Here's where the buttons come in. The hardware store next to the quilt store in the small town I was in didn't have much of a selection but I found some. My girls opted for googley eyes instead of buttons.
Still have some editing on the side and the top of his head. I can't get the coloring/shade right to make his front paw work. I'm wondering if I just need to outline with the dark brown fabric. Nothing is fused down so if it looks funny, it is.
Bigger buttons, but they aren't glossy. I think the size is right though. Oh..forgot he needs a nose. Tomorrow I'm buying Steam-a-seam since the stuff I have sucks.
Here's a crayon drawing:
The lady at the quilt store did the "ohhhhh...he's soooo cute!" when I showed her the drawing and explained the project. She couldn't believe it was done with crayon. Actually drawing it out helps make the pieces more exact when I trace for the wrinkles, nose and eyes.