If I ever have the bright idea to make any kind of doll or toy again, shoot me. This week I made my third attempt at “softies,” and like every time before, they were a colossal failure. Following the devastating earthquake in New Zealand, a craft blogger started a campaign to send handmade soft toys to affected children. I thought, wow, what an easy way to make a small difference and brighten a child’s day.
My bunnies were supposed to look like this cute lil’ fella:
Instead, they looked like this:
Well, that’s not so bad, you might be saying. Except that they had an unfortunate, disturbing Nightmare Before Christmas feel.
At first I thought that maybe once they were finished they wouldn’t be so bad. But it was very clear by the end that I could NOT offer these as gifts. I did manage to finish the pink one because Turtle wanted it.
For all future relief efforts, I’ll be donating cash or store-bought goods.