Monday, October 14, 2013

FY14 Charity Sewing: Monster Mash!

Holy crap!  It's only the middle of the month and I already have a set of stuffed toys ready for my Fluff Project box.

This weekend I got a lot of stuff done.  Among the finishes was this set of monsters.

How freaking cute are these?

They're a My Funny Buddy pattern.  The patterns are fast to sew up and make a really cute simple finished product.  Yes, it's probably a pattern I could have figured out on my own, but for $5 I'd rather just buy the pattern and not have to futz around figuring it out myself.  Sometimes it's worth paying a tiny sum to save my time and sanity.

And in the case of this pattern, I got it using a promo code My Funny Buddy offered with last month's Hopeful Threads sewing project.  If you bought a pattern from the charity for that month (that was the pony pattern I made last month) then My Funny Buddy offered a coupon for $5 off in their store.  So I got a pattern pack (five patterns) and saved a few bucks.  So now I have a nice little collection of fast and easy patterns for when I want to make Fluff Project toys but feel I don't have a ton of time.

I love making the mermaids and other patterns I have but some of those have a definite learning curve and are a little more labor intensive.  The My Funny Buddy patterns produce every bit as cute a finished result but sew up so much faster!

AND, a lot of the fabrics came from the 12 pound fabric remnant box, so they count toward the FY14 Charity Sewing Challenge.

The green polka dot, the grass print, and the colorful diamonds were all from the remnant box.  I managed to use up all of the diamond print.  I only had one strip of it.  I think I still have a bit of the polka dots and grass print.

The solids and the confetti print are from my stash.  The felt for the eyes all came out of my scrap bags.  I knew it was worth saving every little leftover bit of my felt.  Honestly, I throw away very little of my wool blend felt.  It has to be a super small wisp of a scrap before I let it go.

I'm going to try and make some more items before I mail them out, but I can't make any guarantees.  First I need to make a skeleton cat (or three) for my Day of the Dead Shrine for my deceased cats.  I *might* make one for the Fluff Project but I haven't played with that pattern yet so I'm not sure how labor intensive it might be.

It feels great to have some Fluff items done already.  I'm so happy.

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