Meet "Coccinelle" my latest little softie. I found a sweet button on a blog the other day that is essentially a toy drive for children affected by the earthquake in Christchurch. The incentive is being organised by a blogger in New Zealand. You can check her out here. I set to work at 9.40 pm to design and make a softie!
An hour and half later Coccinelle was born!
She is made from brown wool and scraps from my scrap basket. Her face is linen. I incorporated the selvage from the body fabric onto the pocket as it was too sweet to throw out! Thus her name, Coccinelle.
Pictured here getting a hug from Juliette in her favourite spot in the house - on the bookshelf!
Hopefully the first of many hugs from a special child across the seas.
If you are interested in being involved, just click on the softies button on the right side of my page.