I've been making these little creatures - from a Fuzzy Mitten pattern. They're dead easy and look great! I filled mine with carded sheep wool (because I've got lots of it) which is pretty resilient. It's great for stuffing.
I could only make 4 as I didn't have any plastic beads to weight the base and put in a plastic UHT milk bottle lid instead. I was saving the plastic lids to make little pincushions and had only collected 4 as I hardly ever use milk!
Not sure why the picture is squashed - I made the collage in Picassa because I couldn't get Pic Monkey to rotate the photos!
Technology will be the death of me...