Back in 1996 I was at the beach with my family. Staying at the same condo was Eric and his family & friends. Since they were from the town right next to ours we knew some of the kids and would hang out during the day on the beach. There was a guy in that group that had a green polka dot swimsuit and I have always remembered that suit because it is super cute.
His first stuffed animal-a little deer! Isn't he so cute! It also happens to be the first thing that I have had his name put on. Which is really crazy because in the south we monogram everything! Having a piece of that swimsuit is really random but I think it will be a fun story for our family to have.
This little guy was super simple to make, I bought the pattern from Dolls and Daydreams on etsy. She has the cutest patterns and very good instructions, I'm sure I'll be buying more.
The only thing I did change from the directions is I went ahead and sewed the arms, legs, ears, and antlers to the body piece before I sewed the front and back together. I knew I would mess up somewhere if they were just pinned on. I also put stuffing in my antlers because I didn't use felt so they were a little floppy, you could also use a heavy duty interfacing if you didn't want to use felt.
So there you have it a good story for the week. Oh and we get asked a lot why did we not know each other or date if we knew a lot of the same people growing up. Well the answer is Eric is 6 years older than me. I always knew his younger brother, but since Eric graduated high school when I was in 6th grade (ha!) I didn't know he existed.
If you are Christie that left a comment in the last post about the fabric remnant please email me. Your email isn't attached to your comment so I don't have a way of getting you the info. Thanks!