My mom and I spent about four weekends working on these between us. We ended up making two, one for Mrs. Sayuri and one for her little friend, N. They were a lot of fun to make.
We hand sewed almost all of it. Being in Costa Rica I knew/know of nowhere I could/can buy wool felt or even a blend. I also didn’t know where to get fusible interfacing, so I just used non-fusible interfacing. We did these with the regular acrylic felt that was available to us and I think they turned out awesome, don’t you? I love them!