I feel like I've been away from here forever! I thought I would show you what my softies start out like before I come up with the final pattern. I have to tell you that when I finished the first one I was so proud and amazed with myself I couldnt take it. I also couldnt understand why my family wasn't as excited as I was. Now that I look at him I feel quite sad for him as he is the ugly duckling compared to his brothers.Iam having a really good time making these,they whip up really fast. Iam thinking of maybe putting the pattern in the shop.I put lentils in their bottoms to keep them weighted and made backpacks so the could forage for food and wouldnt starve when I forget to feed them. LOL Ok enough rambling.