There’s something about handmade toys that just make you feel safe, and loved. I wanted to make a couple handmade toys for the boys, but was searching for the right pattern — so I was overjoyed when I came across this adorable pattern. I decided to make each of our little guys a whale softie. The pattern doesn’t call for it, but I added a little bell inside each whale turning them into cloth rattles. I used block printed fabrics and embroidered eyes onto the whales with red embroidery floss. This is no doubt a quick and satisfying project! Each whale only took about 30 minutes!
After I was done making them, Dhara wanted a little playtime with the whales — I watched as she showed the whales to her toy bear (which she lovingly named, “Fency”). She goes on to say, “See Fency, mama made this. Be gentle.”