A couple of my son's friends have birthdays this week so I'm using the opportunity to try a new plush animal, tweak an existing one, and get some genuine feedback from little kids. A bit mercenary, maybe, but hey kids like plushies and they certainly won't be polite if they think my work is no good!
This one is for Lily, who likes dogs and especially taking them for walks:
Bonus points for you if you noticed that the dog lead is an adaptation of the patchwork belt pattern. This dog pattern needs some extra work, he needs a second gusset from his nose downwards and his back feet don't sit on the floor properly. But the birthday party is at 4 o'clock, so I've decided his quirks are "lovable" and he can stay as he is!
This dinosaur is for George, who I don't know well, but I hope he likes it:
This is my standard dino, dressed up with some extra details. I think he's quite cool.
It's Phil's birthday today, too. But he doesn't get a lovingly handmade plush animal, he has to make do with tickets to see Nick Cave.