I wasn't planning on making a lion. I mean, come on, another toy? We have enough of those. But Ellie begged and begged and begged. A few days later when she was sick and feverish, she explained to me that she needed a lion because "lions brave, ROAR!" And then my heart melted...and the next day we made this lion together with some scraps from my fabric bin.
And you know what? We both kind of love it.