There have been quite a few self centred posts and makes recently but in between hours of searching the right dress pattern and fabrics and hysterical messages to friends and shop owners about the Eden collection by Hamburger Liebe I have actually made some small gifts for cute little babies, too. Ok, that sounded very nice and caring but actually it is just as selfish as the me makes if not worse as I am exploring ways of finally turning the expensive hobby into a multinational moneymaking business in combination with fame and glory (I am talking of magazine covers and biopics) 🙂
You might remember the tag blanket I made a while ago. It is a big hit with the baby and in my role as mother I love it too because it fits into my handbag and is made of cotton (well, apart from some of the trims) unlike most other soft toys. And whoever made it had such a good taste in fabrics and colour combination 😉
So I have experimented with different shapes and I invested in rattle and squeaky noise devices and crackling foil.
So far, I have only filled them with one or two layers of an old towel, so they are all flat and I am not sure if I like a flat heart. I think in some cases a normal soft toy filling would make more sense.
This is what I have got so far:
a flat heart (about 13cm wide) with a rattle thingy and one layer of toweling in the middle
a heart with a double layer plus a rattle thingy – still rather flat but also annoyingly stiff
a star (about 15cm wide) with trims on the sides rather than the edges as I figured that those edges would be delicious to be chewed on so I wanted to keep them free. The strawberry tag has crackling foil in it and in the centre of the star is a rattle thingy.
a triangle (about 20cm on the long side) with crackling strawberry tag and squeaky thing in one of the corners.
a tag blanket (15x20cm) with two crackling tags
and last but not least a tag blanket with an applique on one side and two crackling tags
What do you think? Would you buy such things or want your babies to play with them? Do you think the sizes are good or would you have preferred bigger ones? How much would you spend on them? Which one is your favourite? Should I already go to the hairdresser in anticipation of the front cover photo shoot? You see, I am doing proper market research here. Next step would be CE certification research and I wonder if it is worth the time and possibly money so I am looking forward to hearing your comments and constructive criticism. At least they have been a good and fun way to use up some pieces of my oRight, after all that hard work I am going back to looking at the Eden collection 🙂