My son inspires me to make all kinds of things. He's how I got to making all different kinds of animals. I started making a kitty out of a rectangle with this pattern: http://marmaladerose.blogspot.com/2009/04/crochet-kitten-pattern.html?m=1 and now I've made all kinds of things!
For Christmas I even make everyone in my son's class an animal. I let Lucas decide what kind of animal and even help pick out the pattern for it. I basically start this project when school starts since I have to make so many! Here is the pattern for what I am making his 1st grade class this year: https://amigurumi.today/free-crochet-animal-patterns/. They are turning out really cute!
I'm hoping to be able to carry on this tradition for years to come! I know my friends and family are excited to see what I come up with every year for them :)