Aaaaand, here’s yet another Pica Pau plushie! XD Maybe someday I really will make every single animal in her books.
For today, meet Bonnie Puffin!
The challenge for me with this one was the jacquard pattern on her sweater/scarf bit. I’d used jacquard before for the little froggie underpants I made last year, but for some reason struggled again with this. First I read the pattern upside-down, until SBC helped set me straight. Then I was really having trouble keeping my tension right, until she helped me again by suggesting I stitch over the carried color instead of just bringing it around the back. That definitely helped!
My only deviation from the pattern this time was to use different colors from the hat. Bonnie here can ALMOST stand up completely on her own (she’s helped here by grass and other incidental pieces of the environment) like James Duck can, and probably could if I’d stuffed her a little better. But she can certainly stand with something to barely lean back against, so she’ll do fine on a shelf or mantle!