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Softies for Mirabel plushie sew-in + handmade toy drive!

Please join us in the Greenhouse to whip up some cut-and-sew plushies for a great cause! Softies for Mirabel is a handmade toy drive in support of the Mirabel Foundation, an Australian organization dedicated to helping children affected by parental substance abuse. You have two options for contributing to this worthwhile effort! Join us at our sew-in by RSVPing here, or feel free to ship or drop any finished, handmade toys to our offices by Wednesday, November 20, at 5pm, and we'll take care of sending all of the toys to Australia! 

Check out Flickr and Instagram to see the toys as they come in, and post photos of the toys you're making, too! 

For the sew-in: We will be printing a variety of our favorite cut-and-sew prints for folks to sew in the Greenhouse, but feel free to come and crochet or knit a toy, as well. Just bring a sewing machine if you'd like to work on the cut-and-sew kits we're providing. We have a few machines to share, so please let us know if you need to borrow one. 

Cut-and-sew kits are great beginner sewing projects, and all ages and sewing levels are welcome to this event! Feel free to bring your friends!  

To send or drop handmade toys here: We will also be collecting any handmade toy donations here at Spoonflower's headquarters from now until Wednesday, November 20, at 5pm. You can drop by with your donations anytime if you are in the area, or you can mail finished toys to us. Please include your name and email address with any toy donations so we can keep you posted as we send over our donation and photos are shared! 

Please send all donations to:


Attn: Greenhouse

2810 Meridian Parkway 

Suite 176

Durham, NC 27713

Feel free to post your favorite plushie designs for the sew-in here, and you can always email [masked] with any questions! 

We look forward to seeing you here to support a great cause!

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  • Spoonflower E.

    They made it! Check out updated photos of our little guys and gals at!

    December 2, 2013

    • Teri S.

      such lovely little things

      December 2, 2013

  • Spoonflower E.

    I just got the cut and sew patterns for our plushies delivered to my desk, and they are precious! We have octopuses (or octopi, if you prefer!), koalas, hamsters, dollies, owls, foxes, cats, and bears-- oh my! So excited to see everyone tomorrow morning to sew these toys and send some love to children in Australia! We have everything you need, so just bring your machines, or even hand sew, if you like!

    1 · November 15, 2013

    • Virginie G.

      I would love that! Keep the good work at spoonflower, miss you.

      November 20, 2013

    • Teri S.

      a Greenhouse field trip is an awesome idea!

      December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When and where in the building can I drop off my finished fox plushie during the week?

    November 16, 2013

    • Spoonflower E.

      Hi, Julie! I was delighted to find your fox on my desk this morning! What a perfect way to start my day-- he looks amazing! Thank you so, so much for making him!

      November 19, 2013

  • Ro J.

    My daughter and I enjoyed ourselves.

    November 16, 2013

  • Lenore R.

    Great! Now I get to order a new tool! :) (Dritz quick-turner)

    November 16, 2013

  • Sarah G.

    Aaah! Something came up and I bummed to miss this. Have fun!

    November 15, 2013

    • Spoonflower E.

      Sarah, we'll miss you tomorrow! Thanks so much for letting us know, and I hope to see you soon!

      November 15, 2013

  • Virginie G.

    Wish I could join!

    1 · October 30, 2013

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