I recently ran across this pattern/tutorial on Elsie Marley’s site for a half-eaten gingerbread boy ornament, and I had to make it! He’s so adorable! It’s an interesting technique to sew the front cut piece onto a rectangular back piece, and then cut the back piece into the correct shape after sewing. Worked very well. My only hint on making this would be to stuff it a little bit when you are halfway around instead of waiting until the end. I had a hard time getting stuffing into the far arm and leg, and it would have been easier if I had stuffed as I went along. I also used a backstitch to embroider the year on the back of the piece. I can’t wait to hang him on my tree when we put it up in a few weeks!