My friend Monica's little girl, Mia, turned one last week. I decided now was the time to use a Japanese Craft Book to make this little seal. I had some problems with the overall lack of directions and my fabric. My embroidery skills are pretty lean and I didn't want to sew on anything that could end up in Mia's mouth (the eyes were beads in the book).
However, I think this little seal turned out sweet. Mia's mom is a marine biologist (in Wisconsin? you ask) and her father is also trained in biology. They studied seals together so I thought this little seal would be perfect.
Aidan loves Mia. One day he told me that "everyone should have a Mia." It is true.