I came up with this design as a special item for my daughter's birthday last year. Some of you may remember this hot pink hedgie pillow from the post I did of her cupcake party pics:
I did a little redesigning to create a fun, fleece tote bag project for the School Days section in this new issue of Stitch:
They asked me to do the original pillow style too, so both versions of the hedgehog are included:
And besides being in the issue on newsstands, the pattern itself is available as a free download (the instructions are all in the magazine). Digital versions of the entire issue are available here. There are loads of fun projects & wearables in it.
I have to say, I kind of feel like a sewing rock star when I walk past the magazine section at Joann's these days. I get to see this and the summer issue of Quilts & More (which features my Fresh Start bag) sitting right out there. This must be how celebrities feel when they're in the check-out line. Except no one else knows it's me...but it still feels great. I almost had my husband take a picture of me standing there and pointing to them like a crazy, but I'm saving up that level of crazy for next time. No matter what, it always feels amazing to see my name in print next to the words "Designed By":)