So on our drive from Austin to Dallas for T-Day, I started working on some Christmas presents that didn’t require the sewing machine.
One thing you should know. I am in love with softies. Especially softies that are intentionally a little cartoon creepy (like carrots, monsters or cupcakes), but that’s not what this one is. This one is pure cuteness. It was also my first softie to make with felt (if you don’t count the birdies I made for Malachi). I learned how to blanket stitch and whip stitch on felt in the process of this softie. The Shishi Girl offers up this free 2D softie pattern on her blog. I decided not to use buttons for the eyes since this stuffie is going to a baby that could chew and choke on the button if it came loose. Maybe eventually I will try to make a 3D softie!
The other fun thing that happened is that we took Malachi with us to Dallas. He loved the car ride and had a good time getting acquainted with my parent’s house. The most amusing part of it? Introducing him to the fish and the birds. He now has an unhealthy obsession with these tiny finches. 🙂