Oh, isn't he cute? I'm not a pro at sewing or anything...though this may make me look like I'm a better sewer than I am.
My six year old said he wanted a stuffed dachshund. On a whim, I figured I'd look to see if there were any dachshund stuffed animal patterns around. What do you know? There is! Here's the link to the website (by a very talented doll maker). It's also got great instructions. It was my first time doing a legitimate stuffed animal. I didn't want to buy faux fur, so I used corduroy with a thick wale for the body and crushed velvet for the nose. It only took me probably 4-5 hours to make. I didn't time it, that's just a guess; I had it done in about three days.
And this ended up being one of my son's Christmas gifts. He named him Buster.