Hi again, This week I've got two copies of the brand-new book Beasties: How to Make 22 Mischievous Monsters that Go Bump in the Night, by Diana Schoenbrun, to give away. The softies in this book are full of personality – you'll find everything from Nessie to a Yeti to witches, monsters, zombies and aliens, too. They vary in complexity, but there's a lot of room for interpretation, so you could easily adapt the patterns to suit your (or your kids' – this book would be a godsend for crafty kids on summer vacation!) tastes and abilities. For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post telling me if you had a favourite homemade stuffed toy when you were little. What was it and why was it your favourite? Comments are open until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 18; I'll announce the winner here on Monday, July 19. Good luck!