Happy New Year, everyone! And a blessed Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God!
Last year, for Christmas I made a Klingon bat'leth for my older daughter. This year, she wanted a stuffed Toby the Targ, like the one Molly plays with in an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The stuffed targs on the market are ugly. The one on the show was made over from a stuffed warthog. I found a matching warthog on ebay, gave it to my daughter for Christmas, and then she and I turned it into a targ by adding spines. Instructions and spine patterns are here.