I'd been wanting to try my hand at Prudent Baby's "Easiest Softies Ever" - because, I mean, with a name like that, how could I resist? I won't include the tutorial here because A) it's not my idea and B) she does a fabulous job herself. But I will say this tutorial introduced me to the site Graphics Fairy and now my life is forever changed! There are over 1,700 vintage - free clip art images just waiting to be used!
And this project also introduced me to iron-on transfers, which opens up a whole new world of crafting possibilities!
For the softie, I went with a slightly menacing-looking octopus.
Then I wrapped it up so that Doodlebop would have a little gift to open after his nap.
He may have been more excited about ripping the paper.
But he seemed to approve.