I’m linking up with Kate and Gun today, for the once a month ScrapHappy post. The idea being to try and make the most of our scraps which we seem to accumulate and never throw away. I try to keep my fabric scraps fairly organised, in different plastic bags according to colour, but I also cut 2.5” squares from scraps from time to time, and store them in a little box because you never know when pre-cut squares will come in handy.
I had an idea to make a couple of baby toys and these little scrappy squares were exactly what I needed. I could have chosen more harmonious colours, but I wanted to keep them as busy and random as possible.
Two small blocks quickly sewn together. The finishing wasn’t entirely “scrappy” but it was definitely very economical. I had bought some micro fiber dusters not long ago (1.80€ for a pack of lovely bright colours).
And I had also bought a few toy making accessories, namely mini rattles (1.5cm in diameter) and some teething shapes. So . . . I proceeded to make mini quilts with my two blocks. Still with ScrapHappy in mind, I pieced scraps of wadding until I had the right size to match the blocks. And inside I also slipped a piece of “crinkle paper” except mine is cut from an empty packet of Senseo coffee bags.
Then added the teething shape and binding. This one, with spotty fabric from my F2F2 quilt and a bright yellow back will be for a niece’s baby, due in September.
The binding for the second one, leftover from the “a little bird told me” baby quilt. With a purple key and bright green back – this for Baby Viking.
So there they are! Two home-made “crinkle” toys. Each with a soft texture on the back; crinkle paper & tiny rattle sewn inside, and a key for teething. Not counting the cost of cotton fabrics & wadding, which were scraps, I estimate they cost less than 2€ apiece to make (with bought supplies of micro fiber, teething key and mini rattle).
They measure approx 8” square.
Other ScrapHappy crafters, who don’t necessarily post each month, being: