This is the inspiration.
This is the result.
I've been doing some felting. I was trying to capture the dark stormy clouds along with the white fluffy ones. With the addition of a felted button, this is a neckcozy for a friend. The alpaca fiber was wet felted, let dry, then was needle felted to a piece of fleece. It will be soft on the inside(skin side?), and rain and wind resistant on the outside with the alpaca felt. And really warm, which is important here in Minnesota! I am working up many of these to sell at a small craft show in town later this month. It will be my first.
I'm not sure if Mom thought this toy needed a bath, or was cold or what, but am just glad that the burner hadn't been turned on yet.