Lucy the horse has been around since Mabel was 2. She's been back and forth across the country, participated in lots of sleepovers, gone to school and church, ridden in the car, and played with Mabel every day. She goes to tea parties, Barbie parties, spa parties, plays Pokemon and doctor, attends school, and gives the best hugs.
She's been restuffed twice. Recently she busted her rump and Mabel wanted to fix her first thing on a Saturday morning.
She patiently listened to directions and did a wonderful job securing Lucy's tail back to her bottom.
Mabes was so proud.
After her veterinary work was complete, she decided she should work on another sewing project. So she made a stuffed dog in about 45 minutes.
As far as life skills go, this one goes to Mabel. At least the other 3 will be able to take their sewing repairs to their baby sister when they are grown.