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Thread: ISO Ideas for baby toys...Cloth books, small cloth doll houses, blocks.etc

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    I would like to make gifts for my new grandaughter, who will be 6 months, for Christmas. I was wondering if you had any ideas and pictures to share of gifts you have made. I have found a pattern for an alphabet book that looks good, but was looking for some more ideas. I remember seeing a small cloth barn with animals, but cannot find a pattern for it.

    Thanks for sharing any ideas and pictures of fun gifts you have made!! Also if you have a link to some one who has kids patterns I would appreciate it!!

    Laura

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    How about a clutch ball.

    http://sewing.about.com/od/babyshowe...s/babyball.htm
    Quote Originally Posted by Laura3
    I would like to make gifts for my new grandaughter, who will be 6 months, for Christmas. I was wondering if you had any ideas and pictures to share of gifts you have made. I have found a pattern for an alphabet book that looks good, but was looking for some more ideas. I remember seeing a small cloth barn with animals, but cannot find a pattern for it.

    Thanks for sharing any ideas and pictures of fun gifts you have made!! Also if you have a link to some one who has kids patterns I would appreciate it!!

    Laura

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    How about a quiet time book. I made one for my daughter 28 years ago and we still have it.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-42143-1.htm

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    How about a cloth book and quilt that match...

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    If you don't want to wing it here is a pattern for the quiet/activity book.

    http://www.candleonthehill.net/store...g.php?item=198

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    Yesterday someone had stiff for sale u could make. One of them was making blocks prices very reasonable. I think it was Ed

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    It is under Christmas fabric It was Ed! Good luck!

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    what about a small cloth photo album. you could put family pictures, that baby would recognize.

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    Good idea. My grandkids love looking at pictures of family members, and it really helps since we all live so far apart.
    Quote Originally Posted by 3incollege
    what about a small cloth photo album. you could put family pictures, that baby would recognize.

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    My nephew had a store-bought "taggie" which he simply would/could not fall asleep without.

    They're easy to make, here's a tutorial I quickly found:
    http://ellebelleblog.blogspot.com/20...-tutorial.html

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    Thanks so all your suggestions....I love them all. I appreciate the links too, it will be helpful. If any of you have any pictures to share of baby toys you made I would love to see them!!

    Thanks again....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3incollege
    what about a small cloth photo album. you could put family pictures, that baby would recognize.
    This is a great idea...When my girls were little I would laminate pictures and take them in the car with them. I completely forgot about doing that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    How about a quiet time book. I made one for my daughter 28 years ago and we still have it.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-42143-1.htm
    I love this book...So fun that you still have it!!

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    I am making 2 simple gifts for y new grandaughter Caitlin. I am using a technique to transfter coloring pages that I have colored to fabric so that I can make a fabric book. I am also making fabric blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creativesheila
    I am making 2 simple gifts for y new grandaughter Caitlin. I am using a technique to transfter coloring pages that I have colored to fabric so that I can make a fabric book. I am also making fabric blocks.
    Thanks for that....I have recently been thinking about coloring on fabric. That is a great idea!!

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