August at Shiny Happy World

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

And here are the links to some of those things I mentioned. . .

Whoops! I misspoke here. The Safari Craft-Along will actually just be running in September, but you’re welcome to get a jump on making now. πŸ™‚

  • I mentioned a bunch of free patterns that could be used with single block patterns – pillow covers and tote bags and placemats and bibs and Christmas stockings and more. You can find all of these here.

Happy stitching! Have a fantastic August!

Best,
Wendi

August Wallpaper

Happy August!

We just wrapped up a Beach Craft-Along so I had swimming on the brain – and decided I needed to make a water buffalo for this month’s Ami Club pattern.

A water buffalo who can’t swim yet, so he needs a swim ring. πŸ™‚

I was so tickled with the results that I decided to make him this month’s calendar. πŸ™‚

(I named my water buffalo Walter after my grandfather. That’s why he has the super high-waisted swim trunks. That was the fashion in my grandpa’s day. πŸ™‚ You can, of course, switch to buffalo-colored yarn a few rows before I did if you want your buffalo to look a little more contemporary.)

Download your wallpaper below – there are options both with and without the August calendar.

If you want the Walter the Water Buffalo pattern, join Ami Club here. It’s just $4 a month and you’ll get immediate access to download the pattern.

Have a great month!

Best,
Wendi

Meet Guinevere! And All Her Friends!

The Guinevere Guinea Pig pattern is in the shop!

This one is super easy and fast to stitch up – and so much fun!

The pattern includes instructions for different coloring – if you’re up for a few color changes. Take a look at these versions made by Elizabeth and Santina.

Santina even designed her own color changes to make them match piggies at her local shelter who were up for adoption!

My daughter thought we needed a rainbow of piggies and stitched up these cuties.

Like I said – so much fun!

Get the pattern here.

Happy stitching!

Best,
Wendi

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!

Best,
Wendi

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!

Best,
Wendi

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!

Best,
Wendi

Peter Panda Crochet Amigurumi Pattern

The Peter Panda pattern is in the shop!

This squishy cutie was the Ami Club pattern in January and now he’s in the shop for anyone to make.

He’s super easy to stitch up – inspired by Stillwater (the panda in the Zen Shorts books). And look – Amy made one for her library’s storytime and took a photo of him with the book!

I just love the vast expanse of his tummy. πŸ™‚

Get the pattern here.

Do you want to get future amigurumi patterns before anyone else – and at a discount? Join Ami Club!

Happy stitching!

Best,
Wendi

Happy June!

Happy June!

Want to know what’s happening this month at Shiny Happy World? I’ll show you! You’ll see the new Ami Club pattern, what’s happening in the Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club, my current hand-stitching project, and some AWESOME projects made by you!

Here are the links to all the things I mentioned. . .

Have a great month everyone!

Best,
Wendi

Becky Crochet Doll Pattern Is in the Shop

Remember Becky?

She was the Ami Club pattern several months ago – and now she’s in the shop available for everyone!

I adore this doll pattern! I love her fancy dress with the puffy sleeves – and she has crocheted-in underpants under that skirt.

And her hair! I love that fancy bob with the ridges! You make it as a separate wig and then sew it in place – but you could leave the wig separate for kids who would like to be able to change out the hair. πŸ™‚

She uses a few more advanced skills (so she’s best for folks who have made a couple of amigurumi) but the pattern includes links to videos teaching all the skills you’ll need. You can do it!

Get the Becky doll pattern here.

Ami Club members get exclusive early access to all crochet patterns – and they get them for 20% off! Join the club here.

Happy stitching!

Best,
Wendi