It all started with a head cold. And nine inches of new snow. And the desire to make a birthday present for my favorite one-year-old friend Maddie.
I found this adorable dog online.
Rummaged through my fabric scraps.
Cut out rectangle pattern pieces on tracing paper, cut out all the fabric bits, and started sewing things together.
Then I sewed the ears and arms and legs on the back of Nutmeg's body, and folded them all inward for the final big sew.
Turned the whole thing inside out, stuffed Nutmeg's box-shaped body with fiberfill, and hand stitched the opening at the bottom.
made a video for her.
I hope they are pals forever. The "M" is for Maddie, superstar.
Here's another great set of animal friends I almost made. But really, Nutmeg was meant to be.