You have to be the mother of a small person to recognise what these are.
No, I have not been experimenting with knitting or doing some weird hamster breeding programme.
These are Puffles.
As I watched too many home decorating programmes in my youth, I have of course popped them into a dinky little basket, Linda Barker style.
This is what they look like.
Each colour has a different face, I am told.
To me they are just a lump of stuffed fabric which retails for £6 a go. £6 for a lump of fabric?!! Has the world gone mad?!
But if you are Boy 2 and so 8 years old and obsessed by a virtual computer world called Club Penguin, then these are the business. Apparently.
You have been warned.
P.S. I imagine that, even as I type this, there is a Puffle magnate sipping Dom Perignon and relaxing on his yacht somewhere..