I would like to introduce you to Popsicle, the newest softie member of our family. Having a three year old niece has inspired me to make her some soft toys. First I made her Hoot, who I posted about in an earlier post - I thought thought her name was Olivetta but what would I know. As soon as she was discovered by my niece she was permanently named HOOT!!! I wonder if Popsicle will be renamed. It is fine if he is. My niece won't be receiving this one - this is my prototype and I love his sad face so he is staying with me - I also stuffed up badly cutting him out - if you look closely you can see that the black material I used has cats on it (I like the irony) and unfortunately they are going sideways on the front and upside down on the back!!! Still can't believe I did that but a plea in mitigation - I cut the pieces out from the back of the fabric and the pattern doesn't show up on the back! Still a stupid mistake but maybe that is why Popsicle looks so sad! Thank goodness I wasn't cutting out a bigger project!