Not all toys work out the way you want and this is one of them.
From the book Fun at the Fair by Melly & Me, Pony is a great pattern. I had no issues with the pattern. The hair and mane are stitched in the seam line so I enjoyed the challenge of not getting them caught when constructing her. The legs were the items I found myself procraftinating on until I decided on my method (finishing them off by hand and not on the sewing machine) After I stitched the button joints on she just sat on my craft table ….. for over 4 weeks. I’m not sure what it is but I just wasn’t happy with the look of her. Think it had to do with the buttons, they were all I had in my stash but they just didn’t seem right. She was due to be a gift for March but I’ve decided to make something else for the child. I’m not giving up on Pony and I intend to use her for another purpose later in the year. I’ve got some ideas for her, she just needs a slightly different look. Maybe without me even knowing she was always destined for another job and not to be given in March.