Pattern Review ~ Harper The Owl by Abby Glassenberg


A few week ago I was privileged to test a new pattern from one of my favourite designers – Abby Glassenberg.

I’d seen a few sneak peeks of this adorable little owl on social media, so when Abby invited me to test it for her, I jumped at the chance to check this little cutie out.

Harper is a quick and easy palm size project, a great last minute gift idea, for example, replace the toy stuffing with poly-beads for a cute paper weight, and it would make a great gift for special teach, or a pin cushion for a favourite crafty aunt. 

It would also be a great scrap buster project to do with the kids on the weekend.  It can be either machine sewn or hand sewn.  You could make a whole flock of them in all sorts of colours to brighten up any room.

Harper is the first printed pattern by Abby and is also available as a kit.

Bye for now … 



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Woo Hoo — I’m on a short break this week.

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 Next week I am taking a short break.  It’s a good time to take some time out and recharge before the craziness of the soon-to-be-here holiday season, plus we have 2 holidays to celebrate at the end of next week. … Continue reading

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Project 6: Turning Heads & Poofy Cheeks (Stuffed Animals – Concept To Construction – part 7.)

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For the last couple of years I have been slowly working through Abby Glassenberg’s book “Stuffed Animals, from concept to construction”.  Last year I finished the last of what I felt was the basics of soft toy designing.   From now … Continue reading

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#Design_a_Plushie ~ Update

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This month I have been showing you a behind the scenes look at how I design a new plushie pattern on  Instagram. Here’s a quick recap of what I’ve done so far :) Part 1 ~ Research After I have decided on the … Continue reading

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#Design_a_Plushie – A Behind The scenes Look …

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Have you ever wondered what goes into designing a plush toy pattern? I am about to start work designing a new pattern.  It will be the third in a series of baby/toddler toys.  My first two  – Sarah and Emma, … Continue reading

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New PDF Sewing Pattern ~ Emma the Fish

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Emma is a cute little fish designed as a babys toy. She makes an excellent and easy DIY baby shower gift or a gift for any time for the special little ones in your life. Her tail is great for … Continue reading

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More Items added to the glossary ~ Tools

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This week I have been busy photographing all sorts of different tools and gadgets I use to add to my glossary of Tools and Notions. I have more to add, but I’m still editing the photo’s, plus I’m sure there … Continue reading

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Sarah Starfish ~ A New PDF Sewing Pattern.

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Sarah is a cute little Starfish rattle. She makes a quick and easy DIY baby shower gift or a gift for any time.  Her arms are great for small hands to hold and her large cartoon style eyes gives her a … Continue reading

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12 Fun Easter Crafts To Do With The Kids This Weekend.

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   YAY!  The Easter Bunny is coming soon — it’s almost time for Easter egg hunts and chocolate overload ;) While you’re waiting for your Easter egg hunt, here is a list of 12 Fun Easter Crafts to do with … Continue reading

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Good Earth ~ A Celebration of Craft & Craftsmanship.

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In the wake of Etsy’s most recent move to go public and become just another money making machine (for a few), one company is standing up for all those values that Etsy once believed in. After seeing this video from Good … Continue reading

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