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« on: December 31, 2009 01:09:05 PM »

For those of you who have young children, the name "Yo Gabba Gabba" may be a common part of your household vocabulary. I know it is with my brother-in-law and his wife. Their son LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba. His favorite character is Brobee. Brobee is this green striped creature that reminds me a lot of that old McDonald's character Grimace (old skool). For Christmas, I decided to make him a handmade Brobee toy of some type.



My original plan was to make him a Brobee sock toy, since Brobee could easily be made in the same fashion as a sock monkey. But it was virtually impossible to find green/lime green striped socks! I looked online, at Walmart, and Target! No luck. Then I tried to find striped fabric at JoAnns... no such luck (out of the thousands of patterns they have there). So finally I tried Ross, thinking maybe there was something I could use from the kids section. Again no luck.

So I gave up and decided to go shopping for myself. I went to the Juniors section to find a sweater for myself, and lo an behold, what did I find? THIS SWEATER!



It was PERFECT! The right color, and it came with a scarf!! All for $6.99! There were only two on the rack and I bought both of them up. I used one sweater for Brobee's body, and the sleeves from the second sweater for the legs. I also got a green microfiber towel to make his head.

Here are the pictures I took throughout the process:





Being that I'm not the best at sewing, I learned a few things along the way and had to redo the stitching of the arms and legs to the body, but it looked pretty good in the end.





On Christmas, my nephew was one happy boy. His first remarks about his gift were, "Brobee is BIG!"
All the time and hard work I put into it definitely paid off!
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009 01:54:57 PM »

My two year old niece just walked up to the computer, pointed at the last pic of you and said, "Gabba!"  lol.  That's about the only word she says really clearly, and she ONLY says it at either the show itself or the figurines in the store, so congrats for making a recognizable Yo Gabba Gabba guy!  Wink 

Score on the sweater fabric as well, it is so hard to find exactly what you're looking for so congrats!
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009 03:26:05 PM »

You are the best aunt ever. I saw the shirt on the thumbnail and thought it was steves green striped shirt from blues clues. Seems to be a popular color scheme for childrens tv shows. But apparently not so popular for fabric. Lol. Good job.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010 12:50:05 AM »

Thanks everyone! I'm hoping he won't outgrow it too soon! Smiley
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