My favourite thing about designing animal doll sewing patterns is seeing the dolls that you make with them! It is inspiring to see the fabrics that you choose and the little details that you include to personalise your dolls and make them your own. I love that even though they are made with the same sewing pattern, every doll looks completely unique!
Each month I have been collating all of the photos that you share of the dolls you have made using my patterns into a blog post. My daughter Seren, who is 11, then chooses her favourite photo to be crowned Maker of the Month and to win a free sewing pattern.
The number of photos being shared has grown each month which is incredibly inspiring, but it takes longer and longer to collate the blog posts. It takes days to resize, crop and tag the photos so they are website-friendly and compile them into a blog post. This month there were hundreds of photos so I've had to look at a new way of sharing them that is quicker and easier for me to manage...otherwise, I won't have time to make any more patterns!
Rather than share all the photos on my website, this month I have shared them in my Instagram stories instead. On my Instagram profile page, there are folders for each of the animal dolls where I have saved all of the photos so you can view them at any time. I encourage you to take a look, it is inspiring to see them all!
Seren has chosen a few of her favourite photos made with each animal sewing pattern that were shared during November, which I've shared below. Read on to find out what she said about them and find out which photo she chose as her Maker of the Month!
Seren loved this Christmas reindeer that Brenda made with my new deer sewing pattern. She thought he had the perfect Christmas outfit and the tinsel around his neck was very cute!
Nessie's trio of cats really made Seren smile. She said "They are so pretty. I love their matching clothes!"
Seren loved this deer that Rita made. She thought she was really cute and loved her friendly face
Seren loved this photo that Natalie took of her deer and fox dolls. She thought the yellow fox was really cool and liked the fabrics that Natalie used to make them
Danielle's black kitty stole Seren's heart. (We have a black cat so she is a little bit biased!) She thought that the dress was perfect and that her face was really cute!
Seren loved the glasses that Zienab added to her bunny. They really caught her eye and she said it gave the bunny lots of character
Seren thought Nguyen's bunny was lovely. She really liked the pink ears and spotty dress
Seren is obsessed with Cori's dalmatian dogs. She said that the pattern on their ears was perfect and that they looked really happy and cute!
Seren said that Anna's panda was amazing! She really liked the brightly coloured overalls and her cute face!
Seren said that Meryl's fox was beautiful! She said, "The colours are really nice together and she looks adorable!"
Seren said that Nel's family of foxes were really cute. She really liked seeing them together!
Carike's puppy made Seren smile. She thought he had a really cute and cheeky smile!
Seren loved the outfit Camila made for her wolf doll. She said that it looked really pretty with her light grey body.
Seren loved the rainbow colours that Tracy used for her bunny. She said the fabrics go together really well
Seren loved the pastel palette that Sam used for her bears. She said they looked beautiful together!
Helen's cat really caught Seren's eye. She loved the fabrics that she used to make the dress and how lovely they go together
Tessa's poodle really made Seren smile. She loved the furry feet and the details on her dress
Seren thinks that Beline's bear couple is really cute. She said that their matching outfits are adorable!
It has been humbling to see so many dolls being made with my sewing patterns this month. I am so grateful for this community that we have built together and to everyone who takes the time to share their creations. Don't forget to visit my Instagram profile to see the rest of the photos!
Seren had so many favourite dolls this month, but there was one photo that really caught her eye! She thought Cori's dalmatian couple were perfect together and chose Cori as her Maker of the Month for November!
Congratulations to Cori! Seren said "I love their spots and the fabrics. They look perfect together!"
I will get in touch with Cori so she can choose her free pattern!
It won't be long until the end of December so if you have made a doll with one of my sewing patterns don't forget to share it. Next month Seren will be choosing a Maker of the Month and her favourite Christmas-themed doll so I will be giving away two free patterns!
You can share your photos by...
- Tagging @studioserenpatterns on Instagram
- Tagging @studioseren on Facebook
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or sending me a direct message through one of my social accounts
- Sharing a photo in the Studio Seren Facebook community if you have ordered one of my doll sewing patterns
- Including a photo with a review on my website or Etsy store
I try my hardest to include all the photos that are shared with me in my Instagram stories. If I've missed your photo please let me know and I will share it and make sure it is included the following month when Seren chooses her Maker of the Month. Please be aware that if the doll you have made infringes on another designer's copyright your photo will not be shared
I always publish a blog post to announce the winners of my Maker of the Month or Sew Alongs before I reach out to the winners personally. So, if you receive any messages claiming that you've won a prize from me, please check my website before responding. Sadly, some individuals create fake accounts and pretend to be businesses running prize draws, aiming to deceive followers into sharing personal and bank details. Please know that I would never ask you to provide personal information to claim your prize. If you have any doubts or concerns, please reach out to me at email@example.com before responding to any messages
Thank you for taking the time to share your creations. I can't begin to tell you how happy I am to see them! It inspires me to make more animal doll sewing patterns
Lots of love and happy sewing
For more inspiration check out the Maker of the Month post for October