We've often thought about taking a stab at making our own little stuffed animal. The prospect is a little daunting, however; where do you start? This is where artist and designer, Sue Havens, steps in. She's written a book, Make Your Own Toys, with easy-to-follow illustrated instructions for 22 unique cuddly creatures; a veritable zoo!
In Make Your Own Toys she shares her passion for taking a create-as-you-go approach to DIY while using inexpensive and basic materials. Piggies, pandas and penguins are just three of your child's possible next best friend. Still wondering if you have what it takes? If you can sew two strips of fabric together, you can make this adorable little bear: