Thursday, 16 February 2012

Lion Softie

Recently there has been a lot of roaring going on in our house. Scallywag has discovered the lion finger puppets that I made a while ago.

His favourite thing to do is to stagger towards you, holding the puppet up, madly waggling it in his hand and roaring- its hysterical!

Even though he is a boy who prefers to cuddle people, rather than comforters or cuddly toys, I thought I'd have a go at making a lion softie for him. As usual, I had a quick look online to see if I could find any free patterns or tutorials, but I didn't come across anything.

So I picked up a needle and some felt and started to sew.
Without a pattern.
Without a plan.
Don't ask me to make an identical lion- I couldn't!
May I introduce Rory, with the awe inspiring ROAR!

He is a bit of a funny shape as his neck is too long and he looks downwards, but Scallywag isn't fussy! I haven't seen Scallywag take to a cuddly toy like he has to this one. He now staggers around, carrying this one by his mane in one hand and the finger puppet in the other hand, grinning and roaring.
Can you hear the giggles and roars?
So great that all that effort wasn't for nothing!

I'm joining with all the creative people here


  1. You did a great job and without a pattern, wow!
    He’s very cute!

  2. I can hear the giggles and roars - the last picture is a classic. Just one question - can you make me another one teeheehee!

  3. Cute! It's the eyes that do it, well done!

  4. aww, that's so cute! you did a wonderful job with sewing it without a pattern! :)

  5. How great that he loves it, it is pretty wonderful!

  6. Wow! How cute is he? In fact both of them? Love that lion!

  7. Have you got "The Lion in the Meadow" to read him? A great book by Margaret Mahy.
    Your lion reminds me of the lion in the book. Very cute, if you ever write a pattern I would love a copy.


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