I’d like you all to meet my friend, Lion. I know, I know, real original name right? Well no one is making fun of your name, so let’s give him a little break. Unless your name is funny, in which case you should share so we can all get a good laugh. Kidding, kidding.
When I made my felt stuffed animals, I asked my cousin’s five year old daughter (we shall call her E) what her favorite animal was so I could make her one. She informed me that her favorite animal was a lion. Great. Couldn’t I have just gotten lucky with another owl? They were so easy!
I went to work on this lion. It had to be perfect, as E is amazing herself. I did everything by hand after I found a website with cute animal templates. Mine wasn’t exactly the same, as I just did it by sight, but I think he turned out really cute.
E decided to name him, appropriately, Lion. She decided that she wanted to sleep with him every night, which prompted my cousin to hate me. As you cannot tell from the photo, Lion is very small, and can fit in the palm of my hand. You may imagine this creates for a sleepless night when E loses Lion in the middle of the night (three times). My cousin is not happy. I am now working on a larger, less losable stuffed animal for E.
What do you think of Lion?