I had to give something out of this remarkable book a go. The Fluffy Draught Stopper was tempting, as was the Fur Rat Door Stop. In the end, buoyed by a reader request, I settled on Frog.
The instructions were scant, dare I suggest inadequate. I ever so slightly enlarged the pattern and it ended up a bit fatter and squatter than the frog in the photo. My finished frog is a little over 10cm (4 inches) long.
I chose two vintage fabrics - both recycled sheets/pillowcases.
I sewed all around with a tiny stitch, leaving one foot open.
Then I wrestled a crocodile, I mean, turned it inside out.
Being square out of "fine canary seed", I filled it with barley.
Then I handstitched the open foot.
Eyes were added.
Et voila! We have named him Fernando.
PS I've finally done something creative on a Thursday so I'm joining in with Our Creative Spaces for the first time today.