Thursday, December 12, 2013

A new project to finish out this old year.

I'm dusting off this blog in honor of a project that I'm so grateful to be a part of. If you haven't already been following, The Designer's Challenge is a group of more than 20 pdf pattern designers who were given the task of coming up with a unique, new design. Our goal was to bring you something you've never seen before. With only a few days left in the challenge, I'm release my Mouse Manor Twirl Skirt!

When I was a kid, my sister and I received pillows that had fun little pockets for a little doll to play in. Using that pillow as my inspiration, I designed a little mouse (since not all girls like dolls) and a skirt with plenty of hiding places for the wee pal. My hope with this pattern is that it inspires creative playing for little ladies and mice alike.

There are nine pockets to choose from - a stocking/sock, mitten, hat, cottage, tulip, toadstool, heart, teacup,  and basket.

You can load up your skirt with plenty of pockets for a mouse adventure.

The tester for this pattern did an amazing job!

Some testers went a little wild with their fabric choices to make mittens especially cozy.

One amazing tester even designed her own stocking pocket for a festive skirt!

The Mouse Manor Twirl Skirt is on sale today.

 I'm so delighted to have gotten to challenge myself with such a great group of ladies! Check back for the remaining designers release dates. The challenge goes through December 17th!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

And the winners are......

Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway! The following ladies are entitled to pick three patterns from my shop. Please email me your choices at

If you are interested in getting all the latest info on monkeysbug patterns, I've started a group on facebook. I'll be posting in the group first when I have open calls for new testers. I hope to see you there!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Congrats on the 3k fans!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Would love to win! Thanks for the chance! Glad that you've shown up on my FB radar! :)

Monday, July 8, 2013

3K Giveaway!

Yippee! We've made it to 3000 likes on Facebook! This calls for a celebration! Comment below this post for a chance to win a 3-Pack bundle of patterns from my shop. I'll be drawing 3 winners. The drawing closes Tuesday night 7/9. I will be drawing and posting winners on Wednesday 7/10.

Additionally, I've started a facebook group for monkeysbug patterns. It's a more casual setting to talk about current projects, pattern ideas or upcoming releases. I'd love to see you there -

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Spring Sewing Giveaway!

I haven't used this blog in so long! I hope I can still muddle my way through the steps. In honor of spring, sunshine, and the beautiful fabrics that are so hard to resist, I've randomly selected a winner for a 4-pack bundle of patterns. The winner can choose any 4 single patterns from my shop at

An the winner is.....
 #70 Héloïse Allurazzura
Please contact me with your pattern choices. 

 Thanks to everyone who participated! I'm offering a coupon code to everyone for the the weekend. Use the code "SUPERSPRING" for 30% off any order from the instant download shop - Please not that this code is only for the instant download shop. It will not work on etsy.