(I took the lint roller to him when I saw this photo, but you can see the collar on his shirt in this shot so I'm sharing anyway)
I've been wanting to make old fashioned yarn dolls since I came upon this bunny several years ago that my great grandmother made at least 3 decades ago. I remembered making something similar with my grandmother (her daughter) when I was little. I even bought yarn and tried one about 5 years ago to unsatisfactory result. Then I started up again with one right before we decided to move to another state and I got busy with that whole process.
Now that we're semi-settled I decided to press forward and made this Valentine for a friend back home!
She has a black Bombay cat named Jasper and this is based on him. He's super snugly with her so I assume he's also romantic. You know, in a neutered way. Maybe "gentlemanly" is a better word.
The rest of the photos were taken before I decided he needed a cummerbund. Here you can see his tail which is yarn-covered floral wire.
A closer look at his cuffs with fancy "gold" cufflinks and heart-shaped box of chocolate-covered mice. You can't tell in the photos, but the felt of his "shirt" and cuffs has glitter on it. Because he's fancy.
And one more shot of the details: a dozen roses was beyond his budget (he's kind of a layabout and hasn't ever had a job to speak of).
I'm midway through making versions of my Beastie Grrrlz and I'm pretty excited about those! The challenge is getting brown/bronze locally (for they eyes).