Sunday, May 16, 2010
Taggie Baby Toys
ETA: I made a tutorial for the mini blanket HERE. The tutorial I used for the ball can be found HERE.
I have two new nieces to sew for. Hooray! Since I have piles of cute fabric scraps, I put them to use making my first ribbon tag ball. One baby's nursery is decorated in pink and brown, so having coordinating fabric was a double bonus.
My local friends know a sweet Miss I. She was my little helper who arranged all the ribbons and did most of the pinning and stuffing. We followed this pattern from New Conceptions, adding a jingle bell inside. Easy peasy and too cute (if I do say so myself). :)
I also made my niece a tag mini blanket, or a snuggly. See my tutorial HERE. I bought two fat quarters of minky fabric, cut them in half, and had enough to make two snugglies - one for each niece.
See these rose-bud swirls? I don't think I've ever felt fabric so soft and irresistible in my life. I can't look at it and not touch it.
Thrilled with the success of my first ribbon tag ball, I made more in a boy version. I shortened the ribbons a tad (now 4" total).
In addition to my new nieces, I have three babies to sew for at my son's preschool. Nothing like a good ol' fashion assembly line. :)