I was asked to make a pattern for a sand dollar Christmas decoration. You can read the whole story on my blog. I had not heard of sand dollars, but I am now slightly obsessed by them.
I have tried to make them look realistic, and used natural shade. I am going to recommend a wool, which I enjoyed knitting mine in, but any light beige would look good - 4ply or DK. Or you could jazz them up a bit if you were making them as a Christmas ornament.
I have always liked making things, and although I have been knitting a lot recently, I also like sewing and other crafts.
I live on the outskirts of London, and work part-time at a local school, and have partly got back into making things because my children are always doing something creative. At school I love the days when we get really messy.