Sunday, January 27, 2008

Strange Toys off the Cuff


Esme's new strange toys

I was watching the way Esme was using her fingers around one of her fuzzy blocks yesterday and got this idea. She needed something with lots of corners to grab and turn around in her hands. Something soft and colorful, that she could bounce around in her seat, grab and smack etc...

My first thought was to make some big felt shapes - cone, ball etc... but when I sat down at the sewing machine I just went 'off the cuff' with my felt scraps bag and ended up with these.


Baby Bird Ball and Ziggurat
These are some of the strangest and alien looking baby toys I've ever made ;)


However, what they lack in sophistication they definitely make up for in baby approval. Esme loves them already. She squeals at them just because they're colorful, and bounces them around with her legs and squeals some more because she can make them move. I'm going to try to perfect the ideas and make them a bit more regular, better constructed etc...

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

I can see why she likes them! They are the perfect size and so colorful.

mrspao said...

Those are super toys - I can see why she likes them!

Jeanne said...

I especially like the bird. Great idea!

Carrie K said...

That is so clever, RheLynn! They kind of look like Dalek Dolls from Dr. Who.

Kris said...

Very cute toys!