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« on: December 02, 2007 03:08:53 PM »

I'm somewhat of an adored and beloved aunt to my sister's children.  But then, it's pretty easy to adore someone when you only see them a few times a year and each time they always bring you presents.

The last time, I made them building blocks out of fabric, using 6 by 6 inch squares of fabric scraps for the sides, and cut up fabric scraps for the stuffing.  I made sure to use pockets where I could, and then made some wee people to go in the pockets, so that there would be residents in the buildings they make out of the blocks.













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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007 03:18:29 PM »

I LOVE the little monsters! I think i might make something similar for my friends for the holidays... and they're 15 haha
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007 03:18:34 PM »

Wow those are pretty cool, great for little kids or a play group of some kind. I love the little bunny people, so cute. Yet a little creepy. But then overwhelmed by the cuteness again.

Love it!
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007 03:19:15 PM »

oh, they're gorgeous. do they stay stacked well? i love the tiny residents and the fabrics.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007 03:24:48 PM »

Those are really neat Smiley If I were to make something like that, I'd use velcro strips on either side (one positive piece and one negative) so they could build something that could stick together. The little monster things are great as well Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007 03:26:31 PM »

oh, they're gorgeous. do they stay stacked well? i love the tiny residents and the fabrics.

They stayed stacked up until the youngest of the bunch would hurtle himself through the buildings.  Which was not very long.  

Velcro is a good idea, except that it always gets nasty and filled with lint whenever I've worked with it.  I thought about using snaps on them, but gave up the idea to avoid too many hard things on the surface of the blocks.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007 03:30:05 PM »

Hahaha oh man, you really are the best aunt ever!
What a cool idea.  I love the little mini bunny/kitty/bears in the pockets.  So adorable!
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007 05:45:38 PM »

Wow, you are a great Auntie!
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2007 03:51:07 AM »

What an awesome gift, I bet they love playing with them Grin

I just love the little block people, think i might have to have a go at making some for my niece!
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2007 11:27:44 AM »

Not only are the blocks a great idea, but the pockets and the monsters are brilliant Smiley  I love these!
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