A very special friend of mine has a lot on her plate at the moment. She wanted to do something nice for her girl, and had decided to commission a soft toy from one of her wonderful drawings.
Meet "Stella McCatney". Isn't she awesome?
There are a few clever businesses out 'there' who make toys from children's artwork but their waiting lists are phenomenal. And rightly so.
It occurred to my friend that she could ask me to have a go, and I thought "why not?"
It took me a few weeks to wrap my head around how best to attack this project. In the end, I simply enlarged the picture, used the outline for a pattern and then copied the rest free-hand onto some felt.
Here is the finished "Stella". I am extremely happy with her, she took many many hours to complete but it was so much fun making something different. And I really love working with my hands.
So, here she is.
So, what do you think?