Monday, April 4, 2011

Baby Toys

I made a tote bag full of baby toys for my sister's baby shower gift, and included a book from my favorite children's author, Sandra Boynton (we really like Snuggle Puppy and Pajama Time too).  I made a stuffed chicken, a stuffed block, and a cloth chain ready to be chewed on.  The cloth baby rings came from Make It & Love It, as well as the idea for the block, although I just made up my own pattern for the block, it has 3 sides of cotton fabric, one terry cloth, one fleece, and one corduroy.  I wanted to make it a little more textured.  The rings were not hard to make, but turning them right side out and stuffing them was really a pain!  I don't know if I'd ever make them again, well, maybe I'd make it a little bigger so it'd be easier to work with. 

The idea for the chicken also came from Make It & Love It.  She made an elephant and a giraffe, which was really cute, but I wanted a chicken to match the bedding set that my sister has picked out for her baby's room.  I drew a chicken free hand and used red ribbon for the tail and crown, and orange ribbon for the feet.  The lower picture shows the orange fabric on the back.  I may try and PDF my drawing later today for anyone that wants to make their own.


  1. So darling. Love how they turned out! And gosh, that chicken, what a great stuffed animal idea. Thanks for the link over to check it out! :)


  2. I love those rings. I wish I had had them when my kiddos were younger.

  3. Thank you Ashley, I will like over to you whenever I can, I love your site! And thank you to Amber too!

  4. So adorable!!! That's it!!! I am going to learn to sew today.

    1. Jennifer, it's not as hard as you think! I recommend starting with something basic, and square, like a pillow or burp cloth. Good luck!


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