I have been waiting for some time without any distractions so I can make a few softies...finally got that time this week while I am on vacation in Montana. I mailed a big box of supplies to myself and they were waiting at the post office to pick up the day we arrived. I love looking at all that beautiful felt and embroidery floss in all the matching colors!
I have made a few softies now and every one I make I learn a little something that makes them not only easier to make, but more tailored to the two sweet babies I make them for.
Here's the monkey I made yesterday:
Here's a picture of the rattle disk I used. I got it from While She Naps and is made specifically for use in stuffed animals for babies. It's very safe and secure.
I also added a tail to my softie using an additional arm and cutting a slit in the back side of the monkey.