October at Shiny Happy World

Happy October!

I shared the new calendar yesterday – here’s all the news for the month.

And here are all the links to the things I mentioned. . .

And I forgot to mention the sale on awesome colorful tea towels in the video! There are perfect for stitching and giving as inexpensive handmade gifts and they’re all 20% off this week. More details here.

Have a fabulous month!


September Free Desktop Wallpaper

Happy September!

That fairy is the new Ami Club pattern for the month. Isn’t she adorable? I was so tickled when she was finished that I had to go out and photograph her in some greenery and flowers. And I loved the photo so much that I had to make it my desktop wallpaper for the month! πŸ™‚

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

If you want the Flit the Fairy pattern,Β join Ami Club here. It’s just $4 a month and you’ll get immediate access to download the pattern. She’s easy to make!

Have a great month!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!