It started with the hedgehog - I decided to make my own hedgehog because I found some feathery yarn in my stash, and Heidi Hedgehog was born.
I mentioned this to my cousin and she said "Can you do a badger?" This led to me devising my Boris the Badger pattern.
Eve just happened to mention to her friend Alice in school that I had made a hedgehog and a badger - "Can she do a llama?" Of course I can do llamas - Lionel the llama followed.
Word got round school about the llama and another friend asked if snails were possible. I didn't have to make my own pattern for Harold the Snail as I found a good pattern on the Internet.
When the snail made his appearance at school, a cry went up - "Can she do me a bat?" Thankfully I found a quick and easy pattern for a little bat by Shala.
Unfortunately the wings curl in ways they shouldn't and it was difficult to photo the little creature - but his new owner is very pleased with the result and that's all that matters.
Needless to say there was a rush of orders - could I do a unicorn! a golden retriever! I think I'll let things calm down a bit before I get involved with any more requests.