Thursday, 22 March 2012

Infant Puzzle Ball and other bits....

After a long break I'm hopefully finally back.  I'm finally starting to feel human again after two weeks of solid coughing.  Poor L is on spring break and I've been completely useless.
Anyhow here is my first "baby stuff" post.  How exciting.  First off I have to mention one of my new favourite blogs.  Little Red Farm has been such a wealth of information and inspiration with tons of tutorials.  If you have an infant or toddler be sure to check it out.

The first baby project my mom and I made were these Montessori infant puzzle balls.  Not only are they cool to look at but have little hand holds for the baby to grasp.  We used the tutorials from Little Red Farm and The Secret of Childhood.
I have to say I do not sew and would never have attempted these without the help of my mother but they are fun to make and the results are stunning.

We also made this little ribbon blanket.  The ribbons are all different textures and the blanket is made out of lovely soft fleece.  So super easy to make.  I cut out all the ribbon pieces and two squares of material and then my mom sewed it all together. 

With some left over fabric we made this much smaller little rattle for the baby to be able to grasp before the puzzle balls.  It is so light and perfect for a tiny hand to grasp.  I also put a bell in one end.


Olives and Pickles said...

ohhhhh my gooodness!!!SUPER congratulations... so happy for you. I had no idea!
Im being super busy over here and not have enough time to check other blogs.
I so excited! My due day is July 4.
I love all those beautiful thing you and your mom have done.
L must be so proud to became a big sister! C keeps telling averyone how big and helpful she will be with her baby brother : )
Big hugs mama

The girl who painted trees said...

Congratulations! I sewed a puzzle ball for J-jo when he was an infant. He loved it so much. Did you add some crinkle effect to the taggie square? You can add a piece of cereal box liner to it and it adds a very satisfying crinkling noise that J-jo loved investigating.

jk said...

Great ideas!

jk said...

I have been wanting to make one of those little ribbon blankets. That would be the perfect first project for my daughter to try to make on the sewing machine for her new little cousins! Must do...thanks for the inspiration!

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