Precious Patterns design without the legs and arms. One thing I love about Mary's patterns is that you can make variations from them. Often I need cute patterns that I can remove the arms and legs so they don't get caught in IV lines etc. And I don't use buttons for eyes but use circles of felt. The nurses use these small pillows for the children when they need to rest their arm on something soft. I used wool felt on these and although I stitched the faces and ears by hand, the body was sewn together on the machine for added strength. If you have a baby or very young child, these little animal dolls are perfect.
By the way, we will be having a Precious Patterns Halloween Finger Puppets pattern giveaway along with the cutest Halloween Treat Bag pattern starting Monday, Sept 24. I'm making a set of them right now and they are soooooooooo cute and easy!