Trying to do this for a lady having a baby, haven't spoken to her much about the actual design - but she said 'vintage robot, multicolored'... and this is what I thought of. He has legs to get and details to sew... we'll see how it turns out. I wanted it to be washable and also didn't have time (or energy - it is dropping to freezing again here) to run out in the morning.. may run out when Esme returns from school in a few hours. She was really good last week on her school report and does deserve a little special time out on Mama's day off.
Reading Monstrous Regiment, now... read through Night Watch by Terry Pratchett in the course of a few days. The image of Nobby Nobbs as a child still haunts my imagination *(ha)*.