Mushroom Bat Plush

Mushroom Bat Plushies

How the Mushroom Bat Came to Life

I am so excited to share and post about another popular bat plush I currently sell on my Etsy Shop, the Mushroom Bat Plush! Like my pink strawberry bat plush, my mushroom bat plush became super popular on social media. I was super excited and grateful that so many people fell in love with this cute adorable bat plush. 

How did the Mushroom Bat Plush come to life? Well, it all started last year in November 2020, when a customer messaged me on Etsy.com asking if I can create a custom bat plush. They specifically asked me if I had a mushroom print in my collection of fabrics. I did not have any mushroom prints, so I looked for custom fabric prints on Spoonflower.com and other websites for cute mushroom prints to share various options with the customer. 

There were six different mushroom print designs that I believed would look delightful on a bat plush. The customer selected a very popular and recognizable mushroom known in most cultures, the toadstool red mushroom with large white spots. I completely agreed with the them that the red mushroom with white spot fabric print minky fabric would look amazing on a bat’s inner ears and wings, while the main color should be white. Below is the final result from the collaboration:

Regular Size White Mushroom Bat Plush
Regular Size White Mushroom Bat Plush
White Mushroom Bat Plush 1
White Mushroom Bat Plush

Cute, right?! I love how this Mushroom Bat plush turned out! 

Mushroom Bat Plush Collection

After completing the White Mushroom Bat Plush near the end of 2020, I did not offer this bat plush on my Etsy Shop for Pre-order until the beginning of 2021 after the Holiday season. As I mentioned in my last blog post, Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plush, I made some major changes to my bat plush listing by offering new options for customers to select when ordering a bat plush, including size, scent, and color choices. For the mushroom bat plush, though, I only made size and color options available. I wasn’t sure what scent would match well with the mushroom bat plush, so I stuck with just size and color options for now.

The most popular color order request from customers for the Mushroom Bat Plush is White, but I still get a few order requests for different colors. Below is a Black Mushroom Bat Plush:

 

Regular Size Black Mushroom Bat Plush
Regular Size Black Mushroom Bat Plush
Black Mushroom Bat Plush 1
Black Mushroom Bat Plush
Black Mushroom Bat Plush 2
Black Mushroom Bat Plush

I like how the Black Mushroom Bat Plush turned out and it is really cute. 

I had one customer request a large size brown and regular size white mushroom bat plushies. Let me tell you, I think the brown color was a great color to select for the mushroom bat plush since it is so down to earth. See photo below:

Large and Regular Size Mushroom Bat Plushies
Large and Regular Size Mushroom Bat Plushies

Sparkle & Shine

For 2021, I was super ecstatic to find out that there were more color options for the Shannon Fabric Sparkle Cuddle® minky fabric collection. I love that I can purchase soft minky fabric with sparkles all over it! SO SHINY! I will admit that I had to retrain myself from purchasing all the twenty-two sparkle minky fabric colors available out there. I did reduce my purchase list to only eight different color variations, which was very painful to select this amount. I do not know how long I can restrain the urge to purchase more sparkle minky fabric, but if you  

One of the colors that I ordered that I also made available an option on my custom color Mushroom Bat Plush Etsy Shop listing is Red Silver Sparkle minky fabric. 

Regular Size Red Silver Sparkle Mushroom Bat Plush
Regular Size Red Silver Sparkle Mushroom Bat Plush
Red Silver Sparkle Mushroom Bat Plush 1
Red Silver Sparkle Mushroom Bat Plush
Red Silver Sparkle Mushroom Bat Plush 2
Red Silver Sparkle Mushroom Bat Plush

Mini Size Please

Now that I have shown you a couple of different color variations I have made so far for the Mushroom Bat Plushies, it is time to show cute mini size bat plushies!

Here are some pictures of mini mushroom bat plushies I have sewn!

Mini Black Mushroom Bat Plush
Mini Size Black Mushroom Bat Plush
Mini Size White Silver Sparkle Mushroom Bat Plush
Mini Size White Silver Sparkle Mushroom Bat Plush

CUTENESS OVERLOAD!! Every time I make a mini bat plush, I squeal like a little school girl. EEEEEEHHHH! They are too cute! I need to make an army of mini bats! Don’t be surprise if one day you see a post with a ton of mini bats…

Next photo is a size comparison between the black regular and mini size mushroom bat plushies:

 

Regular and Mini Size Black Mushroom Bat Plush
Regular and Mini Size Black Mushroom Bat Plush

Even though mini bats are the cutest little things, they can be little wiggle worms which adds some difficulty when taking photos. I made a GIF with all the photos I had to take to get one good family portrait. You will see how hard it is to take excellent photos of the mini bats when they are wild, energetic, and squirmy and cannot sit still for more than a few seconds.

