I have been making an octopus softie for Evie’s birthday coming up in early March. This is a design I came up with a couple of Christmases ago that works really well with scrappy lightweight fabrics!
I took the octopus on a tour of the house, and he found some nice quiet places to sit:
I’m very pleased with how this one came out. 🙂
This little guy is completely hand sewn (why is it my softies are always a “he”?), and has some really sweet details, such as the plaited scrap fabric legs, little linen booties, and peaceful eyes.
I have a bunch of photos of the construction, and I’m very proud of my design, so I’m planning to do a series of posts on how to make one of these for yourself! Stay tuned for:
- Part One: Constructing the body
- Part Two: Legs Alive!
- Part Three: Octopus Modesty, or Cover That Tush
- Part Four: Let’s Shake Those Booties
I hope that Evie loves him and squeezes him and calls him “George”!
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts – check out some other wonderful finishes this week!