Several years ago I started hunting antique stores for vintage lap rugs or robes. You know, the heavy blankets that people used in cars or buggies before heaters.... I would make them into bears or friends. Mohair rugs are not harsh like the horsehair ones. They usually have a wildly patterned top and a solid back.
Anyway... I found one not too long ago and have made a bear and a mouse.
Here is the mouse. His name is "Wild One".