The red fabric on his top half is the one I was least sure would look good on a door snake - I used it first in case I made such a mess of it that I had to throw it away. I had planned to use it for the snake's underbelly with the gold patterned fabric on top, but after sewing him together and stuffing him I thought the red fabric actually worked better on top, particularly when combined with the contrasting green eyes.
The hardest part was hand stitching
I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. One thing I might change on the next one is to mix the sand filler with something less dense, like wood shavings or polystyrene beads.