Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Species #18





And I'm done. He is my last. I have so, so many others in my brain and in my sketchbooks, and my kids are still yelling out suggestions to me, and pulling faces that not all of their Top 10 Animals have made the final cut. But I must stop. Really. Or I could go on forever. And then I'd never sew anything else and my sewing room would never be cleaned up and I wouldn't be able to find all my favorite CDs under the mess and then how will I live?

I will attempt to take photos in the coming days and share all the animals with you so you can pick your favorites. And then, friends, we can talk about the pattern. Because there is one. But just one,



because it's part primer, part softiesloper, from which to make them all.



26 comments:

  1. I have been a secret admirer of your sewing skills for a while now, and I think this is the best thing ever. My kids are adults and i have no grandchilderen (yet) but i would make your animals immediatly. They look absolutely wonderfull!

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  2. you opted for awesome, and awesome it became!

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  3. Amazing! I can't wait to read your post!

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  4. That looks awesome! I can't wait!

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  5. I don't think I have commented before, but I love your blog. And I love love love that dragon. If there can be only one pattern please let it be that dragon!

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  6. And now that I read the end of your post again...you mean one pattern that makes all of these toys? I'll buy that!

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    1. Yes, Angela - one pattern to make all these animals (because who on earth has room to store 18 patterns for 18 animals?). Like garment slopers!

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  7. so excited! this will be great! a stuffy sloper!? such a fabulous idea... I'm going to have so much fun with this! I love animals, and always want to customize things to better suit my creative vision... so this sounds phenomenal. I'm mentally picking fabric out already.

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  8. Oh my goodness so adorable!

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  9. What a clever approach to making multiple animal softies. I've seen doll slopers before, but this really takes the cake.

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  10. Say whaaaaaat!?! So awesome!

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  11. ONE pattern to rule, ehm, to sew them all??? Wow, I can't wait!
    Great great great idea

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  12. Oh my, this is exciting news. I am such a novice at sewing, that I am incredibly excited because I just bought a dress pattern and am planning to actually make it! And now, I am doubly excited at the thought of a versatile pattern for felt softies of your always inspiring and clever design...guess I'd better get cracking on that dress!

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  13. I cannot think of any other pattern I've been more excited to see in my life!

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  14. Oh my! When I saw your dragon my mouth just dropped! I've been loving the others but this is amazing! For a split second I was wondering how I would justify all of those patterns! You've just sweetened the pot!

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  15. So exciting!!! I think this is a pattern I will have to buy.

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  16. I am beside myself with excitement about this whole softie sloper pattern!! What an absolutely genius idea, and your adaptations of it are beyond cute. I'm pretty sure I want to make all 18 (even though I have nowhere to put 18 more stuffies in my house).

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  17. Would WE buy the pattern??? Because we have sewn the hens (LOVE), the pigs, the piglets, the owie dolls, the fairytale dolls...oh YES we will buy the pattern!!! :)

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  18. Such details! One pattern for all is very clever Lier :) Can't wait for the pattern to come out

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  19. Oh my gosh I need to buy this pattern, my son is shrieking at me to make this already. So clever! Thank you x

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  20. Absolute love for this dragon! I'm a huge admirer of your work and this array of animals from one pattern has me in total awe.

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  21. The peacock....the squid....WHEN can I purchase this?????

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