One less Lonely Dollop

Lonely in his youth
The Lonely Dollop is soft felt creature made from a pattern designed by Shawn Smith and featured in Therese Laskey’s excellent Softies craft project book. As the book says, he’s “a blob of poo, and he has a lonely look”.

I made one for my daughter some time ago. He’s much loved but recently, concerned about his loneliness, she’s been asking me to make him a companion “she must have eyelashes – three on each eye”.  So this afternoon we made one together using Smith’s pattern and adding a little bit of glamour. 

The Lonely Dollop is lonely no more.

Today in happier times
If you want to make your own cuddly poo track down a copy of Softies: 25 Simple Instructions for Plush Pals published by Chronicle Books

If you’d prefer to buy a ready-made dollop or to see some of Shawn Smith’s other zany creations, visit Shawnimals.