My eight month old nephew, Hayden, lives a good five hours away so I don't get to see him that much, which also means that he doesn't get to see my dog Beau. Beau's size and energy can be a little overwhelming at times, especially to a little baby, so this year for Christmas I decided to make Hayden a little stuffed animal version of Beau so that when he comes to visit maybe Beau won't seem so scary. I had never made a stuffed animal before, let alone designed one. The only fabric I had close enough to Beau's colour was this light brown herringbone wool. He has screen printed polka dot inner ears and carries a matching drawstring bag with a note inside introducing himself. And of course it wouldn't be Beau if it didn't have a curly tail.