Recently I was asked to make a soft toy for a friend's baby. My friend had seen someone making toys out of baby's first babygrows (onesies) and wondered if I could do the same.
Certainly I said. What animal do you want? (She'd shown me bears, elephants and rabbits).
A kiwi, was the reply.
There is a reason for this request - the baby's father is a New Zealander, and the kiwi is the national bird of New Zealand.
I'll see what I can do, I said, not for one minute thinking you could get a pattern to make a kiwi soft toy. However only a short search proved me wrong (which I'm very pleased about, because I was wondering how on earth I could MAKE a pattern myself).
An Etsy shop called Funky Friends Factory has patterns for all kinds of soft toys, including this:
I thought it was rather sweet.
Here's my version, made from pieces of 5 of the baby's first babygrows.
|One side is floral|
|This side says "Born in 2013"|
|Underneath I embroidered the baby's name and date of birth.|
I think this must rank right up there with one of the strangest things I've ever made, although I do think it's pretty cute.
What's the strangest thing you've ever made?