Monday, April 4, 2011
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.