Thank you so much everyone, I'm completely thrilled by the reaction to ?? (I can't think of a name that suits him).
i love him! did you use a pattern, or get the idea from somewhere? i'd love to make one for my nephew.
I didn't use a pattern but was inspired by a book called Stray Sock Sewing, the photos in it are fantastic and I can't recommend it highly enough.
I love the shy look on his face and body actions.
How did you manage to get his feet twisted and his head turned to the side without distorting it?
I sewed his legs with an upside down 'U' shape and his legs are filled with plastic beads which has made them heavy and then stitched his head on at a tilt because he looked a bit dopey like that.