I'm in love with the idea (because I haven't seen it.. yet) of Miyako Kanamori's Sock and Glove book!Wouldn't it make a delightful resource for thoughtful + charming birthday gifts! See here for free step-by-step instructions for the bunny and dog.
"Thirteen delightful softy projects that are quick to make-and certain to amuse and delight. Full of individuality and mischief, these stuffed creations are all pieced together from ordinary socks, gloves, and mittens." --Penguin Group