Charlie is the second "Aussie Mates" (Australian) Funky Friend. The inspiration for Charlie cockatoo came from the cheeky cockatoos that visit the birdbath just outside my sewing room window. If I've forgotten to put out seed they actually call out for their breakfast -and they make quite a raucous noise!
Charlie is very easy to make and he's really popular with children who seem fascinated by his wacky sulphur yellow crest. Making his body and wings from fleece gives him a really cuddly feel, but I've even had someone make him out of denim!
Hi I'm Pauline,
My granny taught me to sew when I was about 7 and I have been making my own dolls and toys ever since!
I began making ‘baby-safe bunnies’ for my friends’ newborn babies with sewn on faces and no choke-able bits, and have been designing my Funky Friends for about 10 years now!
I hope you'll enjoy my critters as much as I do!