I Made a Rainbow

I Made a Rainbow - a rainbow of felt Freddie Bears from Shiny Happy World

It was one of the things on my March to-do list – and I did it!

If you want to make a rainbow too – I posted a bunch of other rainbow projects here.

I had so much fun making these guys! They’re all hand sewn – which meant lots of couch time and Poldark. 🙂

I used the Freddie Bear pattern and two shades of felt for each bear.

My daughter got in on the rainbow action too! Look – she made a whole rainbow of Pippi Bunnies!

Rainbow of Pippi Bunnies - from Shiny Happy World

She made a couple of tiny changes to the pattern. She crocheted the ears in place instead of sewing them on, and she used plastic craft noses instead of crocheting them. Each bunny fits in the palm of your hand and you’d be able to squish them into the larger plastic eggs if you’re looking for candy substitutes for egg hunts. 🙂

Happy stitching!


A Rainbow in Progress

make a Rainbow - fun rainbow projects from Shiny Happy World

Every year right around St. Patrick’s Day the creative world starts posting rainbows.

So many rainbows!

Rainbow cookies, rainbow quilts, rainbow crafts – and my favorite – groups of things made in rainbow colors.

I love rainbows!

I have a Pinterest board of rainbows!

But somehow I’m never on the ball enough to make a new rainbow for St. Patrick’s Day.

I’ve made rainbows before.

I love this rainbow scrap quilt I made for the Dress Up Bunch dolls.

Bedtime pattern set - pajamas, pillow, pillowcase and quilt

And this people-sized quilt I made for a Craft Hope donation. (That link goes to a free how-to.)

How to Make a Charity Quilt - an easy and fun tutorial from Shiny Happy World

You can go small with quilted rainbows too.

I love this rainbow chevron pillow I made when I reviewed the book Quilting Happiness. (That pillow lives on my couch right now.)


And this pillow is one of my favorite projects from the Big Stitches and Patchy Patchwork class.

Rainbow log cabin pillow from the class Big Stitches and Patchy Patchwork

I have a couple of rainbow embroidery patterns. I love the rain in this free Raining Rainbows pattern. . .

Raining Rainbows - free embroidery pattern from Shiny Happy World

And the Rainbow Girls always make me smile.

Rainbow Girls embroidery pattern

These coasters (there’s a free pattern here) were so much fun to make. Rainbows AND polkadots! What could be better?

Big Stitch Polkadot Coasters - a free pattern from Shiny Happy World

And Roy is my favorite of all of Stacey’s monsters.

Roy the Rainbow Monster - a fun crochet amigurumi pattern from FreshStitches and Shiny Happy World

But groups of the same thing made in a rainbow of color are my favorite – and I’ve only done that once.

Mischief of Mice - an easy sewing pattern from Shiny Happy World

It was so much fun making all these little guys for the Mischief of Mice cover!

So – I need to do it again.

I even put it right at the top of my list for the month. 🙂

I’m not done yet – but here’s a little peek. Picking colors is always fun. . .

Rainbow WIP 3-5 from Shiny Happy World

Safety eyes look so creepy from the inside. . .

Safety eyes always look creepy from the inside

This is looking much better, no?

Purple bear in progress - a rainbow project from Shiny Happy World

I’m working on a whole rainbow of these little cuties. (It’s the Freddie Bear pattern – very easy and fun.) And I’ll be finished before St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂

If you decide to make a rainbow too – please post it in the Shiny Happy People group or tag it in social media with #shinyhappyworld! I can’t wait to see!

Happy stitching!


What do you call…

… that big, unwieldy mess of yarn that virtually spills out of the middle of your skein?

Yarn Barf
What is yarn barf?

There. Now you know.

I promise that I’m not making this stuff up.

Mike the Leprechaun wants to wish you a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Mike the Leprechaun - crochet amigurumi pattern from FreshStitches and Shiny Happy World

Since I’m away at the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival, I won’t be cooking the traditional corned beef & cabbage… so if you are, could you eat some extra for me?