Sew A Softie Month – 2017 Roundup.

Sew a Softie month for 2017 has officially finished - and WOW - was it a big month filled to the brim with free tutorials, patterns and blog post highlighting workshops from around the world. There were so many beautiful and amazing softies this year it was hard to keep up with them all.  If... Continue Reading →

Design A Plushie ~ Owl

Almost 2 years ago ... [yes, it's really been that long] ... I did a series on Instagram called 'Design a Plushie' where I documented the steps I take to design a soft toy pattern.  I started on August 24, 2015 and the final post went up on December 12, 2015 -- that's about 16... Continue Reading →

Etsy Studio – Etsy’s New Platform Dedicated To Craft Supplies

Earlier this year,  Etsy introduced their latest initiation - 'Etsy Studio'.  An online marketplace designed exclusively for craft supply sellers and buyers. Now craft sellers and buyers have a dedicated platform where they can connect. I check out what features are now available and the some of the differences between the 2 platforms.

My Plushie Family ~ ‘Sew a Softie’ Tutorial Hop

Welcome to day 3 of the 2017 'Sew a Softie'  tutorial hop. #sewasoftie   Last year, Trixie from Coloured Buttons started the first 'Sew a Softie' tutorial hop to help encourage children and parents to stretch their creative wings and learn to sew by asking sewist, designers and makers to put together free online tutorials and... Continue Reading →

6 Basic Hand Sewing Stitches To Us For Making Softies

With Sew A Softie month just around the corner, I thought I would put together some helpful step-by-step photo tutorials of 6 Basic Hand Sewing Stitches to help you. This first image is a key to explain what the arrows in the pictures mean.   1  First off we have the most used and basic... Continue Reading →

PicMonkey ~ An Online Photo Editing Program Anyone Can Use.

In early 2012, Brian Terry and Justin Huff, former Picnik engineers, launched PicMonkey, a popular online photo editing program with both free and pay to use [Royale] options. In the beginning ... Before using PicMonkey, I had no training on using any sort of photo editing software.  My only experience was with the free program... Continue Reading →

Craftumi – An Australian Online Marketplace For Craft Supplies.

Have you heard of Craftumi?  Who are they? In their own words ... craftumi is an online community where you can buy and sell supplies for creating art and craft.  Only users located within Australia are permitted to sell their supplies on craftumi but worlwide users are permitted to purchase items (subject to individual seller's... Continue Reading →

Now Accepting Etsy Payments

Recently, Etsy has implemented some changes to how you shop with them. Etsy Payments (formally Direct Checkout) has been in place for a while, but have not been *available to most countries, including here in Australia. But now when you shop at my Etsy shop, you can also add items from other Etsy sellers into... Continue Reading →

I Changed The Name Of My Blog!

That right - I finally did it - I have change the name of my biz from 'Nittens & Patches' to 'Mignon Prider Design'. This name change has been a long time coming. But I felt it was time to take the plunge and go all out with it. Nittens & Patches has served me well,... Continue Reading →

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