This month we celebrate those ladies who have had the opportunity and blessing to be mothers and to raise families. I think of my own mother who taught me to love the things that I do, including sewing.
My mom served her community with her sewing and did a lot of good deeds with her talents. I want to follow in her footsteps and have chosen this month to contribute some hand-sewn toys to Women of Hope, a charitable society in Southern Illinois. Women of Hope will be donating toys in May to cheer up young mothers-to-be who are in less-than-optimal conditions.
I would like to share this old pattern here. It is an extremely simple pattern: just cut out 2 identical silhouette pieces, sew them together (inside-out) with a ¼-inch seam, leaving an opening of 1 ½ inches in order to turn the toy right-side-out and stuff. Sew up the opening and embroider a face using DMC floss. My toys measure 12 ¼ inches from ear tip to toe. Enjoy!