I might as well just admit it; I'm a complete lost cause when it comes to doing projects for my "practice grandchild." He's been pretty sick this past week, and I've missed seeing him, so I decided to make him a little "feel better" present.
The first time I made a stuffed animal from the Carol's Zoo pattern was when my kids were in Montessori school, and one of them was in a production of "The Velveteen Rabbit." I made the rabbit for the play, using this pattern, and loved how easy it was.
This evening I decided to make a "Feel Better Bunny" for Gavin. Rather than use fleece (of which I didn't have any appropriate color anyway), I decided to use two thrift store sweaters (pure lambswool, for $2 each!) that I had felted last year for an as-yet-undetermined project. The pattern pieces just barely fit, but the end result was worth it! I also added a design for the tummy to make it more personal.
I'm going to give him the bunny tomorrow morning. I might add buttons for eyes, but then again, I kind of like the plain look too. The sweaters were easy to work with and should stand up to lots of cuddles.
Will your heirs really want your stuff?
10 hours ago