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Sewn Toy Tales - Melly & Me

Back in May I decided to make a gift for a young family member's second birthday and sadly not being able to find the pattern I had for  Karma Chameleon  I was forced to hit my local public library for some inspiration. I came across the book 'Sewn Toy Tales' by Melly and Me  (aka Melanie Hurlston) and fell in love with the cute faced characters - in particular one 'Darcy the Dinosaur' - and decided this was the toy for me! Or rather for the child in question.  I used some flowery fabric from my stash along with a plain semi-matching orange fabric and vintage green ric-rac for the ruff. To finish him off I used white felt for the horns (super fiddly to turn inside out but effective) and button eyes. Umm... can I keep it though? What do you think? The thing I love most about this toy is that it can stand up all by itself! I was in two minds about the choice of the flower fabric originally, but I'm really happy that I went with this one in the end because it looks