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I’ve been sewing this entire week, by hand! So it took a while, but now I’ve finished the structure of the stuffed animal, but I need to tighten it up somewhere so it gets a more realistic look and isnt to loose anywhere.

The animal I went for is a formosan yellow throated marten.

The Formosan yellow-throated marten is a subspecies of the yellow-throated marten (an Asian marten species) found on Formosa island in Taiwan. Yellow-throated martens range from 15 to 24 inches in head and body length and their tails range from 15 to 16.5 inches long. Adults can weigh as much as 7.5 lb. Their coats are brown and darken toward and on the tail, and the throat and chin are canary yellow in color. Their ears are low-set and rounded, and their fore and hind feet have naked pads with sharp claws enabling them to climb quickly and easily through trees.

I am uncertain about the eyes I found at the pearlhouse (perlehuset). I thought that the see-through part of the button eye would be transparent against the dark fabric so it would’nt stand out so much. But when I put it against the animal I think it looks weird. I wont sew it on yet, because I need to take a look around and see if there is more teddybear eyes out there.

Look at the pictures.. Tell me what you think.