As I've probably mentioned before, I'm definitely not an expert seamstress. However, I can't resist a cuddly minky fabric. I wish everything was made of that extra soft, bumpy stuff! I got some use out of a little piece of minky while making a couple of stuffed animals for my one-year-old nephew, Trey, this Christmas.
With the help of some free internet patterns (which, by the way, were in a language that I CANNOT read), I created a simple whale and a little starfish (that's where the minky came in handy). My stitching is definitely amateurish, but I still love how they turned out. My new goal is to practice creating things like this so that someday you won't be able to tell where I hand-stitched at all!