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« on: August 21, 2009 11:24:59 AM »

my wonderful friend tanis alexis is due to give birth soon and she requested a needle felted rattle from me. i wanted to make one in black, white and red since these are supposedly best for newborns. the pattern just kind of evolved naturally, i think it looks pretty modern. it's made completely of BFL and corriedale wool, with a small plastic egg and bell in the center (completely encased by wool). card is made by sewknitter.

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009 12:14:17 PM »

This is great.  I guess there's no danger of it coming apart, right?  It's a lovely idea.

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009 01:45:23 PM »

thanks! nope it's sturdy solid felt, but i was thinking of it being used as an interactive toy anyway, not one you would leave alone with the infant.
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009 03:14:17 PM »

That is just fantastic - I love it!  I think I'm going to have to give needle felting a try sometime soon, as I keep seeing such wonderful things that people come up with.  I love that you have thought through each aspect of the rattle so carefully - well done!

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009 03:19:33 PM »

what a nice idea!
and it looks beautiful.

it almost seems strong enough to survive a small dog. and as newborns tend to be toothless :-D
i'm sorry, i don't want to sound harsh or something. but when you talked about sturdy and toy i immediately thought of my dog ;-)
great job!

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009 03:28:24 PM »

I love that! It looks so elegant, and you're right about the strong colours standing out to babies.

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'darn kids, they were pesky from the start' D. Lee

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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009 06:48:10 PM »

I love it!  Mind if I borrow your design concept for my baby to be?  And maybe other friends babies?

« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009 09:50:38 PM »

Nice work, and a good idea with using plastic egg!

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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009 04:02:49 PM »

It's such an elegant design.
What a beautifully made gift for Tanis!

« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2009 05:06:59 PM »

That's awesome! I would love to make one for my son. So there's an egg in the rattle center but what about the handle section? what's in the middle of that?
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