Saturday, November 30, 2013

Making Christmas: Week 8 is HERE!


Today I am stoked to be hosting this week's Making Christmas link up with a super fun & super easy tutorial so please come on in.

If you are new to my little part of Blogland, my name is Erin and I hail from the gorgeous Perth in Western Australia.  I have dabbled with various craft forms nearly my entire life and even though I now spend more time quilting than anything else, I still can't resist the occasional opportunity to play with paper, scissors, glue, felt pens and, of course, glitter.  So, on that note...

... please allow me to re-introduce the rather adorable Lollipop Nose Reindeer.

Lollypop Nose Reindeer - the finished product

I first showcased this tutorial last Christmas (see here) but as it was mind-blowingly popular I thought I'd write up a little update this year, with a printable PDF pattern AND templates.  And not just one little reindeer template, oh no, now you can also make a cheeky elf and a rather handsome Santa.  Fun!

Lollipop Nose Critters - free pattern

I have to say, these little critters are so cute - you'll want to get the kids together and make a whole bunch.  They are perfect for everyone - especially as gifts for classmates.  Write a little message on the back and you don't need to include a separate card.  Win win!

Lollipop Nose Critter - back

Cute, yes?!

Want to make your own?  Well, of course you do.  So... I am proud to offer everyone the tutorial and templates for FREE.  Yippee!  All is ask is that you rightfully respect my pattern and not re-sell it in any way, shape or form and/or any items made from it.  Fair enough?  Good-o.  :)

the free printable PDF (with templates!)

Sorry but you will need a Craftsy account for the download but, if you don't have one already, never fear - they are free and easy to sign up for.  Plus they are definitely worth having to access some amazing and creative patterns and classes.  You'll be gobsmacked, believe me.

I truly hope that you have fun creating these lovelies.  Please, please, please send me pics if you make them as I'd love to see!

That's me done for this week.  A BIG thank you to Janine and Rebecca for organising this fabulous blog hop and allowing me to play host.

Next Saturday will be hosted by my lovely friend Lucy.  In the meantime, if you'd like some more information on Making Christmas, then check out Janine's post here.  It's not too late to play along so grab a button and write that list!

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Now, it's over to you.  How is your Making Christmas list shaping up?  Link up with your latest blog post showing off your progress.  We are here to ooh and ahh and cheer you on afterall!



  1. Fantastic Erin! I loved your reindeer last year and now santa and an elf! Thank you very much for sharing this great tute. I will have to sign up for a Craftsy account :)

  2. Perfect! These are super cute and so glad you put it on Craftsy!

  3. Great idea. I haven't see it last year so thank you for update and sharing.

  4. Those are super cute and so kid friendly! Awesome!

  5. Woo hoo! Those new additions are just as adorable! I've done nothing for my list and need to get to work on my project or next week will be a bust! :-P

  6. That reindeer is freakin' adorable! Thanks for the free template pattern! Managed to complete another project on my TODO list for this week.

    The Cosmic Quilter

  7. What a cute and clever Christmas craft :)

  8. these are so cute, and they would be so much fun to make. thank you for the pattern and for sharing.

  9. love these Erin - hopefully we will have time for my kids to make them for their classmates. Thanks so much for sharing :-)

  10. Thanks for thanks for hosting! I love the reindeer lollipop- it looks easy and cute!

  11. These are just adorable. Thank you for the free pattern. I can't wait to make some of these for some special children (whether young or young at heart).