I’ve been asked how long the alpaca or the sheep/lamb takes. It’s really hard to guess without timing myself but I think around 12 hours. Here’s a rough go at the steps.
2 skeins of yarn for 1 color toy, 3 for 2 colors.
4 legs, including sewing in ends, stuffing, and sewing on, take 1 hour each. So 4 hours total.
Making the head, including placing safety eyes, sewing nose/mouth, sewing in ends, and stuffing, at least 2 hours.
Creating neck, 1 hour.
Making ears and tail, 1 hour.
Making chest 1 hour
Sewing head and neck to chest, 10 mins.
Finishing body, not even sure. It takes me a few days and hours and hours.
Then if I made a halter, and blanket, that’s another hour or so, or if I make something fancy like the sheeps flower wreath, that’s easy another few hours. So yep, it takes a significant amount of doing!