I know, I know, a pillow for a toddler seems less desirable than a stuffed animal or toy, but I figure she will always be able to keep this pillow as she grows and take it with her wherever life takes her when she's older. Then she will always have a reminder of my love for her, even if we are far apart!
If you'd like to make your own heart pillow, then head over to Mon Makes Things blog to find the pattern. I did use different yarn than the pattern called for. I used 3 strands of worsted weight yarn and 1 strand of sport weight yarn. I also ended up with a few extra stitches in my rounds, but I was able to improvise instead of frogging my work and finding where I added too many. It is a very forgiving pattern so I was able to make it work!