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Join Us in a Holiday Craft-Along!

Last Updated on December 10, 2018 by wendigratz

Holiday CAL 2017 - Shiny Happy World and FreshStitches

Did you see the big Shiny Happy World/FreshStitches news?

One of the things they do really well over at FreshStitches is Craft-Alongs. The big alliance won’t be official until January 1st – but we’re jumping in now with a shared holiday Craft-Along! 🙂

Join in the fun!

It’s easy.

Pick a holiday pattern. Any holiday pattern from Shiny Happy World or FreshStitches. It can be a Christmas pattern or a winter pattern or a new year’s pattern – whatever you and your family celebrate at this time of year. (It can be a free pattern or a pattern from the shops. Keep reading below for some suggestions and links.)

Hop on over to the Shiny Happy People and tell us that you’re participating and what you’re making. You can share photos of your materials and your work in progress as we go along. We’d love to see bits and pieces as you make it!

There’s a Holiday CAL post pinned to the top of the Shiny Happy People page – so it will be the first thing everyone sees. 🙂

With about a week to go until the end of December we’ll pin a new post to the top of the page – a new one especially for sharing your finished project. Entries close on December 31 and we’ll pick a winner from all the photos/comments on the new post. There will be a prize!

Squee! Prizes!

Here are some pattern ideas with links for more. . .

Christmas Amigurumi Patterns

Make a holiday amigurumi! Scroll through all the FreshStitches patterns here.

Christmas Quilt patterns from Shiny Happy World

Make a Christmas quilt – or a tote bag, stocking, or something else with some Christmas applique on it. All of my Christmas quilt patterns are free and you can find them here. You can find other quilt patterns here.

Christmas Dress Up Bunch doll patterns from Shiny Happy World

Make something seasonal for your Dress Up Bunch doll! You can find all the patterns for dolls and doll clothes here.

Christmas Felt Ornament Patterns from Shiny Happy World

Stitch up a Christmas ornament! You can buy discounted bundles in the sets as shown – but all the patterns are also available individually so you can pick and choose your favorites. Find them all here. You can also find a few free ornament patterns here.

Christmas embroidery patterns from Shiny Happy World

Do a little festive embroidery! You can find all the free patterns here, and all the patterns in the shop here.

No matter what your craft of choice is and what holiday you celebrate – Shiny Happy World and FreshStitches are sure to have a pattern for you. And we can’t wait to see what you make!

Happy crafting!

Wendi Gratz from Shiny Happy World



  1. Mel Todd SAYS...

    You are an amazingly talented and generous crafter ~ thank you for all your cheerful newsletters, encouragement and inspiration! You deserve to take off time now to enjoy your family and your new house, rest, relax and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
    xxx Mel from sunny but, sadly, VERY dry Cape Town!

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