Mushroom Bat Plush GIF
Wild Mini Mushroom Bat Plush GIF
Mushroom Bat Plush Family Portrait
Final Mushroom Bat Plush Family Portrait

Although it was rough capturing good photos, I still managed to get a good family portrait. Woohoo!

I used BeeZeeArt bat sewing pattern to make these cute bat plushies. 

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Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plush

How the Idea Came to Life

I want to start by saying that I love Japanese cherry blossoms! They are so beautiful <3. Therefore, I knew I had to make a plush with a beautiful custom Japanese cherry blossom minky fabric I found on Spoonflower.com. Last year, I became so obsessed with BeeZeeArt bat plush pattern that I knew the pattern would be perfect to make a cute Japanese Cherry Blossom bat plush. On August 2020, I made an adorable bat plush, as you can see in the photo below:

 

White Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plush

Super cute, right?! I love my Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plush so much! Not only do I love it, but I received so many orders for this plush last year and this year. I was so ecstatic that others loved my bat plush as much as I did. Ultimately, my Japanese Cherry Blossom bat plush became one of my top-selling plushies on my Etsy Shop next to my famous Pink Strawberry Bat Plush! Amazing <3. I am currently jumping for joy that this bat is so popular, and for this reason, I decided to make other color designs using the Japanese Cherry Blossom print design.

Results of Different Color Designs

Mint Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plush
Mint Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plushies
White & Pink Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plushies
White & Pink Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plushies
Black Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plush
Black Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plush
Brown Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plush
Brown Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plush
Purple Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plush
Purple Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plush
Fushia Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plush
Fushia Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plush
Cherry Blossom Bat Plushies
Black, Fushia, Purple and Brown Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plushies

They all look so amazing and cute!

I love them all so much, and for this reason, I decided to up my game for 2021. I made an option for customers to select three different sizes: Mini, Regular or Large. Wait! There is more! I even included an option for the bat plushies to be Scented or Not Scented! Yes, that is right, SCENTED plushies! You can probably guess the scent you can select for the Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat plushies. That is right, Cherry Blossom Scent. <3 Smells so amazing. 

Enough talking, time to end this blog post with some family portraits of the cherry blossom bat plushies, especially those with a mini bat plush.

Large, Regular and Mini Cherry Blossom Bat Plushies
Large, Regular and Mini Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plushies
Large and Regular Size Pink Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plushies
Large and Regular Size Pink Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plushies

Overall, I am super proud of how all these Japanese Cherry Blossom bat plushies turned out. I hope you enjoyed reading my post and fell in love with these Japanese Cherry Blossom Bat Plush variations as much as I did. <3

I realized I’d been super busy sewing plushies this 2021 year that I forgot to post updates on my website, hence why this post is the first one for 2021. My goal is to overload my website blog at least once a week with adorable plushies I have made the past few months or new plushies I create. As you can see, this week’s post was focused on Japanese Cherry Blossom bats. Next week, I promise to post about one of my fruity bats. 

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Pink Strawberry Bat Plush and Giveaway

I was completely shocked that my adorable pink strawberry bat plush took social media by storm! A lovely customer posted about my pink strawberry bat on Twitter linking to my Etsy shop, and boom! People were sharing and liking it. See here:

https://t.co/PSeWU9oCOh

I did not know about this twitter post until the next day after it posted when another customer told me on my etsy messages. I was wondering why so many people were buying up my pre-orders and other cute bats on my etsy shop. I was completely clueless to why I was gaining so much momentum on my etsy shop so fast. I had so many people asking for my pink strawberry bats.

Pink Strawberry Bat Plush

Pink strawberry bat plush
Black pink strawberry bat plush

When I realized my adorable pink strawberry bat plushies were becoming so popular, I decided I had to do a giveaway on twitter!!


Pink Strawberry Bat Plush Giveaway

🍓🦇 #GIVEAWAY 🍓🦇
Win a pink strawberry bat plush!
– Must be following me
– Like & RT this post
– Tag friends! (Extra entries for each additional person you tag!)

