Monday, January 19, 2009


I have always held a passion for making stuffed animals. Even when I was a young girl I would sit for hours making yarn haired dolls. I can still remember my excitement as I stranded the last piece of doll hair, awaiting the final look at the completed doll.
Not much has changed. Today I still enjoy making stuffed creatures. I prefer vintage patterns, as they seem to capture the cuteness at full capacity.
The above patterns are retro rather than vintage.
The two stuffies were both made using a 1964 pattern. I purchased the patterns on EBay several years ago. Since the time of purchasing them, I have been on the lookout at flea markets for more of these type of patterns, but they are very hard to find.
Calico Petals will be offering both patterns along with a kit filled with fabric, embroidery thread, and ribbon, so that you can make your very own stuffed doggies and kanga's.
If all plans fall into place, the kit will be available in early Spring.
What would the world be without stuffed animals? Not the same I assure you!
Enjoy a caring and sharing day.
Jill 00 (Two hugs are better than one)


  1. I have always loved those little doggies xoxoxo Clarice

  2. Way to go, Jill!! Dana



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