A colleague of mine has a very talented illustrator for a son. Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Lobster Pig Race is a childrens book where a merry band of creatures race through a selection of environments.
As soon as I saw it, I fell in love with the lobster. Lobsters are great and this one looks so happy! So, I did what I always do when I see something amazingly cute. I try to work out how to make a cuddly version.
Here he is.
I haven’t really done him justice but he’s still turned out pretty cute I think. I wish I could provide a pattern for other people to make their own but I can’t, not really. It’s all trial and error, I just sew until it all looks roughly right. I guess this is how people make patterns though? Try and try until it looks right and then work backwards again to find the pattern? Maybe I’ll work it out one day, until then I’ll have my own adorable, unique lobster friend.