This month I am challenging you to a soft toy DIY. You can either make a toy for yourself or to spoil someone special with. You can either knit a toy, crochet a toy or even sew one. As long as it is soft and cuddly you can submit it for sharing on the Creative Challenge Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #lovileecraft.

In a previous blog post shared this very cute Teddy bear knitting pattern that my mom designed for us. She and various other people regularly knit these cuties to spoil cancer patients and small children affected by cancer with. It is so lovilee to see how everyone makes use of the same pattern, yet each teddy has a personality of his own in the end. Image by Tracey Kelsey Photography.

soft toy DIy - teddy bear knitting pattern

I knitted these animal skittels with some held from grandma from the second book in the new You/Huisgenoot knitting magazines. They were for manny’s nursery before he was born and was quite the hit! He still loved playing with them and now entertains his sister with them. Image by Melanie Wessels Photography.

soft toy DIY - knitted ten pin animals

My mom also knitted a miffy bunny for the princess’ room. Image by Hello Love Photography.

I will be sharing my own soft toy DIY on the blog the day after tomorrow, so stay tuned! What will you be making? Leave me with a comment below.

What we have done thus far this year

Here’s how you can get involved in the challenges

1. Join the official Creative Challenge Facebook Group.
Ask questions about technique, share your struggles and show off your progress on all of the challenges.

2. Follow Lovilee on Pinterest
Although I have various boards on Pinterest I have dedicated the Creative Challenge board to this challenge. Please let me know if you’d like to be a contributor on the board and I will add you to it so that you can start pinning!

3. Use the hashtag #Lovileecraft
Snap photos of your work and share on Instagram, please do tag @Lovilee_za and use the hashtag #Lovilee so that I can also follow your creative journeys! You can also share your images on the Facebook Group.

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