It was then needle felted by hand and machine but I still chose to stitch around the design just to add interest to the design using a embroidery thread.
After that part was finished, I fused the white layer to the backing and then using a variegated thread and a blanket stitch to add interest. I then trimmed the tan layer 1/4" away.
The tail was just a small amount of roving and then stitched and a glue based stone added for the eyes.
Marking the center, I did stitch using the same variegated thread and 1/2" away just to add more interest.
*When creating you have to remember that it is your project and you can interpret it your own way but if time is a problem the stitching is not necessary to stitch as the fabric does not ravel.