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Knitted Duck Plush

Posted in Knit, Plush , on February 20, 2010 ,

This is a design for a knitted duck plush that I created in December 2007, loosely based on a Lion Brand pattern whose body shape was achieved by folding a knitted square corner to corner to create a triangle. This pattern is available for free on Ravelry.


Posted in Knit, Plush , on February 20, 2010 ,

What in the world is a “gribbly” you ask?

from urbandictionary.com:
“In gaming, an enemy/monster that is small and/or insignificant, and usually serves no purpose other than to irritate the gamer/opponent.”


“In tabletop gaming, a small annoying monster that does little more than irritate.”

So these are just tiny little insignificant creatures hiding in nooks and crannies that will do little more than just irritate you if they cross your path. They like to pester and annoy whomever they come in contact with, and I like to believe that gribblies are to blame for all of those little irritating setbacks in your typical day. Having a bad day? Blame it on the gribblies!

These are two creations I designed and knit in March 2008. They stand about an inch and a half tall, with the bunny a little taller than the frog due to its long ears.

The Scrabble Pillow

Posted in Plush , on February 20, 2010 ,

My mother-in-law loves Scrabble, so one year for Mother’s Day, my husband and I created this fantastic Scrabble pillow with tiles that spelled out “Happy Mother’s Day” for her. Partially machine and hand sewn. Funky fur fabric lines the back, and the front is made from felt. Approximately 15″ x 15″.

Plush Stapler

Posted in Plush , on February 20, 2010 ,

A plush stapler may seem a bit odd, but as a gift it went over very well. Plush stapler pattern designed by me. Made from felt and hand sewed.


Posted in Plush , on February 20, 2010 ,

These are hand painted plush zombies that I made based on (with permission) the fantastic zombie plush design of the awesomely talented Dennis Hansbury in March 2007. The two larger zombies (Edgar Thomas and Velma June, pictured above) were created as a gift for a good friend who loves zombies. The smaller zombie was a test. The zombies were stuffed and both machine and hand sewn first, and features were painted on afterwards.

Bernard Moo Cow Plush

Posted in Plush , on February 20, 2010 ,

This is a cute baby cow plush I designed a few years ago. He is named Bernard Moo, which just seems to fit. Made from fleece and felt and hand sewn. Stuffed with polyfill and love.

Personal pattern not available.


Posted in Plush , on February 20, 2010 ,

Stuffiepups are an original design of mine from August 2007. They’ve gone through a few changes as I tweaked the rough draft pattern, but I’m finally happy with the creation. Made from felt and partially machine and hand sewn. Stuffed with polyfill and fun.

Get 10% Off My Memories Suite Software

Posted in Scrapbooking , on February 19, 2010 ,

You all know how much I love My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software. (Read my review here!) Recently I blogged about the fantastic new Version 2 that has been released, and now I’m proud to share a discount with you so that you can get your hands on the newest version of My Memories Suite a little more easily.

Readers of the Pink Toque Craft Blog can receive a 10% discount off of the very popular (and fabulous) Version 2 of My Memories Suite software just by clicking here!

Remember that Version 2 of MMS comes with 1500 new background papers, 1300 new embellishments and 20 new layouts. Not to mention all of the awesome new features such as zooming in, WordArt Creator, being able to click and manually rotate your embellishments and photos right on the page, having text follow a shape, and so much more! Be sure to check out all of the great new features of Version 2 that I blogged about a few months back (which includes a video walkthrough!). You’re going to love the facelift that My Memories Suite received with V2!

If you’ve been holding back and waiting for a rainy day to purchase My Memories Suite Version 2, now is definitely the time to pick it up at a discount. :) And don’t forget… I’ve created 5 tutorials for My Memories Suite (including the latest one that showcases the new additions with V2) available to help you get started, and I’m always available to answer any questions you have along the way. So what are you waiting for?

Paper Backgrounds for V2

Sharon's Knitted Duck

Posted in Featured, Knit & Crochet, Sewing , on February 18, 2010 ,

Photo copyright to Sharon of Making Stuff http://shazronnie.blogspot.com/

Happy Thursday! It’s been a little quiet around here lately, but today I’ve got an adorable knitted duck to share with you. Behold! Sharon of Making Stuff (Aka Avoidance of Housework) has knitted this super sweet duck from my free Knitted Duck Plush pattern. [also on Ravelry]  Didn’t it turn out lovely? I heart Sharon and all of those who share pictures of what they’ve made from my patterns. It gives me such a warm, fuzzy feeling inside!  Thanks, Sharon!

Speaking of Sharon’s blog, you just HAVE to check it out. All of her baking (wow, look at her blog banner… it looks good enough to lick the monitor screen!) looks so delicious. I love how beautiful her Battenburg turned out and I am definitely trying out her Fougasse recipe. Yum!  Plus… she has a PINK kitchen! It doesn’t get any better than that.

Thanks for making my day, Sharon! :)

Forget sock monkeys — YOU need an original Sock-thulhu!

Posted in Knit & Crochet, Sewing , on January 25, 2010 ,
Sock-thulhu © Lesley Karpiuk

Sock-thulhu © Lesley Karpiuk

Sock monkeys are sooooooo 1930s. What you need is one of my original designs: the Sock-thulhu, a Cthulhu plush design à la sock monkey. Made from soft, fuzzy chenille-style socks and stuffed with polyfil, Sock-thulhus will steal your heart with one look or a beat of their gently reinforced wings.  While socks and Cthulhus have gone together before, the Sock-thulhus’ pattern and construction is like no other and produces a one-of-a-kind plushy delight perfect for cuddling.

Sock-thulhus stand around 6 inches tall. You can buy one in my Etsy shop! Currently I only have three: one mint green, one purple, and one orange. I hope to get a blue and pink one up soon and more to come as well.

Hope you have a great week!

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Sock-thulhus are a creature and pattern legally registered and © copyright to me, Lesley Karpiuk (pinktoque) of the Pink Toque Craft Blog http://craftblog.pinktoque.com