I bought these cute felted animals at a garage sale last summer, brand new and still in their package. Who knows what they were intended for, but I thought they were inspiring.
Did you read Highlights magazine as a kid? I did for many years (indeed, I still look forward to seeing it at the dentist's office!), and there is a regular feature in the magazine for young readers in which a short story is illustrated with tiny pictures of the nouns in the story. When I saw these felted animals, I thought of a young person I know whose birthday was coming up, and I thought of those stories. Wouldn't it be great to have a story like that but also have tangible characters to act out the story too?
Here is my crack at the story, with help from friends at a present-wrapping party I attended last week. (Click on the image for the larger view.)
It's so freakin' cute!!! I love how it turned out and i can't wait for it to be received. I think I will make some of my own felt characters and make more of these for other young people, then sell them on Etsy!
Speaking of Etsy, I've just posted a bunch of new items on there! Come on by for a look!