I love this pattern! Can I just say that first?
Perhaps it's because my own little Charlotte has loved piggy toys since she was a toddler, or maybe it's the doll's bulbous pot belly and apple-bum. Or that dart under her snout that looks just like a smile -- gah!
I designed the original doll for my daughter in conjunction with a cover-story for Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine. (Read more about the article here.) I hadn't planned on producing a sewing pattern for the design, but the response to this little piggy has been remarkable.
So, here it is! The Claira & Clancy Pig Dolls pattern comes back from the printer today and will be shipped out to distributors and shops this week.
Clothing for a boy piggy is included in the pattern as well. (Our boys need fun, hand-made toys just as much as our girls do.) I love his little-old-man shirt & worker-man pants. And, can I add that I'm super proud of the fit on that shirt? He has such a funny little body.
Claira and Clancy are the first of four new sewing patterns I'm introducing. Four - New - Patterns!
I'm excited to share my other new designs this week as well. If you must sneak a peek, you can see all four patterns here, including new pincushions, a fabulous bag, totes that fold into wallets, and more.
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Beyond the hubbubery of pattern-development, I'm also working on my first several housewares collections, including aprons, dishtowels, place mats, napkins, tablecloths, etc. -- all finished goods, not patterns. At the studio, we're putting together more pincushion kits too. And there's new stationery to share!
There's just a lot going on.
So, here's what I'm thinking -- but it makes me a little nervous. I'm debating doing my own personal version of NaBloPoMo in May. (I'm yet to be free enough in November to participate in the group-NaBloPoMo event.) Every Day for the Month of May could be too much, so how about Lotsa Days in the Month of May? What could I call it, LottaDayMoMay? We have so much catching up to do, you and I : ) Once I get these new collections into production, I just may be able to pull it off. Anyone ever done this?