Monday, June 30, 2014

2nd Quarter Project FINALE!!!

Today's the Day!!!
The LAST DAY for our 2014 - 2nd Quarter Project/FLUFF Drive to provide stuffed friends for children in foster care!
Please be preparing to ship your items THIS WEEK to arrive in a timely manner for delivery. 
Shipping information can be found on the Original Project Post HERE.

To all of those that have been sewing along and showing your support for this outreach in a number of ways a GREAT BIG, WARM.....
Be sure and check out all the amazing donation photos in our Project Album too! 

3rd Quarter Project announced tomorrow! 
Until then.....stitch on!

Friday, June 27, 2014


This is it.
The FINAL WEEKEND and FINAL 4 DAYS of our 2014 Spring FLUFF Drive & 2nd Quarter Project!
We are still cranking the stuffed friends out in an effort to reach our BIG GOAL of delivering 500 stuffed friends to be given to children in foster care. 

There is time for you to still jump in and we hope you will!

Please be planning to ship your fluffy friends by Monday, June 30th so they can all arrive in time for an early July delivery. Thanks for everything!!!!!

Every. Stitch. Matters.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hugh Manatee PDF Pattern GIVEAWAY!

Today you have the chance to win your own copy of the adorable Hugh Manatee PDF pattern I shared yesterday. You can see the pics of the ones I made and read my review of this fun to sew pattern here. 

Open to all eligible. Simply follow the Rafflecopter prompts below for easy entry & good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Winner announced and emailed Saturday 6/28/14 and asked to respond within 48 hours or an alternate winner may be selected. For further details about giveaways at Hopeful Threads, see the GIVEAWAYS page tabbed at the top of the blog. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pattern Review - Hugh Manatee by Lindsay Sews

Couldn't wait to share this fluffy fella with you!
This is Hugh Manatee, the recently released pattern from Lindsay Sews. Lindsay generously sent him over for me to use for the FLUFF Drive and I'm so glad I got to make a couple! They were a lot of fun and turned out so cute!

 Mine were made from a blue-gray anti-pill fleece. I used pre-cut wool felt circles for his eyes, but you could also embroider them, use safety eyes or of course, cut your own from fabric. The sides of his mouth are stitched down to give him that pouty face of a Manatee. This is a large plushie and measures near 24" finished.

These guys got a good test squeeze from my Lil' Guy before making their way to our FLUFF Drive pile. They totally passed the test too, just so you know. ;)

Follow Lindsay on her blogs, Lindsay Sews and Craft Buds for lots of creative inspiration.
Find the adorable Hugh Manatee pattern HERE.

Sewing Experience Level: Beginner
Size Range: N/A
Special Techniques: No real special techniques required. Very straight forward pattern with easy to follow photos.
Pattern Format: PDF
Materials Used: Fleece, embroidery floss, Fairfield poly-fil stuffing, felt circles for eyes.
Personal Notes: Fun & quick to make, and after my son got to test squeeze these, he decided that he need to have one added to his personal "for mom to make me" list. :)

See many more of my Pattern Reviews by searching "patter reviews" in the search bar to the right of your screen or my checking the (not yet updated) tab at the top of the blog. 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Hooty Hoot! Super cute FLUFF for the FLUFF Drive!

 "Aren't We Cute???"

I had so much fun making these sweet owls! With each step, they seemed to get cuter and cuter! I started with the FREE pattern/tutorial found at Two More Minutes HERE. I used a variety of flannel prints, felt for their eyes and beaks and an assortment of coordinating ribbons.

While I'm not sure owls travel in flocks, mine apparently do! I got a little carried away when I started cutting and well....
I ended up with 16 total. 9 of which have been added to the pile for our 2nd Quarter Project/FLUFF Drive and the other 7 I'm using for gifts and the local gift shop where I sell some of my handmade items to help fund projects here. 

These were very fun to make, and with the free pattern, what have you got to loose?
Give 'em a try, I bet you love making them as much as I did! 

There's still time to be a part of our FLUFF Drive to provide stuffed friends for children in foster care. If you'd like to join in, we'd love to have you and you can find all the information to do so HERE!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

#TBT - A quick & useful Father's Day Gift....with FREE Pattern!

Father's Day is JUST around the corner! As in, 10 days away.
No worries, I've got you covered with a perfectly useful gift for all those awesome BBQ Kings! :)
Find the Downloadable Pattern & Tutorial HERE!
Happy Sewing!

Monday, June 2, 2014

JUNE - 2nd Quarter Project FINAL MONTH!!!


And while I know many are in full summer swing with schools beginning to let out, with the 1st "official" day of summer still a few weeks off, we are remaining focused on our Spring FLUFF Drive!
June is the final month for our 2nd Quarter Project, where we are once again gathering stuffed friends for children in foster care. Looking forward to our biggest delivery to date and could certainly use your help!!! 

While many creative and generous folks have already helped us make strides towards our goal, we still have a ways to go. We are currently just under 200 stuffed friends posted in our Project Album, so that means we have just over 300 to reach our goal by the end of the month. 
I know we can do it!!! Last year we made over that in one month alone!

So, jump in with us!
Any NEW handmade or store bought stuffed friend is welcome!
Thanks for caring and for making a difference with your support and contributions.
It Matters.

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