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Welcome to the blog reboot! Let’s kick things off with a giveaway. Meet Flower Bear:

Miniature bear with a sunflower ruff

This little bear is made from upholstery velvet and a “silk” flower, and I’ll give it away on October 1 to one lucky mailing-list subscriber — if you’ve signed up by midnight EDT, September 30, 2018, you’re in the drawing.

Miniature bear with a sunflower ruff

For the impatient, Flower Bear and Bunny fat quarters will be available from my Spoonflower shop so you can make your own. Or you can buy your own upholstery fabric and use the free pattern coming up in Friday’s entry.

Miniature bear with a sunflower ruff

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Miniature bear with a sunflower ruff

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