My need to nest has been seriously delayed by our apartment hunting and packing to move, but I managed to squeeze out a few wonderful goodies for the nursery before I trade my gigantic studio space for a much, much smaller one. Even before I knew it was a boy, I knew wanted a light and airy magical woodland nursery where bears play banjos and mice are pirates. Luckily, what I wanted would have worked for either!
Here are a few things I made last week using the same technique I used to make the dragon stuffed animals for my nephews. If you start playing around with basic geometry in your patterning, you can make anything out of fabric! If you are terrible at patterning, you can also try searching online for free stuffed animal patterns and blowing them up in Photoshop or just looking at photos of the kind of stuffed creature you want to make and noting how many pattern pieces were used and sketching out what they might look like flat. Nothing has to be perfect the first time around if you are working in muslin first and you can always keep changing the pattern until it looks right. Once you have something good, be sure to transfer it to paper so you can keep it for future use!