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Speedy

Samuel is three months old now and is increasingly awake and aware (love this phase!). With an increasing awakeness comes and an increasing need for toys. Most of our baby toys are in a box somewhere in the no man's land of our storage closet. I'm really not up for the adventure of sorting through multiple cardboard boxes right now so I made him a toy instead.

Meet Speedy.
Turtle Toy
I started with a pattern from the book Bend the Rules Sewing. I simplified it a little- only two pieces for the head instead of three, only one piece for the belly instead of two. Then, I made it way more complicated by adding the paper pieced hexagons on the shell. That changed the shape of shell so really it bears almost no relation to the original pattern.
Turtle Toy
Speedy has a couple of cool (I think) features. His tail is a loop so he can be connected to those baby chain toys. I like doing that on homemade toys so I can chain them to the stroller or car seat. That way, they don't get dropped and lost forever. his belly is super soft Minky. Stuffed inside his belly is a rattle made from a film canister and beans. His head has a pipe cleaner inside to keep it from just flopping down. Yeah, didn't see the need for that until the toy was completely done. That took a bit of fancy seam ripping.
Turtle Toy
Samuel may have to fight for him.

Comments

Katie B. said…
I love your turtle! He's adorable. I love the idea of minky on the bottom. Too cute. This would be a great baby shower gift.

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