Sorry - I'm having a Mercury retrograde moment. Reposting the entry above, this time WITH the pictures hopefully.
Not sure if this counts, but I picked up this tacky pair of acrylic socks marked "new but slightly flawed" in a second-hand store that had a whole bin of close-out items from another store. Some snipping and sewing, then stuffed with stuffing from a second-hand pillow. The lips are formed from the heel of one sock. The eyes are hand-painted buttons from a vintage store in the same neighborhood. The tongue was made from an odd sock I'd lost the mate to.
pillow stuffing $1.00
Total: $2.28 including tax.
It started out flawed, ended up, well, still a beast, but rather a cute one. Isn't that a Libran thing?