Soft Toys Finishes

By Judith on October 28, 2019
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Hi everyone, how are you all?


I have just had my first quilting retreat this past weekend, and what a weekend it was! I’ll be writing a post on what we got up too soon!


But before that, last week saw the end of our season of soft toys in class!


Are you ready for cuteness overload (and a little education)?


Class Projects - Toys
Francie Fox pattern by AngelLea Designs

Collective nouns for foxes: Leash, Skulk, Earth, Lead, Troop

(did you spot the giraffe?)


Class Projects - Toys
Trunk Show pattern by Jodie Carleton

Collective nouns for elephants: herd or memory


Class Projects - Toys
The Purl Bee Penguin by Purl Soho

Collective nouns for penguins: waddle, rookery, colony, huddle and raft (when in water)


Aren’t they adorable!


Half way through the block I demo-ed how to make sock monkeys using the free pattern by Craft Passion (read more here).


And in no time at all, a troop of monkeys started to appear!


Class Project - Soft Toys


These monkeys are so tactile and soft, and a few have already had some serious play time with enthusiastic grandchildren!


Well done to all my toy makers this term!  There are some seriously satisfied children (& adults) out there now!

Happy sewing!


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Autumn Class Project: Soft Toys

By Judith on August 4, 2019
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It’s only 4 weeks until my Autumn term of classes starts back!


Autumn19 classes


Our classes are ‘open’, which means they are mixed ability and you can work on any Patchwork and Quilting project you like, getting all the help and support you need.


But I also provide an optional class project each term. These might focus on a new technique, one of my new patterns or a new challenge to keep growing those brain cells!



soft toys class project


In our new term we will be tackling soft toys!

I know these will be a hit with Grannies, Mummies and big kids alike!


I’ve curated 3 toy patterns from around the creative web to tempt my lovely ladies to try these cute 3d shapes!


Francie Fox:

Pattern available here (by Angela Lea Designs)


Francie Fox Class Project


This cute girl was a dream to make, following Angela Lea Designs’ fab pattern.

She finishes at 11.5″ tall and has moveable ‘arms’ and tail.


Francie Fox Class Project


I went a little less scrappy than the original pattern, but still had fun choosing from my Art Gallery scraps! Yum!


Ric Rac Trunk Show

Pattern available here (by Jodie Carleton)


Elephant Class Project


This little darling stands proud at 10″ and the pattern includes 3 trunk variations.


Elephant Class Project


It also includes an adorable ‘Elmer-esk’ patchwork version!


The Purl Bee Penguin

Free pattern available here (by Purl Soho)


Penguin Class Project


This cute little fella (I’m calling him Percy!) is the smallest of our curated toys, at only 9″ tall.


The free pattern and templates are really clear, and could be easily enlarged if you’re after a bigger penguin.


Penguin Class Project


So there you have it!

3 gorgeous soft toys to make, and 8 weeks in which to make them!


If you would like to enrol for a class, to make these soft toys or to work on your own project, you can get registered here (places are limited).


Happy sewing!


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