🍓🦇 Good luck 🍓🦇
#pinkstrawberrybatplushgiveaway

Giveaway ends October 30th!
Winner announced on Halloween!

*** UPDATE: GIVEAWAY CLOSED ***


For those who really want a pink strawberry bat I have them available for Pre-order on my Etsy shop:

I used BeeZeeArt bat sewing pattern to make this plush.

My pink Strawberry bat plush etsy shop listing:

I will continually have bat pre-orders and new bat creations, so follow me on my social media accounts for updates!

Custom Washable Face masks

I could not have imagined years ago that my fabric hoarding will soon payoff. Seems like every year I purchase some type of fabric I see when browsing the fabric store. I can’t help but to grab some cool printed fabrics.

Now with the COVID-19 outbreak, everyone needs face masks to help protect themselves from potentially getting affected. Plus, many states have mandated that people must wear masks when out in public, especially if you can’t maintain social distancing of 6 feet.

I was hesitant at first to make face masks, but I started out making a few for my husband, since he is essential personnel at work. I made three different styles for securing the masks, such as ties, elastic around ears or elastoc around head. Plus, in order to prevent fogging when wearing protective glasses or glasses in general, I sew a metal nose piece on the masks so you can adjust/form it to the bridge of your nose for security.

My husband was so kind to model different mask styles for me.

As you can see from my above picture, I made options for four different sizes for everyone to choose from and displayed how the three different securing styles I offer for the face masks look. By the way, when the pandemic first broke out, it was difficult to find elastic! I had quite a bit of elastic stashed away over the years, but I did end up ordering elastic on ebay that took a couple of weeks to arrive. I wanted to make sure I had enough on hand to make masks for people.

Below are the fabrics I have hoarded over the years, that I ended up numbering to make it easier for everyone to order and select their fabric choices:

I know, I have a lot of fabric choices… these are only the cotton fabrics that I have. I literally have a variety of other types of fabric in my craftroom. You can say, my craftroom is like a mini sewing and craft store…

Here are some example of face masks I have made the past month:

Face Masks
Face mask

I am currently still making face masks, so if you are interested in purchasing your own custom face mask(s), you can contact me on my Facebook page, Etsy Shop or order right here from my shop website.

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Two-Headed Dragon Plush: Barf and Belch

I made a two-headed dragon, specifically Barf and Belch from How to Train Your Dragon. When I took on the challenge to create the two-headed dragon for someone, I had no idea how I was going to make it. I must have searched everywhere to find a pattern that can assist me with making a two headed dragon. To my surprise, there was nothing… That means I need to figure it out on my own.

Just like how I made the Standing Night and Light Fury Dragon Plushies here, I modified Patchlins Reindeer pattern for the body and modified SewDesuNe floppy dragon pattern for the head to create this two-headed dragon. Designing the split in the neck for the two heads was a slight challenge, I had to visually look at other two-headed dragon plushies to get an idea. I took a chance and I modified the body pattern by splitting the neck and extending it in length and width. Next I cut two square pieces of fabric and used that for the inner neck. I sewed everything and tweeked as I sewed and tada it came out better than I thought. Haha. I am making it sound so easy, but in reality it took a few tries before I got the two headed neck to look right.

I have to mention, some of my creativity credit goes to the wonderful people that request custom plushies, it really pushes the boundaries of my skills. Without request or challenges, I do not know if my creative mind would take me to some of the final plushies I create. Thank you!

Want to see how the dragon turned out? Below are photos of the finished Two-Headed Dragon plush:

Barf and Belch Plush
Barf and Belch Plush

Want your own Two-Headed Dragon? You can either request one through my Contact page or you can visit my Etsy Shop.

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Custom Plush Characters: Zombie, Werewolf and Alien

Custom Zombie, Werewolf and Alien Plushies

I had the opportunity make a new children book author’s characters come to life in plush form. I love sewing projects where I get to be super creative. This author first came to me back in July 2017 to create a zombie character she wrote a book about. I just realized that I never wrote a post about it last year. I can’t believe I forgot! No worries, I will share the zombie plush I made last year and the newer characters she requested this year.

Lets start out by going back in time to July 2018. The new children’s book author came to me requesting a custom plush of her zombie character. She sent me multiple sketches of the zombie and this is when we brain stormed ideas of how I was going to make it into plush form. She first asked if I could make it posable where it can stand up or sit down. I informed her that I’ve never attempted a posable plush before so I would have to research on how to make it. We later came to a consensus that I will make the plush sitting down instead. She loved how I made the wolf plush I create and sale on my Etsy shop (here). Going off that, I started drafting the Zombie.

