July 15, 2008

Imaginary Friends - a softie pattern series

Have you ever been afraid of the dark when you were a kid; of critters under your bed, squeaking stairs and shadows on the wall ? So frightened you couldn't fall asleep, woke up at night or didn't want your parents to leave you before they'd checked under your bed a thousand times ?

Did you ever suspect that these so-called scary creatures aren't that scary after all ? That you even could become friends with these monsters ?

Nosey Nest introduces the first two in a downloadable soft toy pattern series about children's fears.

The first in this Imaginary Friends Series is "Mini-Monster Manfred".

Frontpage Mini-Monster pattern

A little drama occurs nearly every night,
When a mommy says sleep well and turns off the light.
A tiny creature covers both his eyes and ears,
there is lots of sniffling and some very big tears.
Sitting up straight is poor mini-monster Manfred,
who is afraid of the children above his bed.

Total pattern Mini Monster

Complete pattern and instructions for a 6" stuffed mini-monster.
Full size pattern pieces and detailed, photo illustrated, instructions, 7 pages.

The second in the Imaginary Friends Series is the "Daring Dragon".

Frontpage Daring Dragon pattern

When a small baby dragon discovers how to spit fire,
breathing massive flames will be his one and only desire.
So to prevent the little hothead from wrecking their place,
his dear dragon daddy lets him practice on the staircase.
Therefore if you hear the sound of squeaking stairs late at night,
know it's a dragon fighting an imaginary knight.

Total pattern Daring Dragon

Complete pattern and instructions for a 13" stuffed dragon.
Full size pattern pieces and detailed, photo illustrated, instructions, 10 pages.

If you would like to read more about monsters you could take a peak at the bookshelf.