Lovey Hedgehog Adaptation for the Un-Valentine

07 February 2011 13:00 by SarainAkko
You may not be aware, but Valentines day is actually totally foreign here in Israel. As a rule, you can usually count on most St. anything days being out. Some people might have a growing awareness that it's a big deal elsewhere, but culturally it just misses the mark.

Even though I grew up in the US distributing my handfuls of store bought, tear apart valentines with matching stickers, my children won't be receiving the same childhood memories. No classrooms decked out in cupids and hearts or the big sugary parties with the classroom moms. It's just not what goes on around here and I'm Ok with that.

BUT, there are so many great Valentines day crafts that have been circulating the blog world recently, I'm starting to get a creative itch for some projects that, although heart-based and adorable, but not overly Valentine-ish.

I've always loved simple softie making patterns, and this is a perfect one from LollyChops 
who created and shared this excellent pattern and step-by step tutorial about a year ago for a sweet Hedgehog named Hamie. Go check it out!

To get over my "heart ache" (sorry) my matching hedgies have bright colored hearts.


 My kids' hedgehogs are way into each other.


This is a great quick project and the outcome is so terribly cute, it's worth all of the tiny cutting to make the furry bits. Originally, all the tiny hearts were larger scraps so it was great to be able to plow through a bit of that left over to remake something adorable.

I'm a fan of plain muslin for dolls and softies, it's like a blank canvas for your imagination. Even if you're the biggest fan of February 14th, this hedgehog would rock any way you craft it up.

10 Response to "Lovey Hedgehog Adaptation for the Un-Valentine"

  1. the momma (aka Shannon) Says:

    too too cute! thanks for sharing :)

  2. SarainAkko Says:

    Thanks for stopping by Shannon. They're easy-peasy to whip up and perfect if you need to make a few that match for multiple kids.

  3. Cheryl Says:

    Oh my are these cute!! I love hedgehogs and this is so clever. Would love for you to link it up to my Craftastic party:)

  4. Stephanie Holtgrefe Says:

    These are just ADORABLE! I want to make some for myself!

  5. Holly Says:

    I had to share on my facebook page...these are too stinkin' cute!

  6. SarainAkko Says:

    Thank you! They are the quickest softies I've made in a while and the kids adore them.

  7. Elle Belles Bows Says:

    How adorable! You did a fantastic job! Kerri

  8. April Says:

    These are just adorable!

  9. Piščanček Says:

    Waaaaaaaw, soooo sweat! I borrowed an idea from Lolly too :-)

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  10. Anonymous Says:

    NICE!!!!!!!!!! you don't mind me copying some of the elements to this beautiful and fantastic softie????

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