Saturday, March 5, 2011

Chunky Soft Baby Blocks

I have a friend who is having a baby soon.   Actually, I have lots of friends who either just had babies, or are about to have a baby.  I've been busy making blankets, bibs, Krinkle toys, and hats to give away as gifts.  However, this specific friend chose not to find out the gender of her baby.  I did the same thing when I was pregnant with Kolby.  We already had a boy and a girl, so it was fun to be surprised, since we were prepared either way.  Anyway, this friend is having her baby shower this week.  Since we don't know what she's having, it makes the gift-giving a bit more tricky.

I decided to make her these soft baby blocks.  I had enough material in my scrap pile to come up with four different types of black and white fabric, as well as some leftover chenille from a previous project.  It was an easy project to sew, and I love the way they turned out.  Plus, it isn't gender specific.  Perfect.  They are bigger than I expected them to be, but they are so soft and fluffy, and fun to throw around, knock down, or stack up.  The tutorial can be found HERE.


They are great for hiding fun toys...


...and kicking with your feet or banging on them with a toy hammer.


Mr. Kimble sure liked them.  I  hope my friend's baby likes them too.

7 comments:

runningfan said...

Totally adorable!

Jeff and Lori said...

Oooh! I might have to try those! I love the black and white. That's what Brielle paid attention to when she was tiny anyways. It'd be fun to put a little bell or jingle in some of them. Cute as always!

Adri said...

Darling. As always!

Julia said...

What a great idea!!!! You remind me so much of my daughters! That's a compliment considering my girls are the greatest in every way, of course!

Dan and Katie said...

love it!

Ryan said...

I love these blocks. You are so creative and I can't believe you make gifts for everyone. I loved seeing that picture from Travis! We sure miss you guys and can't believe how fast the time is going! Soph is looking at this with me and says to say "HI!!!" to Kamy and we miss you! This is Nicki

Maynards said...

Very fun! You are so talented.