horse & Unicorn. For my little children

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  335. Heather Gierloff

    My Daughter and I just did the Platypus pattern from Your e- ail series. It had really helpful Instructions and I enjoyed teaching her. I would love the Moose Pattern the nickname my Mom gave my Brother

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  336. Shirley Killens

    I love so many of the Funky Friends patterns, it’s so hard to choose. I’d like to make the Memory Bear next, perfect for any occasion!

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  337. Andrea Smith

    I still have the lady bug in my wish list! I think it would be adorable love bug! 🐞 But the butterfly is lovely!!

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  338. Amity

    Thanks for being such an inspiration to us all Pauline! I would definitely choose the hedgehog because it is just adorable:)

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  339. Michaela Schumann

    All the patterns are so cute. Love stuffed toys so much. The Koala and the Moose look really fun, like their faces

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  340. Susan Leshinsky

    I’d love to win one of your precious patterns! They are the best!!!

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  341. Darlene Huston

    So happy to have found your patterns! I haven’t made many yet but they are all adorable and you give great tips and help making them! The dragon pattern would be the one my grandkids would love best!

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  342. Gene Black

    I would like to make the Daisy Dress Up Doll for Valentine’s day. I know some little girls who would LOVE them.

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  343. Carlota

    I love your patterns. I would live to make the Slowpoke Sloth for my daughter. She is a 12 hour car ride away from us and she loves sloths. I would love to surprise her with one made by hand and love. Thank you.

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  344. Elise Sutherland

    I’d love to win a dog pattern to make for my little girl 🥰

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  345. Alex Gaud

    I’d love to make Hannah Hedgehog. She’s on my wishlist!!

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  346. Karen Tempel

    I’d love to sew some valentine monsters for my grandsons!

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  347. Michelle W

    I reposted to both my Facebook and Pinterest. 🥰

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  348. Susan Burt

    I just finished my first one and it was Patches the cat. So I’m thinking either the calico bear or Heather the hippo would be cute for valentines.

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  349. Linda Heimerl

    They are all adorable but the moose won out as my favorite to sew in Valentine colors. I would love to make them all!

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  350. Carol

    I just found your patterns. They are adorable! I would like to try the hedgehog as my first! Thank you!

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  351. Bonnie McCausland Ellis

    I love the love monster. I haven’t given my grands a monster yet.

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  352. Joy Davies

    Funky Friends patterns are so much fun to make, thank you!
    The dragon is next on my wish list then the sea horse.

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  353. Tiffany Lockhart

    So hard to choose!! My kids are like me and into non-traditional type animals so it’s a toss up between the octopus or the otter.

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  354. Judy Eaton

    There are several patterns I am wanting to make. The gorilla, kangaroo, the bulldog, just to name a few. They are all so cute and would make great Valentine gifts. Thanks so much for this group and blog. I get so many great ideas.

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  355. Helene Bourcier

    I would love to win a lamb for your Valentin promotion! Happy Valentine to you Pauline and group!

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  356. Jusy Eaton

    I shared the moose picture to my Face Book page

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  357. Jackie

    I would love to make the Giddy Goats for my son and daughter-in-law. They raise pygmy goats that are about the same size as the Giddy Goats when they are born.

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  358. Tracy Pitt

    Hi Pauline,
    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your patterns.
    I think, if I was lucky enough to win I would like the Lucky the Labrador pattern. My dogs have been the luckiest dogs I’ve owned, because they get to help my 2 boys and myself as companion dogs. If it wasn’t for them I don’t think our life would be as rewarding as it is, so what a better way than to immortalise them with your pattern.

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  359. Vicky Berry

    I’ve been searching for a bear pattern I liked for years, thankfully I found your signature bear, totally amazing have made this so many times I feel I can make it with my eyes closed. Thank you, your patterns are wonderful 😍

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  360. Amy Brunner

    I would love to sew up an elephant for my sister in law who is expecting.

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  361. Diana Lynn Montgomery

    I love to digger dog reminds me of our dog of 14 years that passed away. We sure do miss him.

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  362. Christenah Haefner

    They are all so adorable! Especially the little love monsters! They are just huggable!!! ❤

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  363. Judy Zegers

    Such a hard decision! I think the bunny, or dachshund….or the lion….but the fox is adorable…..🤷🏻‍♀️

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  364. Marla

    These are all so cute! My wishlist keeps getting bigger!! I think my next purchase will be Melody bear

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  365. Bev

    I really enjoyed the beginner lesson for the platypus. It’s such a weird animal, my granddaughter doesn’t recognize it. I’d like to win the elephant for Valentine’s since it’s her favorite animal.

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  366. Nancy

    I know any of them would be appreciated! My granddaughter is addicted to all! I love how changing up the fabrics sends a whole new hug of wishes! I am torn between the elephant and the moose! Thank you for sharing.

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  367. Heida Drake

    I love your patterns, All of them are adorable. I think the bunny would be cute to sew up for Valentines day.

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  368. Suzanne Flaro

    I just found out about FFF a few weeks ago and I’m excited to start making some of these new friends because they are all so cute. I have to get some minky first but I also need a pattern. I would absolutely love to win one. So hard to choose but I like the Lion or Ellie the Elephant!!!

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  369. Kathi

    Just purchased a memory bear pattern, can’t wait to get started!

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  370. Dana A Parker

    Ellie Elephant would be my first choice. I am in love with Licorice the Lemur! Decisions! Decisions!

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  371. Elsie McCutcheon

    I would love to make the Butterfly for a great, great, great niece coming in June. Babies love bright colors and this would be perfect.

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  372. Jenna

    There’s so many choices, but I think I’d have to go with Digger Dachshund.

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  373. Jill

    Love all the FFF patterns. In process of making a memory bear! Hard choice to pick the next friend to make.

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  374. Dorothy

    I would like to make a valentine Diggles the Dragon. Imagine all the hearts and love he could deliver on his Cupid wings.

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  375. Barbara Poston

    I would love to win the adorable Fifi Fox pattern. but all of your patterns are so cute, it is hard to decide.

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  376. kathy

    Honestly, all the patterns are so adorable, its hard to decide which to make first! My nephew is really into dinosaurs, but my niece loves elephants…or do I make the peacock for one of my adult friends? I’d probably go with the dinosaur, especially since I made him a bookbag of dino material already, and the toy would look sweet peeking out of the bag’s pocket.

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  377. Michelle Chittenden

    Ellie the Elephant – I would love to sew this for a birth announcement. There is something about Elephants that is so sweet.

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  378. Karen

    I’d love to make the dachshund. My Valentine’s gift last year was the most adorable dachshund puppy so I’d love to make him in toy form.

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  379. Monique Tyndall

    I just love the hedgehog, moose, and t-rex pattern!!! 😻 they are all so cute!

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  380. Moni R

    I love them all, but probably would choose Foxy since I have wanted her for a while.

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  381. Moni R

    I posted Ellie the elephant from this blog post on my Pinterest Zoeyclaws

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  382. Jen Hansen

    Hi Pauline
    I think I would like our girls to see up a moose!!
    So cute and we have friends up north that would love it as a gift!

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  383. holly mudd

    your patterns are great and it is amazing how people make them
    owould like the moose pattern

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  384. Annie

    Slowpoke the Sloth. My 32 year old daughter is obsessed and collects stuffed animals. She would love it!

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