Friends: Introducing Fi of Dear Fii


Tell us about you

My name is Fi Lech and I live in the foot hill of the Dandenong Ranges outside Melbourne. I have 5 children, a husband and a small army of animals. My favorite colour is red.

How did Dear Fii come about?

Dear Fii came about after I started sewing for friends and family. And then friends of friends and family! Now I get to stay home, look after my family and play with fabric all day :)

Tell us about your products

I make softies and pincushions in all shapes and sizes.I have produced a range of patterns and kits and my new range is just around the corner.

What is your favorite product?

Burrito has my heart, well and truly! He was designed in conjunction with my 9 year old.

Where do you find inspiration for new products/designs?

My children are always drawing and creating new softies. I am enjoying playing with linen and exploring paper piecing at the moment as well.

What does the future hold for Dear Fii?

I hope I get to play with fabric and threads and felt for many moons to come. Lots of new designs, patterns and adventures are on the horizon!



Fi has generously offered to personally make one of her pretty and practical wrist pin cushions for a lucky reader of The Oz Material Girls blog.

To enter, follow our blog then check out the Dear Fii range at Patterns Only and leave a comment below telling us which Dear Fii softie you love most of all.

AND THE WINNER IS...... Wattle Girl..... Congratulations

And pop back tomorrow for Fi's guest post about personalizing softies.

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39 comments:

  1. I love all of Dear Fii's patterns, they're soooooo cute!
    My fave would be "Burrito" - who doesn't love a one-eyed monster. ;-)
    Thanks for the interview with Fiona, it's great to read about the talented designers we have her in Australia.

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  2. I loved the BABY PERLES SOFT TOY, they look so cute and cuddly I can see my grand daughter playing with them Jenni

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  3. I loved the BABY PERLES SOFT TOY I can see my granddaughters playing with them, They are so cute and cuddly Jenni

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  4. Aww I really like LEON THE LION MELLY & ME, he's got real character. Very sweet.

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  5. Ninja Sam is quite cute but Buritto is definitely my favourite!

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  6. My favorite is definitely the SISTER PERLES SOFT TOY by DEAR FII. Thank you for the opportunity to own an artist original pin cushion!!

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  7. lOVE, LOVE ALL the patterns but Peatly is my Fav.

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  8. I'm a baby perles lover!!
    Ninjas too!!
    Oh yeah, Burrito also!!

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  9. I am a huge Dear Fii fan! My favourite. Tricky. I love baby Perle's as they are quick and cute. I love personalising Perle's and all my girls have a Pepper. So I'm not choosing lol! They are all fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win a Dear Fii original! xox

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  10. I love 'Dear Fii' patterns. I have made Pepper, so she is special to me but I think my fav (but yet to make) is are the BABY PERLES. They really are just the right size for small hands and pockets and that's great. Thanks for a great exciting opportunity- to win one of our own custom mades- nice!

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  11. My favourtie would have to be Pepper - she is too cute.

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  12. Iove the baby perles softies, they are so cute! Thanks for the chance to enter a great giveaway

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  13. I love Burrito, i've made him too! He's cute, would love to make the ninja's next.

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  14. I love the Sister Perles, she is really cute.

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  15. I love all Dear Fii's patterns, they are so easy to follow and come up really well, she is very clever. My 8 year old daughter made her very own Burrito (with gentle coaching from me!) for a school project last term, so it's definitely our favourite. I've made both my girls the Baby Perles as well. Thanks for the interview with Fiona, cheers Catherine

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  16. I bought a Burrito for my husband for Christmas, not expecting it to become a permanent resident in our bed! It's such a fantastic design - so much personality.

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  17. Fii rocks. My fave pattern would be a toss up between Pepper and Burrito. I have a feeling Burrito would win in a fight between the 2

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  18. I love Miss Pepper, she was easy to sew & is very much loved by my little princess, she is even happy to spin around in the washing machine when in need of a spa treatment(Pepper that is, not my princess!).

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  19. I love "Perle" and the babies too!

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  20. my fave would be baby perles soft toy!
    hope i can join in from the uk!!

    gill

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  21. I love all the softie dolls, but if I had to pick which I like best it would be sister perles. Love reading Dear Fii's blog!

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  22. Baby perles all the way for me. Love the name, love the shape, love the sizes.

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  23. I love all of them you have some unique designs but I would have to say Burrito he looks so cuddley snuggle snuggle just practising just in case I get picked lol thanks for the chance take care Nicole x

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  24. Burrito is my favorite too. Thanks for the give away. Looking forward to the personlising softies post tommorow.

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  25. Burrito--love him and the name makes me hungry!! Enjoyed the site and seeing what Fi has created next.
    Laura
    (futurehopepeds@aim.com)

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  26. I have two little girls so I have to say the Baby Perles :) Adorable

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  27. My fav Dear Fii pattern is PEPPER. I have made several for family and friends and everyone has loved her.
    Keep up the good work Fii.
    rebecca

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  28. I'd have to agree with the selection of Burrito, he's adorable!

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  29. UM THS IS HARD.

    I like the baby perles most at the moment because I have a baby.

    What I like about Fi's patterns is they are girly - something which nourishes my girlyism in this very busy male house hold!

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  30. fave would have to be Perle. So cute.

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  31. I will have to join the crowd and say that the sister Perle is my favourite, being a big sister myself.

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  32. Oh they're all so cute! I love the SISTER PERLES though! I have two little girls and love everything 'sisterly' and totally gorgeous!!

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  33. i really like leon the lion!!! he is just sooo adorable .. but somehow i dont think i would be able to let my kids have him .. he is just tooo cute!!

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  34. Softie Sewing toy pattern by Dear Fii as it's most definitely the right size for those little ones that live amongst us, more commonly known as our children.

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  35. I LOVE Ninja Sam! my kids love to sew and they would love these mysterious fellows. I love the colours and fabrics Fii puts together. She is totally inspiring me to give my children even more sewing opportunities. my daughter is 4 and she sewed a cushion cover herself today!

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  36. I love all of them but if I had to pick one it would be the Ninja sam!

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  37. Oh so so cute!
    I love Burrito, but it's followed very closely by Ninja Sam!
    Kerri-Ann

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  38. Baby Perles Soft Toys have to be y favourite. They look simple to make and what kid wouldn't want one of these??

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