May I proudly introduce: the tissue monster! It is cute AND useful because you can store tissues in it (what a surprise). All you need is two pieces of fabric, two pieces of rickrack for the teeth and buttons for the eyes. And a sewing machine and standard equipment of course. It is relatively easy to make and it took me about two hours. For advanced sewers it should take less time.
I got the sewing pattern from a great homepage: www.shinyhappyworld.com. You can find all kinds of sewing patterns and really good tutorials there!