This is a pattern designed by Susan Barmore, of Frowning Francis Patterns. I really admire her work. I love her octopus and walrus design and it was a toss-up between that and the crow! I chose this one because I prefer not to use clay, but these dolls are great fun to make. I used an old handbag a friend gave me for most of the embellishments. The badge on his back pack is from the Red Cross that I found in my button box.