These three softies are samples I completed early in January for a class I am teaching right now on softie design and construction. For those of you counting (I am, of course), these soft sculptures make 79 characters completed so far this year.
Characters are numbered, not in the order of creation, but rather in the order I get pictures taken, edited, and uploaded. I work on too many different things at once to track any sort of true linear progression. To see the complete set of characters, please stop by my character gallery at Flickr.