Kelley Gilbert from Casa Crafty has been with us for a full year, spotting trends and sharing them in her monthly posts. You can find Kelley on Etsy, Instagram and Facebook, plus find all of her past trends posts here. This month is all about wild animals!

What about you? Have you sewn anything “wild” lately?!


So cute. So wild…

Is there anything cuter than kids and critters? The most recent Kids Clothes Week challenge proves that, no, there isn’t anything better or cuter than kids in lovingly handmade, critter-adorned outfits.

The entire trends post this month is devoted to this classic combination. Note: Many of these blogs are not in English; if you right click when you get there you can translate to your preferred language.

How cute are these littles?

Kitties, Horses, Cows, Safari + That Bambi Dress!

Clockwise from top left: Designs by Bellabug: Feline Sunki, Sewpony: Two Hanami Dresses, Liesellove: Adorable Cows, Rita Pirolita: Wild Skirt, KaatjeNaaisels: Bambi Dress

Swans, Foxes, Ears + Fawns, All Tied Up with Octopi

Clockwise from top left: Our Chez Nous: Octopi Geranium, Giddy Ants: Foxy Maeve Jumper, So Zo… What Do You Know?: Fawn Pinafore, My Minnie Mie: Jill Dress, Inspinration: Earry Dress

Swim Tops + More

Are you looking at me? Here we have ears, bunnies, moons, night life butterflies and sharks.

Clockwise from top left: Craftstorming: Azur + Cloud 9 Swim Gear, Chocolate, Vanilla and Caramel: Bunny Ears Coat, Snippet: Moon Bunny Dress, Nononsonsmoms: Liam’s Polos, Sewing and Sowing: Wild Butterflies Dress

Lions, Tigers + Bears: Oh, my!

I have some bear fabric in my stash, this is a fine example of how to use it! And the Ed Emberely Big Cats is much loved in our house! How about you?

Clockwise from top left: Paspel Poezen: Ole with Zipper, Circle meets Line: Mini Bears, Sisko by Mieke: Experiment, Nellekus: Big Cats Coat, Miss Castelinhos: Wild Tank