Having spent the best part of a week on this I'm in no hurry to make another but my husband likes it so that's all that matters because I've kept to my word of making him one albeit not quite the same as what we saw in the shop. I think my version is more in keeping with my beach/sea theme and the "Beach Hut" chenille quilted cushions - at least I like to think it is! Perhaps I'll call it "Sea Urchin". I washed the appliqued panel in the machine before making up to get "the look".
I recently came across Judy's Art Dolls blog and found it totally enchanting - do go take a look if you haven't already seen it - there's some wonderful delights to be seen!