2016 Temperature Blanket

It’s a new year…time for a new project!  This year I’ll be joining several crocheters making a 2016 Temperature Blanket.  If you are a crafter and haven’t heard of this you’ll want to keep reading.  Seriously, this is a fun and easy project that will keep your crafty fingers happy every day of the year! […]

Royals win the World Series!

Okay, yes, I know I’m a little late with that announcement.  Everyone knows that the Kansas City Royals won the 2015 World Series. But it’s still very exciting news and Royals fans all over are still on cloud 9 after the excitement of winning. But here is a new announcement, especially exciting for my fellow […]

New Website!

I’m so excited to announce that the Feel Better Friends project has a new website! Please visit http://www.FBFdolls.org to find out more about the project and see what’s new! All the best, Shanon ~ founder of the Feel Better Friends project

And the winner is…

A big thanks to all the kids who entered the Shanonigans Toy Design contest! What a treat it was to see all the creative drawings and artwork that came in.  You all have some very talented kiddos out there!  So talented I had a VERY tough decision to make. Who would win?! I wanted the […]

Design Contest!

Recently we made it to over 1,000 ‘likes’ on facebook, woo-hoo!  Time to celebrate!  How about a contest?! Know a creative, imaginative kid who would like to receive their very own crocheted creature they designed? All you have to do is send in a high quality photo or scanned image of your child’s drawing, painting, […]

FBF Doll Pattern and Request

Yay! The Feel Better Friends crochet doll pattern is now available! For those of you who don’t know, Feel Better Friends are handmade dolls stuffed with love and well wishes. The idea started as a gift for a little girl battling cancer.  Due to chemo she had lost her hair and often times wore a […]

Monte the Colorful Monkey Pattern

Yay! Another Shanonigans original crochet pattern has been released! Monte the Colorful Monkey pattern is now available in my ravelry store. AND for 24 hours only it is available at half price!  No coupon code needed. Just make your purchase before noon (CDT) on Thursday, June 18, 2014 and you will receive this pattern at […]

Question and Answers

I’ve had a lot of questions about my latest Feel Better Friends project so I thought I’d dedicate a post just for questions and answers. Q. What is it all about? A. Feel Better Friends are handmade dolls stuffed with love and well wishes. I came up with the idea when I saw a picture […]

A little kindness goes a long way

Since starting the Feel Better Friends project just a few short weeks ago I’ve had SO many wonderful comments and encouraging words sent my way.  I never dreamed of the amount of kindness I would receive.  I’ve also ‘met’ (over the internet) some wonderful people who are also working on running non-for-profit organizations or simply […]

Feel Better Friends

I’m SO excited to share with you a project I’ve been working on for some time now.  Introducing Feel Better Friends dolls! At first glance this adorable doll looks just like any of my other doll creations.  You may be wondering why is this one special, why is she called a Feel Better Friends doll? […]