One of my old & dear friends from Alberta, Mike, sent me a package last week. When I opened the box I discovered another smaller box inside with a hole marked “AIR HOLE – DO NOT COVER!”. I could have made a thousand guesses & never would have come close to guessing that my shaved head, motorcycle driving buddy had busted out his mom’s sewing machine to create a 3D softie version of Henry. Aren’t they cute?!
Included in the package were photos & a detailed description of the trials & tribulations Mike endured to bring Henry to life. Creating a vector diagram of my original painting to base a pattern off? No problem. Figuring out how to use a sewing machine, then realizing this project would require hand stitching? Bit of a problem, but he kept going. Flipping Henry inside out through a teeny tiny opening after said stitching? Problem! (Apparently the adorable guy above is actually Henry 2.0).
A big thank you goes out to Mike for making me such a sweet gift. I hope you’ve got your sewing fingers ready mister, because I’ll be taking orders for more Henry dolls right away! 🙂