February 13 ~ Valentine Inspiration

on February 13 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 65 Comments

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Laura the Sheep & Tristao the Wolf by Ana, PinkNounou

Ana created Laura the Sheep and Tristao the Wolf as two singing friends. We love the idea of a pair of friends, with some appliqué hearts in the mix. Here are some fun tutorials to get you started with stuffies, and How to Machine Appliqué (Part One & Part Two).

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65 Responses to February 13 ~ Valentine Inspiration

  1. Soraia says:

    I loooove her stuffed animals, they are the cutest!! Her foxes she makes are adorable as well!

  2. michal says:

    these plushies are adorable!

  3. Mary says:

    very sweet!

  4. Barbara says:

    Knowing that these are for sale and therefore not tutorial available, I would still love to request any ideas on how to turn such small legs as these and keep the fabric still looking so nice- any help would be greatly appreciated

    they are precious beyond words

  5. Brandi says:

    those are THE cutest things I’ve seen all day!

  6. Margarida says:

    Nice!How in the world I never came across this portuguese crafter? Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  7. sharon says:

    Really cute, thanks Sharon.

  8. terri says:

    very cute

  9. Liz says:

    aaaah! how cute! now these i can get behind, regardless of how i feel about v-day.

  10. Mary says:

    These are adorable!

  11. I’ve never seen stuffed animals like these and I love them!

  12. kathy h. says:

    These two look adorable.

  13. Erin says:

    I cannot wait to try to make these! They are sooooo cute!!

  14. jm says:

    Oh, so , cute!

  15. Alyssa says:

    Very cute! I’m starting to love the idea of making my own stuffies!

  16. Okay, that photo actually made me laugh out loud with delight! They are the cutest!

  17. Michelle Shouse says:

    How sweet!

  18. Alice says:

    Those are very cute!

  19. Briana says:

    lol these guys are soooo cute!

  20. Lynne says:

    I love the stuffies! I am really getting into the craftsy non-traditional stuffed animal and want to try making some!

  21. I need to make my sister a sheep… with chicken legs, for old times sake.

  22. qsogirl says:

    oh my goodness, these are so cute! i have such a weakness for softies.

  23. alisha says:

    These are so cute!

  24. tscd says:

    Love the skinny arms and legs – very quirky

  25. Marcia W. says:

    Like these critters…

  26. Jenny says:


  27. rosie says:

    the hearts on them are so sweet!

  28. Deb Cameron says:


  29. Jennifer S. says:

    They remind m of my two howling toddlers 🙂

  30. Katie says:

    Oh gosh, that lamb is tooo cute!

  31. Kristin says:

    Those are so cute!

  32. duff says:

    LIke Ellen, I’d like to see a pattern. These are adorable and I like the softbird from Pinknounou’s site!

  33. Jen Holyoak says:

    OHHH those are TDF! I am totally in love with softies!

  34. Bonnie says:

    These are so cute, I just love the little critters… they can sing to me anytime…

  35. vicki terpstra says:

    That sheep is adorable. What a great list of goodies you have lined up for prizes/giveaways this month. Wow. How awesome of you. I just love your blog because it’s so full of great ideas and tuts.

  36. SewLindaAnn says:

    They are so cute!

  37. Ellen says:

    These kind of handmade stuffies are the best. I still have a terrycloth winnie the pooh my aunt made for me. Lets say roughly 40 years ago?! I’d love to get my hands on that pattern!

  38. Kaye Prince says:

    So cute! These could definitely make some little ones happy, but I think they’d bring a smile to my face often too!

  39. Cinnamon says:

    The applique tutorial is wonderful! I feel confident enough to actually try it after reading the tut. Thank you. And the sheep and wolf aren’t bad either;)

  40. Tina Mackey says:

    Oh, my boys would love these!

  41. Linda says:

    So cute! Thank you!

  42. Bekah says:

    I love them!

  43. ~Helena~ says:

    They are so cute…

  44. Somer says:

    I love that they’re singing.

  45. Cristi says:

    These are so funny! I love them!

  46. Jill Pierce says:

    These Stuffies are so cute. My girls would love them.

  47. Southern Gal says:

    Reminds me of the book I read to my son all the time called “There’s a Wolf at the Door”. He would love these.

  48. Katie B says:

    These little guys are precious!

  49. claireel says:

    those are so cute!

  50. Those are so cute, what fun to make.


  51. Beth Van says:

    One word: Darling!

  52. Jenny says:

    Tristao?! So cute. And Laura. I die!! 🙂


  53. Punkie Pie's says:

    Oh My Gosh!! I just want to hug these guys (they are too cute!) 🙂

  54. Jenn says:

    Love this!!! I would love to make these for my girls.

  55. nopinkhere says:

    These guys are adorable!

  56. DebbieKL says:


  57. Mama Lusco says:

    My kids would love these!

  58. Kristine says:

    These are adorable! I especially love the fun fabric choices for the wolf.

  59. those two are so cute!

    and love the appliqué tutorial!

  60. Marilyn says:

    Laura and Tristao are so cute!!
    Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

  61. carrie says:

    opposites attract! cute sheep and wolf.

  62. Angela says:

    I just made my first three dimensional stuffy (Heather Bailey’s elephant pattern). I have a new appreciation for seamstresses who make these – so many tiny little curves!

  63. Beth says:

    Adorable! Love those stripey legs!

  64. Amy says:

    I just look at those skinny legs and arms and dread the idea of turning them but they do look so cute!

  65. Tong says:


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