Softies trio

To give you an idea of scale, my hubby photographed my first three softies together. Note that the dog sits on a standard pin cushion.



Bird softie

Using the free pattern from Spool Sewing, I created this softie from felt and embellished it with embroidery. The inspiration for the stitching came from Doodle Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners by Aimee Ray.

This is my first bird softie and is unfinished (still open at the top) because I’m considering sewing a ribbon hanger at the top and adding a satin-stitched or seed bead eye. When it is done, I’ll post the photo on the Flickr Spool Bird Softies group.


I am also considering making Christmas-themed birds with holiday embroidery on it. If you have ideas, please post a comment and share! I am an embroidery and softie novice and appreciate any ideas/advice.

Mini dog softie

I just bought a book on softies that is fantastic: Softies: Simple Instructions for 25 Plush Pals by Therese Laskey

This book is loaded with great ideas and I made my second softie following the dog pattern and embellished it with embroidery. I took the idea for the eye from the rabbit doll in Laskey’s book – it includes a seed bead.