Here is the work in progress pictures I messaged her:

You can see from the photos above that I had to do a lot of machine embroidery, but it was well worth it. I made two of these zombies for her. Below is the final look for the zombie:

I am super proud of myself on how this zombie turned out. The author loved how the zombie turned out. The only issue was it did take me a while to create the zombies. 😔 On a good note, the author was very patient and understanding, plus she was happy to receive the zombies before her book reading that was scheduled in October.

Now fast forward to present (2019). The author invented two more characters, an alien and a werewolf, that she wanted in plush form. She contacted me again, but this time she invisioned a simpler shape for the plush form she wanted for the characters. I love the shape idea she came up with that I might make some more plushies in this shape. 😜

Here are the pictures of how the werewolf, alien, and zombie plushies came out in a more similar shape:

Werewolf Character
Alien Character
Zombie Character

Aren’t they all adorable?! I had so much fun creating these for the author. 😁

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How To Train Your Dragon: Baby Night Light Fury Dragon Plushies

I was so excited to see the new How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World movie. It was a fantastic movie, and I was super excited to see the ending of the film. If you haven’t seen the movie, I am sorry, but I must divulge the news about what I saw at the end of the movie. There were baby night light fury dragons! When I saw these cuties, I knew I had to create plushies of them.

If you saw my past posts of the Laying Down (here) and Standing (here) versions of the Night and Light Fury Plushies I made, I figured I would make the babies in the laying down style but mini version. I had to make more modifications to the patterns since the babies have pieces of each of their parents.

Note: I modified Sew Desu Ne Kirin base pattern to create these plushies. She creates amazing patterns, and they are easy to follow or adjust them to create something great! You can get Sew Desu Ne sewing patterns on her Etsy shop (here) or you can get some of her free patterns on her website (here).

Now for the best part, pictures of the babies!

Baby Night Light Fury Dragon Plushies
Baby Night Light Fury Dragon Plushies

I couldn’t help myself, but I had to take family pictures of the Standing and Laying Down Night and Light Fury Dragons with the babies! Here are the family portraits:

Standing Night and Light Fury plush dragons with the Night Light Fury Baby plush dragons.

Standing Night and Light Fury plush dragons with the Night Light Fury Baby plush dragons.
Laying Down Night and Light Fury plush dragons with the Night Light Fury Baby plush dragons.

Laying Down Night and Light Fury plush dragons with the Night Light Fury Baby plush dragons.

Aren’t the family portraits adorable?!

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Lemon Fox Custom Plush

I had the opportunity to create an adorable custom fox plushie. A mother wanted to give her daughter a custom plushie for her birthday. Her daughter drew a picture of her character “Lemon Fox.”

Drawing by Lemon Fox Studio, you can see here Instagram here.

I had permission from artist to post this picture above. Please do not copy or reproduce without consent from Lemon Fox Studio.

Here is the sketch I made to show the style plush I was going to sew. She approved the design.

I modified Teacuplion’s Raichu pattern to create this plush. You can get the pattern here: TeacupLion Etsy. TeacupLion has amazing plush patterns. She is one of my favorite plushie designers.

Here is how the Lemon Fox turned out in plush form:

Isn’t the Lemon Fox adorable?!

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Want your very own custom plush? Request a custom plush through my Etsy Shop here: SewCraftNbead Etsy

Polar Christmas: Plushie Style

Here I go again, conducting my yearly tradition I do: handmade Christmas gifts for the family. Last year I made these fantastic Reindeer and decor crates for Christmas, here, which were a big hit with the family. This year I was adamant I was going to outdo last year gifts, but there was a big hiccup this year with my plans. I ended up traveling most of the year for work. Traveling squashed my grand handmade gift ideas to the ground. Ok, it didn’t do that much damage. All this means is I have a shorter amount of time to create my gifts this year. I will have to resort to making something smaller this holiday season — no biggy.

What kind of handmade gifts do I want to make this year? Good question. Needs to be small, cute and Christmas themed. I like sewing animals so I want to make an animal that I can easily and quickly create. Oh, I know! How about a polar bear?! Even better, I can use my embroidery program and machine to stitch out the face details and paw prints plus make my embroidery machine half sew the plush for me. Hehe. This would save me a lot of time! For those of you that might not know, I am going to create my own In-The-Hoop (ITH) embroidery plush. 😁 More than a year ago, I made an ITH Husky Plush, here. This husky plush is what inspired the small polar bear plush idea.

