Eli was absolutely thrilled when Zoe made him this Beetle Bug from a book that she and I both love. It is called Softies: 22 Friends for You to Sew, Knit and Crochet. It has been around for a number of years (in fact, there is now at least one other book as a follow up - sort of a 'volume two'!), but I just haven't got around to posting about it.
If you are interested in making some softies with a bit of quirkiness, cuteness or originality then this is the book for you! It is exactly the type of book that public libraries love, so you probably don't even need to purchase your own copy!
The book is beautifully laid out and the instructions are very clear.