Thank you all for your kind comments, it was a labour of love from start to finish. Strangely, once the glass eyes were set in place his character took over. I had originally planned an embroidered nose, but after sewing the eyes in place decided to experiment with making a leather nose instead, thankfully it seems to work.
I have just started working on a mohair creation. Again another traditional type and I will post photos when he's (she's) finished.
Thank you Peter for your encouragement. I love his expression as well but I don't know how I managed it. I hope he is the promise of things to come and not beginners luck. I am spending more time researching techniques and drawings and photos than I am sewing, so the next one may be a while.