Here is a short video of my embroidery machine stitching out some of the polar bear details:

I love my large Husqvarna Viking metal hoop I got for Christmas last year from my in-laws. This large metal embroidery hoop lets me make four polar bear heads at once and four bodies in a separate hooping, which saves me so much time! If I did not have this large metal hoop, then I would only be able to complete one or two at a time. Technically, I could use one of my other big hoops I have, but the metal hoops are easier to set up than the traditional embroidery hoops. 

Like I mentioned before, I had to travel quite a bit this year for work. To prevent procrastination and reduce stress I decided that for my final work trip down to Florida I should pack the unfinished polar bears with me on my work adventure.

Below are photos of me working on the polar bears in my hotel room:

Below are all the polar bears stuffed but still need to be sewn together:

I don’t think Florida weather is ideal for Polar Bears but I think they enjoyed the relaxing beach scenery from my hotel room, I know I did. Hehe. Here is a photo of the gorgeous view:


Beach view from my hotel room
Beach view from my hotel room.

They even had nice chairs on the balcony to enjoy the view. I may have sat outside a few times hand sewing the polar bears together. 😉

I am so happy I decided to bring the polar bears with me on my work trip to finish most of the polar bears. Here is 25 complete polar bears I made:


Aren’t they cute?

With the little extra time I had left before Christmas, I wanted to add a little extra touch with the polar bears. Can you guess what that was?

If you guessed classic Coca-Cola, you would be right. The idea came to me when I saw the Coca-Cola commercials showing the polar bears sharing a coke with each other. It was like a light bulb on my head went off at that moment, hey, you need to find the classic glass bottles of coke to add with your polar bears. The coca-cola was the small detail needed to add that extra adorable touch. Hopefully, when family members open the gifts, they will get it. Haha. Oh, I also tied a nice small ribbon around their necks to add the extra Christmas touch. 😊

My hubby loved the idea, but he wanted to add his little detail to the gift idea.  He decided it would be awesome for family members who are 21 years + should get a tiny little bottle of crown royal to spike there drink. Haha. For the young ones that can’t have alcohol, we gave them two glass bottles of coke to be fair. 😉

All in all, these polar bears and added details were the highlight of my Christmas especially when everyone thought they were so cute and thoughtful. 😀  I love making cute handmade Christmas gifts and I am already planning next years Christmas gifts. 😉 Haha. To be honest, I already started planning 2020 Christmas too. 😂

Almost forgot. Here are more polar bear pictures with ribbons around their necks:


Merry Christmas everyone! Cheers!

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How to Train Your Dragon: Standing Night & Light Fury Plushies

I had a special request to create a standing Night and Light fury plushie. I originally made laying down Night and Light Fury plush, here. I loved how both of those plushies came out! I knew one day I wanted to try to make a standing version, but I wasn’t sure when I would do it. Until now. 😁

I really had to get my thinking cap out. How did I want to make the standing version? Is there a pattern already in existence that I can use for the body? I knew I was going to stick with the same head style as the laying down Night and Light Fury plushies… Just like before, I combed through all the patterns I have to see what I can find. No point making a new pattern if there is another pattern out there I can modify to make the desired look I want. Makes sense, right?

After I searched through all the patterns I had, I found the perfect pattern I can modify to create the standing body shape I wanted for Night and Light Fury. Remember the Reindeer I made last year for Christmas for my family, here, I used that body. (Reindeer Pattern was made by Patchlins, you can get the pattern here if you like it.) This pattern was perfect, well not the length of the legs though… I made a Light Fury with the original leg length and it didn’t look right to me. My husband liked it, but I had to make another one with shorter legs to make sure. Guess what, I loved the shorter one better. Hehe. Husband, on the other hand, still liked the taller Light Fury. I even had to send pictures to my older sister who loves How to Train Your Dragon to see which one she likes better. Here are the pictures I sent:

Guess which one she choose?

She loved the shorter one. Hehe. Win for me. 😁

Let me know what you think, shorter or taller version better?

I did not make a tall version of Night Fury, since I liked the short version more.

Here are pictures of the standing Night and Light Fury Dragons:

So cute!!

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