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« on: December 03, 2008 07:13:07 PM »

I made these for my grandson's first yule/Christmas gift.  He seemed to have just about everything so I had a hard time figuring out what to make him.  We are ultra po' this year so everyone had to have something handmade and I had to use whatever materials I had on-hand.  That was sure a challenge.  Anyway, here they are.






I decided to use some regular fabric and some fabric that had some tecture.  Babies like bright colors and the leopard fabric is soft.  I also made them squishie so they will be easy to grab onto when he gets old enough to do that.  He'll be 3 months old on Dec 20th so he'll grow into these.
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008 07:23:02 PM »

that is such a good idea!  i have 5 month old nephew that i was wanting to make something for.  these would be perfect.  what did you use on the inside?
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008 07:32:35 PM »

Well, I didn't have much poly-fill but I did have an old chair cushion that I opened up and used the poly-fill from it.  It was a real soft and squishy cushion so it worked perfect.  I can't buy anything right now, my hubby's been out of work for more than a year and I haven't been able to work for 7 years.  So, I had to use whatever I could find.  This just worked great.  I am also going to make some that are pyramid shaped and rectangle shaped and round balls.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008 07:57:51 PM »

Great idea and the fish fabric is fantastic!! Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008 09:26:26 PM »

I love these!  My son is 8 months old and we have a few of these, he just loves them!  And with all the warnings and recalls these days, home made toys are about as safe as it gets!
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2008 09:32:53 AM »

These are really cute! My son would love them - I think your grandson will too.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2008 03:27:34 PM »

Thanks, and your so right about the toys nowadays.  Personally, I think that is what is contributing to the autism problem the USA has.  Anyway, handmade toys spark the imagination. Cheesy
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