No, it is not a strange pet name for my little darling, it is in fact a retro homemade stuffed toy! All you need is a pair of socks and the will to sew!
Turn the socks inside out.
Sew a seam (A) 1/2 inch on both sides of the center of sock starting three inches from the white heel and across the end of the top. Cut the sock between the seams and to within 1-1/2 inches of white heel. This leaves an opening in the crotch.
Then turn the sock so the seams are on the inside and use the crotch opening to stuff the head, body and legs.
Cut the upper part of the sock into two pieces. Seam, rounding the ends and stuff the arms.
Cut the heel from the sock, leaving a brown edge around the white. Fasten on lower part of the face, whip-stitching around the bottom; stuff and finish sewing around the top. The mouth can be improved by a running stitch of either black or white across the middle of the lips.
Cut the ears from the remaining brown part of the sole of the sock.
Sew on moving eyes, buttons, felt, or embroider with black thread. (For very small children embroider the eyes.)
Cut off toe of another sock, leaving 1/2 inch of brown to roll for a brim. Sometimes a fez is used for a cap.