I wove the background with uneven cotton strips and secured it with one of the fancy stitches on my sewing machine. Actually, that stitch looks like the one you see on crazy quilts. (I must remember that - stitch #18 on the sewing machine dial). Then I sewed on the face and added some embroidery scribble. A few matching beads on the black patches, a felt backing and blanket stitch around the edges to finish it off.