I made three of these, in two sizes, last year, as well as a green one with a white embroidered snowflake on it. The reindeer is a Clare Youngs design. I just used your normal acrylic craft felt, which is cheap, widely available and easy to work with. But this year, when asked if I would make one for a friend’s baby, I thought I’d splash out on some 100% wool felt. Oli says it looks like toast! Fat and cosy, it is just so beautiful. I’m going to make one for Sol too (there isn’t enough felt for Otis but at 6 months I don’t think he’ll mind too much!) and can’t wait; it’s a pleasure to work with. From Blooming Felt.