I decided it would be fitting to show off one of the first stuffed toys I ever made. He was made from a kit that we used to order through my Junior High School's 'Home Ec' class. The pattern was printed directly on the back of the fake fur, and the eyes and other parts came in a plastic bag with very simple instructions printed on a sheet of paper. I remember even the stuffing was included. I had also ordered a Baby Skunk and White Kitten....but those are long gone. We're talkin' 1978 here people. Anyway, this Dachshund, who measures about 14 inches from nose to tail is the only one I've been able to hold onto through all my years of moving from place to place. I've always been a huge fan of stuffed animals, owning about 50 of them when I was a girl.My daughter has beat my record by now. I'm sure she must own over 50 furry friends by now. The latest toy she asked for was one of the "Rayman Raving Rabbids" from a Wii game she and her brother have. I told her that instead of ordering one, I'd just make her one. And so, here it is:
Crazy looking, isn't it? Well, she was thrilled to see him come to life this weekend. As if I didn't already have enough little chores to do. I don't mind making a toy as long as I know it's going to be loved....And I can tell this one is.
(She's just getting her adult front teeth, that's why they look weird)