We have some lovely friends who live in the UK. They came to visit recently on their Honeymoon and brought Cliff along with them. Who is Cliff? Well, Cliff is a toy stuffed Eagle and he blogs. (I will happily share Cliff's blog once they are aware of what is headed their way... but I want to keep it a surprise and I don't need to tip them off with a trackback) After spending a weekend with our friends ... and Cliff, I realized that we needed to send a representative from New York State to London. Did you know that the Official Animal of NYS is the Beaver? Me either. I headed to Ravelry to find a pattern for a Beaver... and I found a few, but this is the one I chose. It didn't take me long to make the pieces but I kept putting off sewing her together. I finally just sucked it up and did it. I dug through my Great Grandmother's Button Box and found these. and her head quickly came together. Friends.. meet Lady Buttons. I left Lady Buttons to her own devices too long, it appears. She got tired of waiting for me to make her scarf. But evidently a hat was also necessary.. Once again, Lady Buttons took matters into her own hands. And here she is, all dressed up for her jaunt abroad. Now I just need to get her airline ticket.