Uh-oh they're breeding. The minimoopys.
I couldn't take any more ear-bending about not giving the original away, so I bribed Mark with his own. Allow me to introduce you to Freddo.
No interfaced ears for this one, but I did go down the polarfleece body route again. Got to use a bit of the thrifted dress too.
Now this way madness lies, but I then had to produce a third. This one's a girlie version made from my first attempt at felting - Annabelle.
I had a lovely pink merino wool wrap top, but a moth got it. Three enormous holes - bastard. I put the top in the washing machine and tumble dryer 3 times before it seemed firm enough to chop into, but I think it has worked. The wool is not as forgiving as fleece in terms of showing up lumpy stuffing though - I've produced a moopy with cellulite.
Whiney was talking about stuffing today. It really does make a big difference. I lived in Japan when we first got married and have a rapidly diminishing bag of the most wonderful silky stuffing I got there. All I can get locally in the UK is yukky clumpy stuff with crusty edges.
I'm going to become a stuffing snob as soon as I can source some better stuff. Recommendations very welcome.