I made him for her from an old and wonderfully soft, tho moth eaten, Italian wool jumper (that was my sister's before mine - how is that for repurposing!) A hot wash and a wizz in the dryer felted it nicely all ready for cutting and sewing and loving. (The pattern for this Star child, by Christine Schreier, is in the Winter 2009 (US) issue of Living Crafts magazine)
"To-day do I bake, to-morrow I brew,
The day after that the queen's child comes in;
And oh! I am glad that nobody knew
That the name I am called is Rumpelstiltskin!"