Yesterday I checked the Spoonflower design competition, scrolled all the way to the bottom to load alllll the entries (one of which seems to be, I kid you not, solid red fabric). Then I searched for “pug” to see how mine was doing. The two entries that came up were neither of them mine. I […]
I had hoped to have the revised Wacky Chickens finished for today’s entry, but in fact they’re not even started. It got into the 90’s here (which is high summer temperature for these latitudes) and I decided getting into the attic for the faux fur didn’t sound fun when I had all the right colors […]
Many, many years ago, in a previous incarnation of this blog, I re-posted the salvaged patterns from when Kunin Felt re-designed their blog. They have a project page again, but with different patterns. Well, the Internet Archive never forgets, and some of the old projects are still around. Blossom Bear is present and accounted for. […]
In the course of updating the blog software, I decided to finally do something about broken links. All the internal ones are fixed, aside from the papercraft Lego advent calendar which has mysteriously disappeared altogether. Now it’s time to do something about things that are still pointed to by off-site folks.
I am a sucker for novelty fabrics, so right now – coming up on Halloween in a year that’s seen fabric stores (well, JoAnn anyway) lean hard into the cosplay trend – is catnip for me. I was just picking up some thread when a check of the remnant secion turned up some of the […]
Now that I have a breeding pair, getting the shop stocked with these should go much faster. All the new colors of beanie dragons have been eating up my time, but hopefully I’ll get the conventional machine out this weekend. I’ll sew the larger version of these and see what needs tweaked in that pattern.
When I first posted the test dragon to Mastodon, I got some requests for the pattern. Now that I have some minky fat quarters in the shop, I need an excuse for people to buy them and so I remembered the pattern requests. This sounds kinda mercenary, but now that I have gone over the […]
I got an email request to revive an old pattern, and by “old” I mean several generations back in the blog. Somewhere I have the text that goes with it, but I’m not sure where, so here are the pictures. And no, that link doesn’t work. Aside: Hotmail is bad. I tried to answer the […]
It’s approaching the time I will need people who aren’t me to test my patterns. People who have different embroidery machines, different experience levels, different stabilizers, different threads… whatever variables might be introduced, I’d like to run into them up front. Here’s what I’m looking for. someone who has never made a stuffed animal someone […]
Using the embroidery machine to sew plushies has had an unexpected side effect. My pattern drafting has always tended to be very geometric and mathematical, but the ease with which I can go “eh, let’s see what happens” and float some squares of fabric in a hoop means I don’t spend as much time carefully […]