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Archives: Week Seventeen

Let’s tiptoe down memory lane to see what I was doing during the seventeenth week of every year since the start of Shiny Happy World. 🙂 Click on the images to go to the posts.

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Mini Tote Bag pattern - free from Shiny Happy World

A handy little tote bag. You can use it with any of my applique patterns – just reduce the size.


Triangle Tote Bags - a free pattern from Shiny Happy World

Another fun little bag!


cover image of a large pink flower for the free Pretty Posy applique pattern from Shiny Happy World

A free – SUPER simple – flower applique pattern. Make this with any fabrics in your stash, though I do love striped stems. 😁


How to Make a Topsy Turvy Doll from Any Rag Doll Pattern - a free tutorial from Shiny Happy World

This is a free tutorial to make a fun topsy-turvy doll out of any of the Dress Up Bunch doll patterns.


Donating Handmade Toys and Quilts

Lots of great suggestions for where (and how) to donate your handmade toys and quilts.


Raining Rainbows - free embroidery pattern from Shiny Happy World

A terrific free embroidery pattern for beginners. It uses just one stitch – the easiest there is!


Easy Eye Options for Applique - a tutorial from Shiny Happy World

Sometimes you just don’t want to applique teeny tiny eyes. This post has LOTS of alternatives.


How to Make a Quilt Label - tutorial from Shiny Happy World

Shrink down one of the blocks from your pattern, embroider it, and use it for a label. This post shows how.


Scallops are great edges on skirts and fairy wings, and also make edges for hair!


I drew this tree frog as part of my 100 Days project in 2020. I loved him so much I turned him into the Troy the Tree Frog applique pattern.


A handy post with lots of extra information – and a downloadable shopping list to take with you to the fabric store!


***Included in Week 17 Sale***

I was getting lots of requests for specific dog breeds – this was the first half of my response. 😁


Cute forest-themed fabric collection available in this shady purple and also in a deep forest green color palette.


Thoughts on living life at a walking pace and taking time to notice the flowers.