I taught MK how to increase and decrease stitches the other day.
To finish it off, she simply needed an idea and instruction on how to attach the legs and make the mane. She also had me stitch the face because, "This is a toy for Nika, and I don't want the face to look funny."
We also call it the ballerina flower lion.
You won't get that from a toy store...probably not from Etsy either.
MK says, "It's really a girl lion, but I thought I should put a mane on it so you could tell what kind of animal it is."
Today, after the kids finished listening to their history lesson, MK presented this creation. Another on-the-fly, patternless creation.