Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hokie-Dokey - Black Tie Boogie, blog hop!

Welcome hoppers!!
If you are looking for the Blog Hop party with Giveaway post, check here!
If you are here for the Black Tie Boogie bloghop, here it is!!!!


Are you wondering what is a Hokie?? I am!! :)

Ok, maybe not anyone can understand this answer... so let's quote Wikipedia "The HokieBird is the official mascot of Virginia Tech. It has been named as one of the top college football mascots in the United States"... and guess what... it's a turkey-like figure :)

So for this Blog Hop, I knew that I had to do something Hokie-related... and recently I found out the tutorial for a cute Owl Sewing Cuddy... so starting from these two ideas...

... I designed and realized my my new best friend... let me introduce you: Hokie-dokey!


He is a cute helper, that always knows where my seam-ripper, scissors and pens are!
He is taking good care of them!!
And he doesn't mind if I put the needle that I am working with in his beak...
He told me "no problem, it's hokie-dokey" :)

I put together a little tutorial (my tutorial is available here and the pattern pieces here).
It is based on this tutorial for the owl sewing buddy... but I changed both the pattern and many intermediate steps (because I didn't have the supplies, I used different techniques to obtain similar results). I also added a little loop at the top of his head because I don't know about you, but I have very limited horizontal-flat-open space in my sewing room (also known as living-room :) ) so I had to find a way to hang my helper in a place where it's not in my way when I sew/cut... and for me that perfect space is under the ironing board :) so he is now flying too! :)


If you like this little helper, give it a try... it's a really easy and quick project (if you follow my instructions and learn from my mistakes ;) )
And if you realize one of those sewing buddy I would looooove to see it so, please, email me!!!

If you like my project, leave a comment below...
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If you are new to my blog, take a look around!! There are many free paper piecing patterns (Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Alice in Wonderland, Snoopy and friends and much more) and there are QuiltAlongs with giveaways!!!

And now go and check all the other great projects of the blog-hop!!
Happy hopping from myself and from Hokie-Dokey! :)

November 26

52 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea, your Hokie-dorkie is just 2 cute! Thank you for sharing him and the tutorial.

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  2. Your Hokie-dorkie is just 2 darn cute! Thank you for sharing him and the tutorial.

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  3. I am still laughing! :-) What a hilarious post! He is really cute. Love the details and the hook to hang him up with. Very sweet. K-

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  4. your sewing buddy is so cute and awesome. Thanks for sharing and being part of this hop. Have a great day

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  5. Hokie Dokie Cokie! What a charming cute fellow he is! - and helpful too!

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  6. Very cute and I love that he is flying.

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  7. Your Hokie is very cute and very helpful. Nice job.

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  8. what an absolute delightful addition to our hop….filled me with smiles...

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  9. Love your project - thanks for sharing the patterns.

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  10. Your owl helper looks really cute and it would be great to have one place to put all those tools.

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  11. How smart to suspend your little helper! Love the idea. I am off to look around at your paper piecing.

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  12. Hokie-Dokey....what a hoot! Great project!!

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  13. He's so cute - love it! blessings, marlene

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  14. Lol, he is cute! I will have to make a Jayhawk though. :) Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving! Vicki

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  15. Great job. I love those sewing buddies.

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  16. Oh what a cute buddy for your room. You can use him to hold anything. I really like him!!!

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  17. I love how you changed him up a little and used your own ideas to suit your needs...that's my favorite way to sew. He is adorable and a perfect sewing partner!

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  18. He is so cute...you could use him to put anything in. I really like him!!!!

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  19. A very clever idea, he's adorable and so well organized :)

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  20. How cute and very crafty of you! Thanks for the info and the links. I printed them out and am thinking of reducing the pattern 50% for a smaller version to sit near my sewing machine, thanks! Jane

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  21. He is darling! Such a unique creation!

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  22. Hokey Dokie pattern is sitting on my printing tray right now...thanks for that ! Very Clever ! Happy Thanksgiving !

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  23. I love how adorable and practical this little guy is. He is standing and waiting to help. Thank you for the pattern and tutorial Happy Thanksgivng

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  24. Hokie Dokie is priceless. What a great idea all the way around. Love him flying from the ironing board.

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  25. Hokie-Dokie is OWLdorable. Very clever of you to create this for the Black Tie Boogie. Thanks for hopping and for sharing your pattern and tutorial. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  26. What a cute project, and love that he gets to fly! I'll have to try one . . . . after I get my christmas sewing done, if THAT ever happens, lol. :)

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  27. Cute little project today! He's so handy - thanks!

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  28. Your owl is just great. Thanks for the pattern and tutorial. I'm going to check it out.

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  29. Hokie-Dokey is a hoot but useful, too. Love that you hang him - a great idea.

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  30. Hokie-Dokey would be a fun and useful addition to any sewing room!

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  31. I'm just crazy over your Hokie-Dokey sewing caddy. I think that I need one for my sewing room! Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  32. Love your creativity! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower and look forward to joining in on some of your quilt-alongs.

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  33. very cool, I like cute and productive and he is both.

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  34. I love Hokie-Dokey. He is such a clever idea and so useful. He is adorable. You are very creative.

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  35. I really like what you did. Thanks for sharing. I will be looking forward to your blog.

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  36. Very cute and creative. I love the name too. I follow through bloglovin and I look forward to your future posts.

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  37. Oh, your little hokie bird is just too cute! I love how he "hangs" out under the ironing board!!

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  38. Very nice to meet you. I will be honest - like your version even better!

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  39. Aww he is too cute! Thanks for sharing

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  40. Your caddy turned out wonderful! Love that you have him hanging under the ironing board, I also have one of those "aka" rooms, hehe. Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower and I signed up for the bundle, BlogLovin, FB and Pinterest ;-)

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Your Hokie is adorable! I especially like him flying under the ironing board, what a great idea!!! I'm a new follower on Bloglovin' and can't wait to see what you do in the future!

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  42. What a very clever project, and useful too! Very good job!

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  43. I'm late, very late, getting around to visit the blogs but as I am working on miles of binding I now have time in front of the computer between stitches so can catch up with the hop. I love what you made. A Hokie bird is perfect if you follow your team(s) at all! Way to go!

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  44. Your owl is too cute! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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