A few months ago when my friend's baby boy was about to arrive, I decided to make him a softie so that the first time I met him, I could give him something cute. So of course I turned to the Meet me at Mike's book (which I've blogged about before). At first, I made him the Udderly lovely cow from some old jeans and other small pieces of fabric laying around. When she was finished, I thought that maybe giving a baby a stuffed cow was a bit weird so I decided to make Zing the polite cat. And then when Zing was finished, I thought that she looked a bit too much like E.T. It was all very troubling. In the end, I decided that I liked the cow best so that's what I would give to Lucas. A few days later, we headed to the hospital to meet the baby with an udderly lovely cow in tow. Hopefully he likes it, and doesn't think that a stuffed cow is odd.