So, I've been busy finishing up a variety of projects this week, but the only one worth noting here is this adorable chick/egg soft toy.
I had been eyeing this pattern by Abby Glassenberg for a while, and when she posted on her blog this week, an Easter egg version, I was sold.
|A plain ole egg.|
|An already well loved chick.|
The toy turns inside out from the egg (or the chick) to reveal the chick (or the egg). It's such a fun, clever little toy. My boys love it!
|Pieces ready for assembly|
So, here's a progress shot, and you may notice that there are feet for the little chick, that are not in the end product. I had a snafu. I didn't catch the feet in the final seam, which is a bit tight. I tried again, and had the same mishap. So, I decided that my boys would like it just as well without the feet. I have another in the works, and plan to trouble shoot this issue a bit more.
Overall, this was a fun pattern to put together. Softies are such great skill builders in my opinion. They are small projects, that help you work on a variety of techniques.