For Lilly, I stayed up on Christmas Eve late to make this doll for Lilly, that I thought of making for her around 4pm on Christmas Eve. It's a Coraline Doll and although Lilly really has never, ever liked dolls, I saw her give it a hug and tell it she loved it and she carries it around all the time and takes off and and on her clothes and rain coat. It's really too cute.
So, we have a ton of camping foam pads. The kind that are like 3 inches thick. My parents bought them years ago and my sisters and I used to take them to Girls Camp and when we did family camping. They have been taking up space in my house for the past 6 years (rolled up under our stairs). I couldn't bear to let my mother get rid of them, I knew I would be able to use them for something someday. The proof is below! Plus they wouldn't cost me a thing for them (They are like 80-100$ at Joannes)
I bought some $5 bed sheets and measured for days before deciding on only 3 compartments and velcrow closures on the sides. (So the foam can be taken out and the sheet washed)
Each section has 3 Velcro closures. (So 9 in all)
They can be used as a chair for reading a book....
Or lain flat to sleep on, or watch a movie.