When it came to getting the furry material however, I was surprised at how much it cost, and in my wisdom, I decided it'd look great in felt. Hahahahahahhahahahahaha!!
It was a good job I started making it early as in all it took me 3 weeks - yes you read that right 3 weeks! I am totally in awe of you people who make soft toys and the like in a day. And end up with something very professional looking. I ended up with two right arms and kept having to walk away as I just couldn't get my head around what I was meant to be doing. And so here it is:
I will not be making another one. Ever. However the most important thing is that Lucy loved it, and called him Bobby. He did get squished in the excitement, which lead to one of the darts bursting!! And that little droopy bit underneath is his tail. It said so in the pattern and I'm not arguing.
This was a far better creation for the birthday, made my my lovely sister, Lynne. Chocolate marble cake with white choc icing on top. MMmmmmmmmmmm. It was as scrummy as it looks. I even got a little bit of the bowl to lick before the kids got at it!!
Later on in the day, Cheeky and Woolly introduced Bobby to the finer points of living at Lynne's. Get to the chocs ASAP as they don't last long. It's every man/monkee/panda for himself.