I was so excited when I read Carly's post complete with mini-moopy pattern. My next door neighbour is expecting, and the new baby struck me as the perfect reason to get busy and make one. Here he is posing in the garden.
I could easily get addicted to this pattern. It's not too tricky for my dodgy sewing skills and I get to use up loads of little scraps of fabric. His arms, legs and ears are quilting leftovers, his body is brown polarfleece (very snugglable for a little one) and his face is felt.
I used a bit of interfacing in his ears to give them a bit of body without stuffing them, but I'm not sure I'd do it again as they've gone a bit too firm. Perhaps some cuddling/chewing will soften them up.
We've had tears over him already "I want to keep him - you can make a different one for the baby". Actually, we have this every time I make a softie - Backtack bunny nearly got kidnapped on the way to Larissa. Strangely the only one Mark is keen to get rid of is big bad bunny.