Ever since sewing up the entries for the Sew Mama Sew Softie contest (including the winning fox!), I have been bitten by the softie-making bug. I even took out another book from the library so that I could learn new techniques and play around with different materials and designs.
I can’t stop thinking of stuffed animals!
One of my criteria for experimenting with new softie patterns, though, is to only use what I have in my stash.
Years ago, I had the desire to sew stuffed animals, yet didn’t even know where to begin. So I bought some safety eyes. I thought this would somehow inspire me, or impart some knowledge by osmosis of what the heck to do, if I just had them. And there they sat in my stash for many many years. When I went to look for them this week, I couldn’t find where I put them. I assumed I had gotten rid of them years ago. When I started this project, I decided to look just one last time before breaking down and buying some more, and I FOUND THEM!
I finally got to use these things.
I used the Ram pattern in the Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction
book, and omitted the horns, and changed the tail a bit to make this lamb.
I originally wanted to donate this one to the soft toy drive, but used it as my muslin, since it is far from perfect.
Coincidentally, a friend of ours just celebrated her 10th birthday, and happened to be over our house while I was making it. It was love at first sight.
So this nice little wonky, wobbly, newborn lambie has found a home and someone to love him.
I think she named him Nugget.
I may try this again!
What have YOU made today?