For some reason, it has never quite occurred to my husband to get me chocolates for Valentine’s Day, even though I LOVE chocolate. Maybe he thinks its too cliche. (He did get me a nifty extension table for my sewing machine, which is also much appreciated). So this year I took matters into my own hands and bought both my husband and son small boxes of chocolate from Granite State Candy, our favorite local candy shop, in hopes that they would share. And I made my son this adorable hedgehog, using a pattern by Betz White. So cute! Next time I think I will wash the brown wool felt to make it a little fuzzier. I had an old felted tan sweater I used for the body, and have a bunch of grey pieces ready to sew together to make some of the mice also included in Betz’s pattern.
Happy Valentine’s Day!