This grouping has dolls that can be finished as little stand-ups, or filled with shot to be canvas weights. The horizontal rectangular animal pieces are intended to be canvas weights, or perhaps as objects of delight for some child. All have stitch guides.
I can hear the question now: What is a canvas weight?
Sometimes you need to use both hands to handle threads. You place the mounted canvas on a table or counter surface allowing the place where you wish to work to protrude out beyond the table. To keep it firmly in place and prevent it from tumbling onto the floor, you use the canvas weight in lieu of a book. Using a book is gauche, but a necessity until you create a canvas weight made from a needlepoint canvas. It's a rite of passage!