I am so tickled by how this turned out. Meet Tammy the Tick!
She's made from white and brown fleece, amber safety eyes, and filled with polyfil. As with my other lovelies, she's for sale in my etsy shop.
Ticks are arachnids, related to spiders (hence the eight legs). Tammy is a fat happy dog tick, and don't worry, she's not carrying any diseases.