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Olivia's Best Toy?
Please tell me it's supposed to look homemade!
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Date: 12/18/11 6:40 PM

So, my sister wants Olivia's Best Toy for one of my nieces (honestly, I'm not sure which one, since she's been looking for over a year, which might make it a little young for the older, and the too old for the younger, but whatever). I've barely been able to find pictures, just a book that makes it look like two spheres with arms, legs, and ears.

I'm not so good at self-drafted spheres- can someone with the book please tell me it's supposed to be "homemade" looking?

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Date: 12/18/11 7:21 PM

Are you talking about the Olivia the Pig books? In particular Oliver...The Missing Toy?
Olivia...the missing toy
If so, I think the soft toy is supposed to look "well loved". You can see the toy in the YouTube clip above if it helps.

Edited to add: Btw the way if you are struggling with the pattern itself there are plenty of downloadable (pdf) soft toy patterns, both free and for purchase. Look on Etsy and/or Goggle soft toy sewing patterns. I'm sure you could find a basic pattern and adapt it to look like Olivia's missing toy.

-- Edited on 12/18/11 7:32 PM --

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Belinda. Melbourne, Australia
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Date: 12/19/11 10:36 AM

That is the book, thanks. I made a pattern (the head is actually completely done), and it doesn't look horrible, but it definitely looks like a homemade toy. I was just hoping it was supposed to!

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Date: 12/19/11 6:36 PM

I get weird creature ideas from Etsy. Just use the word Softies and also search Blogs for many free patterns. I think it all probably started with the trademarked "Ugly Dolls."
The funny monsters are great for boys. I made 2 for an immigrant friend's little boys and they sleep with them all the time. Another thing fun is if the kids are old enough to draw, have them draw their own doll or creature, then trace to make a doll from it.

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