I have been doing a lot of thinking lately ..probably too much.. But I was thinking about my favorite childhood stuffed animal.. It is similar to a munchichi. This little monkey could suck his thumb...and obviously I did that too much as the plastic is torn near its mouth.
A few years ago I was determined to find this little monkey...I did internet and ebay searches and could not find one exactly like him. My brother would find similar ones and give them to me as gifts. Then on my birthday my dad presented me with my long lost little monkey. He had been hiding in the crawl space of the home I grew up in. Happily reunited he now sleeps in my bed every night.
Inspired by him..I made my little bear one. It is a new design of half clay and half needle felting.