baby shower gift

6 Oct

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I made this as a quick baby shower present for a friend. It was made from the “Animal House” pattern by Ric Rac.

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The friend in question doesn’t live in the state, so I’d ordered some presents from her registry and had them shipped to her house. Even so, I wanted something other than a card to give her at her shower here.

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The pig rattles, the monkey squeaks and the cat jingles, thanks to American Felt and Craft on etsy. I never imagined it’d be so difficult to find rattles to put in toys, but that was the only place I ended up being able to locate some.

The pattern went together well, though my addition of a boat-bottom-as-pocket without thinking about it beforehand caused me some construction issues. I also left the animals until the 11th hour because I hadn’t ordered the rattles early enough, so I had to simplify the design when I realized the fuzzy fabric I’d picked out wasn’t going to work.

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