Several months ago one of my favorite parenting blogs had a post about the Mother Bear Project. They are an organization that collects hand knit bears to send to children with HIV or AIDS in other countries (mostly African nations). I love finding out fun ways to use my knit/crochet skills to help others, so I took on Kara's challenge of making one bear in honor of each of my children. My kids each have a lovey that they sleep with, and I love the idea of providing a bear for three sweet little souls halfway across the world who need someone to snuggle.
The most challenging part of these bears was embroidering their faces! They sat completed without faces for a month before I got up the nerve to try. I'm mostly OK with how they came out. They're not too scary looking, are they?!