It has taken some work and some alterations to make a toddler friendly Minnie Mouse, but I think I have captured her essence. The original pattern is more of a decorator piece. It calls for wire in the ears, wire eyebrows, eyes glued on, and other things like that. So totally not safe for a two year old child's toy. I think the resemblance is near enough that my niece will recognize her and hopefully she will like her gift.