My whole family loves whales. They are beautiful, majestic creatures and perhaps a bit magical as well. I made a simple grey whale for my 2 year old and he loves it so much I decided to make a whole bunch of different whales. This Orca is about 18" long and 9" wide at the fins. He is made from super soft minky fabric, and is baby safe, with no parts that could come off or break. All machine stitched except for the white eye spots which are securely hand sewn on afterwards to make sure they are positioned just right. For stuffing I have used all the scraps of the super fluffy fabric that I create when I make my monster slippers, so basically it keeps all that stuff out of the landfill. It makes a very nice stuffing - very delightfully squishy and soft.
This is a great gift for kids of all ages. It is soft and chewable, and the high contrast coloring make it very attractive for babies, yet it is realistic enough to be a big kid toy as well.
The one you see pictured has been sold, so all future whales will be as identical as I can make them, but each one will have it's own character just like in real life.
More whale styles coming soon, feel free to make requests.
**Fully machine washable on normal settings, definitely put it in the dryer... it helps to fluff it back to fullness after going through the washer. My little boy's whale has been happily washed several times now.
*CPSIA compliant - safe for children of all ages.
Eileen Renger Kundin