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Show & Tell Time!

show and tell feature imageIt’s one of my favorite posts every month – sharing what people are making with Shiny Happy World patterns! I love getting your photos!elephant_softie_pattern_Shiny_Happy_WorldFirst up are these cute elephant friends from Kris. Look how she made them hold hands for the photo! Awww! But wait – it gets better!

Elephant_softie_pattern_Shiny_Happy_worldShe made a fancy tutu for the pink elephant! So cute! She used the Napolean and Josephine pattern for the elephant – and the tutu pattern (with some really generous resizing) from the Flower Fairy pattern for the Dress Up Bunch. Read more about this Fairy Princess Elephant here.

dog_softie_pattern_pajamas_shiny_happy_worldLinda made a very cute Spot the dog in some awesome jammies. Look how perfect that fabric is! And look at that cute tail sticking out! You can find the Spot pattern here, and the pajamas pattern here.

monster_pencil_case_pattern_shiny_happy_worldRachel made these terrific pencil cases for her nieces. Didn’t she pick the best colors for them? So cute! The Gobbler pattern is a freebie for newsletter subscribers. You can get more info here.

snake_softie_pattern_Shiny_happy_worldVivienne made these snakes (and other creepy crawlies). She says. . .

I made some of your snakes. We like them so much I expanded to other bugs. They appeared in a play my girls did last week (from a book called “Wombat Stew”, with other home educating families). Thanks so much for your inspiration. I also used your tutorial on working with fun fur to make a costume (for my daughter to be a “platypus”) for the same play.

Fun! The snake pattern is free – and a real favorite. Get it here.

fat_cat_softie_pattern_shiny_happy_worldAnnette made this fabulous Franklin the Fat Cat. I think this is the first one I’ve seen in green and I love him! She writes. . .

I just finished making Franklin the Fat Cat. He is just the cutest ever! I plan to make many more for Christmas presents for my many grandkids. Thought you might like to see him.

So fantastic! He’s such an easy pattern – perfect for making in bunches for bunches of grandkids. 🙂 Get the pattern here.

And finally – go take a look at all the terrific projects coming in as part of the Finished Stitches Challenge! So many clever ideas for ways to use a bit of embroidery!

Want to be part of next month’s Show & Tell? Send me a photo of something you’ve made with a Shiny Happy World pattern! My email is blockhead[at]wendigratz[dot]com. I can’t wait to see what you’ve made!

Happy sewing!


Applique Wendi (with fabulous hat)


  1. Thanks for including my elephants 🙂 I really love your patterns, so easy to follow and such cute results! I plan to make more yet for Christmas.

  2. I love getting to see everyone’s projects! The elephant and pencil case are in my mental project queue, and it’s fun seeing what other people have done with them. Also – a belated thank you for including my dolls in the last round-up! I wasn’t online much at the time, but it was such a thrill seeing them up there with everyone else’s projects 🙂