I went looking for an advanced beginner sort of softie project to make a stuffed toy for a wee cousin and found Hillary Lang's super cute (and free!) pointy kitty. I used some floral cotton I had picked out for a dress for wee one a while back and a coordinating flannel I had from some craft project. They worked great together with the flannel adding a really nice textural element to the kitty. I made a (still unfinished) practice kitty first so I could get the points nice and crisp on this one. The embroidery/finishing stuff is still a killer for me, but she came out pretty well despite my limited skills.