It took me a minute, but finally realized these creatures are made for wash cloths and/or hand towels! Years ago, a maid in a hotel would leave little creations on our bed for my girls while we were gone for the day's activities.
OK...I really want to know how to make that turtle!!
That's a great shot, and it is really part of the story.
You were lucky your steward let you keep them all in one piece for the whole week - ours used the same towels each day!