Meet Bluey MacB.
I have to say Bluey was inspired by "Batty Cat Bubbles" from Plush-o-Ramma by Linda Kopp. (Batty Cat Bubbles was the creation of Amy Proff Lyons)
Bluey MacB is about 25cm tall and was entirely hand-stitched. I learned a lot from his creation. Now what to do next...
(I starting to see how a sewing machine could actually be handy...)