So now the festive season is well and truly over and we have passed the milestone of Roo turning one, I can finally catch my breath and check in here; I’m sorry I’ve neglected you! I also went back to work at the start of January – it’s been emotional.
One of our nieces, drew Roo this picture of ‘Daniel’ the tiger before Christmas, he’s so sweet:
I thought it would be fun to make her drawing into a toy to send to her as a Christmas gift.
I cut him out of lovely organic linen and embroidered his stripes and face using cotton embroidery thread.
I added some embroidery on the back and gave him a little knitted jumper to keep him cosy.
He is a little mischievous though! When it came to posting time, Daniel had to burn off some of that energy and Christmas excitement before his long trip to the USA. First I found him here:
And then here hanging with the swallows:
It took a while to find him here:
He listened to a couple of his faves before getting into the Christmas spirit and then into the post:
Making a toy from a child’s drawing was possibly one of the most fun things I’ve done! I really enjoyed trying to make him resemble the drawing and seeing him come to life.