I'm still working my way through several old copies of WInnicott's The Child the Family and the Outside World .. I use the chapter 'First Experiments in Independence' which relates to the creation of a transitional object as substitute for an absent mother .
The previous version, 'An object of my own making.'(see below) now becomes 'An object of your own making.' with pattern pieces that can be popped out 'airfix' 'kit style ready to sew.
I'm following my bliss.