I made this as a favor to my sister, for a birthday present for a friend. I carefully cut all the pieces so that the stripes would line up perfectly this time. I spent like three hours cross stitching the heart with rainbow metallic embroidery thread (man that stuff is tough to work with). I also used a glue gun to help attach the arms and legs and head more securely. I think he came out great, and it was hard to give him up. I hear the recipient was very appreciative though.