Mix & Match Monsters Quilt Pattern

Three years ago I made a video class with Craftsy that included this Mix & Match Monsters quilt pattern.

Now that pattern is available in the Shiny Happy World shop as a PDF!

The pattern doesn’t include the highly-produced Craftsy/Bluprint videos – but it does have links to my own handmade video tutorials teaching you everything you need to know to make your own awesomely original monster quilt. πŸ™‚

What else do you get?

The templates for SO MANY MONSTER PARTS! Seriously – there are 24 pages jam-packed with templates for bodies, eyes, mouths, fins, feathers, hands, tentacles, antennae, stripes, spots and more – all sized to work together. You can make a kajillion monsters and never have a repeat.

(Ok – I know kajillion isn’t a real number, but I’ve made over 100 different monsters and I’m nowhere near running out of possible combinations.)

Want to see how it works? Here’s a little video I put together walking you through some sample blocks.

See how much fun it is and how creative you get to be?

If you’re feeling a little confused about the difference between the Scary Squares Monster pattern and the Mix & Match Monsters pattern, I’ve got a post here laying out the difference.

Get the Mix & Match Monsters pattern here. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Happy stitching!


Hayley Hippo Is in the Shop!

Remember Hayley Hippo? She was the Ami Club pattern back in February and she’s such a sweetie! She’s small, so super-fast to stitch up – and I love her dress. I made mine with self-striping yarn for extra fast and easy stitching.

Well, Hayley is in the shop now for anyone to purchase! You can get the pattern here.

Want to see some fabulous versions made by Ami Club members? Take a look. . .

So cute! I especially love the little ruffle Yvonne added to her hippo’s dress. πŸ™‚

I can’t wait to see the versions you make! Happy stitching!


Meet Darius Dragon!

Darius is the new Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club pattern – just released today! (Darius means “maintains possessions well” which I think is the perfect name for a dragon.)

If you’re in the Funny Faces club, use this link to go straight to the clubhouse to download the new pattern – and see the other sample blocks I made.

If you’re not in the club, click here to join. You’ll get instant access to the Darius pattern, plus all the other lessons and patterns in the clubhouse.

Want to see how to assemble that block? It’s easy!

Happy stitching!


Jacob Giraffe

Who’s this tall fellow?

It’s Jacob Giraffe – the newest Shiny Happy World crochet amigurumi pattern, all ready for you to stitch up!

Get the pattern here.

Just look at that face!

Jacob uses a super easy technique for crocheting those four legs together. Don’t worry – there’s a link to a video teaching you how to do it. πŸ™‚

When I sent out the pattern to Ami Club members, I mentioned how much I’d wanted to make a version in purple – and look what Vicki stitched up!

So sweet! And here’s another giraffe in super wild colors made by Santina. I love the tuft of hair she added to the top of his head!

I can’t wait to see what YOU make! Get the pattern here and share your finished giraffes in the Shiny Happy People group!

Happy stitching!


Bears in the Hills – the Finished Project

Last week in the comments on one of the Bears in the Hills work-in-progress posts, someone asked if they could see it finished.

How did I never post a photo of the finished piece? That’s crazy!

But it’s true. πŸ˜› I shared it in the newsletter, but I never posted a photo here.

So I’m fixing that now. πŸ™‚

Ta da! The Bears in the Hills are finished! Here they are. . .

Aren’t they cute?

I’m so happy with this project! I loved every bit of the stitching (so many lovely stitching hours on the sofa!) and now it’s framed and hanging in my studio where I see it every day.

Want to make your own? Sign up for the Bears in the Hills class here.

Happy stitching!


Cooper Cat Crochet Amigurumi Pattern Is in the Shop

Cooper Cat is in the shop!

He was the Ami Club pattern back in April, and now he’s available for everyone! Isn’t he a cutie? I just love those long, floppy arms and legs. πŸ™‚

Want to see some adorable kitties made by People Who Are Not Me? Denelda won the Cooper Crochet-Along with hers.

He looks to me like he’s ready for some mischief. πŸ™‚

And look at Vicki’s slightly grumpy cat.

That face is just so cute!

And what about Santina’s calico cat?

I especially love the patch on his tummy!

What color kitty will you make? I can’t wait to see!

Get the pattern here.

Happy stitching!


Meet Frasier Frog

Have you seen Frasier Frog yet? He’s the current Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month pattern and I love him!

That fabulous fly-catching tongue is optional. Here’s a pink-on-pink-on-pink version I made without it.

You can also make a version where the tongue (and fly) bust out of their own block and into neighboring blocks, like I did with this pair.

Here are a bunch of handy-dandy links. . .

Have fun with this guy!

Happy stitching!


Meet Finley Frog

Have you met Finley Frog?

He’s the new Ami Club pattern for July!

I loved giving him that curly tongue and that terrific hoodie. πŸ™‚

If you’re in Ami Club, be sure to log in to your account to download the pattern and save it to your computer.

If you’re not in Ami Club, join here! It’s just $4 a month! Members get a brand-new pattern every month, plus 50% off four selected patterns each month and a permanent 10% discount on all eyes and noses. It’s a great deal!

Happy stitching!


July at Shiny Happy World

Happy July!

Here’s what’s going on this month at Shiny Happy World!

And here are all the links I mention in the video. . .

Have a fabulous July!