You can't see it from this picture (was taken on my phone - too late to be bothered uploading from camera) but it is a black sock monkey with gold and silver stripes. The only pair of new socks I could find in the house.
I think his ears are a little big but overall a great beginners project. There was a little too much hand sewing for my liking though - the parts I did on my machine were super easy!
So, introducing Mr Sparkles :)
And, the easy as tutorial I followed here: