Behold my new fascination! Does this ever happen to you? I was in my local Hancock Fabrics for sewing needles. That was all I needed. I had actually finished a quilt this past weekend, so I felt like I was on a roll. I had never machine quilted before. So, after the success of my last project I thought I would tackle an even bigger quilt. However, a funny thing happened to me while I was shopping for needles. The store had a display of all of their Halloween fabric right smack in the middle of the shop. Someone had taken a McCalls sewing pattern for "wacky creatures" and had a dozen little Halloween softies on display. I was hooked! I had to have them for my babies. I went home and made 4 by the end of that night. I ran out of stuffing, or I probably would have made more. The pattern was great. It came with 2 different body styles, 6 different arm shapes, 5 different ear choices, and 6 different leg choices. It was formatted in a mix and match sort of way. I simply chose what I wanted and I used my handy dandy pattern ease to create my little one of a kind creatures to use over and over again. I plan to embellish the next ones, but just went with a simple bow on this one. I knew my daughter was going to immeditely take it to sleep with her, which she did. Didnt want any buttons or what not coming off.