I have a graduation to attend this week and decided to make a hostess gift for one of the mamas. Not knowing her or her style, I decided to make something I'd enjoy!
A hedgehog pincushion using this tutorial! But as the little critter came together, he began looking armadillo-ish. So I added a skinny tail...
And gave him a wooden spool of vintage thread to complete the present!
He has to pose with a dime and a British pound for size because my worldview now spans two countries.
He is made of muslin, quilter's cotton, and scraps from a cashmere sweater I chopped to bits for another project.
Posing him with the thread reminded me of a favorite children's book by Kate DiCamillo.
Tres chic little critter, no? I hope he is well-received! I certainly put a lot of love into him - and a little pouch of rice in his belly to keep him upright.
So now you've seen him, what do you think? Hedgehog, armadillo, mouse, or just a tiny little critter?