For Christmas 2013, my mom and I created handwoven and hand-sewn camels for her grandkids/my nieces/nephews. This is our 4th year doing a Christmas animal (previous years: giraffe, elephant, tortoise).
The sewing pattern for the camel was designed by Lois Boncer and printed in the August/September 2002 issue Soft Dolls & Animals magazine.
My mom found the fake fur online (after quite a hunt) and it matched beautifully.
This year, like last year, we made a total of 9 animals - 7 for the kids and one for each of us.