Lately, if there is something she wants, and I don't have an idea for how to make it, we'll search Etsy or Pinterest to look for inspiration. We nearly always find something (even if we don't always have the supplies). Yesterday we had exactly what we needed to make this adorable stuffed bird, inspired by a hair clip of the same design we found on Etsy.
My first attempt at a blanket stitch (found a tutorial on Pinterest, of course). Not perfect, but I definitely learned what to do next time.
I think this bird may need some friends and family soon.