I also love making soft toys – nice easy ones, with cheerful, friendly faces, and I’ve shared a few of my patterns over the years. My most recent softie pattern was the Owl & the Pussy Cat which I’ve had lots of lovely comments about (thank you all) and inspired by these I decided to revisit some of my earlier designs. This is when I discovered – shock horror(!) that Humphrey the Bonzo Hound – one of my favourite dog designs – had disappeared from my free pattern library. Must have lost him when I changed website providers earlier this year.
Now I’ve re-uploaded the free pattern to my library on Issuu, which is where you’ll find the majority of my free publications. You can visit the Bustle & Sew Free Pattern Library here where you’ll find four pages of free patterns.
But you won’t find this pattern in my Issuu library. I was thrilled to be asked by my friend Jenny (of Elefantz) to be guest contributor to her magazine – in her Christmas special issue! This is my Nativity Advent Calendar pattern and it’s in her current issue, along with lots of Jenny’s very own lovely designs .. I was particularly taken with this idea ….
A gift for an absent loved one with a promise to think of one another on Christmas Day afternoon. To learn more about Jenny, her magazine and patterns, please do visit her lovely blog, Jenny of Elefantz …. and better take a cup of tea along, you’re sure to be there for some time!!
But before you go … remember Julie and I were having a lovely girly stitchy sort of day yesterday – visiting Dartington for an applique exhibition, followed by lunch and a browse around the shops in Totnes? Well, Totnes was lovely, lunch was delicious …. but the applique exhibition had finished the day before. Could only happen to us!!