I would like to say that my boys do not watch tv, but they do. Which means that sometimes they hear commercials for all kinds of toys, like Pillow Pets. I have heard the (annoying) song and seen them in local malls and despite the whining I resisted buying one for them. Then I was blog reading and I came across Twelve Crafts Till Christmas and saw that she had created a tutorial for a pillow buddy. Brilliant! I have tried to make stuff animals before with no success, so I was a little worried about making one. However, everyday I would hear "mom did you make my pillow" I could not resist. Also TCTC tutorial was great and very easy to follow. The only thing I changed was that I did sew on the soft side of the velcro before sewing right sides together (my hand sewing skills are not great). The hint to look at google images coloring pages of animals really helped me draw the pillow buddy's face. Thanks Twelve Crafts!