I was trolling over at Kindle Boards the other day to make sure I didn't miss any of the free books available for my Kindle. (I have more free ones than I can read in 6 months right now, but I still don't want to miss any.) While I was there though, I came across someone else's great idea. . .and I do mean genius!
Check this out: the Book Beanie
As I looked through the website and balked at the $20 price tag, I realized that I had everything on-hand that I would need to make my own. I used quilting cotton, bias tape for the loop, and polystyrene beads for the filling. The beads are super-lightweight and make the pillow moldable. The website had the finished measurements for their version, so I added seam allowance and cut two rectangles to the right size.
I could have done eyes on my embroidery machine, but I think they would be more distracting than cute, so I skipped them.
Now, I have my own version for FREE since I used materials that I had on hand. . . If I hadn't, it probably would have cost me less than $5 to make even then.