Mr Huggy

So I started of with some little drawings for ideas for felt doll monsters (very big hat tip to Maurice Sendak and the super cool Kaori Kasi). They looked simple enough to stitch together quickly…

And then I got around to making one up ready for a birthday this week… and discovered it’s not so simple and I should have made a pattern and I almost forgot the arms. They were added on at the last minute and are accidently way too long. So now it’s “Mr Huggy – the Hugging Monster”. I am a rather ad-hoc crafting type. I like to fly by the seat of my pants and thank my lucky stars that monsters are quite strange looking at the best of times. I kept Big-P well entertained as I held up the scary looking monster at various intervals and said things like “oops! I just sewed it’s ears together!” or “so what do ya think? It’s pretty ok isn’t it?” and “AHH! Look how long its arms are!” etc.

And as you can see, it’s a little funny lookin’. Happy Birthday Nic!!!