I’ve never done an animal theme on a rag rug before, but there is always a first time. I had fun designing and making this and it has cheered me up no end during the past few weeks. The cushion measures 14 inches square and is hooked using strips of non-fraying materials (as it is for a young child) and backed with royal blue corduroy. The highlights in the eyes are embroidered with white embroidery thread, with the ends tied at the back for security. Let’s hope Alfie likes his lion!