I have tried this pattern 3 times. This, the fourth try, finally seems good. I'd love to get a better picture of her, but really I'm glad I finally won.
She is made of wool felt from:
Pattern from this book, but available here:
I decided to paint her face on instead of embroider. This was a good idea that I think I'll use on my next project that was holding me up in a hand embroidery way.