Thank you so much for this pattern! Thanks to you, I was able to make tribbles for a fundraiser that I'm doing for the Wisconsin chapter of the National MS Society. I was also able to modify the pattern to make soot sprites like the ones seen in Studio Ghibli movies like My Neighbor Tototoro and Spirited Away. More details on my fundraising as well as more pictures can be found on my blog here: https://technicolorlilypond.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/tribbles-and-troubles/ I have multiple sclerosis. Because my disease really affected my hands, it is harder for me to craft than it used to be. I persevere but it sucks and I'm dedicated to fundraising for a cure and to support the programs the society does to help people like me. Having an easy to use pattern like this was so very helpful.
Here are some soot sprites around our event poster for a fundraiser we did in July:
And here are some tribbles and soot sprites helping me count the money we raised from the July fundraiser:
I used my sewing machine to sew the tribbles and soot sprites but I hand-stitched their openings closed after stuffing them with poly-fiberfil. For the soot sprites, I shrunk the tribble pattern to about 3/4 size and I embroidered the eyes using black embroidery floss on white felt ovals. Each sprite has a slightly different expression but I think that only adds to their charm. Because I only made 10 full size soot sprites, I raffled them off at our July fundraiser and was shocked at how popular of a raffle prize a single soot sprite proved to be.
Anyway, thanks again. Thanks to you I was able to raise a lot of money for my team and I'm still raising money with the tribbles.