He's supposed to be a wise owl. Stunned mullet is more the creature that comes to mind. He is perched atop my sewing basket.
I rather like a scarf-wearing softie.
You can read more about this shop and others on my craft shopping tour of Paris blog post.
I started a little Flickr gallery of Softies that I've fallen in love with. There are some extremely talented doll-makers out there. I have a lot to learn about softie making. For example, how much to stuff them. Nothing to do but practise to perfect the art (or craft) I suppose.