I was inspired by a this beaver pillow over at ETSY and decided to make one for Karsyn. Now she has something to cuddle with during the upcoming OSU Beaver games. I hand drew the pieces on a piece of paper then traced around the cut out pieces on to iron on transfer paper. Here is a good tutorial on how to use,draw on and cut out felt shapes with iron on transfer paper. Once I had all the pieces cut out and ironed onto the square of ivory felt I stitched around all of the pieces and stitched the square pattern on the tail (I did this free hand but you can mark it out with a pencil too.) Sewed on the eyes and then blanket stitched the back piece of ivory on. Before I finished the 4th side I stuffed a pillow form inside (I got one from IKEA for a few dollars).
If anyone wants the beaver pattern I whipped up either post a comment with your email or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the one I made.