Acrylic yarn and my own design (well it's not rocket science). Just started knitting and it grew from there. This is one of the first machine knitting efforts. The bulk of it is knitted on the machine and the trim is hand knit & crochet.
I took this one over to my favorite Local Yarn Store: Stitches from the Heart in Santa Monica, California....
...and somebody actually liked it enough to buy it.