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I actually had this post in my draft list for a very long time, and since hopefully I'll finish the tutorial section for this pattern soon, I wanted to show you all one of the patterns I worked on while in vacations.

I made them using some leftover fleece and stuffed them with my old t-shirts scraps. I designed the pattern so with just a few adjustments the little duck can be sitted or laying down, and also an optional bow clip or tie =] I had so much fun making them, I think they could be great Christmast presents!

So let me introduce you Mr. & Mrs. Joyful duck, they are a very soft couple that love kids and pets =] and if you want to go the extra mile, you can leave the bottom with a button to have a little bag filled with rise and cinnamon so you can microwave them and heat it up for cold nights, Curly has one now!

I am hoping to list the pattern next week, it has 2 variations (standing or laying down) and it will be a downloable multipage PDF file so you can enlarge it in case you want =] I hand sewed mine, one on the inside and one on teh outside so I can show how cute they look both ways!

I hope you guys like them =]



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Joy Kelley is a Chilean Designer & lettering Artist. Mom to 3 little boys. Crafter. Pattern lover. Color obsessed. Lemon pie dependent. And the hand behind the HowJoyful Studio & HowJoyful Shop. Read more about her & the blog here →

42 replies
  1. Kim
    Kim says:

    Joy! These are wonderful!! I wish I had enough desk space at work for one of these lovely critters.

  2. Rosario
    Rosario says:

    How cute are those little cuties! I’ll be waiting on your pattern Joy! the preview is great :)

  3. cassia sca
    cassia sca says:

    Ola, adorei!!!!como obter os moldes e as instruões de como faze-los…

  4. Julia
    Julia says:

    Hello Joy, I’m from Germany and at the moment I sew your “HowJoyful Bear” and I’m waiting for the pattern of the ducks ! They’re just so cute ! :)

    So if you want, I can show you a photo of my bear (and duck) when I’m ready !

    Greetings !

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      I would love to see your pics Julia! I am hoping I could publish the tutorial in the new few weeks, I’ve been so busy it’s hard to set time a side to finish the instructions part =[

  5. candie
    candie says:

    I love so much Mrs Joyful duck! it’s beautiful what you do! I can’t wait to try to do them once you’ve posted the pattern please do it as soon as you can! :)

  6. Sharon Vogel
    Sharon Vogel says:

    These ducks are adorable! My niece is having a little boy soon and I would love to make these for her and him. I am eagerly awaiting the pattern. I even saw fleece at the fabric store for $1 / yard so I may go pick some up just for the ducks.

  7. Melody R.
    Melody R. says:

    I want a duckie, she says in a baby voice. They have so much personality, just like you, smiles. Gosh…you are sooo talented. I’m so happy, no, joyful, to have found you. I’m looking so forward to the Mr. and Mrs. Duck tutorials. Hugs!

  8. Sheri
    Sheri says:

    The ducks are so cute … with Easter just around the corner, is the tutorial ready yet? do you know when it might be?

  9. Becky
    Becky says:

    This is an amazing gift for someone! I’m new to sewing and will use this as one of my projects. Can’t wait to ge the pattern and start straight away. Thank you are so talented. Hope I’m as good as you in years to come.

  10. Joy
    Joy says:

    Just wondering about the pattern? I have three daughters who whould just LOVE a duck! Please let me know where I can find it. Thanks so much!

  11. Hélène
    Hélène says:

    Holala,mais c’est superbe
    bravo pour cette création et à tres vite

  12. Jen
    Jen says:

    Hello I have fallen in love with your duck pattern is there a way you still have the pattern available for free and can you please send it me my sis-in-law is having her 2 baby & she loves ducks..

  13. Irene
    Irene says:

    Ifound your blog yesterday and I found it great!
    Did you post the instructions to do these cute animals? cause they’re so sweet, I really want to try to create theme!
    Sorry for my english (I came from Italy and I do not practise the language from years!)
    COngrats for the blog!
    Kiss Kiss

  14. Carolyn
    Carolyn says:

    Also came across your site today looking for a duck pattern this would be perfect – any chance you will do this pattern this year – pretty please ;0)

  15. Ashley Stark
    Ashley Stark says:

    No rush intended. I am a 14 year old girl who LOVES to make stuffed animals! I’m making a my little pony right now :D and I was just wondering when the tutorial will be out? I LOVEEE Your work :D Please don’t ever quit your blog :(

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      I am not sure since I checked my images and I need to re-take all of them, so now that I finish the instructions I need all the images again and that takes more time than what I have available now, it’s definitely in my list tho.

  16. Silvia
    Silvia says:

    Hi Mr and Mrs Joyful Ducks are so cute!!!
    When do you give us the patterns? Please do this soon!! Thank you very much

  17. Ishal
    Ishal says:

    Ummm no rush here, but when are you going to put up the patterns for Mr and Mrs Joyful Ducks, because i realllllly want to try it out because they look sooo adorable! <3

  18. Lianne Itterman
    Lianne Itterman says:

    Not that I don’t believe that you won’t one day put up this tutorial but I think you may have forgotten about making this tutorial. I really want to make these ducks. I have completed a number of your bears as gifts and want to do the same with this pattern. Hopefully you finish this soon!

  19. laura stewart
    laura stewart says:

    are these ducks pattern on the website, i really want to make some for my family for easter and these ducks look the cutest. please could you post it before easter!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. laura stewart
    laura stewart says:

    i am a 13 year old girl and want to make these for my family for easter please could i have the pattern??????????????????

  21. Shelby
    Shelby says:

    I know that everybody is begging to post the pattern and I am just another to add to the list. But please post then soon, I would love to make these for my little girl. I love all of your work, so cute! thanks!

  22. Cheryl Leighton
    Cheryl Leighton says:

    Good evening, I have seen your duck patterns and think they are beautiful, I am not very good at using this computer thing, so I was hoping that you would help me understand how to buy these patterns from you.

    Many thanks

    Cheryl x

  23. Iveta
    Iveta says:

    Hello, Joy
    I´m falling in love with your ducks. Have you already finish their PDF pattern? I would like to sew them. Thank you and have a nice day.

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