I've been observing the latest trends in crochet and have seen some really cute stuffies made in the amigurumi style. I found a free pattern on the web to try it out. I made this mouse using a larger hook and yarn than the pattern, and found buttons in my button box for the eyes. I was able to make him in one afternoon, between folding laundry and picking up M. from practice. He's larger than a real mouse, but I think he turned out pretty cute for my first try at amigurumi.