I'm keeping this fellow for myself because he reminds me of something similar we saw in a bed and breakfast where we stayed in New Zealand. I definitely try to make things that remind me of places that I've been and enjoyed. Sometimes I wonder if I'm trying to hold on to memories and need an anchor or they will simply drift away.
free felt tutorial by Inger who writes the blog Daily Felt; Finished Dimensions 13" x 9" (after felting). I cut open the bottom of his feet and used a knitting needle to push the filler inside (100% polyester) and sewed him closed with matching embroidery floss. I used merino top that I purchased from Inger's etsy shop. I also made him the green scarf he's wearing in the middle picture, which is wet felted. If this project seems a bit too advanced you might consider using traditional knit felt and sewing a toy together with a contrasting blanket stitch similar to Kristin Nicholas' Fat Cat or use commercially made wool felt.
Toast and Honey
Until next time, be well and love well and remember that simple pleasures add immeasurably to quality of life.