With a new love and life partner comes a new family. This was the first Christmas with a whole new set of kidlings to think about and make things for - a three-year-old and two four-and-a-half-year olds. Emboldened by my capacity to draft a pattern from my own brain (see moose below), I embarked on my most ambitious project yet - Petunia the Possum.
Isn't she sweet? She is, of course, a ring-tailed possum.
She is made out of a grey flannelet bedspread and a pink stripey cotton shirt that I thrifted from the local Salvos (Salvation Army store). As a result she was extra soft and cuddle-able. Like all possums she is nocturnal (and thus sleepy during the day) but her pink painted toenails hint at a wilder side come nightfall.