There is a serious lack of fun stuff for my six-month-old to play with and I'm determined to remedy the problem starting with this here crinkly tag toy! You know, the kind that makes a crunching noise when you touch it. Instead of making one plain old square like most tag toys, I made three squares and attached them together. As a friend used to say -- nothing succeeds like excess. Besides, I find that the bigger the toy, the more likely it is to stay in the clutches of the young'uns before falling onto the floor.
Not sure why these next couple of photos are blurry. Sorry!
Basically I cut out six squares of cotton and three squares of crinkle stuff (a wet wipes package because it's what I had on hand, but I hear that the plastic you wrap around presents works well), and 24 tags of ribbon, Ric Rac, and lace.
Other websites I found suggested making the squares and then stuffing the plastic in them, but I wanted the plastic to be anchored somehow and decided to attach the plastic on one leg of the square.
The other side:
Kinda cool, huh? Finding boy appropriate primary prints in my stash-o-girly-stuff was a challenge. Thankfully the final product got rave customer reviews.
Quite a rewarding naptime sewing endeavor, if I do say so myself.
I'm thinking future shower gifts might benefit from these. There's nothing I love more than a project that doesn't require a trip to the store.
Already plotting more toy making adventures...